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31 May 10:52 am

In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we pay homage to the most infamous jersey in US National Team history: the denim kit. Here is Crew assistant coach Mike Lapper's head shot wearing the star-laden uniform. Lapper represented the United States in the 1994 World Cup on home soil.

 

26 May 6:01 pm

FOX Sports Ohio color analyst Duncan Oughton took time before tonight's matchup against the Chicago Fire to preview the two teams.

21 May 3:10 pm

Justin Meram talks with TheCrew.com about his recent induction into the NJCAA Hall of Fame and his golazo that is up for Goal of the Week:

 

 

20 May 10:01 am

Andy Gruenebaum chats with TheCrew.com following his Barbasol Man of the Match honor in San Jose:

 

 

18 May 6:43 pm

Cody Sharrett caught up with Crew defender Josh Williams after Friday's training session in San Jose.

 

 

18 May 12:16 pm

After spending 12 season in the league, Crew legend Frankie Hejduk couldn't narrow it down to just 11 players. So the former US Men's National Team right back picked two All-Time MLS Best XIs as part of MLS Supporters week:

Frankie Hejduk's Best XIs

  Team 1 (4-3-3) Team 2 (4-3-3)
GK Friedel Keller
DF Bocanegra Agoos
DF Berhalter Olave
DF Pope Fraser
DF Marshall Nelsen
CDM Mastoroeni Armas
RW Cobi Jones Preki
CAM Nowak Donovan
CAM Schelotto Valderama
LW Eddie Lewis Ralston
ST Ante Razov McBride

After seeing both of Hejduk's teams, along with Brian Bliss, Duncan Oughton, and Williams Hesmer's picks earlier this week, it's your turn Crew fans.

Comment below with your All-Time MLS Best XIs!

16 May 2:01 pm

TopDrawerSoccer.com unveiled its 2016 rankings yesterday, and the Crew Soccer Academy's Benny Swanson comes in ranked as the 3rd overall player in the class. The Grove City native recently made an appearance in a Crew reserve game against New York on April 7.

15 May 4:06 pm

Like Brian Bliss and Duncan Oughton, Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer weighed in on his All-Time MLS Best XI. Hesmer deviated from Bliss and Oughton's 3-5-2 formation to go with a 4-1-4-1 look. The veteran 'keeper chose a very American-laden lineup with the exception of Canadian Dwayne De Rosario and former Crew teammate Guillermo Barros Schelotto, check it out:

 

 

William Hesmer's All-Time MLS XI (4-1-4-1)

GK Tim Howard  
DF Frankie Hejduk Bench
DF Carlos Bocanegra Kasey Keller
DF Chad Marshall Ryan Nelsen
DF Jeff Agoos Wade Barrett
CDM Brian Michael Carroll Marco Etcheverry
RW Landon Donovan Shalrie Joseph
CAM Dwayne De Rosario

Brad Davis

CAM Guillermo Barros essssSchelotto Jaime Moreno
LW Clint Dempsey Coach: Jeff Cunningham
ST Brian McBride  

 

14 May 4:53 pm

As part of MLS Supporters Week, former MLSers and Crew front office personnel Brian Bliss and Duncan Oughton took the time out of their Monday to choose their All-Time MLS Best XIs. Bliss took the time to list all the candidates he felt were qualified at each position and narrowed the list down one by one. Oughton went the extra mile and included a bench to his list.

Check it out:

 

Brian Bliss' All-Time MLS XI (3-5-2)

GK Pat Onstad
DF Marcelo Balboa
DF Robin Fraser
DF Carlos Bocanegra
CDM Pablo Mastroeni
RM Steve Ralston
CM David Beckham
CM Peter Nowak
LM Preki
FW Landon Donovan
FW Brian McBride

 

Duncan Oughton's All-Time MLS XI (3-5-2)

GK Brad Friedel  
DF Robin Fraser Bench
DF Ryan Nelsen (love for a fellow Kiwi) Tim Howard
DF Frankie Hejduk Carlos Bocanegra
CDM Peter Nowak Chris Armas
LM Mark Chung Ross Paule
CM Marco Etcheverry Robert Warzycha (or I might lose my job!)
RM Clint Dempsey Stern John
CAM Guillermo Barros Schelotto Jeff Cunningham
FW Brian McBride  
FW Jaime Moreno  

(Note: Oughton only chose ex-MLS players)

Check back TheCrew.com throughout the week for more Crew personalities' All-Time MLS Best XIs.

14 May 3:06 pm

With FC Dallas pressuring for a late equalizer, Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum showed off his foot skills, juking Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobsen. Here's what the Hammer had to say after the match about his shake-and-bake:

"Honestly, I know everyone was a little bit nervous, but I think all the guys will back me up on this: I probably have one of the better touches on the team. It shows in 5v2 every day and I'm confident. I didn't get the look I wanted. I was trying to play Gehrig. I was trying to tell Gehrig to show in the middle because there was space and he didn't. By the time I had to make a decision, the guy was on me, so I just juked him. I promise that's the last time that will happen--"

"Yeah… Yeah, it will be," interjected Danny O' Rourke.

"...Unless it happens again," Gruenebaum finished.

I think it's safe to say that despite Gruenebaum's prowess with the ball at his feet, Robert Warzycha won't be putting him at forward any time soon.