Blog menu

cody sharrett

05 July 3:50 pm

Just a week into the first-ever Premier League season, Robert Warzycha and Everton trampled Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford. The 3-0 win is Everton's last victory at Old Trafford. The Red Devils would eventually go on to win their first league title under Alex Ferguson after signing Eric Cantona midseason.

 

Check out The Polish Rifle's nifty goal in the 80th minute to put the Toffees ahead 2-0:

(Sequence starts at 0:12 mark)

03 July 3:21 pm

 

To help celebrate the Fourth of July, TheCrew.com would like to celebrate the members of the Black & Gold, both past and present, that have represented the United States Men's National Time at various points in their careers:

 

Brian Bliss..........................33 caps, 2 goals (1990 World Cup)

Edson Buddle......................10 caps, 3 goals (2010 World Cup)

Jon Busch..............................1 cap

Paul Caligiuri........................110 caps, 5 goals (1990, 1994 World Cups)

Brian Carroll.............................8 caps, 0 goals

Jeff Cunningham.....................14 caps, 1 goal

John DeBrito............................6 caps, 0 goals

Thomas Dooley.......................81 caps, 7 goals (1994, 1998 World Cups)

Brad Evans...............................4 caps, 0 goals

Robin Fraser...........................26 caps, 0 goals

Brad Friedel............................82 caps (1994, 1998, 2002 World Cups)

Eddie Gaven.............................8 caps, 0 goals

John Harkes............................90 caps, 6 goals (1990, 1994 World Cups)

Frankie Hejduk........................85 caps, 7 goals (1998, 2002 World Cups)

Matt Kmosko.............................3 caps, 0 goals

Manny Lagos............................3 caps, 0 goals

Mike Lapper.............................43 caps, 1 goal (1994 World Cup)

Brian Maisonneuve..................13 caps, 0 goals (1998 World Cup)

Chad Marshall..........................11 caps, 1 goal

Kyle Martino...............................8 caps, 1 goal

Brian McBride...........................95 caps, 30 goals (1998, 2002, 2006 World Cups)

Chad McCarty.............................1 cap, 0 goals

Janusz Michallik........................44 caps, 1 goal

Tom Presthus..............................1 cap

Ante Razov................................25 caps, 6 goals

Robbie Rogers..........................18 caps, 2 goals

Jorge Salcedo............................3 caps, 0 goals

Tony Sanneh............................43 caps, 3 goals

Juergen Sommer.......................8 caps (1994, 1998 World Cups)

Scoop Stanisic..........................1 cap

Danny Szetela...........................3 caps, 0 goals

Billy Thompson..........................1 cap, 0 goals

Jonny Walker.............................3 caps, 0 goals

Dante Washington.....................6 caps, 2 goals

Brian West.................................7 caps, 0 goals

Chris Wingert.............................1 cap, 0 goals

John Wolyniec............................2 caps, 0 goals

Current players and staff are in bold.

A few current members of the Crew reflected on their time with the National Team and what it meant to them:

Mike Lapper: "It's an honor anytime you get to represent your country at that level. I think it goes without saying. Those were special times (at the 1994 World Cup), a long time ago. I still have fond memories. I have pictures of me and Tony Meola after we beat Colombia to advance to the next round, which was a huge thing for us... It was a great opportunity for me. I was a young kid, only 24 at the time. It definitely helped kickstart my career."

Eddie Gaven: "(Playing for the National Team) is definitely a goal of mine, for sure. I think it is for any player in this country. To be able to play for your nation and put on your nation's colors, and go out there and play for your country. It's a huge honor. It means a lot. It's something I've had the privilege of doing several times. It's something I hope I can do more of in my career."

Chad Marshall: "It's what every guy strives for. Every pro soccer player wants to eventually play for their national team. It's a great honor to put that jersey on."
 

 

 

03 July 11:04 am

The Crew will make its first-ever trip to Montreal this weekend to face Eastern Conference foe, the Montreal Impact. The Black & Gold opened Crew Stadium for the 2012 season with a 2-0 victory against the Impact back on March 24th. Columbus overpowered a 10-man Montreal after Jeb Brovsky's red card in the 19th minute. Milovan Mirosevic put the Crew on the scoreboard first, scoring his first goal for the Black & Gold with a 30th minute penalty kick drawn by Emilio Renteria. Fellow newcomer Olman Vargas put the nail in the coffin during the 65th minute, powerfully heading home a cross from Shuan Francis on the left flank to beat Impact 'keeper Donovan Ricketts for his first tally as a member of the Crew.

