SOUNDBYTE: Connor Maloney as Crew SC prepares for Houston

Columbus Crew SC rookie defender Connor Maloney spoke at the EAS Training Center at Obetz on Tuesday, discussing Major League Soccer's Week 1 and what the team expects heading into Houston on Saturday.

Crew SC next faces the Houston Dynamo on March 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET in Houston, Texas. The Black & Gold return home on March 25 to host the Portland Timbers for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at MAPFRE Stadium.

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