Jeff Cunningham, 34, signs with Crew

Updated: January 28, 2011, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Forward Jeff Cunningham has signed a multiyear contract with the Columbus Crew, returning to the team for which he played his first seven seasons in Major League Soccer.

The 34-year-old has 132 MLS goals, second in league history and one behind Jaime Moreno's total. His 62 league goals for Columbus from 1998-04 are tied for first with Brian McBride.

Cunningham's 2011 option was declined last month by Dallas. Cunningham led MLS with 17 goals in 2009.

A native of Jamaica, Cunningham is a naturalized American citizen who has one goal in 12 appearances for the U.S. national team. He scored in an exhibition against Denmark in November 2009.


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