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POST-GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus Crew 2 Montreal Impact 0

 

Columbus Crew Stadium. Columbus, Ohio

65 degrees

cloudy skies

Time of game: 1:58

Goals: Columbus, 30th minute, Milovan Mirosevic and 66th minute, Olman Vargas.

Records: Crew (1-1-0), Impact (0-2-1).

Saves: Andy Gruenebaum 6 (winner), Donovan Ricketts 7 (loser).

MONTREAL IMPACT GAME NOTES:

 

*The Impact are the 19th MLS team.

* They are the third Canadian team along with Toronto & Vancouver.

* One former Columbus Crew on the team in Josh Gardner.

* Jesse Marsch, a former MLS player is the head coach.

* 3 former Akron Zips soccer players are on the team; Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Zarek Valentin and Evan Bush.

* Evan Bush was born in raised in Concord Township in Ohio.

* Director of soccer operations Matt Jordan was an MLS goalkeeper for two seasons in Columbus with the Crew. In the middle of 2004, helping the team win the Eastern Conference championship and the MLS Supporters’ Shield.

Olympic Stadium, former home of the Expos, will be the Impact's home until their stadium is done. (2006 photo by Tolivero via wikipedia commons)

* The Impact will play their home games at Olympic Stadium, which seats 66,308. It is the former home of the 1976 Olympic Games and MLB’s defunct Montreal Expos, who are now the Washington Nationals. For their first home game against the Chicago Fire, the Impact had over 60,000 fans.

* The Impact use a 4-4-2 alignment.

* The team’s only goal in history to date has been off the foot of captain Davy Arnaud, who scored in the 56th minute of its match against Chicago, a 1-1 tie. Arnaud took a Sanna Nyassi cross and knocked it into the upper right corner of the Fire’s net.

COLUMBUS CREW POST-GAME LOCKERROOM INTERVIEW

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COLUMBUS CREW GAME NOTES:

 

 

* The Crew are 6-1-2 vs. Canadian teams overall.

* Crew Stadium will be 13 years old in May 2012.

* Crew captain Chad Marshall made history in the season opener in Colorado. He became the third Columbus Crew player ever to make 200 appearances with the franchise. He joins Jeff Cunningham (203) and Mike Clark (221) who have played more games than any other with the Crew.

The 27-year-old Marshall will have plenty of time to catch those players.

* The Crew honored the NCAA Division III National Champion Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops at halftime of FIRST KICK 2012. OWU WENT 23-2 en route to winning their second men’s soccer title in school history.

Crew Soccer Academy product Travis Wall led the team with 19 goals and 15 assists, including a goal in the 2-1 win over Calvin College on December 5, to win the title.

* The Crew uses a 4-5-1 alignment on the field.

Milovan Mirosevic scored his first goal of season

Olman Vargas scored an insurance goal

Andy Gruenebaum in a rare start shows he's a capable goalkeeper, shutting out Montreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goalkeepers shine in 0-0 tie between Crew, Quakes

 

San Jose goalkeeper and Columbus Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer both made several important saves in preserving a 0-0 tie at Crew Stadium on Saturday night.

There was a crowd of 14,109 in attendance for the exciting game.

Busch, a former Crew player, made six saves and the Earthquakes (5-6-8) saw their winless streak stretch to six games, where they are (0-2-4).

Hesmer collected five saves for the Crew (7-5-7), who in their past seven games have four wins, two losses and a tie.

Hesmer earned his second straight shutout and seventh of the season.

With the tie on Saturday night, the Crew with 28 points, tied New York and Philadelphia for first place in the MLS Eastern Conference.

San Jose was shutout for the fifth time in six games.

FROM THE GAME NOTES:

* The Crew Juniors Super 20 will be making a return trip to the USL Super 20 League finals with a win in their Midwest Division finale, a 4-1 decision over the Dayton Dutch Lions on July 7.

The Super 20s, coached by Crew technical director Brian Bliss, finished the regular season on top of their division with a record of 8-0-1 and 25 points.

The USL super 20 League Finals will take place July 21-24 in Tampa, Florida. The Crew will be looking to repeat as national champions.

* Andres Mendoza recorded his first MLS assist on Wednesday, June 8, against Real Salt Lake. The milestone was also the team’s 750th all-time. The first ever assist was recovered by Brian McBride in the Crew’s inaugural game at Ohio Stadium on April 14, 1996 against DC United.

