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Report: Captain Wil Trapp signs extension with Columbus Crew SC

It appears the Black & Gold have locked up the 24 year old for the foreseeable future.

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According to Paul Tenorio of Four Four Two, Columbus Crew SC and homegrown captain Wil Trapp have agreed on a multi-year extension.

Less than one week after locking up winger Justin Meram to a multi-year extension using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), Crew SC has reportedly finalized a similar contract extension with Trapp. Though Columbus has not officially announced Trapp’s extension, reports suggest a three or four year deal that may use TAM to significantly increase Trapp’s salary from the $178,250 he was paid in 2016.

During Trapp’s tenure with the Black & Gold there has been almost constant speculation as to when the Homegrown midfielder would make the jump to Europe, which intensified after reports that Trapp was in the process of obtaining a Greek passport. A extension of this kind during the final year of his current deal, ensures Trapp won’t leave Crew SC without a transfer fee.

Trapp has played in 95 matches in five seasons for Columbus, and has featured in multiple United States Youth National Team matches. Trapp currently has two caps with the United States Men’s National Team and was called in to the most recent January camp.

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