Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah named in EA Sports MLS Team of the Season


Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah has been named in EA Sports’ Major League Soccer Team of the Season.

The Ghana center back helped the Ohio-based club to MLS triumph in 2020 after some solid displays at the heart of defense.

The former Anzhi Makachakala player is joined by Portuguese star Luis Nani, Walter Zimmerman and Diego Rossi in the team of the year.

Others include Raul Rudham, Jason Blake, Alejandro Puzuelo, Antonio Tinnerholm, Nicolás Lodeiro, Roger Espinoza and Kai Warner.

Mensah was one of only two field players in the League to see 2,070 minutes of regular-season action this year, playing every single minute of every match for the Black & Gold.

The 30-year-old had an outstanding 2020 campaign with Crew and ot was his first season as team captain.

He led League in blocks (30), passes (1,473) and clearances (114) in regular-season action.

The defender helped the Crew post nine clean sheets in regular-season action – tied for most by an MLS team this season – while being named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week on three occasions, more than any other Crew defender this season.

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