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Taking Action with a Massive Road Trip

By Chelsey Elsey

The 2018 Columbus Crew season does not resemble in the slightest any prior Crew season.  Since last October, Crew fans have wrestled with the possible demise of something we dearly love.  Due to these unfortunate circumstances, my family and I felt obligated to take an away game trip this season.  My husband, Tim, said that we owed ourselves a long overdue trip. He was correct.
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Massive Memoir – A New Fan from the #419

by Garrett Searight

I’m not a soccer guy. In fact, I’m the least soccer-y guy you’ll find. I legitimately feel bad for people in Europe and South America that think soccer is the most exciting sport on the planet.

I don’t use terms like stands, supporters, keepers, boots, pitch, etc…this is America, for Pete’s sake! Continue reading Massive Memoir – A New Fan from the #419

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Massive Memoirs – Heidi

Yo soy Columbus, este sentimiento no lo puedo parar…

by Heidi Baxter

Upon hearing this simple song line, I was hooked. I am Columbus, I can’t stop this feeling…. It was the spring of 2012 when Nordecke seemed like a dream team of fans to me. And there I was, in the thick of it.

La Turbina Amarilla, one of the supporters groups of the Columbus Crew SC, accepted me with arms wide open, grill hot as can be and laughs a minute. Never had I experienced soccer in Columbus with such raw passion.
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Telling Everyone We Know at the Columbus TacoFest

One of the mottos of the #SaveTheCrew from its inception has been: Tell everyone you know.

On Saturday, May 19, volunteers from the movement did just that.

They also told a few more that they don’t know. (Few, meaning, thousands.)

#SaveTheCrew volunteers woke up early to set up a tent and worked all day through the hot sun and summer storms at the First Annual Columbus Taco Fest held downtown at Genoa Park.The taco lines were long and the festival was even shut down momentarily due to storms passing through, but that didn’t sway the enthusiasm of the volunteers, who were eager to spread the word about the team and Project 2019.
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Massive Memoirs – Kevin

Red, White and Crew: How a shared affinity for the Columbus Crew became a cross country vacationing tradition

by Kevin Johnson

I began attending Crew games sporadically in the early 2000s. I took the plunge into the realm of season ticket holder in 2008. I shared my season seats with one of my best friends, Steve, until starting a family made finding time to commit to the Crew more difficult for him.
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Monday Recap 5/21/18

MONDAY RECAP: COMMUNITY UPDATE

Fellow Columbus Crew SC fans: Welcome to the next edition of our Monday Recap. Today, we have some special updates from the Save The Crew team, an update involving the ongoing litigation, and finally, the game recap.

Save The Crew Team Update

Project 2019 Campaign:

The next phase of the campaign to save our Columbus Crew has begun. In order to prove to potential investors that we (the fans) are dedicated to our team, we have launched an initiative called “Take the Pledge.”In 48 hours, we have gained over 5,000 signatures. These fervent Crew supporters hail from all over the world; from Columbus, to the islands of the Caribbean, and even Europe . Remember, the pledge is just the start to our campaign. It’s an important cog in the process to show that we can produce fruitful ‘business metrics’. The current ownership has had almost 5 years to try to get to 10,000 season ticket holders. We, the fans, did half of that in 48 hours (1).
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Project 2019 – Season Ticket Pledge

Throughout our lives, we pledge allegiance to many things. To our country, to our family, and now, fans of the Columbus Crew SC will have the opportunity to pledge their loyalty to supporting the team in 2019.

On Thursday, #SaveTheCrew announced the launch of Project 2019. STC is taking pledges from fans who are committed to buying 2019 season tickets or a multiple match plan for the 2019 Columbus Crew SC season following the sale of the team to a new investor/operator. By completing a short form, fans can demonstrate the massive demand that we have for new ownership of our beloved team.
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Massive Memoirs – Hector

A Wedding Anniversary & Renewal of Vows Toast

by Hector Garcia

In January of 1996 my wife and I moved from Bloomington, Indiana to Caracas, Venezuela. We had been married for about three months, and were looking ahead to a lifetime together. In February of 1996 the Columbus Crew drafted Brian McBride with the first draft pick in MLS’ history. The Crew and its nascent supporter base, the soccer-loving people of Columbus, were too looking ahead to a lifetime together. My wife is from Ohio, so naturally we started following the Crew’s scores and standings every week in the Caracas English-language newspaper (there was only one, but it did carry the MLS boxscores), smiling with joy with every win, steeling for the next game with every loss, pondering the balance of the universe with every draw.

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