Crew legend Brian McBride will help relive some of the great USA-Mexico memories in The Legends Classic taking place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on Sunday. McBride will join former US Men's National Team mainstays Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda, and Cobi Jones to face former Mexico stars in the weekend exhibition. Of McBride's 30 career goals for the US, two came against El Tri. McBride also played in both of the famous "Dos a Cero" World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico that took place at Crew Stadium.
Along with two consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year awards, add being named one of Cosmopolitan's "Hot Soccer Players We Can't Resist" to Ethan Finlay's list of accolades. The rookie midfielder is joined on the list of Cosmo's favorite MLS players with the likes of David Beckham, Benny Feilhaber, and Chris Wondolowski.
"It's made me really humble," Finlay said of the honor. "It's nice when someone besides your girlfriend thinks you're attractive."
According to Finlay, his better half took it well, "She loved it. She put it on her Facebook."
Finlay's spot on the list didn't come without some teasing from his Crew teammates.
"They were telling me I shouldn't be practicing today, I'm too pretty," the Creighton product said after practice on Tuesday. "They're giving me a hard time, but I guess it comes with the honor."
One teammate who's not giving Finlay any grief is captain Chad Marshall, whose locker resides next to the rookie midfielder:
— chad marshall (@ChadMarshall14) April 9, 2012
When asked what advice he'd give to single men in Columbus, Finlay responded, "My advice: be you. Personality goes farther than the looks in the end."
After all, perhaps it was Finlay's personality that landed him on Cosmo's prestigious list.
"Hopefully it wasn't just my looks. Hopefully they like what they heard about my personality, but who knows?"
In the inaugural episode of Crew Cat Chronicles, The Crew's Duncan Oughton makes a crucial mistake during the week the Black & Gold plays the New York Red Bulls.
Disclaimer: No Kiwis were harmed in the making of this video.
Julius James talks about his time living in Toronto while on the team's pregame walk.
Following Thursday's training session, Eric Gehrig, Justin Meram, and Josh Williams brought a little basketball to the pitch, check it out:
Duke grad Cole Grossman talks preseason training now in his second season and talks about the smack talk UNC grad Kirk Urso has ahead of the Duke/UNC rivalry game.
Crew players try to pronounce Pączki, a traditional Polish treat associated with Fat Tuesday.