After 10 matches thus far in 2014, Steve Clark, Michael Parkhurst and Giancarlo Gonzalez have played every single minute for the Crew. Parkhurst has already left for U.S. Men’s National Team duty and Gonzalez is set to depart for FIFA World Cup camp in Costa Rica after Saturday’s match. Waylon Francis started the first 10 matches of 2014 (871 minutes) but departed ahead of Saturday. Still readily available for Columbus, Federico Higuain, Tony Tchani and Josh Williams have all started each tilt under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.
Wil Trapp and Tony Tchani each were issued a yellow card in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The pair of midfielders each have four cautions and can avoid a yellow-card suspension if they play three consecutive matches without being booked. Tchani has started all 10 contests while Trapp (nine starts) returned to action last weekend following a one-match suspension for a red card at Sporting KC on May 4. Per MLS Competition Rules and Regulations, “When one yellow card away from being suspended for caution accumulation, if a player appears in three consecutive games without receiving a yellow card or disciplinary sanction, the player will have one yellow card expunged. A player may take advantage of the ‘Good Behavior’ incentive only once throughout the season.”
Ahead of next weekend’s match against Chicago, the Crew’s 2014 Circle of Honor induction polls close on Friday, May 23. Five finalists have been named for the Crew’s 2014 Circle of Honor induction process including: Mike Clark, Frankie Hejduk, Brian Maisonneuve, Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Robert Warzycha. Candidate profiles and voting information are available on TheCrew.com