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State pro notes: Racine's Ketterer signs with Columbus Crew

02/27/2017, 9:15pm CST
Logan Ketterer

After spending nearly a month of preseason training with the Columbus Crew, goalkeeper Logan Ketterer (Racine Prairie School) signed with the Major League Soccer club last week.

The 23-year-old Ketterer was picked by the Crew in the fourth round of last month's MLS SuperDraft, the No. 71 overall selection. Columbus also signed defender Connor Maloney, its third-round selection out of Penn State.

“We'd like to congratulate Logan and Connor on signing with Crew SC after working hard this preseason and integrating with the club," sporting director and head coach Gregg Berhalter said in a news release. "We look forward to seeing their development during their first year in MLS."

Ketterer is expected to be the Crew's third-string keeper, behind Zack Steffen and Brad Stuver – veteran Steve Clark was Columbus' starter the past three years, but the club didn't pick up his 2017 option and he signed with Danish club AC Horsens.

After posting 50 shutouts in his prep career, Ketterer recorded 12 clean sheets and a 1.37 goals-against average in 51 appearances at Bradley, earning honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference honors the past two years. The Crew opens the MLS season Saturday afternoon at home against the Chicago Fire.

On Twitter: @Keeper_Ketterer

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