Warzycha on Pipa’s Record

In the 27th minute tonight, Federico Higuain earned the secondary assist on Gyasi Zardes' goal to give the Crew a 1-0 lead on the LA Galaxy. Not only that, he etched his place in the Crew record books, surpassing Crew legend Robert Warzcha for the Crew's all-time assist lead. It was the 62nd helper of … Continue reading Warzycha on Pipa’s Record

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25 Years Ago Tonight, the Cleveland Crunch Delivered My First Fan Championship

It's hard to believe it has been 25 years since the Cleveland Crunch delivered my very first taste of a pro sports championship. The Crunch are a defunct indoor soccer team that played in the National Professional Soccer League. In between the demise of the North American Soccer League in the early 1980s and the … Continue reading 25 Years Ago Tonight, the Cleveland Crunch Delivered My First Fan Championship

Dueling 61s: A Look at Warzycha & Higuian

On Saturday night, Federico Higuain tied Robert Warzycha's Columbus Crew record for career assists in league play, so in addition to the story I wrote, I thought it would be fun to jointly celebrate the two Crew legends by looking at their shared record while it is still shared.First, some basics. WARZYCHAHIGUAINAssists6161First assist9/22/1996 at TB(Paul Caligiuri) 8/19/2012 … Continue reading Dueling 61s: A Look at Warzycha & Higuian

The Night Pipa Tied Bobby

Records are made to me broken and we certainly celebrate their breaking. However, if we’re lucky, we get to celebrate a moment when a record is tied, where two terrific players from different eras are joined together in equal achievement. So it is Crew legends Robert Warzycha and Federico Higuain. On Saturday night, Higuain tied … Continue reading The Night Pipa Tied Bobby

Crew Q &A: Tom Presthus on Zack’s Record

Here's a quick Crew Q&A from Tuesday night with former Crew goalkeeper Tom Presthus, who was once in a seven-way tie for the Crew's all-time goalkeeper assist lead until Zack Steffen broke it with the second assist of his Crew career on Saturday, making him the first goalkeeper in MLS history to save a penalty … Continue reading Crew Q &A: Tom Presthus on Zack’s Record

Zack’s Historic Double Damage

Columbus Crew fans have become accustomed to watching goalkeeper Zack Steffen do amazing things, especially in the postseason when the spotlight shines brightest. The 23-year-old is the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, a regular call-up the U.S. Men's National Team, and will be heading to Manchester City of the English Premier League this summer. … Continue reading Zack’s Historic Double Damage