After working hard on the field a couple guys decided to take their talents to shuffleboard. Ethan Finlay, Kirk Urso and Rich Balchan (pictured below) are in a heated battle for shuffleboard supremacy.
1st 60 Minutes Starting XI: 30 - Andy Gruenebaum, 36 - Aubrey Perry, 4 - Carlos Mendes, 14 - Chad Marshall (captain), 35 - Lance Lang (non-roster invitee), 13 - Ethan Finlay, 18 - Kirk Urso, 19 - Cole Grossman, 11 - Dilly Duka, 10 - Milovan Mirosevic, 20 - Emilio Renteria
2nd 60 Minutes Starting XI: 34 - Matt Lampson, 23 - Korey Veeder, 3 - Josh Williams, 16 - Eric Gerhig, 35 - Shaun Francis, 9 - Justin Meram, 5 - Danny O'Rourke, 6 - Tony Tchani, 7 - Bernardo Anor, 15 - Olman Vargas, 32 - Tommy Heinemann
Time has arrived to play against someone other than your own teammates and the guys are excited to matchup against Malmo FF today in preseason action. The team will play 3 - 30 minute periods in Bradenton, FL. Unfortunately there will be no live video or audio from the match. Follow @ColumbusCrew on Twitter for score updates.
Game day vs. Malmo n getting my mind right. Let's do this guys. #BlacknYellow
— Tony Tchani (@TonyTchani23) February 8, 2012
Dinner time soon. Preseason game vs Malmo FF tomorrow. Be nice to go at someone other than ourselves ha. #Crew96
— Eric Gehrig (@eGehrig16) February 7, 2012
— Eric Gehrig (@eGehrig16) February 8, 2012
No time for the wicked..outta my way you can't bring me down #skyisthelimit
— air_horton (@aaronhorton19) February 8, 2012
Excited for the first preseason match today. Malmo will be a good test! #Crew96
— Ethan Finlay (@EthanFinlay16) February 8, 2012
Crew Strength & Conditioning coach, Brook Hamilton, putting the guys through a pool workout/regeneration in preparation for the Malmö game tomorrow. Much deserved break after a good morning session on the field.
Eddie Gaven and Carlos Mendes have been doing a little bit of fishing in their down time during preseason training in Bradenton, FL. Here is a bass Carlos caught yesterday in the pond near the training grounds.
First sighting of newest Crew forward, Olman Vargas, in the Black & Gold. The club is down in Florida continuing preseason training for the next couple weeks before they return to Columbus.