Thirteen years ago today the Columbus Crew opened Crew Stadium before a sold-out crowd of 24,741, the first MLS stadium built specifically for soccer in the United States as the Crew beat the New England Revolution 2-0. Jeff Cunningham scored the first goal in Crew Stadium history beating Revs goalkeeper Walter Zenga in the 10th minute. Stern John added the second goal in the 59th minute.
What is your favorite memory of Crew Stadium? Leave a comment below.
As part of MLS Supporters Week, former MLSers and Crew front office personnel Brian Bliss and Duncan Oughton took the time out of their Monday to choose their All-Time MLS Best XIs. Bliss took the time to list all the candidates he felt were qualified at each position and narrowed the list down one by one. Oughton went the extra mile and included a bench to his list.
Check it out:
Brian Bliss' All-Time MLS XI (3-5-2)
Duncan Oughton's All-Time MLS XI (3-5-2)
|DF||Ryan Nelsen (love for a fellow Kiwi)||Tim Howard|
|DF||Frankie Hejduk||Carlos Bocanegra|
|CDM||Peter Nowak||Chris Armas|
|LM||Mark Chung||Ross Paule|
|CM||Marco Etcheverry||Robert Warzycha (or I might lose my job!)|
|RM||Clint Dempsey||Stern John|
|CAM||Guillermo Barros Schelotto||Jeff Cunningham|
(Note: Oughton only chose ex-MLS players)
Check back TheCrew.com throughout the week for more Crew personalities' All-Time MLS Best XIs.
Several MLSers talk about their favorite player which happens to hold a special place in our hearts, Brian McBride.
For those soccer players who like to support a good cause, you should check out the Heroes Cup 6v6 adult soccer tournament taking place at Buckeye Lake on June 23rd and 24th. The event honors Columbus native Shawn Hannon who recently lost his life while serving in Afghanistan.
To learn more, visit 6v6soccer.com.
FREE Showing of the Jay Demerit Story at Capital University on Friday, April 27th at 7:00pm.
Rise and Shine follows the inspirational journey of Jay DeMerit from the 9th division of English football to the World Cup. It is a terrific story and one that every player & fan will love! ALSO..... Jay will be in town with the Whitecaps to play the Crew the next night and if his travel plans allow he may stop by the screening.
To RSVP your FREE tickets please go to the following link and click the Reserve ticket link in the middle of our page:
The Crew make their first appearance in 2012 on national TV this Saturday on the new NBC Sports channel. The Black & Gold travel to Philadelphia to take on the Union Saturday at 3:30pm.
Click here to find NBC Sports on your local provider.
Official Crew Pub Tour stop this week at BBR in the Arena District. Learn More
Julius James talks about his time living in Toronto while on the team's pregame walk.
EA SPORTS simulated the 2012 MLS season and crowned the LA Galaxy MLS Cup champs already as well as a third straight Supporters Shield. But lucky for the rest of MLS that we have to let the play on the pitch handle who wins it all. The simulation also predicts that the Crew will finish tied for second with Sporting KC in the Eastern Conference with 59 pts while scoring 47 goals and only giving up 33 goals. EA SPORTS also predicts that Black & Gold midfielder Milovan Mirosevic will notch 10 goals on the season.
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|Real Salt Lake||34||19||11||4||61||26||35||68|
Top Goal Scorers
|Robbie Keane||Los Angeles||19|
|Dwayne De Rosario||D.C. United||18|
|Landon Donovan||Los Angeles||15|
|Chris Wondolowski||San Jose||12|
|Thierry Henry||Red Bulls||11|
|Juan Agudelo||Red Bull||
Milovan Mirosevic concedió una entrevista a Radio El Sol, una radio local en Charleston, para hablar de la Carolina Challenge Cup y como está aclimatandose a Columbus