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My #SaveTheCrew Journey – Zach

By Zach Klein

On December 28, 2018, the City of Columbus and State of Ohio filed to dismiss our lawsuit against MLS and Anthony Precourt to make way for new ownership to take control of the Columbus Crew. But it was a long journey to get there for myself and our legal team.

After supporting the #SaveTheCrew movement in its earliest days as Columbus City Council President, I realized I was in a unique position to do so much more when I became the City Attorney in January 2018. And we picked up the fight right away in the City Attorney’s Office. Continue reading My #SaveTheCrew Journey – Zach

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Weekly Recap 12/12/18

WEEKLY  RECAP: COMMUNITY UPDATE

Save The Crew Updates

Judge Brown’s ruling

The show must go on! The PSV/MLS motion to dismiss was denied. Judge Brown released over 50-pages explaining his reasoning and stated, “planting oneself in the seats of the sports team’s home venue imbeds a common root that unites and sprouts a forest of fans growing from the same soil” [#RespectYourRoots #SaveTheCrew]. The next phase in the case is the discovery phase. However, with a sale close, it is likely that the course of the case will change soon. Continue reading Weekly Recap 12/12/18

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Community Assist : Kickin It With High School Soccer

Editor’s Note: We received permission to share a special thank you on the blog from Tasha Ryals, coach of KIPP Columbus Soccer. Thank all of you who helped KIPP Columbus and Hilltonia Middle School achieve their goals as some of our 2018 #CommunityAssist partnerships.  Also be sure to get your items to the Holiday Donation Drive by December 6.  More details are at the bottom of this post. Continue reading Community Assist : Kickin It With High School Soccer

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Weekly Recap 11/28/18

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Save The Crew Updates

Columbus Crew Player News

The Crew exercised the contract options on eight players from the 2018 roster and reached a new contract agreement with defender Lalas Abubakar. The Crew exercised the options of goalkeepers Jon Kempin and Ben Lungaard; defenders Alex Crognale, Connor Maloney, Gaston Sauro and Josh Williams; and midfielders Luis Argudo and Niko Hansen. The team continues to work with Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys to complete a deal for defender Milton Valenzuela. Unfortunately, the club declined options on goalkeeper Logan Ketterer; midfielders Ricardo Clark, Mike Grella and Cristian Martinez; and forward Adam Jahn. They will all be missed. In addition Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen seems all but certain to complete a move to Manchester City, and may even be loaned elsewhere for the 2019 campaign. Continue reading Weekly Recap 11/28/18

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Weekly Recap 11/13/18

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Save The Crew Updates

STC Thanks:

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday later this month, we turned November into a month of Save The Crew thanks. Last week, we kicked off the month by giving thanks to Mayor Andrew Ginther and the Columbus City Council. We encourage everyone to send their own Thank-You’s to the city officials that had our back from day one. Call, email, or send letters letting them know how much you appreciate the committed support. Continue reading Weekly Recap 11/13/18

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Monday Recap 11/5/18

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D.C. United vs Columbus Crew:

Federico ‘Pipa’ Higuaín and the Columbus Crew conquered D.C. United in their first home playoff game at Audi Field. Higuaín, scored a goal in regulation, one in additional time, and also slotted home his penalty kick. The penalty kick finish was a very familiar scenario for Columbus, as we progressed in the playoffs last year after a win at Atlanta. Zack Steffen once again stopped multiple penalty kicks. What can’t he do? Some fans traveled to D.C. for the game, but back home, local pubs were at capacity as Crew fans celebrated the away victory. Save The Crew allies including Endeavour Brewing, Land Grant, Platform and more hosted watch parties for the playoff game. Hope to see you all back at these establishments next Sunday! Continue reading Monday Recap 11/5/18

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Wednesday Recap 10/31/18

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Save The Crew Updates

Legend’s Game:

What originally started as a tweet by Kyle Martino, turned into one of the most memorable events ever for the Crew family. The Legend’s game took place at the Ohio Historical Connection in coordination with Greater Columbus Sports Commission, and featured many Columbus Crew legends. Continue reading Wednesday Recap 10/31/18

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A Year of Save The Crew

Over the last year our organization, city and global network of volunteers have accomplished an incredible amount. The one year anniversary of Save The Crew marks a celebration of all of our accomplishments. We’re not done yet. Continue reading A Year of Save The Crew

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Monday Recap 10/15/18

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Save The Crew Updates

Save(d) The Crew:

Oh the irony. Ohio Revised Code 9.67 was created by legislators due to the Browns relocation to Baltimore. More than 20 years later, a group of investors led by the Browns ownership stated that they are in the final negotiation to purchase the Columbus Crew. This news, which previously was a dream, became a reality on Friday. We gathered on Friday at business ally Endeavor Brewing to celebrate as the saga has nearly ended, almost a year to the day from that nightmare that occurred on October 16th, 2017. Everyone involved in the Save The Crew movement, from Columbus, to across Ohio, to across the globe played a part in this success story. The doubters stated that a few “hundred” (hah) supporters would not be able to change the direction. Continue reading Monday Recap 10/15/18

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Monday Recap 8/13/2018

MONDAY RECAP: COMMUNITY UPDATE

Save The Crew Updates

1) Save the Crew, Stadium Renderings:

Last Monday, the entire Save The Crew movement reached new heights. The team released their official renderings for the stadium at a Ten Thousand Pledges celebration with special guest, Dante Washington! This could be the future home of Columbus Crew SC and we hope it spurs creativity and conversation around what can be possible. The stadium sits just west of the Huntington Ball-Park, in the Arena District. These renderings are best viewed directly. Further analysis can also be found at NBC 4, ABC 6, 10TV, and Dispatch.
Continue reading Monday Recap 8/13/2018