Entrance Exam: Crew forward Justin Meram’s Entrance Exam continues with five questions for the Crew’s rookie striker, Justin Meram. The former University of Michigan player was a first-round draft pick and is expected to provide depth off the bench for Columbus this year. Question 1: What’s been the most unexpected difference between MLS and college so far?

Justin Meram: Just the pace of the game, how physical plays are, and stuff like that. You always gotta be on your A-game. Question 2: Which veterans have provided the most guidance, and in what way?

Meram: Uh … Which veterans have guided me? We’ll skip that question. Let me think about that one. [Laughs] Question 3: It’s the MLS cup final. It’s tied and it’s heading to penalties. Do you want to be one of the five penalty-takers?

Meram: Yeah. I’ve got confidence in my penalty kicks ability. So, if we ever come into that situation, I’ll be one of the five. What’s the biggest penalty you’ve taken up until now, in your amateur career? Have you ever taken a huge penalty like that?

Meram: My junior year of college, I took one in the national finals, for a shootout. So you have a little bit of experience with it.

Meram: Yeah. Question 4: You’re a goalscorer, so have you come up with a goal celebration yet, or will you go spontaneous?

Meram: I haven’t had a celebration yet. I know my first one at home, when I score, or if I score, will be with the Nordecke, you know the fans. So will you do kind of a Lambeau Leap thing, jumping into the stands?

Meram: Yeah, something like that. You know, Rich Balchan said he was gonna do some sort of disco dance, if he got a goal.

Meram: He’s gonna do a disco? Well, if he does that, then I think I’m going to have to laugh and like, help him out. Maybe a little robot, to correspond with the disco. Question 5: Anything you’d like to say to the hardcore fans in the Nordecke?

Meram: We love you, and we’re ready to have a successful season.