Columbus has a pedigree as a soccer market that extends beyond the Crew or Major League Soccer. Starting with the Columbus Magic in 1979, the capital city has played host to a number of teams and exhibitions over almost forty years. Taken together, these histories depict a city with a tradition of support for soccer – provided those putting on the games have appropriately prepared. This is part of an irregular series that explores the history of soccer in central Ohio.
Since the original announcement that the Columbus Crew ownership was evaluating a relocation to Austin, a number of local governments have taken actions in support of keeping the team here in central Ohio. Following is a list of those communities, and the resolutions that they have passed.
More communities are expected to join this group. If you’d like to urge your local representatives to take action, please contact your representatives using this contact list.
“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.
The Save The Crew team has been busy working hard for America’s hardest working team!
The business affairs team secured 100+ business allies over the past few weeks. These restaurants and businesses are sporting fresh #SaveTheCrew window clings at their local stores, thanks to the distribution efforts from several volunteers. They distributed an additional 65+ window clings and signs today as well.
Greetings! As you may already be aware, there is a ton of work going on behind the scenes of the #SaveTheCrew movement to help keep the Black and Gold in Columbus. From time to time, we plan to highlight the work of our committed and wildly-talented grassroots team of volunteers by pulling back the curtain and giving some thanks to the people who turned #SaveTheCrew from a twitter hashtag into the lean, mean, relocation-fighting machine it has become. With that said, our first profile is of Tom Davis.
Pro Referees announced the MLS Conference Finals referee assignments. On November 21, 2017, the referee team at MAPFRE Stadium for the first leg of Columbus v. Toronto is:
REF: ROBERT SIBIGA
AR1: Peter Manikowski
AR2: Ian Anderson
4TH: Jose Carlos Rivero
VAR: Dave Gantar
Welcome to the #SaveTheCrew blog!
We are starting this blog in order to help keep our community informed of ongoing developments in our attempts to save the Columbus Crew from relocation to Austin. We don’t have a strict set of topics that we expect to cover, but so far the team here has discussed a variety of possible posts: