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Columbus Crew SC select midfielder Jake Rozhansky with the 44th overall pick

Crew SC make an interesting selection in accomplished midfielder Jake Rozhansky.

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With the 44th overall selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, Columbus Crew SC select midfielder Jake Rozhansky out of the University of Maryland.

Just one week ago, Rozhansky signed a contract with Maccabi Netanya of the Israeli Premier League. While Rozhansky will not likely join Crew SC, the team will retain his MLS rights.

The 5-foot-9, 145-pound defensive midfielder spent two seasons at the University of Virginia before transferring to Maryland.

While at Virginia, Rozhansky was named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team. In 2015, he was named as a second-team All-ACC midfielder.

After exploring his professional options, Rozhanksy opted to transfer to Maryland where he was a captain as a senior and was named to the 2017 first-team All-Big Ten team.

Rozhansky has spent time with both the United States Under 20 and Under 23 national teams and is a central midfielder in a similar mold to current Black & Gold player Wil Trapp.