Crew Coach Delighted About Jonathan Mensah’s Capture

Jonathan Mensah

Head coach of Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew SC, Gregg Berhalter, has expressed his delight about the capture of Ghana International, Jonathan Mensah, on two-year deal.

Mensah, who most recently played for Anzhi Makhachkala of the Russian Premier League, was acquired for an undisclosed transfer fee.
According to Berhalter, Mensah is a good fit along the Crew’s back line because of his one-on-one defending skills, strength and ability to read forwards.

He said: “”We wanted to put ourselves in a position to land a defender that we thought would be a very good performer not only now but in the future. Looking at Jonathan, he fit that profile,” Berhalter said.

“Physically very dominant, a lot of experience internationally and, you know, very good character. We thought, this is a guy who is certainly going to help our back line.”

He added: “If we were talking about a U.S. defender that starred in the last two World Cups and is 26 years old, just put that in perspective,” Berhalter said. “Ghana, you could argue, is a country that has done equal to or better than the U.S. in the last couple World Cups. It’s a good signing and we’re excited to see him on the field.”

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