TheCrew.com's Tim Miller chats with third-year winger Ethan Finlay following the first couple of training sessions in Bradenton, Fla.
Defender Chad Barson has finally caved and will be joining the Twitter world. There is just one small problem: he doesn't have a handle.
Here's where you, the fan, come in. Use the hashtag #BarsonTweets to choose a name for Chad. The most creative name will win a signed Chad Barson jersey and the bragging rights of having created the man's Twitter handle.
Crew Homegrown Players Matt Lampson and Wil Trapp spent Wednesday afternoon shooting a promo video for ReVision Advanced Laser Eye Care Center that will run during the Black & Gold's matches this season. The duo recently underwent LASIK correction in December as part of the Crew's new partnership with ReVision, making it the exclusive LASIK provider of the Columbus Crew. The two shared testimonials of the benefits LASIK correction has provided in the players' lives on and off the soccer field ahead of the official start of the Black & Gold's preseason on January 24.
Look for the commercial to air throughout 2014.
MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Matt Doyle dissect the Third and Fourth Rounds of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, highlighting the Crew's selection of midfielder Fifi Baiden from UC Santa Barbara.
The Crew selected defensive midfielder Kingsley "Fifi" Baiden from UC Santa Barbara 42nd overall in the Third Round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. Check out his highlight reel from the adidas MLS Player Combine earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Preparing for his second year as a pro, forward Ryan Finley gave Crew fans an inside look at his offseason training regimen over the weekend via his Instagram account.
Check out Finley's dribbling skill in this cone drill:
In the second clip, Finley shows his passing control with offseason training partner and U.S. Women's National Team star, Carli Lloyd:
The Crew reports for preseason camp on Friday before heading to Bradenton, Fla. to train at the IMG Academy.