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Columbus Crew sign Lampson as homegrown player

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The Columbus Crew today announced that it has signed Ohio State goalkeeper and Crew Soccer Academy product Matt Lampson to a multi-year contract as its second Homegrown Player.

Per club and league policy, no further terms of the deal were disclosed.

A native of Hilliard and graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School, Lampson redshirted at Northern Illinois in 2008 before transferring to Ohio State the following year. With the Buckeyes he appeared in 56 matches, posting a 0.86 goals-against average and 24 shutouts, which ranks second on the school's all-time list.

"This is a dream come true," Lampson said. "It has been amazing to me because I grew up a Crew fan and, as a youth player, your goal is always to play professionally and to be able to play for your hometown team.

"This is just an incredible feeling. I can't wait to put on the Crew jersey and work with great guys like Will (Hesmer) and Andy (Gruenebaum) and Robert (Warzycha), and do whatever I can to help the team."

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