11:25 AM EDT, Fri July 31, 2015
Columbus Dispatch 21 hours ago

Crew SC: Afful to join roster, possibly as starter

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};After failing to secure its first right back target this summer, Crew SC has brought in what it thinks should be a starter in Ghanaian Harrison Afful. The 29-year-old flew into town Tuesday night, went through a partial practice session today and will officially be added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 visa.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 30, 2015

Around soccer: Three from Crew help MLS All-Stars to win

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Three Crew SC players were on the field at the same time as Major League Soccer’s All-Star team played host to English team Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Forward Kei Kamara, midfielder Ethan Finlay and defender Waylon Francis all came on for the second half as the MLS team earned a 2-1 victory.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 29, 2015

Two Crew players added as All-Stars

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Two of Major League Soccer’s assist leaders have been called into tonight’s All-Star game. Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay and defender Waylon Francis were part of five late additions to the All-Star team, which will face English club Tottenham Hotspur at 9 tonight at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 28, 2015

Michael Arace commentary: Schmid has résumé fit to lead U.S. men’s soccer

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Last night, while sipping a sarsaparilla among friends, the name of Sigi Schmid popped into the conversation. The Big Man … what could he do in service to his country? Hold that thought for a second. It came as no surprise when, late Sunday night, the muckety-mucks at CONCACAF announced that the next U.S.-Mexico game will be played at the Rose Bowl. To think the game would be placed in Columbus was, alas, delusional. The game, to be played on Oct. 9, is a big one. It is a playoff...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 28, 2015

All-Star Kei Kamara is showing the way for Crew

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};It was during the early days of summer on a nondescript day of practice that Kei Kamara showed the latest evidence of his growing maturity. On the field at the EAS Training Center in Obetz, Kamara was catching a breather alongside Crew SC teammate Kevan George. Kamara was on his way to the first Major League Soccer All-Star appearance of his career while George was in the early part of his fourth season as a holding midfielder who has provided the team more depth than game action....
Columbus Dispatch Jul 28, 2015

Soccer | Crew SC: Ethan Finlay, Waylon Francis added to all-star team

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Two of Major League Soccer’s leaders in assists will join the all-star team in advance of Wednesday night’s game. Today, Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay and left back Waylon Francis were among five players named to the 2015 MLS all-star team. They join Colorado midfielder Sam Cronin, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Juninho and Los Angeles forward Gyasi Zardes.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 26, 2015

Crew review: Up-and-down season hits a low

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Dispatch Reporter Adam Jardy reviews Crew SC's disappointing tie with Toronto FC on Saturday.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 26, 2015

Michael Arace column: Soccer fans suffer lost weekend

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Between the U.S. men's national team's disappointing showing in the Gold Cup and Crew SC's tie after blowing a 3-0 lead, it was not a good weekend for soccer fans in Columbus.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2015

Crew 3 / Toronto 3: Crew lets three-goal lead slip away

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};When Sebastian Giovinco’s final attempt from inside the Crew SC penalty area rolled just wide in the third minute of first-half stoppage time on Saturday night at Mapfre Stadium, the Crew secured its first two-goal halftime lead since April. So when Crew midfielder Ethan Finlay scored two minutes into the second half, the final 43 minutes looked to be a mere formality. Instead, Toronto FC rallied for three second-half goals, capped by a last-minute penalty kick, to seal a 3-3 tie...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2015

Game preview: Crew vs. Toronto

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};How it might play out: Were the Crew’s last two games the sign of a second-half surge, or an illusion created by playing the league’s worst team? Toronto will pose a stiffer challenge, even with midfielder Michael Bradley away on United States Gold Cup duty. Giovinco is putting together an MVP-caliber season, and if the Crew defense can keep him in check this will be the strongest indication yet of a strong playoff push in the making.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2015

Soccer | Crew SC: Snub fuels Waylon Francis’ production

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};One player’s exclusion from a coveted roster spot on one team has helped pave the way for a teammate to be selected for another. Six weeks ago, Crew SC defender Waylon Francis was a surprise omission from Costa Rica’s Gold Cup roster. But rather than sulk and dwell on the negative, Francis has put in work and played a pivotal role in helping forward Kei Kamara amass a league-leading 14 goals and earn a spot in Major League Soccer’s all-star game. It’s due to an attitude that...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 23, 2015

Soccer / Special Olympics hit home for Columbus Crew's Tyson Wahl

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};As a soccer player, Tyson Wahl is tasked with covering a lot of ground. As such, a half-mile jaunt in early June was little more than a walk in the park for the Crew SC veteran. But when Wahl accepted the torch as part of the Special Olympics Unified Relay, it wasn’t merely a publicity stunt for the team.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 22, 2015

Crew's defense improves after unit holds meeting

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};The Crew held a meeting with the defensive unit after a July 11 loss to Montreal, and it apparently did some good. The team has won its two games since then, including a shutout of Chicago.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 20, 2015

Crew review: All-Star Kai Kamara wishes teammate Ethan Finlay was joining him

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};He had to wait until Colorado coach Pablo Mastroeni made his selections to fill out the roster, but K Kamara was officially named an All-Star on Saturday.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 20, 2015

Soccer | Lampson, Swanson will represent Crew during homegrown game

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Matt Lampson and Ben Swanson will represent Crew SC at this year’s Major League Soccer homegrown game.

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