Check out the highlights below:

 

30 June 7:04 pm

FOX Sports Ohio TV Anlayst Duncan Oughton previews the Crew's match tonight against Real Salt Lake.

 

 

29 June 11:08 am

Costa Rican striker Jairo Arrieta rejoined the Crew at training in Obetz on Friday morning. Arrieta is available for selection immediately, but it's likely he will not be part of Robert Warzycha's gameday 18 until July 8 in Montreal.

28 June 3:04 pm

On June 28, 1996 former Crew defender and current assistant coach Ricardo Iribarren was allocated to Columbus in the middle of Major League Soccer's inaugural season. We're happy Ricky liked Columbus so much he decided to say!

25 June 5:13 pm

The Crew Juniors U19 squad had an impressive showing over the weekend to win its group at the US Youth Soccer Regionals in Saginaw, Michigan. On Friday, the Juniors beat South Dakota United Madrid 11-0 in the team's opening match. It continued its dominance on Saturday with a 9-1 win against United 96 from Kentucky. The team finished group play today by beating KCFC 3-2. Cole DeNormandie leads the team with four goals in the tournament. The U19s move on to the semifinals to play New United from Wisconsin.

For more info on the tourney, please visity the USYS website.

21 June 9:24 am

A limited supply of tickets remain for the supporters' trip to Bridgeview this weekend. As of Wednesday afternoon, only five bus spots were open on the two buses the NorOnTour is taking to watch the Crew take on the Fire, according to Kevin McCollough, a member of Crew Union leadership. In all, the supporters groups have sold 205 of the 250 seats in Section 134 at Toyota Park.

To purchase your tickets, head to CrewUnion.com. Tickets will be sold until Friday at noon.

19 June 4:31 pm

 

Since its debut on March 31 in Toronto, Robert Warzycha has earned style points among the Black & Gold faithful for the sleek black Adidas jacket he's sported on the touchline. Every time the Crew head coach wears the jacket, tweets begin to roll in from fans asking where they can purchase the latest piece of outerwear in Warzycha's wardrobe.

The bad news for Crew fans: Warzycha's jacket is the only one of its kind that exists.

When I asked Warzycha about the jacket's origins, the Crew head coach replied, "It's one of a kind. I can't say."

To learn more of the jacket's mysterious beginnings, I consulted defending MLS Equipment Manager of the Year Rusty Wummel for answers.

"It's a one of a kind jacket," Wummel explained. "When the whole line changed over, because everything goes through a cycle and it will change over again in the next couple of years, that jacket was a prototype presentation suit jacket to be used for travel, appearances, and also for games."

"Somewhere along the way, that jacket was switched to our yellow hoodie jacket," he continued. "It was a prototype jacket that never made it through production"

The Black & Gold is currently undefeated in the five away matches (Toronto, Portland, San Jose, Seattle, and New England) that Warzycha has worn the jacket. Though Warzycha claims he's not superstitious, he admits he'll have the jacket handy during the summer months when it won't be needed due to the 90 degree temperatures currently blanketing Columbus.

"Some of the guys wear scarves even in the summer," Warzycha said with a laugh. "I'm at least going to have (the jacket) in the locker room."

Whether or not the jacket is responsible for the Crew's success doesn't take away from the jacket's flair.

"Superstition or not, we're doing well as a team right now," Wummel said. "But it is a cool jacket."

 

15 June 4:28 pm

The editors at MLSSoccer.com have made their picks for this weekend's matches, and yet again, it seems the Crew is the underdog. Five out of six contributors think the Black and Gold will lose this weekend, with editor Andrew Wiebe being the outsider by predicting a draw between the Crew and Revolution.

However, I don't think Crew fans should worry. Let's take a look at these guys' picks from past weeks, shall we?

5/26 vs. Chicago:

Give credit to Nick Firchau and Matt Doyle for going against the trend and picking the home team.

5/23 at Seattle:

5/19 at San Jose:

Just like the editorial staff at MLSSoccer.com, we all make mistakes. I think it's needless to say Robert Warzycha and the Crew enjoy flying under the radar.