By DAN KARELL
With injuries to all over the backline, the Columbus Crew have had to elevate a homegrown signing into the starting lineup.
On Saturday, Crew right back Chad Barson stepped up to the task, playing 90 minutes and effectively shutting out Justin Mapp and Marco Di Vaio of the Montreal Impact in a 2-0 victory, earning Barson SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.
Barson beat out Crew teammate Ben Speas, Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown, and New England Revolution defender Scott Caldwell for this week’s honors.
What did you make of Barson’s performance? Which rookie stood out the most to you in MLS Week 16?
Share your thoughts below.