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Oct 18, 2017
Relocation through the eyes of a foreigner

Relocation through the eyes of a foreigner

What will be of Crew SC’s history with the possible move to Austin? Relocation is one of the many peculiarities of American sports. To me, a Brazilian living in Columbus for a year, it seemed it was like that terrible disease which you know about, but you believe will never get to you. Until it does. I started following Columbus Crew SC in 2014, when I first attended a match at MAPFRE Stadium. Most of you guys reading this article lived and breathed the Black & Gold for much longer, but I have to admit, the last few days have not been easy to me. To think that the team I got used to...
Oct 18, 2017
Dealing with this Columbus Crew SC grief

Dealing with this Columbus Crew SC grief

Thoughts on how to make it through this difficult time. Personally, 2017 has been a difficult year. In January, my wife left me. In September, I turned 30 and got divorced. In October, the U.S. Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in my life. And, today my beloved Columbus Crew SC announced a potential move to Austin, TX. The Crew have been an important constant for me in my life, especially during this difficult year. In good times and in bad, I have always had the Crew to watch, discuss, celebrate and lament. It looks like that constant is coming to...
Oct 18, 2017
WATCH: Columbus Crew SC players react to the news of potential relocation

WATCH: Columbus Crew SC players react to the news of potential relocation

The Black & Gold players are trying to stay focused and positive. It was news no fan wanted to hear or saw coming; Columbus Crew SC could relocated to Austin, TX. This shocked the Crew SC world on Monday night when word came out that owner Anthony Precourt was willing to move the team if a deal for a new stadium downtown could not be reached. There was plenty of reaction by fans and media alike, but what about the players? Members of the Black & Gold’s leadership council were made available to the media on Tuesday following Precourt’s conference call. As expected, the team attempted to...
Oct 17, 2017
LISTEN/READ: Anthony Precourt’s full conference call on potential Columbus Crew SC relocation

LISTEN/READ: Anthony Precourt’s full conference call on potential Columbus Crew SC relocation

Precourt talked Tuesday on potential move to Austin in vagueries and business lingo. After news broke Monday night of a very serious plan by Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt to move the club to Austin, TX, following the 2018 season, Precourt took a conference call with the media on Tuesday to answer questions about the Black & Gold’s now tenuous situation in MLS. What followed will not lift hopes for Crew SC fans, as Precourt mostly abstained from providing details of his plans either in Columbus or Austin, speaking in vague phrases and business lingo. The phrase “strategic...
Oct 17, 2017
Twitter Reacts: Columbus Crew SC threaten move to Austin

Twitter Reacts: Columbus Crew SC threaten move to Austin

What is the consensus amongst the Black & Gold faithful after troubling news surfaced last night? Columbus Crew SC fans took to Twitter last night after reading a tweet from soccer insider Grant Wahl about Investor/Operator Anthony Precourt seeking a new downtown stadium. Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt is set to move team to Austin, Texas, in 2019 if downtown stadium can't happen in Columbus. Story soon.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 17, 2017 If Precourt’s demands are not met, 2018 appears to be the final season for the Black & Gold in Columbus. According to the Columbus...
Oct 17, 2017
Anthony Precourt releases letter to Columbus Crew SC season ticket holders

Anthony Precourt releases letter to Columbus Crew SC season ticket holders

The owner has a message to those who invest the most on his club. News came out on Monday that Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt was planning a potential move to Austin, TX if a new stadium could not be built in Columbus. As more information was released, this seemed more and more a real possibility. On Tuesday morning, Precourt confirmed what had already been reported and then released a letter to season ticket holders. Here is what Mr. Precourt said in his letter. Dear Crew SC Season Ticket Member: Precourt Sport Ventures released a statement earlier today related to the future of...
Oct 17, 2017
Beyond the writing, into the fan; one journalist’s Crew SC story

Beyond the writing, into the fan; one journalist’s Crew SC story

I thought it was gone, but my fandom came flooding back with Monday night’s awful news. I’m not a Cleveland Browns fan. I wasn’t there — nor did I care that much — when Art Modell moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore ahead of the 1996 NFL season. I’m not a Columbus Crew SC fan... at least not any more. When I got into the sports journalism world and began covering the team in 2013, and full-time in 2014, my fandom turned into a profession. If Crew SC won, it was about the story. If Crew SC lost, it was about the story. I noticed more and more that the joy or pain of...
Oct 16, 2017
Columbus Crew SC reportedly set to move barring new downtown stadium

