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26 April 4:50 pm

DEFENDING CREW STADIUM
The Black & Gold enter Saturday riding a 11-game unbeaten streak at Crew Stadium dating back to July 21, 2012 ... in that span, the Crew is 7-0-4 in front of its home fans ... the Crew opened its home schedule with a 1-1 draw against San Jose on March 16, 2013 and later played to a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia on April 6.

A LOOK AT THE GOALS IN THE FIRST 4,999 MINUTES
In the previous 55 regular-season meetings between the Crew and United, the two teams have battled for 4,999 minutes or 83.3 hours ... just short of the 5K minute-mark in the regular-season series, the Crew has led for 1575 of those minutes, trailed for 1291 of them and haS clashed at level scorelines for 2133 minutes.

A CREW UNITED AT HOME AGAINST D.C.
When the two teams last met in the Nation’s Capital on March 23, the Black & Gold were happy to disrupt a recent trend in the regular-season series between the two teams ... prior to the Crew’s win at RFK Stadium on March 23, all five of the previous meetings between the two teams resulted in wins for the home team ... the Crew wouldn’t mind keeping up the home success in Columbus, however, as the team is unbeaten against United (4-0-1) in the last five tilts at Crew Stadium dating back to October 26, 2008.

LAST OF THE BLACK-AND-RED
Saturday’s match ends play in the month of April for the Crew, but it also ends regular- season action against D.C. United ... the Black & Gold only play United twice this sea- son, so the two teams will not partake in their (of late) annual end-of-season playoff implication match ... two seasons ago, a regular-season win for the Crew knocked D.C. out of playoff contention while last season it was United that kept Columbus from a playoff berth.

26 April 1:36 pm

Crew winger Ethan Finlay joined Joe Jewett on the CD 102.5 Morning Show on Thursday to talk about the Black & Gold's season so far and his volunteer work in the offseason.

26 April 11:13 am

25 April 10:18 am

It's no surpise that three of Major League Soccer's most prolific scorers in Jeff Cunningham, Jaime Moreno and Brian McBride have done the most damage in the long-standing rivalry between the Columbus Crew and D.C. United. During his time with the Black & Gold, McBride tallied 11 times against United in the rivalry's early days. Moreno was always a thorn in the Crew's side for United, finding the net 15 times in 37 career regular season matches with D.C. against Columbus. As MLS' all-time leading scorer, Cunningham scored five times against D.C. United while playing with the Crew. In total, Cunningham scored 11 times against United.

Eddie Gaven leads all active Crew players with two goals in the rivalry. Gaven also tallied twice against United with the NY/NJ MetroStars, including his first career goal coming on a game-winner against D.C. after entering the match as an emergency goalkeeper. Both of Gaven's goals for the Black & Gold have come in the Crew's last five matches against United.

On the D.C. side, forward Carlos Ruiz has scored 10 times against the Black & Gold. In his first season with United, he has yet to score against the Crew for the Black-and-Red. Six current United players have each scored one goal in the rivalry.

All-Time Leading Scorers vs. D.C. United
*Active player, Played for Crew

1 Taylor Twellman 15

2 Landon Donovan* 14
3 Brian McBride (11 with Crew) 12
4 Jeff Cunningham (5 with Crew) 11
  Jason Kreis 11
  Diego Serna 11

 

All-Time Leading Scorers vs. Columbus Crew
*Active player, Played for D.C. United

1 Ante Razov 16
2 Jaime Moreno (All with D.C.) 15
3 Raul Diaz Arce (5 with D.C.) 12
  Steve Ralston 12
5 Carlos Ruiz* (0 with D.C.) 10

 

 

 

24 April 3:47 pm

In case you'd forgotten, the Crew and D.C. United met almost exactly a month ago in the Nation's Capital. Josh Williams and Ben Speas scored to snap United's 18-match home-unbeaten streak as Andy Gruenebaum made several miraculous second half saves to seal the 2-1 victory.

The win wasn't without controversy, however. It appeared D.C. midfielder Kyle Porter had scored just before halftime to put United up 2-1 at the break. But after a few moments of deliberation, referee Allen Chapman ruled the strike offside. In the days after, the Professional Referee Organization ruled the tally should have counted.

Despite the ruling, the Crew's three points stand-- adding more ammunition in an original MLS rivalry.

Re-live the victory as you prepare for Saturday's match between the two sides at Crew Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET/FOX Sports Ohio). BUY TICKETS

24 April 10:58 am

Last week's loss to Chicago dropped the Crew in several national media outlets' Power Rankings. The Black & Gold remain in the top ten of Sports Illustrated's rankings.

MLSSoccer.com: 10th (6th)

Sports Illustrated: 9th (8th)

ProSoccerTalk: 11th (10th)

ESPNFC: 11th (9th)

Soccer By Ives: 12th (8th)

 

23 April 4:56 pm

Andy Gruenebaum is up for MLS Save of the Week for his ridiculous performance against the Chicago Fire. Andy's on-handed stop on an Austin Berry attempt makes the list, although there were numerous ones to choose from.

Make sure you take a second or two and vote Gruenebaum for Save of the Week!

VOTE HERE

23 April 10:02 am

Crew Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk teamed up with the AIDS Resource Center Ohio to participate in the 2013 Dr. Robert J. Fass Memorial AIDS Walk on April 20 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Columbus.

More than 1,200 runners and walkers took part in the event that raised $144,654 for AIDS service organizations in Central Ohio.

Frankie getting the runners pumped up before the race. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Porter)

Frankie cheering on the runners and walkers. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Porter)

Good Day Columbus' Carolyn Bruck and Frankie Hejduk after the AIDS Walk. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Porter)

23 April 9:33 am

In preparation for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, Crew midfielder Wil Trapp has joined U.S. U-20 training camp in Carson, Calif. Trapp is one of seven MLS Homegrown players in the camp. The central midfielder is expected to play a key role for the Yanks in the tournament after being named to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI last month.

Joining Trapp in California is Crew Technical Director Brian Bliss, who serves as an Assistant Coach on Tab Ramos' staff.

The camp runs from April 22-29 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

READ: Full US U-20 Roster

22 April 4:09 pm

Crew Brand Ambassador, Frankie Hejduk, kicked off the Anti-Bullying Walk/Run at New Albany Schools for the Kick-Off to Peace Week.