Patrick Mullins has dropped down the DC United depth chart, and that’s just where Columbus was happy to see him.
Gregg Berhalter and the Crew have scooped up the two-time MAC Hermann Trophy winner as the best college player, sending $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money to the Black-and-Red.
DC has added Wayne Rooney in addition to Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks.
Mullins, 26, is yet to score this season but has 23 goals and nine assists in five-and-a-half seasons between New England, New York City FC, and DC.
He made just two starts amongst his 10 league appearances this season.
It’s a clever scoop for Columbus, who is trading a league-allocated asset for a regular contributor to MLS score sheets and can produce like Will Bruin with more opportunities.