Crew SC crosstown top-tier professional franchise, the Columbus Blue Jackets, are set to begin their 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs run on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. When asked about Crew SC's support for their fellow Columbus-based professionals, Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter said Crew SC is in full support:
"We do pay attention, we definitely are watching and rooting for them. They’ve had a great season and its good to see now that they’re in position in the playoffs to make a run. We’re going to be in full support of them as they try to reach the Stanley Cup Final."
The Black & Gold return home for the first leg of the Trillium Cup against Toronto FC on April 15 for an 8 p.m. kickoff at MAPFRE Stadium. The match is the first Trillium Cup meeting of the year in the regular-season series that determines the victor of the trophy. The two teams will play on May 10 at MAPFRE Stadium before a May 26 clash at BMO Field. The Black & Gold have won the Trillium Cup six out of the nine years it has been contested. The two clubs began battling for the trophy during the 2008 campaign and the Black & Gold were victorious in the regular-season series for the first three years of Trillium Cup action.