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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Cincinnati 0 0 0 0
4 Columbus 0 0 0 0
5 DC United 0 0 0 0
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FC Cincinnati selects UCLA's Frankie Amaya with top pick in MLS SuperDraft

Frankie Amaya, left, poses for a picture with MLS commissioner Don Garber after FC Cincinnati picked him No. 1 in the SuperDraft.
Frankie Amaya is the youngest player in this year's draft.

Expansion side FC Cincinnati selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.

"This is what I worked my whole life for," Amaya told MLSSoccer.com at the draft in Chicago. "This is a crazy moment."

Amaya, 18, is the youngest player in the draft, but his upside is such that he's expected to adapt well to the professional game, even in a central playmaking role that is usually the domain of foreign players.

The Generation Adidas player spent just one season...

Columbus Crew SC's downtown stadium construction to start in summer of 2019

Incoming Columbus Crew owner Dee Haslam said the team plans to start construction of a $230 million downtown stadium this summer.

The announcement came at a press conference at the Ivory Room in downtown Columbus where new head coach Caleb Porter and president Tim Bezbatchenko were presented for the first time.

The Crew were in danger of being moved to Austin, Texas, before an agreement was announced last month that has Precourt Sports Ventures selling the team to Dee and Jimmy Haslam -- the owners...

Columbus Crew names Caleb Porter as coach, Tim Bezbatchenko as president

Caleb Porter looks on during a Portland Timbers match in 2017.
Former Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter was hired by the Columbus Crew ahead of the 2019 season.

The Columbus Crew has hired Caleb Porter as its new head coach and named Tim Bezbatchenko as president.

The moves come with a new ownership group led by Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam in line to take over and plans in the works for a new downtown stadium.

"We are thrilled to have secured Tim Bezbatchenko and Caleb Porter to lead Columbus Crew SC," said The Crew SC investor-operator group. "Tim's track record in building a successful team, including an MLS Cup in 2017, along with...