Missing 2019 Playoffs Hearkens to 2003

After last Saturday's last-gasp collapse that resulted in 1-1 draw in Vancouver, rather than a 1-0 victory, Columbus Crew coach Caleb Porter lamented, "If we could see out a game this year we’d be in the playoffs." They couldn't and they aren't. The Crew were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday night, ironically because … Continue reading Missing 2019 Playoffs Hearkens to 2003

Coming Soon: A Massive Collection, Vol. 1

Since there is no Crew game this weekend, seems like a good time for a Crew-related announcement. This fall, I'll have a new Crew book available. A Massive Collection, Volume 1 contains 43 stories spanning from 1997-2019. There are long-lost tales from the early days, some popular favorites, and three stories exclusive to the book, … Continue reading Coming Soon: A Massive Collection, Vol. 1

Hell is Real Preview: Facts About Our New Rival

Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium marks the first Hell is Real match in MLS play between the Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati. The rivalry derives its sobriquet from the ominous billboard on I-71 asserting the veracity of unspeakable eternal punishment. It’s worth noting that the sign is situated such that it faces the people driving away … Continue reading Hell is Real Preview: Facts About Our New Rival

#ThankYouSigi: A Few Quick Induction Reactions

In the course of my recent conversations with folks about Sigi Schmid, I asked them for their reaction to his upcoming induction into the Crew's Circle of Honor. Here's what they had to say, with the caveat that my conversations with Brad Evans and Steven Lenhart took place during the winter, before the induction was … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: A Few Quick Induction Reactions

#ThankYouSigi: Thursdays at Ruby’s

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE.   Sigi Schmid was … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Thursdays at Ruby’s

#ThankYouSigi: Katie Witham and the Extra Mile

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE.   Whenever anyone is … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Katie Witham and the Extra Mile

#ThankYouSigi: Sigi’s Secret to Success

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE. I found this to … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Sigi’s Secret to Success

#ThankYouSigi: Coming to Columbus

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE.   When Crew President … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Coming to Columbus