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Archive for January 9th, 2020

Less than 2 months away, Crew SC to host NY Red Bulls on March 1 for 2020 MLS Opening Match

 

COLUMBUS – Major League Soccer recently announced that Columbus Crew SC will begin the 2020 MLS regular season at MAPFRE Stadium by hosting New York City FC, at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 1. This is the first time Crew SC begins the MLS regular season against New York City FC. Notably, the Black & Gold are undefeated in their last three home-opening matches dating back to 2017, with a record of 1-0-2 over that span.

The 2020 regular season will be the Crew’s 25th season in MLS and the 21st season at MAPFRE Stadium – the League’s first soccer-specific stadium. Crew SC 2020 Season Ticket Membership packages are also currently available.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

Crew SC announces entire 2020 MLS Season Schedule

COLUMBUS – Major League Soccer today unveiled its 2020 regular-season schedule, a campaign that sees each of its now 26 clubs play a 34-match slate. Columbus Crew SC begins its 25th MLS season at home against New York City FC, in Opening Match at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 1 at MAPFRE Stadium. The Black & Gold then travel to CenturyLink Field to face defending MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, March 7.

The Crew is slated to open its 2020 campaign against New York City FC for the first time in Club history. Additionally, the match marks only the fourth time in 12 years that Crew SC has opened its campaign with a match at MAPFRE Stadium. The 2020 regular season will be the Black & Gold’s 25th season in MLS and the 21st season at MAPFRE Stadium – the League’s first soccer-specific stadium.

Tickets to all matches on the Crew SC home schedule are available now through 2020 Season Ticket Memberships both online and over the phone at 614-447-CREW. 2020 Full Season Ticket Members will have priority over the waitlist in selecting seats for the Club’s new downtown stadium, slated to open in 2021. Individual-match tickets for 2020 home matches are now available online at ColumbusCrewSC.com or via phone. For access to purchasing FC Cincinnati tickets, call 614-447-CREW. Local broadcast and promotional schedule information will be released at a later date.

Group Tickets of 20 or more are available for purchase by calling 614-447-CREW ext. 3 or by email at groupsales@ColumbusCrewSC.com. Crew SC’s Winter Wonderland Pack – a gift package which includes two (2) tickets to Opening Match as well as two winter hats – is also still available for as low as $60 via the following link: http://bit.ly/2KHjdEJ. Supporters interested in purchasing a Winter Wonderland Pack must use the promo code WINTER to redeem the offer.

In 2020, Crew SC faces all Eastern Conference opponents – Atlanta United, Chicago Fire FC, D.C. United, FC Cincinnati, expansion side Inter Miami CF, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, the Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC – twice, with one match at home and one match on the road against each.

10 other contests featuring Western Conference opponents complete the Black & Gold’s 2020 regular-season schedule. The Crew host Real Salt Lake, Minnesota United FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Colorado Rapids and the Houston Dynamo at MAPFRE Stadium this year, while the Club is set to visit expansion side Nashville SC as well as Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas, the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City.

Notable schedule highlights include: Opening Match at MAPFRE Stadium against New York City FC (March 1); a home contest against Western Conference opponent Real Salt Lake (March 14); the first of two Trillium Cup matches against Toronto FC at home (April 4); an Eastern Conference clash against Orlando City SC (April 11); a home contest against the Philadelphia Union (April 25); and a visit at the end of April from Western Conference side Minnesota United FC (April 29).

In 2020, the Black & Gold is also set to host fellow Eastern Conference sides the Montreal Impact (May 9) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (May 27) during the month of May. The Crew is set to play three matches at MAPFRE Stadium in June, hosting Chicago Fire FC (June 13), D.C. United (June 20) and Atlanta United (June 27) before playing its inaugural MLS regular-season home match against expansion side Inter Miami CF (July 5).

Crew SC travels to face FC Cincinnati for a nationally televised match before returning to MAPFRE Stadium to host the Colorado Rapids (July 25). A two-match home stand in August follows, during which the Crew faces the New England Revolution (August 15) as well as the second of two regular-season matches FC Cincinnati (August 22). The Black & Gold then close the regular-season home schedule with back-to-back matches against the Houston Dynamo (September 12) and the New York Red Bulls (September 19).

The first two rounds of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas are held on Thursday, January 9 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Crew SC enters the SuperDraft with the seventh pick in the First Round, as well as the 21st pick (47th overall) and the 23rd pick (49th overall) in the Second Round. The event is set to be streamed live on Twitter, the ESPN App, YouTube and Facebook.

