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Weekly Recap 11/28/18

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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 11/20/18

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Save The Crew, World-wide:

A lot of you take your Crew and Save The Crew gear when you travel abroad. Many of you live abroad. Do you have a picture holding a #SaveTheCrew scarf or sign? We want them! Send us your pictures of #SaveTheCrew support from all over the world! We will put them all together in one massive display of support. Add your photos here so you don’t miss out on this fun opportunity! Continue reading Weekly Recap 11/20/18

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Wednesday Recap 10/31/18

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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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Community Assist + Cold Weather Gear Drive

“So very grateful for the opportunity to be with the team on my birthday. We have students who have played soccer forever, and some just starting out but the team is a family, and our family really enjoyed watching the Columbus Crew win.”

Tasha Ryals, Coach, KIPP Columbus Soccer

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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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Saving the Crew, One Cannoli at a Time

By Evonne Segall

You know what’s so great about volunteering with Save The Crew? You get to hang out with friends, or strangers who become friends, while talking about your favorite thing, and introducing your favorite thing to new strangers, who might become friends someday. This past weekend, several of us brought the Save The Crew tent to the Columbus Italian Festival and did just that. A huge thank you goes to Joey DiNapoli who made all the arrangements for Save The Crew to participate. I hope you got to enjoy some cannoli, brother. Continue reading Saving the Crew, One Cannoli at a Time

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Monday Recap 10/8/18

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Italian Festival:

Members from the STC team set up a tent at this past weekend’s Columbus Italian Festival. The tent saw a lot of traffic as many people came to chat about the Crew. Some individuals reminisced about legends such as Brian McBride, while others chatted optimistically about the future of the team. The STC team gave out dozens of stickers, as many people wanted to take something home with them (perhaps, we’ll see the stickers show up in Savannah, GA). We would like to give a MASSIVE thank you to the STC volunteers, and everyone that came out to the tent to support us. Continue reading Monday Recap 10/8/18

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Tuesday Recap 10/2/18

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2008 MLS Cup Anniversary:

As we know,  2018 marks the ten year anniversary of our first and only MLS cup victory. Goals from Ale Moreno, Chad Marshall, and Frankie Hejduk sealed the win for the Crew. On Saturday members from the 2008 championship team came to Mapfre to celebrate their anniversary. Players such as Gino Padula, William Hesmer, Frankie, and Duncan Oughton received their honors before running across the field to the Nordecke to celebrate – and to join in the “Save The Crew!” chants. These legendary players from Crew lore are a part of our club’s great history. Perhaps, in another 10 years we will celebrate the 2008 MLS Cup win AND the 2018 MLS Cup win. Save The Crew! Continue reading Tuesday Recap 10/2/18

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Monday Recap 9/3/18

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KIPP Columbus

KIPP Columbus, “is a national network of free, open enrollment college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life”.  The kids from Ms. Ryal’s 9th grade soccer came out to Mapfre on Saturday to see the team. Ms. Ryal’s team gathered at the Lamar Hunt statue before kickoff. This is a team YOU not only helped fund but also then sent to this match. We appreciate the Community Assist ticket donations and look forward to sending even more kids to see our Columbus Crew win.
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Monday Recap 8/27/2018

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New England Stands with #SaveTheCrew:

It is very well known that the majority of MLS fans do not want to see the Crew leave Columbus. Signs of solidarity can be seen all over the nation, #SaveTheCrew signs , scarves, & banners have adorned
stadiums around the globe all year. Fan’s of the New England Revolution have taken things a step further by stating their support in a Monday article. The writer, Mathew Bluestein stated “Getting rid of them would not be good for the sport or the identity of MLS. Soccer should not be run with a business mentality, it’s not like other sports. The fans give their all for the club, and it’s up to the owner to give just as much back. If attendance is bad, the owner is not doing something right. It’s up to the owner to fix it, not pack everything up and relocate the team. With that being said, I speak for all of New England and for all of us here at BSE when I say that we stand with you Columbus. You would fight for us, so we fight for you. Together, we’ll #SaveTheCrew.”
Continue reading Monday Recap 8/27/2018