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Columbus Crew re-signs Williams, adds two others

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The Columbus Crew announced today that it has added three defenders ahead of the 2014 season by re-signing Josh Williams and adding Costa Rican left-back Waylon Francis and Columbus native Matt Wiet as the club's sixth Homegrown Player.

Williams and Wiet have been immediately added to the roster while Francis - who will occupy an international slot as a Discovery Signing - will be officially added to the club's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, details of the three contracts were not disclosed.

"This is exciting news for the club and all three players are strong additions to the team," said Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.

"Josh is a player with experience and a lot of potential, and we're excited to have him re-join the club knowing that he can develop into a high-level MLS player. Waylon and Matt also have bright futures.

"Waylon is an outstanding left-back and one of the best in the Costa Rican league, and he's going to help on the left side of our defense.

"Matt is a talented young player from our youth development system that we look forward to working with soon."

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