4:37 PM EDT, Sun August 28, 2016
Columbus Dispatch 18 hours ago

Crew 2, Earthquakes 0 | Rare home victory

For better or worse, Gregg Berhalter has gained a reputation for being a man resistant to significant change. Sticking to his ways helped the Crew SC coach reach the playoffs in his first two season. With this season circling the drain, however, Berhalter shook up his lineup.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 26, 2016

Soccer | Tech gadgets help Crew track fitness

Growing up near Silicon Valley, Crew SC striker Adam Jahn is a proud soccer-playing techie. “Apple till I die,” said the California native, pointing to his digital watch on Friday after training. It’s not enough for Jahn to spend an hour a day sweating in the central Ohio humidity. He wants to know how much ground he covered, whether his first step has gotten quicker and what his heart rate measured in practice.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 26, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Hangover from Cup final still ails Crew

The best sports analysts are like the most-eloquent meteorologists. They can look up in the sky, or down at a map, and see myriad conditions conspiring to wrap us in sunshiny warmth or sweep us away in a flash flood. ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno, our old friend, is one of the best at reading Major League Soccer.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 24, 2016

Soccer: Union 2, Crew 1 | Another home bumble

Crew SC either cannot or will not abide prosperity. Not in this season of disappointment and certainly not in Mapfre Stadium, where momentum and opportunity come to die.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 24, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Union shows the instinct Crew lacks

Crew SC scored in the 73rd minute Wednesday night. Adam Jahn had the goal. He put back a rebound after a corner kick, got the Nordecke drums a-pounding and changed the momentum of an important match. If this was not a must-win game for the Crew, it was at least a must-not-lose game — and Jahn’s goal made it 1-1 against the Philadelphia Union.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 24, 2016

Game preview | Union at Crew

Records: Union 9-9-7, 34 points (fourth in Eastern Conference); Crew 4-8-11, 23 points (ninth in Eastern Conference)adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 23, 2016

Soccer | Crew must clean up at home

A soccer team with as many weather delays (three) as wins inside Mapfre Stadium could still finish the season with the fewest home losses in franchise history. That absurd statement sums up the zaniness at 1 Black & Gold Boulevard for Crew SC fans.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 22, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Good knight! Crew might still have a chance

Crew SC this summer has played the part of the Black Knight from the epic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Call them the Black & Gold Knights. Cut off an arm and they say, “Tis but a scratch.” Cut off the other arm they say, “Just a flesh wound.” Hack off a leg and they say, “I’m invincible.” Hack off the other and they say, “All right, we’ll call it a draw.”adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 20, 2016

Soccer | Crew finally wins a game

This time there would be no blown leads. There would be no 15 minutes of shaky soccer that would cost critical points in the standings. Crew SC built a two-goal lead Saturday night and made it stand with its most complete effort in months to end a 10-game winless streak.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 19, 2016

Game preview | Crew at Revolution

Records: New England 6-10-8, 26 points (eighth in Eastern Conference); Columbus 3-8-11, 20 points (ninth in Eastern Conference)adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 19, 2016

Soccer | Who won in Crew's trade of Kei Kamara? Maybe no one

Sports fans love to debate winners and losers of major trades. In the case of the blockbuster deal that sent Kei Kamara from Crew SC to the New England Revolution three months ago, the answer to who won might be nobody. Not the Crew, which has won once in his absence. Not the Revolution, riding a three-game losing streak and hemorrhaging goals. Not Kamara, who hasn’t had nearly the impact on the scoresheet that he did a season ago in leading the Crew to the MLS Cup Final.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 17, 2016

Soccer | For Crew players, a cup is something to win, not to wear

Crew SC center back Michael Parkhurst wears a brace on his shoulder and shin guards on his legs. As for the most sensitive part of his anatomy, the team’s leading shot blocker is protected only by his faith the odds remain in his favor when stepping in front of a rocketed volley. “We just don’t get hit there very often,” the 32-year-old team captain said. “It’s only happened about 10 times in games where I’ve had to go down and, you know, let it take its course.” In a sport where a well-struck soccer ball can travel in excess of 100 mph, most players refuse to wear...
Columbus Dispatch Aug 16, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Finlay comes back strong after benching

After scoring his first goal in four months, Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay sprinted to the sideline Saturday and hugged the man who had benched him the past three games. Celebrating with coach Gregg Berhalter might seem like an odd choice. It speaks, however, to a relationship strengthened during the hard times of a disappointing season.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 16, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Waylon Francis has tear in right shoulder

Crew SC defender Waylon Francis has suffered a labral tear in his right shoulder, The Dispatch has learned. The left back underwent an MRI on Monday after he suffered the injury Saturday night in the Crew’s 3-3 draw against New York City FC in Mapfre Stadium.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 15, 2016

Soccer | Crew notebook: Severity of Francis injury not known

Crew SC is awaiting news of the severity of Waylon Francis’ dislocated right shoulder. Coach Gregg Berhalter said the left back underwent an MRI on Monday morning. Francis suffered the injury during the Crew’s 3-3 draw against New York City FC at Mapfre Stadium on Saturday night.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};