#SavedTheCrew Reaction: Tommy Heinemann

2018 was an emotionally taxing year for Columbus Crew fans, and that includes former Crew striker Tommy Heinemann, who was going through a soccer-as-business ordeal of his own. After signing with FC Cincinnati for the 2018 season, the club unilaterally decided to void his contract based on concerns about the condition of his knee, which … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Tommy Heinemann

#SavedTheCrew Reaction: Chad Barson

Chad Barson played in 50 MLS matches with the Crew from 2013-2016, giving him the third-most regular season appearances of any Central Ohioan in club history, trailing only Wil Trapp (157 and counting) and Danny O'Rourke (147.) A solid defender with a good head for the game, the Lewis Center native was a homegrown product … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Chad Barson

#SavedTheCrew Reaction: Danny O’Rourke

In the early days of the #SaveTheCrew movement, Danny O'Rourke was one of the first Crew alums to sit down with me and have a lengthy discussion about what Columbus and the Crew meant to him. O'Rourke is a Worthington native who won a state championship with Worthington Kilbourne at MAPFRE Stadium, an NCAA championship … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Danny O’Rourke

#SavedTheCrew Reaction: Todd Yeagley

Todd Yeagley was a Crew original who spent his entire seven-year career with Columbus. He was part of the Indiana University pipeline in the inaugural season that included the likes of Brian Maisonneuve, Mike Clark, Brandon Ward, and the club's first GM, Jamey Rootes. Following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Yeagley is now … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Todd Yeagley

#SavedTheCrew Reaction: Michael Parkhurst

Before we get to the #SavedTheCrew portion of the proceedings, a happy little preamble. Michael Parkhurst ushered in the Gregg Berhalter era as captain of the Crew from 2014-2016. He was an MLS All-Star in 2014 and captained the 2015 Eastern Conference championship squad that lost a heartbreaking MLS Cup to the Portland Timbers. Then … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Michael Parkhurst