Through Josh’s Eyes: Jonathan Mensah

JONATHAN MENSAHAge at MLS Cup: 30Hometown: Prampram, Ghana ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 28Starts: 28Minutes: 2550Goals: 0Assists: 1 The Crew signed Mensah as a designated player in 2017, by which time he had already appeared in two World Cups for Ghana, including the Black Stars' run to the quarterfinals in 2010 Mensah's early performances in Columbus … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Jonathan Mensah

Through Josh’s Eyes: Fatai Alashe

FATAI ALASHEAge at MLS Cup: 27Hometown: Northville, MI ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020 (Crew stats only):Games: 9Starts: 6Minutes: 441Goals: 1Assists: 0 Defensive midfielder Fatai Alashe had one of those weird sports years. He only made three appearances totaling 25 minutes for dreadful Cincinnati before getting traded to Columbus in August. Then he made eight appearances, including … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Fatai Alashe

MLS Cup 2020: Crew Alumni Reactions, Pt. 4

Here's the latest batch of Crew alumni reactions from calls/texts/emails in the wake of Columbus lifting the trophy for the second time. Some of these are condensed from much longer conversations. JON BUSCH (2002-2006) "They played fantastic! Absolutely awesome. Dominating. Everybody, from top to bottom, what a total team performance in the biggest game of … Continue reading MLS Cup 2020: Crew Alumni Reactions, Pt. 4

Crew Q&A: Duncan Oughton on Dwight Burgess

Following Monday's announcement that Dwight Burgess is stepping out of the broadcast booth after 24 seasons, I wrote this piece about The Voice of the Crew. On Wednesday, I also caught up with one of his former broadcast partners, former Crew midfielder Duncan Oughton, to chat about his experiences with Dwight. As always, it was … Continue reading Crew Q&A: Duncan Oughton on Dwight Burgess

BOOK REVIEW: “A Season in Time” by Todd Denault

A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and an Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season by Todd Denault John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. $40.00 on Amazon and $11.99 on Kindle There are few sports seasons I have loved more than the 1992-93 NHL campaign. I saw my first and only game at Maple Leaf … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “A Season in Time” by Todd Denault

Kirk Urso: Forever Massive (cover and description)

As many of you may already know, I have been working on a book about Kirk Urso. I announced it last August when I thought I was a couple months away from publishing it. That turned out not to be the case, but that's because little additions kept presenting themselves. My friend Rob has told … Continue reading Kirk Urso: Forever Massive (cover and description)