# DATE OPPONENT VENUE TIME (ET)
1 Sunday, Mar 1 New York City FC* MAPFRE Stadium 12:30 p.m.
2 Saturday, Mar 7 Seattle Sounders FC CenturyLink Field 10:00 p.m.
3 Saturday, Mar 14 Real Salt Lake MAPFRE Stadium 5:00 p.m.
4 Saturday, Mar 21 Nashville SC Nissan Stadium 2:00 p.m.
5 Saturday, Apr 4 Toronto FC* MAPFRE Stadium 4:00 p.m.
6 Saturday, Apr 11 Orlando City SC* MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
7 Sunday, Apr 19 Chicago Fire FC* Soldier Field 2:00 p.m.
8 Saturday, Apr 25 Philadelphia Union* MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
9 Wednesday, Apr 29 Minnesota United FC MAPFRE Stadium 7:00 p.m.
10 Saturday, May 2 New York Red Bulls* Red Bull Arena 7:30 p.m.
11 Saturday, May 9 Montreal Impact* MAPFRE Stadium 1:00 p.m.
12 Saturday, May 16 New England Revolution* Gillette Stadium 7:30 p.m.
13 Saturday, May 23 Orlando City SC* Exploria Stadium 7:30 p.m.
14 Wednesday, May 27 Vancouver Whitecaps FC MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
15 Saturday, May 30 Philadelphia Union* Talen Energy Field TBD
16 Saturday, Jun 13 Chicago Fire FC * MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
17 Wednesday, Jun 17 FC Dallas Toyota Stadium 8:30 p.m.
18 Saturday, Jun 20 D.C. United* MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
19 Saturday, Jun 27 Atlanta United* MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
20 Wednesday, Jul 1 Portland Timbers Providence Park 10:30 p.m.
21 Sunday, Jul 5 Inter Miami CF* MAPFRE Stadium 6:00 p.m.
22 Saturday, Jul 11 Montreal Impact* Stade Saputo 7:00 p.m.
23 Sunday, Jul 19 FC Cincinnati*^ Nippert Stadium 8:00 p.m.
24 Saturday, Jul 25 Colorado Rapids MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
25 Saturday, Aug 1 D.C. United* Audi Field 8:00 p.m.
26 Saturday, Aug 8 Toronto FC * BMO Field 7:30 p.m.
27 Wednesday, Aug 12 New York City FC* Yankee Stadium 7:00 p.m.
28 Saturday, Aug 15 New England Revolution* MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
29 Saturday, Aug 22 FC Cincinnati * MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
30 Saturday, Aug 29 Sporting Kansas City Children’s Mercy Park 8:30 p.m.
31 Saturday, Sep 12 Houston Dynamo MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
32 Saturday, Sep 19 New York Red Bulls* MAPFRE Stadium 7:30 p.m.
33 Saturday, Sep 26 Atlanta United* Mercedes-Benz Stadium 6:00 p.m.
34 Sunday, Oct 4 Inter Miami CF* Fort Lauderdale Stadium 4:30 p.m.

Home Matches in Bold
*Eastern Conference Opponent
^ Nationally televised match on FS1

Schedule and broadcast information subject to change

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

Crew SC announces 2020 Preseason Schedule

 

 

 

 

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC recently announced its preseason schedule ahead of the 2020 Major League Soccer season. Crew SC’s preseason schedule includes training camps in Chula Vista, California and Cancun, Mexico before participation in the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup in Tucson, Arizona.

Following entrance physicals and testing in Central Ohio, Crew SC departs to Chula Vista, California on Monday, January 20 for its first training camp, with potential friendlies to be added throughout the pre-season. The Black & Gold will then travel to Cancun, Mexico on January 29 for their second training camp and will remain there until Thursday, February 6.

After returning from Mexico, the Crew head to Tucson, Arizona on Monday, February 10 to participate in the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup. The tournament is set to take place from February 15-22 at Kino Sports Complex and will feature USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC as well as MLS sides Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, New York Red Bulls and the Houston Dynamo. Specific match dates and times, in addition to ticketing and broadcast information, will be released at a later date. To stay up to date on all information regarding the 2020 Sun Cup, head to FCTucson.com.

The Black & Gold begin the 2020 MLS regular season at MAPFRE Stadium against New York City FC, on Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET.Tickets to all matches on the Crew SC home schedule are available now through 2020 Season Ticket Memberships both online and over the phone at 614-447-CREW. 2020 Full Season Ticket Members will have priority over the waitlist in selecting seats for the Club’s new downtown stadium, slated to open in 2021. Individual-match tickets for 2020 home matches are now available online at ColumbusCrewSC.com or via phone. For access to purchasing FC Cincinnati tickets, call 614-447-CREW. Local broadcast and promotional schedule information will be released at a later date.

Columbus Crew SC 2020 Preseason Schedule

Jan. 18 – 19 Entrance physicals and testing in Central Ohio
Jan. 20 – 29 Training Camp in Chula Vista, California
Jan. 29 – Feb. 6 Training Camp in Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 7 – 9 Players off
Feb. 10-23
Feb. 15 - 22
Training Camp in Tucson, Arizona
2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup in Tucson, Arizona

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

Columbus Crew SC announces 2020 Preseason Tournament Schedule

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that its match schedule for the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup has been revealed. Crew SC is set to play three matches as part of the preseason tournament, which runs from February 15-22 and features Major League Soccer clubs Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City, as well as USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC.

