Kirk Urso: Columbus Crew 22-Year-Old Midfielder Passes Away

The Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer are mourning after news broke that rookie midfielder Kirk Urso passed away Saturday night, according to

The Crew's No. 10 overall pick in this year’s MLS Supplemental Draft was just 22 years old.

The team released a statement Sunday:

While the circumstances of Urso’s passing are still being determined, no further comments will be made at this time. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Columbus Crew and Hunt Sports Group are with the Urso family in this time of need.

Urso attended college at The University of North Carolina and was a soccer star there. He had 15 goals and 24 assists over his career there, and he captained the team to the 2011 NCAA Men’s College Cup.

The MLS rookie started the first five matches as a member of the Crew, but had been “recovering from right adductor tendonitis,” according to the reports. He had one assist and ...

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