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24 April 10:58 am

Last week's loss to Chicago dropped the Crew in several national media outlets' Power Rankings. The Black & Gold remain in the top ten of Sports Illustrated's rankings. 10th (6th)

Sports Illustrated: 9th (8th)

ProSoccerTalk: 11th (10th)

ESPNFC: 11th (9th)

Soccer By Ives: 12th (8th)


23 April 4:56 pm

Andy Gruenebaum is up for MLS Save of the Week for his ridiculous performance against the Chicago Fire. Andy's on-handed stop on an Austin Berry attempt makes the list, although there were numerous ones to choose from.

Make sure you take a second or two and vote Gruenebaum for Save of the Week!


23 April 10:02 am

Crew Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk teamed up with the AIDS Resource Center Ohio to participate in the 2013 Dr. Robert J. Fass Memorial AIDS Walk on April 20 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Columbus.

More than 1,200 runners and walkers took part in the event that raised $144,654 for AIDS service organizations in Central Ohio.

Frankie getting the runners pumped up before the race. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Porter)

Frankie cheering on the runners and walkers. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Porter)

Good Day Columbus' Carolyn Bruck and Frankie Hejduk after the AIDS Walk. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Porter)

23 April 9:33 am

In preparation for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, Crew midfielder Wil Trapp has joined U.S. U-20 training camp in Carson, Calif. Trapp is one of seven MLS Homegrown players in the camp. The central midfielder is expected to play a key role for the Yanks in the tournament after being named to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI last month.

Joining Trapp in California is Crew Technical Director Brian Bliss, who serves as an Assistant Coach on Tab Ramos' staff.

The camp runs from April 22-29 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

READ: Full US U-20 Roster

22 April 4:09 pm

Crew Brand Ambassador, Frankie Hejduk, kicked off the Anti-Bullying Walk/Run at New Albany Schools for the Kick-Off to Peace Week.


19 April 10:36 am's Matt Doyle counts down the top five set piece takers in MLS history. The choice at number one shouldn't come as a surprise to Crew fans.

18 April 5:09 pm's Dan Haiek and Matt Doyle breakdown this weekend's matchup between the Crew and Fire, highlighting Ben Speas as a player to watch in the Black & Gold attack.

18 April 2:04 pm
18 April 10:55 am

It took him until his fifth game in Black & Gold, but once Stern John scored, he didn't stop. John netted his first tally for the Crew on April 18, 1998 against the Miami Fusion. The Trini striker added two more in a 23-minute span to lead the Black & Gold to a 5-1 victory over the Fusion.

John bagged his first of five hat tricks in his two seasons with the Crew, a total that is still a franchise record. The striker scored 44 goals through two seasons in Columbus, good for third-most in club history.

17 April 8:53 pm's Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle discusses the dos and don'ts of set pieces in this edition of Between the Lines.

Lesson learned: Mark Josh Williams.