Columbus Crew Agree Austin Aztek Partnership

November 27, 2014

Major League Soccer (MLS) club Columbus Crew has agreed a partnership with USL PRO club Austin Aztek.

The partnership between both clubs will begin in 2015 and will see Columbus Crew send players on loan to the Texas-based team.

“It was a really good fit. In those initial conversations, that’s what was discovered: this is an organization that matches up well with our organization.”

“It’s the vision. It’s the vision of where these clubs want to be in five years, 10 years. They’re closely aligned in terms of being successful clubs in their given leagues.”

Berhalter added: “It’s a perfect platform for guys to perform. It’s a level where it’s difficult. To perform there and to be excelling at that level means you can come back and play in MLS.”