“Columbus is a place, I’ve said many times, that I enjoy,” Clark told the club’s official website after penning a new contract.
“I like playing for Crew SC, I like playing for Gregg and [assistant coach Pat Onstad], so to have a longer deal in place is great for stability and for my family and myself and my career and also the goalkeeping position at Crew SC.”
Clark also highlighted the importance of fans and wants to become one of their own.Embed from Getty Images
“I would like to mean something to the fans,” he added.
“In this age players come and go – that’s the business, and players should be able to come and go – but I wanted to be able to put pen to paper and say this is where I intend to be, this is where I want to be, this is where I’m developing.
“If people are willing to call me their own, I’m willing to call them my own. I’m happy to be here.”
Crew are next in action on Wednesday, April 8 against the Vancouver Whitecaps and will look to keep his second clean-sheet of the season.
The 28 year old has started all three of Columbus’ games this season and played every minute of the last campaign too, helping the Crew to reach the MLS Playoffs.
Is the long-term signing of Steve Clark great business by Crew SC?