The Black & Gold open the tournament against Phoenix Rising FC at Casino Arizona Field in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The Crew then takes on the New York Red Bulls at Kino North Stadium in Tucson on Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Crew SC wraps-up the tournament on Saturday, February 22 when it faces the Houston Dynamo at Kino North Stadium at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The winner of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup will be determined by the total points earned over three matches. Teams will earn three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss.

 

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Crew SC selects San Diego Toreros forward Miguel Berry with 2020 first round pick

Miguel Berry (courtesy San Diego Athletics Communications)

6’3  180 pounds

Finance Major at University of San Diego

Born in Barcelona, Spain

Grew up in Poway, California

Graduated from Poway High School

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2019 All-American
  • 2019 WCC Co-Player of the Year
  • 2019 MAC Hermann National Player of the Year semifinalist
  • 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • 2019 Scholar All-American (First Team) by United Soccer Coaches
  • Three-time United Soccer Coaches All-Region (2019 First Team; 2017-2018 Second Team)
  • Three-time All-WCC selection
    • 2016 (HM), 2017 (1st), 2018 (1st), 2019 (1st)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2016)
  • 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • WCC All-Academic
    • HM (2017), 1st (2018)
  • Five-time WCC Player of the Week

SENIOR (2019)

  • All-America Second Team (United Soccer Coaches)
  • MAC Hermann National Player of the Year semifinalist
  • WCC Co-Player of the Year
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American (Third Team)
  • United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American (First Team)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-West Region First Team
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Finished the regular season in a tie for the nation’s lead in goals (17)
  • Led the nation in points (42) in the regular season
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • Selected to Top Drawer Soccer National Top 100 Players preseason and midseason (#28) lists
  • Three-time WCC Player of the Week
    • Back-to-back player of the week to end the season
  • San Diego Sports Association Star of the Month (October 2019)
  • 17 goals are tied for the second-most in a season in program history
    • Most since 2000
  • 42 points are tied for the fourth-most in program history

JUNIOR (2018)

  • United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region second team
  • All-WCC first team
  • WCC All-Academic first team
  • Led San Diego in points (18), goals (8), assists (2), and game-winning goals (4)
  • Recorded both goals in a 2-1 win at LMU (Nov. 4)
  • Scored equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw against No. 4 Saint Mary’s (Oct. 26)
  • Scored equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw against No. 7 Portland (Oct. 14)
  • Scored game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Gonzaga (Oct. 12)
  • Recorded game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at CSUN (Sept. 23)
  • Scored game-winning goal and recorded one assist in 2-1 win against Cal Baptist (Sept. 3)
  • Started in all 19 games

SOPHOMORE (2017)

  • United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region second team
  • All-WCC first team
  • WCC All-Academic honorable mention
  • Led San Diego in points (15), goals (5), assists (5) and game-winning goals (3)
  • Assisted San Diego’s first goal in a 2-2 draw at Saint Mary’s (Oct. 29)
  • Assisted the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory against UCLA (Oct. 22)
  • Named WCC Player of the Week (Oct. 16)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime comeback victory against Gonzaga (Oct. 15)
  • Assisted the game-winning goal in a 1-1 draw against Portland (Oct. 13)
  • Assisted the game-winning goal at San Jose State (Sept. 24)
  • Scored a goal and assisted San Diego’s game-winning goal in a 2-0 win against CSUN (Sept. 21)
  • Contributed the equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw at Fullerton (Sept. 17)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory at Sacramento State (Sept. 8)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 1)
  • Started in all 17 games

FRESHMAN (2016)

  • Was an All-WCC honorable mention selection
  • Named to the WCC All-Freshman Team
  • Led the team with eight goals
  • Second on the team with 17 points
  • Appeared in all 18 matches and started the final 15
  • Netted a hat trick at San Francisco (11/6/16) to earn WCC Player of the Week
  • Led the team in goals (4) and points (9) during WCC play
  • Had game-winning goals against Elon (8/28/16) and Sacramento State (9/11/16)
  • Second on the team with 24 shots

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Attended Poway High School where he earned four varsity letters
  • Scored 58 goals throughout his four years including 23 in his senior season
  • Helped his team win the league championship his freshman and sophomore year
  • Played for the San Diego Surf

PERSONAL

  • Born September 16, 1997 in Barcelona Spain
  • Grew up in Sant Cugat Del Valles, just outside of Barcelona
  • Chose USD for the academics and soccer program
  • Was also recruited by UC Davis and Seattle
  • FC Barcelona is his favorite team

Miguel Berry (9) in action at San Diego (courtesy San Diego Athletics Communications)

STATISTICS AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

Miguel Berry (9) in action at San Diego (courtesy San Diego Athletics Communications)