Columbus Crew SC have signed Ghanaian international Jonathan Mensah as designated player on Tuesday. The 26 year old centre back has played 51 matches for Ghana and also featured in two World Cups. “We are pleased to announce the signing of central defender Jonathan Mensah as a Designated Player,” Crew SC sporting director and head coach Gregg Berhalter said in a statement released by the club. “Jonathan is a physically dominant central defender who at a young age has already proven himself on the world’s biggest stage. We look forward to him making an immediate impact in Columbus.” Mensah wil be in charge of a Gaston Sauro less Columbia defense as the centre-back has been ruled out for the entire year due to upcoming knee surgeries.