While a hamstring injury will keep Crew midfielder Dilly Duka out of Olympic qualifying for the United States U-23 National Team, the Columbus Dispatch's Adam Jardy writes that the injury could have been much worse.
Jardy also writes that he was impressed with Crew Homegrown product Matthew Lampson's performance between the pipes in training on Tuesday.
Crew players indulged in March Madness by filling out their brackets, resulting in a lot of trash talking ensued in the Black & Gold locker room.
Former Crew winger Robbie Rogers found the the net for Leeds United in an exhibition against Carlisle United.
Black & Gold goalkeeper William Hesmer is nearing a return to action after sustaining an ankle injury in the early part of preseason training, writes TheCrew.com's Cody Sharrett.
MLSsoccer.com's Craig Merz caught up with Columbus's favorite Kiwi, Duncan Oughton, as he adjusts to life in the Crew's front office.
Michigan State head coach Damon Rensing hopes his team's exhibition against the Crew on Saturday morning will give his players a chance to evaluate their skill and pro aspirations.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to unveil a new formation against the Black & Gold in an exhibition at Crew Stadium on Saturday. However, the Mountaineers will be without forward Andy Bevin. The sophomore is currently training with the New Zealand U-23 National Team ahead of OFC Olympic qualifying.
And finally, check out the new Dare To Be Massive video. If that doesn't get you excited for March 24th, what will?