The Crew held steady in Power Rankings after an off week from MLS play. The Black & Gold remain in the same position as they were after Week One in all rankings, but could see significant movement if they can earn three points against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
MLSsoccer.com: 8 (8)
ESPNFC: 11 (11)
Sports Illustrated Planet Fútbol: 13 (13)
Dominic Oduro and rookie forward Adam Bedell each found the net in Wednesday's closed-door scrimmage between the Crew and the University of Notre Dame at Westerville Central High School. The match was moved from the Black & Gold's Obetz training ground due to inclement weather. The Crew will continue to put work in on its bye week as Gregg Berhalter's men are scheduled to take on the NAIA All-Stars on Friday.
Crew Lineup: Matt Lampson; Chad Barson, Eric Gehrig, Tyson Wahl, Ben Sweat; Ethan Finlay, Agustín Viana, Fifi Baiden, Ben Speas; Justin Meram, Adam Bedell (Dominic Oduro)
Defender Michael Parkhurst talks with WSYX news about the Crew's 2014 Massive Makeover project with Habitat for Humanity - MidOhio.
The Crew saw movement across different media outlets' Week One Power Rankings following an impressive 3-0 victory on the road at D.C. United. The Black & Gold's biggest jump was in ESPNFC's rankings, where they moved from the 16th position up to number 11.
MLSsoccer.com: 8 (12)
ESPNFC: 11 (16)
Matt Lampson joined forces with D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius on Saturday night to give two D.C. area families a night to remember.
Jack Keffer (4 years old) and Giovanni Deavers (8 years old), who are currently undergoing leukemia treatment were able to watch the match at RFK Stadium and then take their families down on the field for the final minutes of the match before meeting with both Pontius and Lampson post-match.
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.
Crew defender Michael Parkhurst and forward Federico Higuaín were recognized by MLSsoccer.com for their efforts in Saturday's 3-0 win over D.C. United as they were named to the Team of the Week for Week One. Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter has also honored with the Coach of the Week recognition.
Additionally, midfielder Wil Trapp and defender Josh Williams earned Honorable Mention in Week One.