Frankie Hejduk joined 95.5 The Game's Matt Finkes and Ashleigh Ignelzi on The BIG Show's Massive Monday segment.
Justin Meram's dramatic, 94th-minute winner against Seattle on Saturday is up for this week's AT&T Goal of the Week award. Meram is up against Montreal's Marco Di Viao, Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer, Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborío and New York's Peguy Luyindula in the running for the top goal of Week Four. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursdays.
Matt Lampson invited LLS Hero and current LLS Washington Chapter Girl of the Year Anna Comstock and her family to CenturyLink Field for Saturday’s match against Seattle Sounders FC. Anna is a 7-year-old ALL survivor who ended her treatment last May. You can read more about Anna and her story on the LLS website.
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.
The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) recently named the Columbus Crew the International Organization of the Year for its global influence on the Columbus community. Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk and midfielder Bernardo Anor were on hand to accept the award earlier this month.
“Our management team, our staff and our players really believe that Columbus is a tremendous place to live and influence the development of a dynamic soccer culture,” said Anthony Precourt, Columbus Crew Chairman and Investor-Operator when the award was announced last October.
“We are honored to have this positive reinforcement for our efforts and thank CCWA for spotlighting our club as a strong local ambassador to the world and a global ambassador to this region.”
The Crew's radio play-by-play voice Neil Sika calls the action from the Black & Gold's 2-1 triumph in Seattle.
Chad Marshall won't be the only one seeing old friends as oppostion on Saturday when the Crew takes on Seattle Sounders FC. Defender Tyson Wahl was selected by the Sounders in the 2008 MLS Expansion Draft and made 39 appearances in three seasons for the club before being picked up by the Montreal Impact in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft.
Saturday's match will mark the first time Wahl has returned to CenturyLink Field despite having played for three clubs since his departure in 2011.
"It's definitely one you circle on the schedule," Wahl said of his return. "I have fond memories of being here. It's definitely been a while. Last year, we didn't travel out here. My previous team's just didn't go. It's exciting. It's nice to be around the city and I'm definitely excited to step out on the stadium field again."
Wahl helped Sounders FC to three-straight Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups during his time in the Emerald City.
Saturday’s two-goal performance for Bernardo Anor marked the second time in his career that he took home MLS Player of the Week honors. The first time, on June 18, 2011, in his very first start for the Black & Gold, the rookie Anor helped his side to a 2-0 road win against the Houston Dynamo. The midfielder picked up his first career goal and assist en route to the League’s weekly honor.
On the last trip to Seattle, Justin Meram and Emilio Renteria scored on either side of halftime as the Crew defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 at CenturyLink Field on May 23, 2012. In the win, the club’s first in Seattle, Andy Gruenebaum made six saves in the shutout win and faced 21 Seattle shots in the effort.
Federico Higuain recorded his first assist of the season on his corner kick that Bernardo Anor drove home with a header on March 22. Higuain now has 18 goals and 17 assists in 44 career games.