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For the second-straight week, Crew playmaker Federico Higuaín was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for his two-assist performance in the Black & Gold's 2-0 win against the Chicago Fire. The honor marked the fifth time this season in which MLSsoccer.com recognized the Argentine in its weekly Best XI.
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.
Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton
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.