* Gahanna Lincoln and Crew Soccer Academy standout Chris Davis traveled with the Crew to Montclair, New Jersey for the MLS Reserve Division match against New York on Monday, May 30. Davis came on as a substitute in the 68th minute, replacing recently signed Home Grown Player Aaron Horton, and proceded to score two goals in the 6-1 game.

The two goals brings Davis’ total to three as he had previously scored the game-winner in the 2-1 Toronto FC match.

* The Crew Juniors U19s, who won last year’s McGuire Cup National Championship, the final step of the 2010 US Youth National Championship Series, were unable to get past the 2011 US Youth Region II finals last June 24-25, despite drawing two games and winning one.

The U19s, coached by Crew technical director Brian Bliss, finished second in their group with five points after drawing the St. Croix Devils in Minnesota 1-1 with a goal by Kofi  Agyapong, beating Illinois 3-2 with goals from Tyler Ranali, William Walker and Alexander Obbey and drawing the Des Moines Menace 1-1 with a goal from Matthew Walker.

 

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MEGASPORTSNEWS.COM GAME COVERAGE

 

CREW-FIRE POST-MATCH NOTEBOOK

The Chicago Fire did not qualify for the MLS Playoffs for only the second time in their brief history.

They’ve been in the league since 1998.

Under head coach Carlos de los Cobos, the Fire finished 4th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 9-12-9 good for 36 points.

This season did not start off any better and de los Cobos was fired and Frank Klopas was hired to turn things around. The team had gone 11 straight matches without a win before they beat Columbus at Crew Stadium, 1-0 on Sunday. The Crew’s first home loss of the season is at the hands of one of the league’s worst teams. Go figure that one folks!

The Crew have had their problems all-time vs. the Fire. In 43 meetings, they’re 12-21-13 overall, 6-9-6 at Crew Stadium.

* Nine-year Chicago Fire veteran Logan Pause tied Jesse Marsh for fourth on the club’s all-time regular season appearance list with his 200th match coming on March 26 vs. Sporting KC. The Fire captain then took over sole possession of the fourth spot with his appearance in the team’s 2-1 loss to Seattle on April 9.

Having averaged a minimum of 21 matches in each of his nine years with the club, if Pause’s form holds true for this season, he will move into second place all-time in Fire regular season games. Next on the list for the captain is the player he modeled himself after, Chris Armas, who appeared in 214 regular season matches for the club from 1998-2007.

* The Chicago Fire Soccer Club has announced that midfielder Marco Pappa has been selected to the Guatemalan Men’s National Team ahead of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 23-year-old playmaker will represent his country when they play Group B games.

The talented winger, who has scored four goals during the 2011 MLS campaign, will miss at least three Fire matches while on national team duty with Los Champines.

* The Jeff Cunningham watch continues. The Crew forward will become the club’s all-time leading goal scorer, an honor he currently shares with former teammate Brian McBride with 62. Cunningham, who holds the all-time game-winning-goal record with 39, enters his next match with 132 career goals scored, which is just one behind all-time MLS leading scorer Jaime Moren0.

* Andres Mendoza recorded his first MLS assist on Wednesday night, June 8, against Real Salt Lake. The milestone was also the Columbus Crew 750th as a team. The first ever assist was recorded by Brian McBride in the Crew’s very first match at Ohio Stadium on April 14, 1996 against D.C. United.

* 18-year-old forward Aaron Horton, the Crew’s first ever Home Grown Player in club history made his Major League Soccer debut on Wednesday, June 8, coming on in the 89th minute as a substitute for his idol, Jeff Cunningham.

A native of Lewis Center, Ohio, and product of Olentangy Orange High School and the Crew Soccer Academy, Horton spent one season at the University of Louisville, and helped the Cardinals advance to the NCAA Men’s College Cup for the first time in school history and finished as the national runner-up.

He spent the 2009-2010 season with CSA and was a member of the Crew’s 2010 USL Super 20′s National Championship team last summer, where he was named tournament MVP.

