The Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso has died at the age of 22, the Major League Soccer club have announced. No details were given about Urso's death in a short statement on the club's official website.
"The Columbus Crew has learned that midfielder Kirk Urso has passed away on Saturday night," read the statement on www.thecrew.com. "While the circumstances of Urso's passing are still being determined, no further comments will be made at this time.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Columbus Crew and Hunt Sports Group are with the Urso family in this time of need."
Urso signed for Columbus in March this year after being selected in the first round of the MLS Supplemental Draft. He had made six appearances for the club, but had been sidelined since April after undergoing surgery for tendonitis.