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Crew News & Notes - August 10

The Crew returns home, after a 2-0 setback at the hands of reigning MLS Cup-champion Colorado last Friday (Aug. 5), to host Eastern Conference rival New England Revolution this Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Crew Stadium. The ever popular Bob Evans Buck-a-Brat night is back for Saturday’s contest, when fans will be able to purchase juicy, full-size Bob Evans Bratwursts for just $1 throughout the game.

The match will be televised live regionally on ONN with Dwight Burgess and Duncan Oughton calling all the action and Katie Witham reporting from the sidelines. It will also be broadcast in high definition exclusively to Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio customers in Columbus on Ch. 1311. The game can be heard in English on News/Talk 610 WTVN and on-line at TheCrew.com, with Neil Sika and John Bluem behind the microphone, and in Spanish on La Mega 103.1, with Carlos Cordova and Benny Pietrangelo on the call. 
 
The Crew’s all-time record against New England is 26-16-10, and in  the most recent home contest, on May 8, 2010, the Crew defeated New England 3-2 behind a goal by Eddie Gaven, an own goal by Cory Gibbs and a stoppage-time game-winner by Robbie Rogers.  Rogers will be returning from U.S. National Team duty after a friendly match with Mexico on Wednesday (Aug.10).

The Revolution sits in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-10-9 record and 21 points. Perennial All-Star Shalrie Joseph leads the team in goals with seven while midfielder Benny Feilhaber leads in assists with three.
 
New England is coming off a 3-2 home loss at the hands of Chivas USA (Aug. 6), in which the team’s first ever Designated Player, forward Milton Caraglio, made his MLS debut, starting and playing 66 minutes.

Next up the Crew will host another Eastern Conference showdown as it faces the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Crew Stadium.

COLUMBUS CREW vs. New England Revolution
Saturday, Aug. 13 – 7:30 p.m. (ET) – Crew Stadium
Regional Television: ONN (in HD on TWC Ch. 1311)
Crew Radio: News/Talk 610 WTVN (English); La Mega 103.1 (Spanish)
Crew Webcast: TheCrew.com (English)
 
CREW CELEBRITY BARTENDER NIGHT AT 4th STREET BAR AND GRILL ON AUG. 10
Join Budweiser, 97.1 The Fan and the Crew on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 7-9 p.m. at 4th Street Bar and Grill (1810 N. 4th Street, Columbus, 43201). Columbus Crew stars Jeff Cunningham, Andy Gruenebaum and Justin Meram will take part as celebrity bartenders for the evening, serving your favorite Budweiser products. Scott Torgerson, co-host of “Common Man and The Torg,” will emcee the event. All tips raised for the evening will benefit the Crew Soccer Foundation. 
 
OHIOHEALTH COLUMBUS CREW 5K IS THIS SATURDAY
The 5th Annual OhioHealth Columbus Crew 5K Race and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, benefiting the Crew Soccer Foundation, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at 8 a.m. at Crew Stadium. The fast and unique course around Crew Stadium is USATF certified and finishes through the player tunnel inside the stadium. Following the race, there will be music, food, games, Crew Cat and the Crewzers on the Crew Kicker Plaza. Early registration can be completed for $35 ($40 on race day). Registration for the 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, which will begin at 8 a.m., is $30 through race day. All runners will receive an official event tech shirt, a complimentary ticket to the Crew’s match vs. the New England Revolution that evening, and other great giveaways from club partners. A portion of the proceeds will support the club’s charitable arm, the Crew Soccer Foundation, and its youth programming.
 
ROBBIE ROGERS CALLED INTO NATIONAL TEAM CAMP FOR MATCH AGAINST MEXICO
Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers was called into National Team camp by new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the friendly match against Mexico on Wednesday (Aug. 10) in Philadelphia. Rogers was called in to replace Glasgow Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu, who was injured in a friendly against EPL side Chelsea. Rogers will return to Columbus after the match and should be available for selection for the match against New England on August 13.
 
NIGERIA VS. GHANA MATCH CALLED OFF
The Nigeria vs. Ghana match scheduled for Tuesday (Aug. 9), for which the Crew’s Nigerian midfielder Emmanuel Ekpo had been called in, was cancelled due to the unrest in England. The match was supposed to have been played in Watford, England, but was called off by local officials as a precaution due to potential demands on Hertfordshire Constabulary.
 
CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC TO BE HELD ON SEPT. 19
The Crew Soccer Foundation will hold its Golf Classic at Heritage Golf Club on Sept. 19. Participants will have a chance to test their skills against Crew players on a challenging and beautiful course designed by famed architect P.B. Dye. A variety of single and foursome packages are available, including a VIP foursome package which will allow participants to play with a Crew player (subject to availability). To register for the Crew Soccer Foundation Golf Classic, visit www.thecrew.com/golf <http://www.thecrew.com/golf> .
                                                                                                                                                  
CREW DEFENDER ERIC GEHRIG ON CREWXTRA THIS WEDNESDAY
CrewXtra, the weekly show on ONN Wednesdays at 8, 8:30, 11 and 11:30 p.m., this week will feature Crew midfielder/defender Eric Gehrig, alongside the “Voice of the Crew,” Dwight Burgess, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch, and host Beau Bishop, as they discuss last week’s game at Colorado and the upcoming match against New England.