Matt Lampson welcomed LLS Hero Sean Tibbs to Crew Stadium for the home-opener on Saturday. Sean, a student at St. Pius X School in Reynoldsburg was also visited by Crew Cat on St. Patrick’s Day and presented with a Lampson signed goalkeeper jersey during a LLS assembly at his school.
Looking to continue the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will be working with LLS to invite a child and their family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.
As part of Major League Soccer's new partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill, Crew Homegrown midfielder Wil Trapp recently presented with his Chipotle Homegrown Card. With the card, the 21-year-old will receive free burritos, bowls and tacos every day for the next year.
For his brace against the Philadelphia Union, Crew midfielder Bernardo Anor has been named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week Three. Anor's honor comes after Federico Higuaín and Michael Parkhurst were named to the side in Week One.
Crew centerback Giancarlo Gonzalez earned Honorable Mention status after a good showing in the Crew backline against the Union.
To little surprise, Bernardo Anor's 35-yard smash to secure the Crew's 2-1 victory against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday is up for AT&T Goal of the Week honors. Anor is up against the LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane, Real Salt Lake's Álvaro Saborío, Chivas USA'a Erick Torres and FC Dallas' Fabian Castillo in Week Three voting.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursdays.
Federico Higuain is just shy of joining the club’s top 10 list for all-time goals scored. At 18 tallies, he is in 11th place, one goal shy of a two-way tie for 10th place with Pete Marino and Robert Warzycha, who each scored 19 goals in a Crew uniform. Jeff Cunningham leads that Black & Gold list with 64.
Josh Williams is the longest-tenured Crew player on the roster dating back to just 2010. He’s made 58 apperances for the Crew. The club is not without MLS veteran presence, though. Michael Parkhurst has 116 career MLS appearances in the regular season, Dominic Oduro has 217 since 2006 and Tyson Wahl has made 112 appearances since joining MLS in 2006 in Kansas City.
The 3-0 shutout victory at D.C. United on March 8 was Steve Clark’s first clean- sheet win since coming to the League in the offseason following time in Norway. By recording a single shutout, Clark is now tied for 12th on the club’s all-time goalkeeper shutouts list with three other ‘keepers that had a Crew clean sheet in their time in Black & Gold.
Saturday’s Opening Match at Crew Stadium is regular-season match number 233 in the tenureof the historic building. The Black & Gold are 117-61-54 all-time, have scored 353 regular-season goals in front of their fans and have seen 21,076 minutes of regular- season intensity backed by the best fans in MLS since the first Crew Stadium match in 1999.