MONDAY RECAP: COMMUNITY UPDATE
Save The Crew Updates
KIPP Columbus, “is a national network of free, open enrollment college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life”. The kids from Ms. Ryal’s 9th grade soccer came out to Mapfre on Saturday to see the team. Ms. Ryal’s team gathered at the Lamar Hunt statue before kickoff. This is a team YOU not only helped fund but also then sent to this match. We appreciate the Community Assist ticket donations and look forward to sending even more kids to see our Columbus Crew win.
What a night! And what a great night for the kids from KIPP Columbus to see our team live. We got this pic of Ms. Ryal's team by Lamar before kickoff. This is a team YOU helped fund and then sent to a match.
On behalf of our #CommunityAssist program, thank you Columbus. 💛😼⚽ pic.twitter.com/IcL00XBFtq
— Save The Crew (@Save_The_Crew) September 2, 2018
Former Columbus Crew player Kyle Martino tweeted that he and other former Crew players (Mcbride, Moreno, Harkes, Buddle, Dunseth, Wingert, McCarty, Presthus, Paule, and of course Frankie) plan to come home to Columbus on October, 28th. He stated that more information regarding the reunion will be sent out soon. Big party to celebrate Saving the Crew? Let’s hope so.
The weeknights-and-weekends outreach was back at it at the Columbus Greek Festival on Labor Day weekend. They told everyone they know about the Project 2019 free 2019 Ticket Pledge. We also told everyone who read the special section chronicling Jack Hanna’s 40 years at the Columbus Zoo in the Sunday Dispatch.
Zardes, Trapp, and Steffen called up for National Team:
US National team interim head coach Dave Sarachan released the 24 man roster for the friendly matches against Brazil and Mexico. This call-up is the first for Gyasi since January, and continues the streak of call-ups for Wil Trapp (who has captained the team for four straight matches) and Zack Steffen. This year has been very good to the trio, and what’s even better? The call-ups will not interfere with any Columbus Crew matches.
As we all know, PSV and the MLS have filed a motion to dismiss the court case. The two sides (Columbus/Ohio v.s. PSV/MLS) are scheduled to appear in Courtroom 4A of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. Each side will be given 45 minutes to present arguments to Judge Brown for a decision that would come sometime after. It is unlikely that the Judge will agree to dismiss the case. However, if he does the plaintiffs (Columbus) would have the right to appeal the order to state appellate court. In all likelihood, Judge Brown will deny the motion to dismiss, and the case will continue for the foreseeable future, unless, a settlement is reached. A settlement could very well be the sale of the Columbus Crew to local owners. After all, who enjoys being in a court case for that long?
Classy win by the Crew. A rocket from Harrison Afful and a game winner from the returning Mesopotamian lion gave Columbus the full 3-points. Justin Meram’s game winner earned him man of the match honors. These wins against top opponents are critical as we head into the playoffs. Tune in on 9/15 as our Crew go to Texas to take on FC Dallas.
This one was for you….. Columbus pic.twitter.com/Cclc1uB4nq
— Justin Meram (@JustinMeram) September 2, 2018
Glory To Columbus