The CW Star, Kaitlin, has an all-access pass to the Crew games and will show you the behind the scenes stuff you don't see on gamedays. This episode is all about the broadcast. Kaitlin talks with FOX Sports Ohio's Duncan Oughton and Ashleigh Ignelzi.
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Crew defender Josh Williams will welcome his former PDL club, the Cleveland Internationals to Crew Stadium on Saturday as the Black & Gold host Vancouver Whitecaps FC, whose roster features Williams' Internationals teammate Michael Nanchoff. The two have recruited around 500 fans from the Cleveland area to make the trip down I-71 to attend the match. Check out the video below.
MLSsoccer.com is unveiling a new video series entitled "Taking the Lead" that will focus on captains around MLS. The series will give unique insight to the leadership that goes in to being a field general. We're looking forward to seeing Chad Marshall's perspective on wearing the captain's armband later in the season.
Tomorrow's debut episode will showcase Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman.
Check out the trailer below:
The Crew make their first appearance in 2012 on national TV this Saturday on the new NBC Sports channel. The Black & Gold travel to Philadelphia to take on the Union Saturday at 3:30pm.
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Official Crew Pub Tour stop this week at BBR in the Arena District. Learn More
With his pick of Kentucky and Kansas to play for the National Championship, rookie Ethan Finlay came from behind to surpass Justin Meram in the Crew Bracket challenge. Heading into the Final Four, Meram led both Finlay and Josh Williams by three points. However, Meram predicted Kentucky would play North Carolina in the championship game, giving Finlay the victory.
Tommy Heinemann had Syracuse and Missouri playing for the title with Mizzou winning. Needless to say, he finished last.
Here are the final standings:
1. Ethan Finlay 386 points
2. Justin Meram 339
3. Josh Williams 336
4. Eric Gehrig 332
5. Cole Grossman 307
6. Tommy Heinemann 183
Julius James talks about his time living in Toronto while on the team's pregame walk.
Following Thursday's training session, Eric Gehrig, Justin Meram, and Josh Williams brought a little basketball to the pitch, check it out:
Crew legend Brian McBride made his television debut over the weekend, appearing on Fox Soccer's Matchday and Goals On Sunday. The former United States national team captain served as an in-studio analyst, providing commentary on weekend action in the Barclay's Premier League. McBride will continue to give his take on the beautiful game throughout the week for Fox Soccer's coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
In addition to his in-studio work, McBride sat down with FoxSoccer.com's Jamie Trecker to dish on the current state of American soccer. (Nevermind the jersey he's wearing in the photo.)
Heading into Final Four week, Justin Meram retained his lead in the Crew's bracket challenge. Meram, Eric Gehrig, and Cole Grossman tied for correctly picking four teams out of the Elite Eight. Rookie Ethan Finlay was the only player to predict more than one Final Four team. The Creighton product correctly chose Kentucky and Kansas to make the trip to New Orleans.
Check back next week to see who takes the crown in the Crew's March Madness bracket challenge.
1. Justin Meram 189 points
2. Ethan Finlay 186
Josh Williams 186
4. Tom Heinemann 183
5. Eric Gehrig 182
6. Cole Grossman 157
Though his Wolverines were knocked out by the Ohio Bobcats in their opening game of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Justin Meram currently leads the Crew bracket challenge after two rounds with 124 total points. No one's bracket was hit harder by upsets than Tom Heinemann's. The St. Louis native had the Missouri Tigers winning in the National Championship, but Mizzou was shocked by 15-seed Nofolk State on Friday. However, Heinemann tied Meram in correctly predicting eleven of the Sweet 16 teams. Cole Grossman currently sits in last place after his Duke Blue Devils were upset by Lehigh in their Second Round matchup.
The complete standings:
- Justin Meram: 124 points
- Ethan Finlay: 116
- Josh Williams: 111
- Tom Heinemann: 108
- Eric Gehrig: 107
- Cole Grossman: 102
Possible points: 176