Crew releases rookie Othaniel Yanez

The Columbus Crew announced today that it has released rookie midfielder Othaniel Yanez.

The 22-year-old Yanez, who was selected by the Crew in the fourth round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (No. 61 overall) out of the University of Louisville, had yet to see action with the club.

Founded by American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the Columbus Crew is Ohio's Major League Soccer club, anchoring a diverse sports and entertainment enterprise. One of the league's Charter Members, it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and has also won the 2002 U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. It is currently in its 15th season overall and 12th in first-of-its-kind Columbus Crew Stadium.