Saturday's match against Philadelphia is not only the first home game of the season, but it is Dominic Oduro's first game since receiving his red card in the last match of the 2013 season. While Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has made it clear that Oduro will get his chance on Saturday, he hasn't decided when and where he is going to use the Crew's leading scorer from 2013. After splitting time up top and on the wing in 2013, read more about Oduro and his comfort level on the wing.
The Crew has a long history of embracing their Homegrown talent. From the looks of Monday's practice, Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has no plans of stopping the flow of talent from the Crew Soccer Academy. Berhalter invited Crew Soccer Academy and USMNT youth product Ben Swanson to participate in drills and train with the Black & Gold's First Team. Read more about Swanson's success and how Berhalter plans to continue to connect with younger players in Columbus.
Earlier this week, Massive Report celebrated the taping of its 100th podcast covering the Black & Gold. Find out more about how the podcast started in this Columbus Dispatch digital piece.