SOUNDBYTE: Artur meets the Columbus press for first time

Brazilian midfielder Artur - on loan from Sao Paulo FC - met with the organized press at the EAS Training Center in Obetz for the first time on Tuesday.

The 2017 Major League Soccer and Crew SC regular season opens on March 4 against the Chicago Fire at MAPFRE Stadium, presented by MAPFRE Insurance. The full Crew SC preseason and regular schedule can be downloaded and synced on iOS and Android devices.

MAPFRE Stadium's gates will open at 12:30 p.m. ET for Saturday's 2 p.m. ET kickoff. The first 10,000 supporters in the gates will receive a free MAPFRE Insurance Crew SC key chain, and Saturday will be the general public's first chance to purchase the club's new 2017 Primary Jersey (while limited supplies last).

LATEST CREW KITS: The official jerseys featuring Nationwide Children's Hospital are out now!