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Bush Moves ‘Home’

Re-unites with former college coach Caleb Porter...

Vancouver Whitecaps v Los Angeles Galaxy
Evan Bush dives at the feet of LA Galaxy’s Cristian Pavon.
Photo by Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Evan Bush, Montreal Impact’s MLS record appearance holder is on the move once again.

After being traded from Quebec earlier this year to ease some goalkeeping problems at Vancouver Whitecaps, his sojourn out west has lasted only a matter of months.

The 34-year-old, an Ohio native was moved to MLS Cup winners, Columbus Crew in exchange for $125,000 US in general allocation money during Major League Soccer’s half-day trade window yesterday.

As part of the deal, Vancouver will retain an undisclosed portion of Bush’s salary.

Bush was traded to the Whitecaps by the Montreal Impact at the end of September after Vancouver goalies Maxime Crepeau and Thomas Hasal suffered season-ending injuries.

“Evan is a talented goalkeeper whose significant experience in MLS will be a great addition to our team,” Columbus president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement. “We look forward to integrating him into the team and seeing him push our goalkeeping corps as we prepare for the 2021 season.”

Bush made eight appearances between the sticks for Vancouver posting a 4-4-0 record, including one shutout, taking his MLS appearances to just 16 short of a double-century.

Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster said in a statement that when Vancouver brought Bush in, he expressed a desire to move closer to his family at the end of the year.

The move to the Crew reunites the ‘keeper with coach Caleb Porter, his old coach at the University of Akron.