The Columbus Crew SC have signed Swedish defender Axel Sjoberg from the waiver list.
Sjoberg, 28, is a five-year veteran and was selected in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids.
He was named MLS Best XI and was one of three finalists for the MLS Defender of the Year Award in 2016.
“We are pleased to welcome Axel Sjoberg to Columbus Crew SC,” said Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Axel is a defender whose significant experience in MLS makes him a valuable addition to our roster. We look forward to incorporating him into the team and are excited to begin working with him.”
Sjoberg has appeared in 88 regular-season games and started in 84 of those games.