Report: Minnesota United to acquire Finlay from Crew

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Columbus Crew added an attacking talent earlier Tuesday, and may be shipping another away to the Western Conference, according to FourFourTwo’s Paul Tenorio.

Longtime Crew winger Ethan Finlay looks set for a return to the state of his birth, Minnesota, with Minnesota United acquiring him for General Allocation Money and Targeted Allocation Money.

Finlay, 27, would move just after Columbus’ signed Pedro Santos from Braga as the club’s third Designated Player.

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It’s been a tough season for Finlay in Columbus, as he has a single goal and a matching assist, but he’s been a Crew asset to the tune of 166 career appearances with 34 goals and 29 assists.

Finlay earned three caps under Jurgen Klinsmann after busting into the USMNT fold in 2016, assisting on Jozy Altidore’s match-winner in a friendly against Canada.