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25 April 9:18 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

 

 

 

18 April 1:04 pm
18 April 9:55 am

It took him until his fifth game in Black & Gold, but once Stern John scored, he didn't stop. John netted his first tally for the Crew on April 18, 1998 against the Miami Fusion. The Trini striker added two more in a 23-minute span to lead the Black & Gold to a 5-1 victory over the Fusion.

John bagged his first of five hat tricks in his two seasons with the Crew, a total that is still a franchise record. The striker scored 44 goals through two seasons in Columbus, good for third-most in club history.

16 April 8:29 am

With that great first touch from Dominic Oduro on his goal against Montreal, why not make it an animated GIF.

Text G3 to 22442 or click here to vote for Dom for Goal of the Week.

12 April 1:27 pm

MLSSoccer.com's Nick Firchau counts down the Top 5 Wardrobe Malfunctions in MLS History. A familiar face shows up in the top spot.

11 April 12:47 pm

On April 13, 1996, the Crew played its first-ever MLS match. The Black & Gold topped D.C. United 4-0, behind a Brian McBride brace in front of 25, 266 fans at Ohio Stadium. The first tally in Crew history was actually an own-goal commited by the United defense in the 18th minute.

Bo Oshoniyi, Mike Clark, Mark Watson, Janusz Michallik, Billy Thompson, Doctor Khumalo, Shane Batelle, Brian Bliss, Pete Marino, Brian McBride and Adrian Paz formed the first starting XI for the Black & Gold, while Todd Yeagley, Brian Maisonneuve and Mac Cozier came off the bench in the victory.

10 April 9:32 am

With Louisville's appearance in the National Championship game, Drew Beckie jumped from third to first to win the 2013 Crew Bracket Challenge. It's the second year in a row that a rookie has won the challenge as the Canadian joins Ethan Finlay, who took the crown last year.

FINAL STANDINGS

  1. Drew Beckie - 219 pts.
  2. Wil Trapp - 183
  3. Aaron Schoenfeld - 176
  4. Eric Gehrig - 159

The Scoring System:

  • 3 points for each team correctly picked to advance to the Round of 32.
  • 5 points for each team picked in the Sweet 16.
  • 10 points for each team in the Elite 8.
  • 25 points for each team in the Final 4.
  • 50 points for each team in the National Championship.
  • 100 points for correctly picking the National Champion.

 

04 April 1:23 pm

Heading into Final Four weekend, rookie Wil Trapp owns a seven point lead over Aaron Schoenfeld after correctly selecting four out of the Elite 8 teams in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship bracket. However, if Louisville beats Wichita State, Drew Beckie could win the 2013 Crew Bracket Challenge. Every player chose exactly one of the Final 4 teams, and Beckie is the only one that has a National Championship hopeful with Louisville.

STANDINGS

  1. Wil Trapp - 183 pts.
  2. Aaron Schoenfeld - 176
  3. Drew Beckie -169
  4. Eric Gehrig - 159

The Scoring System:

  • 3 points for each team correctly picked to advance to the Round of 32.
  • 5 points for each team picked in the Sweet 16.
  • 10 points for each team in the Elite 8.
  • 25 points for each team in the Final 4.
  • 50 points for each team in the National Championship.
  • 100 points for correctly picking the National Champion.

 

25 March 11:37 am

After two rounds of play in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, the Crew Bracket Challenge is tightly contested. Wil Trapp leads Drew Beckie by three points with 118 points, while Aaron Schoenfeld sits just three points behind Beckie. Eric Gehrig trails his teammates after picking up just 104 points in the first two rounds.

To no one's surprise, the West region of the bracket gave everyone trouble. However, Ohio State Final Four hopes are still alive as three players picked the Buckeyes to advance. Beckie chose Gonzaga to win the region and dance all the way to Atlanta.

STANDINGS

  1. Wil Trapp - 118 pts.
  2. Drew Beckie -114
  3. Aaron Schoenfeld - 111
  4. Eric Gehrig - 104

The Scoring System:

  • 3 points for each team correctly picked to advance to the Round of 32.
  • 5 points for each team picked in the Sweet 16.
  • 10 points for each team in the Elite 8.
  • 25 points for each team in the Final 4.
  • 50 points for each team in the National Championship.
  • 100 points for correctly picking the National Champion.
20 March 3:13 pm

Taking a mental break from preparing for this weekend's rivalry match against D.C. United, four Crew players took the time to make their picks in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. The trash talking commenced as the players filled out their brackets after training.

Rookie defender Drew Beckie is projecting a Final Four of Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas and Miami, but basketball may not exactly be his forte.

"Beckie, this isn't hockey!" fellow rookie Daniel Withrow teased the proud Canadian and Denver University product as he filled out his bracket. "The Frozen Four is later."

Eric Gehrig returns to the Crew Bracket Challenge this season after finishing in fourth-place last year behind Josh Williams, Justin Meram and winner Ethan Finlay. A native of Northwest Indiana, Gehrig is picking his home-state Hoosiers to win the National Championship.

Pumped for Akron's fourth tournament appearance in school history, and third since 2009, Homegrown midfielder Wil Trapp is picking his Zips to pull off an opening round upset against Dominic Oduro's VCU Rams. The Gahanna native is picking the hometown Ohio State Buckeyes to knock off Indiana in the National Championship Final.

Finally, forward Aaron Schoenfeld is picking the Miami Hurricanes to prevail in the Final Four against Duke, Gonzaga and Michigan-- all No. 2 seeds, except the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs of the West Region.

The Scoring System:

  • 3 points for each team correctly picked to advance to the Round of 32.
  • 5 points for each team picked in the Sweet 16.
  • 10 points for each team in the Elite 8.
  • 25 points for each team in the Final 4.
  • 50 points for each team in the National Championship.
  • 100 points for correctly picking the National Champion.

Stay tuned to TheCrew.com to see which player will have bragging rights around Crew Stadium.