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Massive Memoirs – Jorge

Editor’s note: Welcome to another addition of “Massive Memoirs.” Recently, we asked for help from our Spanish speaking community for this next piece. The response from fans was overwhelming, but we were led to Janelle Henderson and her husband Jorge.

This love letter to the “Yellow Soccer Team” is written in Spanish and followed by an English translation.

One thing is for certain, love for the Columbus Crew knows no bounds.

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#SaveTheCrew documentary debuts

Last week, video journalist Sean Kelly announced he was in the process of producing a #SaveTheCrew documentary with the help of Ball Street media.

“The film will tell the fans’ stories of following The Crew from its creation in 1994, and the ups and downs that come with a total devotion to your club,” said Kelly in a letter to Save The Crew.

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Young fans join the #SaveTheCrew movement

Since its inception, the Save The Crew campaign has been a total team effort. It can be tough to keep everyone in line with so many moving parts, but the campaign has forged ahead to create many memorable moments.

Another moment comes to us from Columbus, OH and Jenny and Mark Lundine. Their 8 and 10 year old children looked for a way to make an impact, so they took to social media. The children hope to sell as many Save The Crew yard signs as they can to aid the campaign.

It seems like Natalie has a great career in marketing ahead of her!

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#SaveTheCrew documentary creator speaks out

As the producer of #SaveTheCrew: The Fans v The System, I would like to take a moment to let all soccer fans know what to expect of this documentary when it is released on Wednesday December 6 (we’re not sure at what time, we’re still finishing it!).

The October 17 revelation that a founder member and cornerstone of Major League Soccer history was in danger of being relocated out of state is a travesty for fans of The Crew and for soccer fans generally. As I am currently resident in Columbus, I saw the emotions play out in real life and in real time.

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Massive Memoirs – Christina

Editor’s note: Welcome to a new feature on the #SaveTheCrew website, we’re calling this Massive Memoirs.

The fans are critical to the success of this movement and we will spotlight stories from the people that make up the Columbus Crew SC as we try to answer “What do the Crew mean to you?”

I hope you enjoy this series as we kick things off with Christina Koplyay, a Cincinnati native that fell in love with the Crew in the summer of 2014.

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#SaveTheCrew documentary announced

On Thursday Nov.30th, media company Ball Street announced via Twitter that a #SaveTheCrew documentary is currently in production. The documentary tells the story of Columbus Crew SC supporters and their fight to keep the Black & Gold in Columbus through the #SaveTheCrew movement.

The trailer showcases a brief synopsis of the movement and how fans are fighting back against Precourt Sports Ventures’ claims that Columbus is no longer a viable soccer market.

Details about what the documentary contains haven’t been made public, but it appears the #SaveTheCrew movement will be well represented.

The documentary releases on Dec.6th, three days before MLS Cup.


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Morgan Hughes AMA – 11/24

On Friday, 11/24, Morgan Hughes of Save The Crew made himself available for an AMA on the Columbus Crew-focused Reddit site, r/TheMassive. The link to the AMA page itself can be found here, but we have summarized the replies to the original questions for you below (Children threads not included). Questions are in bold, responses are from Morgan. Enjoy.

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#SaveTheCrew Statement


Greetings. Today, Save The Crew is thankful for many things. We are of course eternally grateful to our Lord Guillermo, who nine years ago today gifted his opus unto us. Working through Alejandro, Chad and Frankie, he revealed his love. Guillermo is great indeed!

Next, we are thankful for you. The outpouring of support that we’ve received from Columbus, from around the league and from around the world over the past five weeks has been incredible. As a volunteer grass-roots movement, one of our early measures of success was going to be engagement. Our 2000-person rally on the steps of City Hall, organized in 3 days, was just a harbinger of things to come. After 112,000 page views, over 200 business allies and more than 16,000 signatures on our open letter to MLS and its investor/operators, it’s clear that our message has struck a chord in the global soccer community.


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Columbus Family Ties

“What would we do baby… without us?”

These words, lifted from the theme song to the based-in-Columbus 1980s TV show Family Ties, succinctly pose a loving, rhetorical question between family members. It’s a question so awful you never want to ask it, let alone think about the answer.

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