Minnesota United Signs USMNT Midfielder Wil Trapp

Wil Trapp with Columbus Crew in 2018. Photo by Justin Cooper/CSM/Shutterstock (9629432q)

Minnesota United broke some big news on Tuesday, announcing the acquisition of USMNT midfielder Wil Trapp.

Trapp will join the Loons as a free agent after his contract with Inter Miami expired following the end of the 2020 MLS season. The length of his deal with Minnesota, as well as financial details, remained undisclosed.

Inter acquired Trapp from Columbus Crew in January 2020. The 27-year-old player played 21 games this past season while making 16 starts.

“We are obviously delighted to get a player of his age, quality, experience, and a current US international,” said Loons head coach Adrian Heath. “Wil made it very clear from the outset that this was the only club he wanted to go to. Having spoken with him at length, I know he’s incredibly excited about our plans moving forward and which he’s excited to be a part of.”

Wil Trapp made his MLS debut with Columbus back in 2013. He was named the U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year at the end of the season, while also being selected in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI for his efforts on an international level.

Trapp went on to play a total of 185 games with Crew in MLS, scoring two goals and dishing 19 assists. He was part of their 2015 MLS Cup Finals team and earning an All-Star nod the following year.