[Pt. 3] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend

CONTINUED FROM PART TWO Chad Marshall is a funny, funny man who loved and cared about his teammates. Those players describe the real Chad Marshall as “a big goofy animal” and “a teddy bear.” “He’d always make you feel welcome, but once you were in with him, the banter was pretty much nonstop,” Williams said. … Continue reading [Pt. 3] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend

[Pt. 2] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend

CONTINUED FROM PART ONE Here’s a way in that Chad Marshall is an example of not being able to judge a book by its cover. I say this lovingly, but it’s something people have asked me about and commented on over the years, and something that even his dearest friends seem to agree upon—Chad Marshall … Continue reading [Pt. 2] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend

[Pt. 1] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend

On May 22, the news came out of Seattle that Crew legend Chad Marshall retired in the midst of his 16th MLS season. He left behind a list of accomplishments as tall as the man himself. The 6’4” defender was a two-time MLS Cup champion, including the game-winning goal for the Crew in MLS Cup … Continue reading [Pt. 1] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend