Winger Ethan Finlay joined Joe, Ed and Julia in-studio on Thursday to talk his recent run of success, the Crew's playoff picture and going the see The Lion King.
Got a question for Gregg Berhalter? Here's your chance to ask it.
As part of Fandemonium Week, Columbus Crew supporters will have the exclusive opportunity to take part in a Q&A with the Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach at Hendoc’s Pub this Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
***Must be 21+ to attend.
The Crew's win over New York was one of its most defining moments of the season so far. Snapping a long streak of struggles in a place like Red Bull Arena was no easy task for the Black & Gold, and the national Power Rankings polls took notice. The Crew climbed in each of the three sets of rankings.
See below for Columbus' exact position, as well as where it stood at this time last week:
MLSsoccer.com: 7 (8)
ESPNFC: 7 (8)
SI.com: 8 (10)
Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images
Following Sunday's convincing 3-1 victory at Red Bull Arena, Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and midfielders Ethan Finlay and Wil Trapp were named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 33. Midfielder Tony Tchani and forward Aaron Schoenfeld earned Honorable Mention nods following the win.
The Crew's possession-based system requires players comfortable on the ball all over the pitch. That can even be extended back to the goalkeeper position. Holding the ball often means playing it back, and Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark has been an asset this season in helping the Crew do that.
Among all goalkeepers this season, nobody has more ball touches than Clark, and nobody has passed to a higher percentage than the Crew 'keeper. A full list of all MLS goalkeepers with 1000 or more touches is below:
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