With time on his hands during the offseason, Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson recently took advantage of the time away from the training ground to pen a blog for the Huffington Post about his fight and triumph over Stage 4B Hodgkins Lymphoma. Lampson details the hurdles he faced following the diagnosis and his efforts to fight the disease with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Following his introductory press conference on Tuesday, new Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter headed off to a photo shoot for the Black & Gold's upcoming marketing campaigns. Check out a sneak peek of the shoot.
The Houston Dynamo announced Thursday that the Crew's Danny O'Rourke and Frankie Hejduk have been added to the star-studded list of players that will be attending in The Brian Ching Testimonial Match at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on December 13. Other stars that will be sending Ching off in style include Landon Donovan, Dwayne de Rosario, Chris Wondolowski and Jimmy Conrad.
As a rookie, O'Rourke played alongside Ching with the San Jose Earthquakes during the 2005 season before the first MLS incarnation of the 'Quakes moved to Houston in 2006. Hejduk and Ching represented the United States on several occassions together, including the 2009 edition of "Dos a Cero" against Mexico at Crew Stadium.
Ching's testimonial will benefit the Dynamo legend's charitable initiative, The House That Ching Built, and Habitat for Humanity.
Crew players Justin Meram, Shawn Sloan and Eric Gehrig joined Frankie Hejduk on Monday to take over Fairbrook Elementary School during the annual “Crew Takes Over Your School” event. The players spent the afternoon assisting the children during lunch, participating in various activities during recess and teaching the children about the importance of staying active both mentally and physically through their Active Bodies, Active Minds assembly. Fairbrook Elementary was chosen as a result of their high participation in the Crew’s Educator Appreciation Night on June 15 which brought out more than 2,000 total educators through the Ohio Education Association.
Matt Lampson and Team LampStrong helped raise over $14,000 for blood cancer research ahead of Saturday's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk at Bicentennial Park in downtown Columbus. Here are the top tweets and Instagram photos from the event.
On Week 13 of NBC Sports Network's MLS Insider, Federico Higuaín chats about his move from Argentina to play for the Crew and his connection to classic rock, with a particular emphasis on the Rolling Stones.
*Higuaín's segment begins at the 08:18 mark.
Crew winger Ethan Finlay joined Joe Jewett on the CD102.5 Morning Show on Wednesday to talk about the major playoff implications that come with Saturday's clash against Sporting Kansas City.
Wednesday marks the 35th anniversary of Jungle Jack Hanna's tenure as Director Emeritus at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For the past 35 years, Jungle Jack has been an outstanding international ambassador for the Central Ohio community with his passion and dedication to the animal kingdom.
From Crew Soccer Nation: Happy Hannaversary, Jungle Jack!