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Crew inks Horton as first homegrown signing
May 17th, 2011 8:59PM
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[MLS]The Columbus Crew, one of the first MLS clubs to start a youth academy and the first to win the McGuire Cup, has finally signed its first homegrown player. Aaron Horton, who helped Louisville reach the 2010 Men's College Cup final for the first time, was signed to a multi-year deal.

Horton scored in the final minute of both a 5-4 quarterfinal victory over UCLA and a 2-1 semifinal win over North Carolina to send the Cards to the final, where they fell to Akron.

He is a native of Lewis Center, Ohio, and product of Olentangy Orange High School and the Crew Soccer Academy. He was a member of the Crew’s 2010 USL Super 20s National Championship team last summer, where he was named tournament MVP.
 
“I’m ecstatic, it’s a dream come true to sign with the club I grew up following and rooting for,” Horton said. “I’ve been going to games at Crew Stadium since I was a kid, then played in the club’s youth development program and [former Crew star] Brian Maisonneuve was my coach in [U.S. National Team U-17] residency. Jeff Cunningham was my favorite player when I was a kid and to be his teammate now blows my mind.”



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