8:17 AM EDT, Sat March 28, 2015
Columbus Dispatch 1 hour ago

Soccer: Tony Tchani set to return for Crew, but Wil Trapp hurting

Crew SC owes a large part of its success last season to two defensive midfielders. With Wil Trapp anchoring the defensive end and Tony Tchani physically dominating the middle of the field, the Crew was able to impose the possession-based style of coach Gregg Berhalter on most of its opponents.
Columbus Dispatch 19 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Wil Trapp will be game-time decision, coach says

Wil Trapp’s availability for Saturday’s home game against New York Red Bulls will be determined shortly before kickoff, coach Gregg Berhalter said today.
The Crew 22 hours ago
Crew SC midfield will be key in clash with Red Bulls

Crew SC midfield will be key in clash with Red Bulls

Much has been made about Crew SCs ability to dominate possession since Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalters arrival in Columbus. The triangle of central midfielders Tony Tchani and Wil Trapp behind playmaker Federico Higuaín has been vital to the clubs success in cotrolling the middle of the park. On Saturday in particular, keeping the ball will be counted on even more in matching-up with the New York Red Bulls talented midfield of Felipe, Dax McCarty and Sacha Kljestan. Read More
The Crew 23 hours ago
Black & Gold Bullets: March 27, 2015

Black & Gold Bullets: March 27, 2015

In case you missed it, Major League Soccer announced that Minnesota United FC is set to become the 23rd franchise in MLS in 2018. Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch spoke to Minnesota-born midfielder Ethan Finlay about the new club. Read More
The Crew Mar 26, 2015
New year, no Henry: Focus shifts to Wright-Phillips and Sam versus Red Bulls

New year, no Henry: Focus shifts to Wright-Phillips and Sam versus Red Bulls

Any team -- except for maybe the 2010 FC Barcelona squad -- is going to experience a dropoff when losing a player like Thierry Henry. But with a new coach and new midfield, the New York Red Bulls have shown little, if any, sign of slowing through two matches in 2015. Read More
The Crew Mar 26, 2015
Crew SC loans rookie defender Kalen Ryden to Austin Aztex

Crew SC loans rookie defender Kalen Ryden to Austin Aztex

Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has loaned defender Kalen Ryden to the Austin Aztex of the USL. The rookie becomes the first Black & Gold player to be loaned to Austin, which was previously announced as Crew SC’s new USL affiliate ahead of the 2015 campaign. Crew SC retains the option to recall Ryden at any point while on loan. Read More
The Crew Mar 25, 2015
Black & Gold Bullets: March 25, 2015

Black & Gold Bullets: March 25, 2015

Major League Soccer announced today that Minnesota United FC of the North American Soccer League is set to become the 23rd club in MLS. Minnesota is set to join the league prior to the 2018 season. For more on the announcement, head to MLSsoccer.com Read More
The Crew Mar 25, 2015
Crew SC's depth to be tested once more against Red Bulls

Crew SC's depth to be tested once more against Red Bulls

Just two matches into the 2015 MLS season, Crew SCs depth has already been tested. In Week One, it was Kristinn Steindorsson stepping into the starting XI at Houston for the suspended Justin Meram on the left wing. The next week versus Toronto FC, Mohammed Saeid played the hero in central midfield filling in for Tony Tchani during the Cameroonians suspension. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Mar 24, 2015

Ex-Crew player Daniel Paladini guilty of domestic violence

A former Crew SC player pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdemeanor count of domestic violence for an incident involving his then-fiancee at his apartment in Gahanna. Daniel Paladini, 30, was placed on probation for two years and fined $150 by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge David Young. The judge suspended six months of the probation.
Columbus Dispatch Mar 24, 2015

Major League Soccer: Newcomer Chris Klute is in line to make first start for Crew

Crew SC newcomer Chris Klute is expected to make his first start for Columbus on Saturday at home against the New York Red Bulls.
The Crew Mar 24, 2015
Sirk’s Notebook: Crewsmas Dos A Cero Edition

Sirk’s Notebook: Crewsmas Dos A Cero Edition

Table of Contents Meram Meat...Head? Keis Celebration Built, Not Bought Welcome Back Kei Mr. Numbers Nerd: Domestic Dos A Cero Edition Read More
Columbus Dispatch Mar 23, 2015

Crew: Saeid, with diamond, sparkled in debut

Any number of adjectives could describe Mohammed Saeid’s debut for Crew SC 10 days ago. With the bruising Tony Tchani serving a one-game suspension by Major League Soccer, Saeid thrust himself into the spotlight while going toe-to-toe at midfield with the likes of Michael Bradley and Sebastian Giovinco and helping the Crew earn a 2-0 win over Toronto FC in its home opener. If the glare of that spotlight has a little bit of an extra sparkle, however, there’s a reason. Affixed to one of Saeid’s right front teeth is a tiny diamond that the diminutive Swede has worn for nearly two years....
Columbus Dispatch Mar 23, 2015

Crew notebook: Trapp's call-up to U.S. delayed

With a national-team call-up pending, Crew SC has managed to secure Wil Trapp’s services for this weekend’s game. Now, his injured calf has to hold up its end of the deal. On Saturday, the Crew midfielder was announced as one of 18 players called up to the U.S. Under-23 team as it begins preparations for qualification for the 2016 Olympics. Camp began Monday, but Trapp will remain with the Crew through Saturday’s home game against the New York Red Bulls. Trapp will miss the U.S. game on Friday at Bosnia-Herzegovina in Tuzla.
The Crew Mar 23, 2015
Eastern Conference roundup: March 23

Eastern Conference roundup: March 23

1. New York City FC - 5 pts. | 0-0 draw at Colorado Rapids, Week Four: vs. Sporting Kansas City Undefeated in its first three matches? Welcome to the Eastern Conference, Jason Kreis. Perhaps the clubs biggest challenge awaits this week at Yankee Stadium versus Sporting Kansas City. 2. New York Red Bulls - 4 pts. | 2-0 win vs. D.C. United, Week Four: at Columbus Crew SC Read More
The Crew Mar 23, 2015
Black & Gold Bullets: March 23, 2015

Black & Gold Bullets: March 23, 2015

In case you missed it last night, be sure to check out Inside Crew SC. Kristinn Steindorsson and Shep Messing join the program to discuss the Black & Gold’s upcoming contest against New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Read More

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