The Crew announced three more signings to bring the roster to 29 players before Saturday's league opener against Chivas. Konrad Warzycha, Shawn Sloan, and Kyle Hyland inked deals announced by the team today.
TD Brian Bliss welcomed all three to the team in a released statement "All three players worked very hard in preseason training camp to make the roster, and they provide depth and quality at several positions."
Warzycha, a midfielder, is a third year veteran in MLS, spending two previous seasons with Sporting Kansas City. Born in Poland, he grew up in the Columbus area as his father, current head coach Robert Warzycha, finished his playing career and began coaching with the team. The junior Warzycha played college soccer at Ohio State University and was picked in the fourth round of the 2011 Draft with the 46th pick, two before current teammate Bernardo Anor.
Sloan, a wide midfielder, was picked by the team in the MLS Supplemental Draft in January with the 66th pick. He played four seasons at High Point University. Sloan tallied 24 goals and 27 assists earning All-Big South First Team honors all four years.
An IUPUI and Crew Soccer Academy product, Hyland signed an
homegrown offer from the Crew and fill out the depth chart at left back. In four years he scored 10 goals and 10 assists over 72 games. He was also a member of the USL Super-20 and McGuire Cup-winning sides for Crew Juniors.
The last spot is being reserved for a goalkeeper and Daniel Withrow is currently in camp with the team.
NOTE: The original article stated that Hyland signed a homegrown contract. This is not the case, Hyland is a member of the Crew Soccer Academy, but did not sign a homegrown contract. The author regrets his error.