Alex Caulfield chats with Frankie Hejduk about his evolving role with the Crew.
Goalkeeper Matt Lampson talks about the Black & Gold's team bonding at Medieval Times.
New Assistant Coach Pat Onstad chats with Alex Caulfield about his move to Columbus and his relationship with Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.
Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum stopped to chat with TheCrew.com's Alex Caulfield following Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact.
Back in action after an off day, the Black & Gold took to the training field this morning before doing a youth soccer clinic for the Greater Osceola United Club in Central Florida on Tuesday evening. Below are some shots of the guys helping out the local youth side. Participating players included Ben Speas, Aaron Schoenfeld, Ethan Finlay, Matt Lampson, Eric Gehrig, Justin Meram, Chad Barson and Josh Williams, along with Assistant Coach Duncan Oughton.
Ahead of Saturday evening's Disney Pro Soccer Classic clash with USL-Pro side Orlando City (6:00 p.m. ET/Stream), the Black & Gold played a scrimmage on Saturday morning against MLS rival Sporting Kansas City. The technical staff wanted an extra match to get their players additional minutes, and the Crew delivered, downing Sporting by a final score of 5-2. The Black & Gold had five different goal-scorers, with Shawn Sloan, Ethan Finlay, Justin Meram, Konrad Warzycha and Ben Speas all finding the net.
"It was great for everybody. We got our guys more playing time that we were looking for - some guys got 90 minutes and some got 60 - but it was a good exercise," said Crew Assitant Coach Ricardo Iribarren. "It wasn't the start we were looking for, but we found the way we needed to play and got the result. We're happy with everybody and it was a good win."
Full match details are below.
SKC - Dom Dwyer (Soony Saad) 5
CLB -- Shawn Sloan (Danny O'Rourke) 8
CLB -- Ethan Finlay (Aaron Schoenfeld) 46+
CLB -- Justin Meram (unassisted) 59
CLB -- Konrad Warzycha (Kyle Hyland) 64
SKC -- Soony Saad (Kyle Miller)
68 CLB -- Ben Speas (Ethan Finlay) 71
SKC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; tactical foul) 17
CLB -- Danny O'Rourke (caution; reckless foul) 35
CLB -- Eric Gehrig (caution; delaying a restart) 52
Sporting Kansas City: Brian Sylvestre*; Kyle Miller, Ike Opara, Yann Songo'o, Josh Gardner; Michael Thomas (Lawrence Olum 61), Peterson Joseph, Christian Duke*; Adama Mbengue* (Mike Reidy* 59), Dom Dwyer, Soony Saad
Columbus Crew: Samir Badr*; Jordan Gafa*, Eric Gehrig, Drew Beckie, Kyle Hyland*; Ethan Finlay, Danny O'Rourke, Tony Tchani, Justin Meram; Shawn Sloan*, Aaron Schoenfeld
Second Half: Daniel Withrow*; Reed Matte*, Eric Gehrig, Chad Barson, Kyle Hyland*; Ethan Finlay, Kevan George, Konrad Warzycha*, Justin Meram; Ben Speas, Ryan Finley
TheCrew.com caught-up with the Black & Gold's newest signing, rookie Drew Beckie, who officially joined the club's roster on Friday afternoon.