It's been a busy week around the Crew offices, starting with the annoucement the legend Frankie Hejduk has retired and joined the Crew's front office as Brand Ambassador.
The Columbus Dispatch's Bob Hunter lauds the organization for bringing Hejduk on to engage the Columbus community.
Referring to Hejduk as "soccer's answer to Jeff Spicoli", Soccer America's Paul Kennedy notes that, like Hejduk, his decision to settle in Columbus is an unconventional one.
The announcement got Frankie Hejduk's name trending in Columbus on Twitter. TheCrew.com compiled some of the most notable tweets of the day.
Back to business...
The Crew faces the Houston Dynamo on saturday. Former Crew midfielder Adam Moffat may make a return to Houston's lineup following a one-match suspension.
Against the Union last week, Columbus midfielder Nemanja Vukovic made his Major League Soccer debut. MLSsoccer.com's Craig Merz writes that now the Montenegrin will be given consideration for a spot in Robert Warzycha's starting XI.
The Black & Gold's search for a designated player continues, but nothing is likely to happen until summer, writes the Dispatch's Adam Jardy.
And finally, to get you ready for tomorrow's match, here is a preview of the Dynamo and Crew.