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02 February 10:30 am

At just 25-years-old, Crew newcomer Hector Jimenez already has two MLS Cup rings to his name. He was acquired along with a First Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection (14th overall) from the LA Galaxy in a deal two days before this year’s SuperDraft.

Now in his first season with the Black & Gold, he caught-up with TheCrew.com so fans could get to know him better. 
 
Coffee or tea in the morning?   
HJ: Coffee.  
  
Early riser or sleeping in on an off-day?   
HJ: Sleeping in. 

Best gift card to receive as a gift and use?  
HJ: Best Buy 
  
Favorite historical figure you’ve studied?  
HJ: I’m not a big fan of history!  
   
Favorite soccer match-up on TV to watch outside of MLS?  
HJ: Brazil-Argentina 
  
Most recent movie you saw?  
HJ: Lone Survivor  
  
iPhone or Android? 

HJ: iPhone 
 
Favorite gameday meal?
HJ: Chicken and pasta 

Which former European soccer player – now in MLS – did Jimenez grow up rooting for? What were three of his favorite places he’s traveled to, all in one trip? What two musical artists take up plenty of space on his iPod? Learn more by checking out Jimenez’s bio.

01 February 10:51 am

TheCrew.com's Tim Miller chats with the Black & Gold's new Equipment Manager John Velasco following his first week on the job.

30 January 6:21 pm

Head Athletic Trainer Craig Devine has had a busy first week on the job in his second stint with the Black & Gold. Previously, he served as a physical therapist and Head Athletic Trainer for six seasons with the Black & Gold from 2000-2005. He’s now five sessions into the 2014 preseason working alongside second-year Assistant Athletic Trainer Steven Purcell and spoke with TheCrew.com on Thursday evening.

Learn more about Devine, his interest in the advancements in sports medicine and why on October 24, 2002 he ended up with a buzz cut following an important Crew victory.

For more on Devine, be sure to check out his bio.

30 January 9:58 am

Steve Clark joined the Crew via a trade with Seattle Sounders FC back in December. Now in his first preseason camp with the Black & Gold, get to know Clark with some insider questions about his off-the-field favorites. 
 
STEVE CLARK QUICK-FIRE FAVORITES 
 
Coffee or tea in the morning?  
SC: Coffee. 
 
Early riser or sleeping in on an off-day?  
SC: Sleeping in, maybe until 10 a.m.

Best gift card to receive as a gift and use? 
SC: Barnes and Noble. 
 
Favorite historical figure you’ve studied? 
SC: Ulysses S. Grant. 
 
WATCH: Clark’s highlights from his playing experience in Norway 
 
Favorite soccer match-up on TV to watch outside of MLS? 
SC: Liverpool versus Everton. 
 
Most recent movie you saw? 
SC: District 9. 
 
Place you’d most want to play a round of golf? 
SC: Playing my home course with my dad and brothers.

 Which professional goalkeeper did Clark look up to as a younger player? What type of books does the 27-year-old prefer reading? How many siblings did he grow up with? Learn more by checking out Clark’s bio. 

And for audio from his chat with TheCrew.com back in December, be sure to listen and hear about his decision to return stateside.

 

29 January 9:48 am

Recently arrived Assistant Coach Rob Maaskant talks with TheCrew.com's Tim Miller about his decision to join the Black & Gold following several years as a Head Coach in Europe.