For the first time in Columbus Crew history, the Black & Gold took to the pitch wearing a special military kit featuring custom Crew camouflage numbers this past weekend. These one of a kind match-worn jerseys were autographed by each individual player and auctioned off with proceeds benefitting USO of Central & Southern Ohio and Fisher House of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Bidding took place exclusively online through auctions.thecrew.com and the total amount raised was over $11,000.
Thank you to the fans that made donations and supported this great cause.
Columbus Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter said today that he has decided to allow Kevan George to join the Trinidad & Tobago National Team for its two impending friendlies.
Berhalter, who initially decided to keep George with the Crew, confirmed that Michael Parkhurst's return led the club to change its mind.
The Soca Warriors are slated to face two sides that are headed to the FIFA World Cup early next month. George and his teammates will face Argentina in Buenos Aires on June 4 before playing Iran in Sao Paolo on June 8.
Berhalter also confirmed that the timing of the matches means that George will not rejoin the Crew until after the FIFA World Cup concludes.
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Aaron Schoenfeld scored his fourth goal in three matches, this time from the spot, but the Dayton Dutch Lions fell at home to Sacramento Republic FC by a 2-1 final.
Schoenfeld was joined in the Dutch Lions starting lineup by fellow Crew loanees Fifi Baiden, Matt Walker, Ben Sweat and goalkeeper Brad Stuver.
Dayton next plays on Sunday, June 1 when it will host the Rochester Rhinos at home.
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When Ethan Finlay scored into the north goal at Columbus Crew Stadium tonight, it was the first time he hit the back of the net at home. Given the chance to finally celebrate in front of the home supporters, he did what so many have done before him: run to the Nordecke.
Standing in front of the most voracious supporters, Finlay did the one thing that felt right to him in that moment: he held up one finger on his left hand, and five on his right, forming a 15 in honor of Kirk Urso.
MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle preview the Eastern Conference clash between the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire. Will Federico Higuain lead the Crew to another multi-goal game? Is Mike Magee on the verge of returning to MVP form?
EA Sports has selected Crew forward Federico Higuain to the FIFA Ultimate Team - Team of the Week for May 21.
The Argentine notched two goals and one assist in a 3-3 draw at Portland last Saturday.
Higuain, who was the only MLS player to make the worldwide list of the players judged to have the best performances for the week, is joined by players such as Antonio Di Natale and Dries Mertens on the squad.
You can view the entire Team of the Week selection here.
Since 1998, 17 players have suited-up for both the Crew and the Fire in their careers. The list includes current Crew players Dominic Oduro and Daniel Paladini as well as: Brian McBride, Ante Razov, Jon Busch, Dilly Duka, Matt Chulis, Leonard Griffin, Andy Herron, Richie Kotschau, Manny Lagos, Brian Plotkin (never played for Crew but was rostered), Tony Sanneh, Tim Ward, Andy Williams and John Wolyniec.
Ethan Finlay recorded his first career tally last weekend at Portland in his 41st career match. The midfielder became the sixth player to record a tally for the Black & Gold in 2014. Finlay, Hector Jimenez and Justin Meram each have a goal while Bernardo Anor and Jairo Arrieta (two goals each) trail team-leader Federico Higuain, who has six tallies to his name.
Veteran Tyson Wahl’s next start is a historic one for the ninth-year defender. After starting last weekend in Portland, Wahl is one start shy from his 100th career start since joining MLS with Kansas City in 2006. He has logged more than 9,000 minutes during his career.