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LAFC selects Columbus Crew SC’s Jukka Raitala in the Expansion Draft

The Black & Gold once again lose a player to the draft.

MLS: Sporting KC at Columbus Crew SC Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Another Expansion Draft come and gone. Yet again a Columbus Crew SC player was selected.

Los Angeles Football Club today added five players to the team’s new roster through the 2017 Expansion Draft. The Black & Gold nearly made it through without losing any players, but with the fourth pick, LAFC selected left back Jukka Raitala.

Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter signed Raitala in December of 2016 as a Discovery Signing. In his lone season in Columbus, the Finnish fullback made 28 appearances (20 starts), recording two assists.

Raitala also played twice in the Black & Gold’s run to the Eastern Conference Final, making one start.

With the Expansion Draft complete, the Major League Soccer trade window opens and the league’s free agency begins.

Massive Report will be on top of all the coverage if Crew SC make any more moves.