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MLS has not left Columbus behind in attendance

If you follow the debate about the Columbus Crew and its possible relocation to Austin, you’ll soon come across a skeptical viewpoint:

Columbus was a fine market when the league started, but now MLS has grown – and Columbus hasn’t kept pace.

It may be tempting to believe this, especially when the league and team ownership are circulating lists that have Crew SC near the bottom of the attendance rankings. But the data is more nuanced than that – and far more supportive of Columbus.

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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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Save The Crew Volunteer Profile – Ethan McKinley

As we roll into the holiday season, it’s important to be thankful for all the great times we’ve spent with friends and family over the year. And of course, we’re thankful for all of the hard-working volunteers who make things run within the Save The Crew movement.

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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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