On Friday, Crew SC Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, his technical staff and players traveled to Guadalupe, Arizona to hold a free soccer clinic for the children of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Prior to the clinic, the Black & Gold learned some of the history of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, which is a federally recognized tribe. The current inhabitants of the tribe are descendants from the Yaqui people of Mexico. The tribe originally settled in Arizona in the early 1990s before gaining recognition as a sovereign nation in 1978. “It was pretty amazing to see what they’ve built there,” said Crew SC captain Wil Trapp. “The Pascua Yaqui people have self-sustaining principles and are a community that helps each other and has preserved a lot of their traditions.” Following the historical background, both players and technical staff were able to spend time with the Pascua Yaqui children in attendance. “it was a good experience to learn about their culture and a little of their history,” said Crew SC midfielder Artur. “It made me happy to see the joy of the children when we arrived and were able to spend time with them.” Under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the club is currently training in Casa Grande, Arizona for its preseason camp until February 6. From there, Crew SC will be in Hawaii for the inaugural Pacific Rim Cup from February 6-11. During the window of February 15-25, the club will be in Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup.