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Harvard's Friedman Signs MLS Homegrown Contract With Columbus Crew

Photo and story courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard defender Ross Friedman has moved into the professional ranks after signing a Homegrown Contract with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.

Friedman played for the Crew Juniors Super-20 squad that claimed the 2011 national title. He was named to the All-Tournament Teams in 2011 and 2012.

Columbus now has seven Homegrown Players on its active roster.

The Bexley, Ohio native saw action in 56 games contributing two goals and 17 assists across four seasons at Harvard. The senior capped off his final season with a team-high 12 points and 10 assists.  His 10 assists are tied for the fifth-highest single season total in program history. He also ranked fifth in the nation in 2013 with 0.59 assists per game, and sixth in the country with 10 total helpers. Friedman was named to the All-Ivy League second team.