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.
Crew players Bernardo Anor, Steve Clark, Justin Meram, Hector Jimenez and Michael Parkhurst joined Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter on Monday to kick-off a three-month partnership with Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio and the 2014 Home of Hope.
This project will continue to be supported by Crew staff and will be finished this summer.
Frankie Hejduk recaps Saturday's win at D.C. United for the FnA Show's Massive Monday segment.
Assistant Coach Pat Onstad previews Saturday's match against his former club, D.C. United.
Adam Bedell is a 6-foot-7 (79 inches tall) forward that the Crew signed officially on Wednesday. Per MLS, he is the tallest rostered player in MLS history. “Adam is a strong, tall target forward that gives additional depth this season,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.
With the addition of Adam Bedell on Wednesday, the Crew’s active roster sits at 30 players. 31 players are officially under contract, but rookie Homegrown Player Matt Wiet is on the Disabled List presently and does not count as a roster spot while he recovers from an ACL surgery.
Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter faced Ben Olsen as a player just one time, on August 22, 2009, in a 0-0 draw between Berhalter’s LA Galaxy and Olsen’s D.C. United.
The last time Gregg Berhalter faced D.C. United was on July 8, 2010 when Berhalter was a starter in the 2-1 win for LA over United. At the time, Ben Olsen was an As- sistant Coach with United, and less than a month later, Olsen took the reins for D.C.
The Crew’s inaugural game was April 13, 1996 in a 4-0 win for the Crew at Ohio Stadium. 560 regular-season games later -- with Saturday as career regular-season game 561 for the Black & Gold -- the Crew and United square-off to open their 19th seasons in MLS.