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Crew manages 1-1 tie against always-tough Seattle Sounders FC

 

Emilio Renteria (courtesy of MLS)

Emilio Renteria scored on a second-half penalty kick allowing the Columbus Crew to tie the Seattle Sounders FC at 1-1 Saturday night at soggy Crew Stadium. The tie also allowed the Crew to move into a second place tie in the Eastern Conference.

Fredy Montero scored in the 7th minute for Seattle.

Montero put the Sounders ahead with a header, an assist from Erik Friberg for his cross from 35 yards to the center of the box. The goal was the fifth off a header this year for Seattle, which leads Major League Soccer in that category.

The Crew (3-1-4) has not lost since the first game, running its unbeaten streak to seven games and it stays undefeated at home (3-0-2). Renteria has scored all four Crew goals in its last three games, and his decisive kick came after Patrick Ianni was whistled for pulling down Chad Marshall on a corner kick by teammate Eddie Gaven.

Half of the Crew’s eight goals this season have come from the penalty shot.

GAME NOTES:

* Attendance was 7,148.

* Conditions 55 degrees and rainy.

* Seattle is 3-0-2 when scoring first.

* The Sounders are fifth in the Western Conference at 3-3-4 for 13 points.

* Seattle has been consistent, scoring 6 goals on the road and 6 at home.

* The Crew are 3-1-4, good for 4th in the Eastern Conference with 13 points.

* It was pointed out that Andres Mendoza of the Crew is making $595,000 and is not a starter, but that the Crew did not want to pay a similar or higher salary to keep proven star Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

*  Columbus is 3-0-2 at home.

* The Crew all-time vs. Seattle is 2-0-3.

* Crew Soccer Academy standouts Wil Trapp and Ben Swanson have been called into their respective age group U.S. National Team camps. Trapp, from Gahanna, will leave for Portugal on May 19 and will participate in a series of matches against the Portugal, Finland and Holland U18 teams.

Swanson has already joined the U.S. U14 camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, and will play in a series of exhibitions against Chivas, Arsenal, LA Galaxy, Cosmos West, Pateadores and the Irvine Strikers.

 

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Columbus Crew will play exhibition games this week against colleges

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North end of Crew Stadium (megasportsnews.com)

The Crew Soccer Academy 17/18 squad continued its recent success with another impressive performance last Saturday (March 27), as it defeated the U.S. Under-17 National Team, 3-1, at Crew Stadium prior to the first team’s 2-0 victory over Toronto FC in First Kick 2010.

After neither side was able to break through in the match’s first half hour, CSA drew first blood thanks to Matt Walker’s strike in the 32nd minute.  The Crew then doubled its lead shortly thereafter on a Kyle Culbertson penalty-kick goal in the 38th minute.  The U.S.  U-17′s cut the Crew’s lead in half  just before intermission on a tally by Kelly Gully in the 44th minute.  However, the Black and Gold would extend its lead early in the second half, when Will Walker struck in the 6oth minute to give the Crew the eventual 3-1 victory.

Saturday afternoon the Crew’s senior team defeated Toronto FC, 2-0 in the MLS opener for both teams.  Andy Iro scored in the first half and Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored in the second half to power the Crew in the Trillium Cup matchup.

The win gives Columbus a 3 points to zero lead in the 2010 Trillium Cup competition.  The second leg will be played at BMO Field in Toronto on October 16.

Columbus will enjoy a weekend off from MLS play, although it will still be in action as the Crew will host a doubleheader of exhibitions against college teams this Friday, April 2, at Crew Stadium.  The action kicks off at 10 a.m., when the Black and Gold will go up against Marshall University and Bartosz Warzycha, a Thundering Herd forward and the son of Crew head coach Robert Warzycha.  Then the Crew will play a match against the Michigan State Spartans at 12 noon.  Both matches are free and open to the public.

GAME NOTES
* Crew forward Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored his 25th career regular season goal in the Black and Gold’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC last Saturday in Crew Stadium.  Schelotto put the game away for Columbus in the 87th minute after pouncing on a loose ball at the top of the Toronto penalty box and sent a shot in the back of the net.  Since joining the Crew in 2007 from the storied Argentine Club Boca Juniors, Schelotto has been one of the finest attacking players in the MLS, earning both league and MLS Cup MVP honors, along with two MLS Best XI selections, while accumulating 27 goals and 40 assists in 79 regular-season and playoff games.