By Darren Van Paris, Aka “Rick”
Hello fellow Crew fans!
I hope everyone has had an opportunity to recover from the game this past Sunday and bask in the glory that your Columbus Crew SC men will once again be back in the MLS Cup Playoffs this Thursday. Despite the massive distractions that Gregg and the boys have had to deal with the entire year, they still found a way to get it done. Truly incredible right? Could’ve packed it in and nobody would’ve thought much of it other than 3 people on social media that want major changes at every bump along the way. Anyways, hats off to the entire staff and players who fought, scraped, and battled to get to this point. Continue reading Where to Watch the Knockout Round
“So very grateful for the opportunity to be with the team on my birthday. We have students who have played soccer forever, and some just starting out but the team is a family, and our family really enjoyed watching the Columbus Crew win.”
Tasha Ryals, Coach, KIPP Columbus Soccer
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By Evonne Segall
You know what’s so great about volunteering with Save The Crew? You get to hang out with friends, or strangers who become friends, while talking about your favorite thing, and introducing your favorite thing to new strangers, who might become friends someday. This past weekend, several of us brought the Save The Crew tent to the Columbus Italian Festival and did just that. A huge thank you goes to Joey DiNapoli who made all the arrangements for Save The Crew to participate. I hope you got to enjoy some cannoli, brother. Continue reading Saving the Crew, One Cannoli at a Time
La Casa. Home
Bienvenidos a la casa. Welcome Home.
Last Saturday night, Columbus Crew SC fans welcomed home our beloved #J9, Justin Meram, who had recently been traded back to his home in Columbus. His family — both those related by blood and others by soccer fandom — was there to greet him in full force.
Continue reading Bienvenidos A La Casa
By Andrew Shepler
Pelotonia weekend 2018 was a memorable one for the eight members of the #SaveTheCrew peloton riding to raise money for cancer research.
Our adventure all started the Wednesday before the ride with a peloton meetup. While meeting up at #SaveTheCrew business ally Land Grant Brewing Company, we were met with multiple yells of “Save The Crew”. I also was stopped and asked where I could get the amazing bike jersey I was wearing (and to answer the question I’m sure you have, they were a special edition just for Pelotonia and aren’t being sold). Continue reading Saving Our Team and Saving Lives.
Save The Crew Surpasses 10,000 Season Ticket Pledges with Project 2019
We are pleased to announce that we’ve collected over 10,000 pledges from fans who say they will attend multiple games via ticket packages as part of our Project 2019 initiative.
When Major League Soccer was established, the league determined which city would get the first clubs based on a commitment from the community to purchase season tickets. In 1994, Columbus was the first community to come together to achieve and surpass the set goal of 10,000 season tickets, making us the charter member of MLS. Continue reading Ten Thousand Pledges | Diez Mil Compromisos
On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the champs were crowned in the inaugural Columbus Nation’s Cup, a soccer tournament and festival benefiting the Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) Community Connectors Mentorship Program. With support from IGS, Save The Crew business ally CoverMyMeds, Big Lots Foundation, Sapperton Advisors, Two Dollar Radio HQ, and Columbus East FC over 150 athletes of all ages took to the Columbus East Soccer Association (CESA) fields at Easton to compete for the championship cup in their respective divisions. Family and friends gathered at the fields to cheer on the players and true community connections were made. Continue reading Columbus Nations Cup Champs!
By Andrew Shepler
Saving the Crew is about more than soccer. It is also about community and love for our amazing city. It is about coming together in a time of turmoil and working together to better our city and community.
As a supporter of the Crew since 1996, it is hard to remember a time in Columbus without them. It also is hard to imagine what soccer would be like in Columbus if the team had never existed. From being the spiritual home of US Soccer, to Dos a Cero victories and multiple MLS cups and All-Star games hosted in town, having the Crew here in our city has helped put Columbus on the map internationally.
Continue reading Save The Crew at Pelotonia
Soccer for All.
The Columbus Nations Cup.
Continue reading The Columbus Nations Cup
Soccer has always been a game for the people. Anyone is able to take a ball, bought or handmade, and get friends together to play. This accessibility and ease of entry has made it the world’s game. It forges strong connections between people, bringing together individuals and communities, and most importantly, it’s fun and entertaining. You can go anywhere in the world and talk about a soccer match with a local or find a pickup game to play in.
Continue reading Soccer for All of the Community