Well, alright then.
Columbus Crew SC captain Wil Trapp was traded to new Major League Soccer expansion side Inter Miami on Friday afternoon. Trapp, who was signed by the Crew as a Homegrown player in 2013, was the club’s captain since 2016.
Since joining the Black and Gold in 2013, Trapp has played a total of 185 games with 179 of those being starts and scoring two goals with Crew SC.
The news was first reported by Paul Tenorio of The Athletic.
Columbus Crew has agreed to trade #USMNT midfielder Wil Trapp to Inter Miami, per multiple sources with knowledge of the deal. Details to come in a story on @TheAthleticSCCR.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 31, 2020
As if Crew fans couldn’t handle the reports of rebranding — which were later shot down — earlier this week, now they have this to deal with. And let’s just say, there are a lot of mixed feelings.
I take 2 back to back meetings and when I check Twitter #Crew96 has traded away Wil Trapp?!— Ryan Harris (@ryharris13) January 31, 2020
The crew did NOT just trade wil trapp for 100k. SERIOUSLY? He’s worth at least 500k, if not more— ματτ (@im_matt5) January 31, 2020
I can’t believe Inter Miami just got Wil Trapp for essentially pocket change. That’s just crazy.— Ian Hest (@IanHest) January 31, 2020
There were some uplifting moments on the Twitterverse that wished Trapp luck in the next stage of his career.
Sad to hear a homegrown legend leaving Columbus. Good luck in Miami Wil Trapp, see you in May/July #Crew96 #ATLUTD pic.twitter.com/BnjhZBaYLX— Josh (@_Josh_Airy) January 31, 2020
My heart has been ripped out of my body. I no longer have a heartbeat or a pulse. Wil Trapp is the reason I love soccer and the crew. Thanks for the memories, my captain always.. https://t.co/2leF5OtoY3— Brax (@buebel33) January 31, 2020
Thanks for being a great ambassador for Columbus, Wil Trapp. Wish you all the best.— Rob (@rpgardner) January 31, 2020
I’m gonna miss everything about you Wil Trapp. Especially using this gif. Good luck in Miami! #Crew96 pic.twitter.com/CMVnjmAnFn— Michael Jager (@CleCrewzer) January 31, 2020
It's a sad day in The Hive, Wil Trapp will always be one of our favorites. #Crew96— TheHive (@TheHive614) January 31, 2020
John Lavelle, a member of the Nordecke and capo, included the Gahanna native into a life-changing moment at the end of the season last year, when Trapp helped him propose to his now fiancé after the Black & Gold defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-0.
Here is what he had to say about the move:
Crew fans have also been seen saying that any success or failure of this season rests solely on Caleb Porter and Tim Bezbatchenko.
Any success or failure is now on Porter & Bez.— Keith Naas (@knaas) January 31, 2020
No excuses this year.
Trapp will make his return to MAPFRE Stadium with Miami on July 5.