Last night, the Black & Gold held their annual team awards ceremony at Via Vecchery Winery in the Brewery District. To kick off the event, Crew Soccer Foundation President and Crew President and General Manager Mark McCullers announced that the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund reached its goal of raising $100,000 for youth heart research and programming. Adam Jardy from the Columbus Dispatch talked to McCullers about the announcement and recapped the night's awards. A full rundown of the award ceremony can also be found on TheCrew.com.
It has been quite a week for the Black & Gold's Aaron Schoenfeld following his breakout performance at New England on Saturday. The forward scored his first career goal against the Revolution with a left-footed strike to the top corner. On Monday, the effort was put up for Goal of the Week on MLSsoccer.com. For fans unfamiliar with Schoenfeld's journey from Eastern Tennessee State University, this release from his alma mater has everything you need to know.
The loss at New England on Saturday may have eliminated the Crew from postseason contention, but according to Interim Head Coach Brian Bliss, there is still plenty to play for when the Revolution comes to Crew Stadium on Sunday. Several young players may get a chance to shine in the final match of the season, but fans should not expect to see wholesale changes, writes Fox Sports Ohio's Andrew King.
The wheels are finally turning on top-flight professional soccer’s return to Florida. With yesterday's announcement that funding has been approved for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando, Orlando City SC is on its way to potentially becoming the next MLS expansion franchise. According to a report by Mike Gramajo of Soccer By Ives, that announcement could come as soon as Thanksgiving.