Through Josh’s Eyes: Luis Diaz

LUIS DIAZAge at MLS Cup: 22Hometown: Nicoya, Costa Rica ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 26Starts: 18Minutes: 1510Goals: 0Assists: 5 A "young designated player" who join the Crew on July 2, 2019 from C.S. Herediano in Costa Rica, Diaz provided one of the most memorable moments in MLS Cup 2020. Less than a week after his 22nd … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Luis Diaz

Through Josh’s Eyes: Chris Cadden

CHRIS CADDENAge at MLS Cup: 24Hometown: Bellshill, Scotland ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 12Starts: 3Minutes: 372Goals: 0Assists: 1 Every MLS Cup championship team in Crew history has had a Scottish guy that nobody could understand. (As I heard '08 Massive Champion Adam Moffat once say upon introducing himself to a bunch of schoolchildren, "I'm the one … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Chris Cadden

Through Josh’s Eyes: Emmanuel Boateng

EMMANUEL BOATENGAge at MLS Cup: 26Hometown: Accra, Ghana ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020 (Crew only):Games: 12Starts: 3Minutes: 344Goals: 0Assists: 1 Boateng came to Columbus in August upon being acquired from D.C. United. The speedy winger fit right in and gave the Crew a dangerous attacking option against tired defenses. Joining up with Harrison Afful and Jonathan … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Emmanuel Boateng

Through Josh’s Eyes: Miguel Berry

MIGUEL BERRYAge at MLS Cup: 23Hometown: Poway, CA A forward selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, Berry didn't see any minutes with the first team in 2020 while developing behind established MLS goal scorers like Gyasi Zardes and Fanendo Adi. After scoring 38 goals in 72 appearances with the University … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Miguel Berry

Through Josh’s Eyes: Sebastian Berhalter

SEBASTIAN BERHALTERAge at MLS Cup: 19Hometown: Westerville, OH ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 9Starts: 4Minutes: 395Goals: 0Assists: 0 Sebastian was no stranger to MAPFRE Stadium prior to signing with the Crew. Obviously, his dad coached the team from 2014-2018, but his accomplishments speak for themselves. He was a member of the Crew's academy since 2014 and … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Sebastian Berhalter

Through Josh’s Eyes: Artur

ARTURAge at MLS Cup: 24Hometown: Salvador, Brazil ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 27Starts: 25Minutes: 2309Goals: 3Assists: 4 Artur joined the Crew on loan from Brazilian club Sao Paolo in 2017 and was permanently transferred to Columbus following his first season here. In 2020, he formed a perfect midfield partnership with Darlington Nagbe. Although not a goal-scorer … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Artur

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

Through Josh’s Eyes: Harrison Afful

HARRISON AFFULAge at MLS Cup: 34Hometown: Senya Breku, Ghana ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 26Starts: 25Minutes: 2275Goals: 1Assists: 3 Brought to Columbus in the summer of 2015 by former Crew coach Gregg Berhalter, Afful has long been an overlapping threat from the right back position, echoing the Frankie Hejduk forays of yesteryear. A member of the … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Harrison Afful

Through Josh’s Eyes: Fanendo Adi

FANENDO ADIAge at MLS Cup: 30Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria ALL COMPETITIONS IN 2020:Games: 12Starts: 1Minutes: 182Goals: 0Assists: 0 A big and skilled forward, Adi twice scored 16 goals in his five years with the Portland Timbers, including a 2015 campaign that ended with an MLS Cup championship. After a season with FC Cincinnati in 2019, Adi … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: Fanendo Adi

Through Josh’s Eyes: The Celebration

[NOTE: To read earlier installments of this Josh Williams series or other MLS Cup related posts, please click HERE. And since photo captions might not show in the mobile version, I'll say right here that all photos are by my friend Sam Fahmi.] After the goal that put the Crew up 3-0, but before the … Continue reading Through Josh’s Eyes: The Celebration