Ghanaian International and Columbus Crew SC Designated Player Jonathan Mensah made 26 appearances (25 starts) in 2017 with two goals and one assist.
He made his regular-season team debut as a starter in the Opening Match against the Chicago Fire.
He started in seven consecutive matches starting with Crew SC’s home match against New York City FC to Crew SC’s home match against Seattle Sounders FC and started in an international friendly match at home against Eintracht Frankfurt before recording his first MLS regular-season assist against the San Jose Earthquakes.
He scored his first goal – the game-winner – and earned a spot on MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week against FC Dallas.
Mensah scored his second goal of the 2017 regular season against the New York Red Bulls.
Mensah made five appearances (all starts) at centerback in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs throughout the team’s run to the Eastern Conference Championship.