Columbus Crew sign Curacao goalkeeper Room

With goalkeeper Zack Steffen due to leave for English Premier League side Manchester City on Tuesday, the Columbus Crew announced the signing of his replacement on Friday.

Eloy Room, who starred in goal during Curacao's surprising run at this year's Gold Cup, will join the team when the international transfer window opens that day.

He'll fill one of the Crew's international roster slots.

"We are excited to have a player as experienced and proven as Eloy join Columbus Crew SC," general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement from the team.

"Eloy is a talented goalkeeper whose leadership and shot-stopping ability will help strengthen our club. We believe Eloy's background competing at the European and international level will allow him to contribute to Crew SC immediately."

Room, 30, last played professionally with PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Eredivisie league after spending the bulk of his career with Vitesse of the same league.