Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew confirm Mohamad Farsi signing

Lizzy Becherano
Columbus Crew SC head coach Caleb Porter signs defender Mohamad Farsi.
Columbus Crew SC head coach Caleb Porter signs defender Mohamad Farsi. / Emilee Chinn/GettyImages

The Columbus Crew have signed defender Mohamad Farsi from their MLS NEXT Pro affiliate team Columbus Crew 2.

He joins through the 2023 Major League Soccer season with options for 2024 and 2025. 

Farsi now stands as the club’s second-ever Crew 2 signing, making the first team after forward Jacen Russell-Roew. 

“Mohamed quickly distinguished himself as one of the top performers for Crew 2 in MLS NEXT Pro, and we have been impressed with his ability to contribute defensively and offensively,” president & general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a release.

“Second teams are crucial to developing young talent, and we’re already seeing the fruits of Crew 2 with the signings of first Jacen and now Mohamed. We know this wouldn’t be possible without the collaborative efforts of Caleb, Corey, Laurent and our staff to create opportunities for young players and want to commend them for their efforts."

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The defender has MLS experience, featuring for the Crew against Charlotte FC and Real Salt Lake in June while on short-term loans. Prior to joining the Crew 2, Farsi saw stints at the Canadian Premier League with Cavalry FC and Algerian side AS Ain M’Lila. 

The team currently sits in six place on the Eastern Conference table with a record of 7W-5L-9D, in a prime position to make the MLS playoffs halfway through the season.

After drawing 0-0 with the New England Revolution on Saturday, the team returns to action next weekend when visiting Charlotte FC at the Bank of America Stadium.