Columbus Crew SC reportedly set to move barring new downtown stadium

Team would relocate to Austin in 2019 Massive Report can confirm the Grant Wahl report that Anthony Precourt is planning to move Columbus Crew SC to Austin, Texas beginning with the 2019 MLS season if the team is unable to secure a new downtown stadium to replace MAPFRE Stadium. Columbus has examined stadium options publicly for nearly a year after engaging Barrett Sports Group, LLC to survey stakeholders on October 17th of last year. The team has been quiet about the results of the survey. Crew SC has played in MAPFRE Stadium since 1999 and has a 25 year lease that is due to expire after...
Oct 16, 2017
[PODCAST] On To Week 34

[PODCAST] On To Week 34

1) Crew SC beat FC Disney 2) 16 wins, most in a season under Berhalter 3) Playoff scenarios and possible positioning 4) USA bows out of the 2018 World Cup. What is next for US Soccer 5) NYCFC Preview
Oct 16, 2017
Anatomy of a Goal: Ola Kamara finishes off a team effort

Anatomy of a Goal: Ola Kamara finishes off a team effort

This week we look at Kamara’s 66th minute game-winner. Welcome to the Anatomy of a Goal, where each week we dissect one goal (or near goal) from Columbus Crew SC‘s previous match. For match 33 of the 2017 MLS Season, we take a look at Ola Kamara’s 66th minute tap-in goal that put Crew SC on top as part of the 1-0 win over Orlando City SC on Sunday. Here’s a look at the finish from Columbus’s striker. Entering the match on an eight-game unbeaten streak, the Black & Gold played the Lions to an even first half. A give-and-go between Justin Meram and Kamara nearly put Crew SC up...
Oct 15, 2017
Columbus Crew SC beat Orlando City 1-0

Columbus Crew SC beat Orlando City 1-0

Black & Gold stay hot with playoffs looming Columbus Crew SC extended their unbeaten streak to nine as they defeated Orlando City 1-0 on the road in the penultimate regular season match of the 2017 season. The home side had already been eliminated from the playoffs and had little to play for with the season winding down, but they started solidly against Crew SC. Orlando would tally 11 shots in the first half, but none would test Zack Steffen and the Columbus goal. Crew SC would have the better chances, the best may have come in the 15th minute as Ola Kamara and Justin Meram played a couple...
Oct 15, 2017
How to Watch: Crew SC at Orlando City

How to Watch: Crew SC at Orlando City

A road test for Columbus with the end of the season in sight Columbus Crew SC finishes the regular season with two away games starting with a match in Orlando today. While Columbus is already in the playoffs the, home side is on the outside looking in. Crew SC is at full strength and riding an eight game winning streak, but all five wins during the streak have come at home. Columbus hasn't one away from MAPFRE Stadium since visiting Minnesota on July 4th. This will be a chance to get a result on the road, something they’ll have to do in the playoffs. Orlando City's bright start to the...
Oct 15, 2017
Massive Predictions: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC

Massive Predictions: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC

Does the Massive Report staff believe in the Black & Gold on the road today? Two more games. That’s all Columbus Crew SC has left in the 2017 Major League Soccer season. Sunday brings an Orlando City SC team that has nothing left to play for but pride. The Lions host Crew SC in the final game of the year in Orlando City Stadium. It will also be the last MLS match for Designated Player Kaka, who announced last week that this season will be his last. For Columbus, it’s all about seeding in the playoffs. The Black & Gold secured their passage to the postseason in the last game two weeks...
Oct 14, 2017
Massive Scouting Report: One more time in Orlando

Massive Scouting Report: One more time in Orlando

Can Crew SC spoil Kaka’s final home game for Orlando? It’s been two weeks since Columbus Crew SC stepped on the pitch for a competitive match, but the time has come for the Black & Gold to resume play. Columbus head south this week to take on a lackluster Orlando City team. When we last left the Black & Gold, the team remained unbeaten in their last eight contests, clinching a spot in the 2017 MLS Cup playoffs after missing them in 2016. Crew SC look to continue a positive run of form against Orlando this Sunday. Things have gone a bit differently for Orlando since the last time...
Oct 14, 2017
Crossing the Touchline: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC

Crossing the Touchline: Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC

Who are OCSC, Crew SC’s Sunday opponent? It’s not been long since Columbus Crew SC and Orlando City last met at Orlando City Stadium. The two Eastern Conference sides meet again on Sunday in the second-to-last game of the Major League Soccer season for either team. Since that last meeting, the two clubs have gone in different directions. While Crew SC was securing a playoff spot, Orlando was eliminated from postseason contention. This game still means a lot though. The Black & Gold have the potential to move up in the standings and possibly earn at least one home game in the playoffs....