Bryce Stanton (@BryceLStanton)
The back-to-back MLS Next Pro Player of the Month Jacen Russell-Rowe has completed a move to MLS side Columbus Crew. Russell-Rowe signed with Columbus Crew 2 prior to the MLS Next Pro’s inaugural season. Russell-Rowe scored eleven times, assisting on two goals in eleven appearances. The 19-year-old striker has already completed his move over to the main team and has signed a one-year deal with club options for the next two seasons.
Overall, Russell-Rowe is now the eight-player to make the switch from MLS Next Pro to the MLS, joining fellow forward Chris Donovan, who recently joined Philadelphia Union from Philadelphia Union II. Both players have already played in a few MLS matches, coming off the bench for their respective teams, with Russel-Rowe assisting on two goals in the most recent match against Toronto FC.