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15 February 7:08 pm

TheCrew.com caught-up with the Black & Gold's newest signing, rookie Drew Beckie, who officially joined the club's roster on Friday afternoon.

14 February 1:55 pm

Crew Designated Player Federico Higuain made the media rounds while in New York this week. Here is an interview Pipa did with CNN Español.

“Espero poder quedarme aquí mucho tiempo” - Federico Higuain

Translation: "I hope to be able to stay here for a long time"

13 February 4:17 pm

Black & Gold midfielder, Ethan Finlay, talks with TheCrew.com after his two-goal performance against the Philadelphia Union to help the Crew to a 4-0 win in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.

22 January 4:55 pm
19 January 1:19 pm

Costa Rica kicked off play in the 2013 Copa Centroamericano late Friday night, with Crew striker Jairo Arrieta providing the difference in the host country's 1-0 victory over Belize. Arrieta's 55th minute tally was his first goal for La Sele in five career caps.

The Ticos will resume play in the tournament on Sunday against Nicaragua. Copa Centroamericano runs until January 27 and the top five teams in the seven-team tournament qualify for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. However, Arrieta may not report to Crew training camp at that point as La Sele begins the Hexagonal round of 2014 World Cup Qualifying in Panama on February 6.

Match Report: Costa Rica 1 - Belize 0 (in Spanish)

Photo Credit: Imagenesencostarica.com

11 January 12:52 pm

After signing as the fifth Homegrown player in Crew history, University of Akron standout Chad Barson joined TheCrew.com's Cody Sharrett for a short Q&A.

Cody Sharrett: Congratulations on signing with the Crew. How do you plan on contributing to the Black & Gold as a rookie?

Chad Barson: I think I bring a good work ethic. I have a good mentality in the way I approach things. I'm willing to contribute, and I'm a team guy. I put the team first. I'll put the team's needs above my own and whatever they need, that's what I'm willing to do.

CS: You've been captain for the past two seasons at Akron and as a centerback, you have to be a leader on the field. How do you approach being a leader as a rookie?

CB: You have to be yourself. You can't be shy. As a rookie, you're stepping into uncharted territory and just because you're the young guy or the new guy, it doesn't matter how long you've been around. Obviously guys that have been around have more say, but you still need to be able to lead, to talk and to organize guys because the position I play, you see the whole game from where you play.

CS: Your coach at Akron, Caleb Porter, has moved on to the Portland TImbers in MLS. How did he develop your game over the past four years at Akron.

CB: Basically, I like to say everything about my game is a result of Coach Porter. The way we trained at Akron, the mentality he teaches you how to approach life, how to approach school, how to approach soccer: it's really all from him. I see a lot of him in myself. When I talk, when I play, just everything really.

CS: You were born and raised in Columbus. Do you remember your first Crew game? Which players did you look up to?

CB: I don't remember my first Crew game. But watching guys like [Brian] McBride, [Brian] Maisonneuve and Jeff Cunningham, I remember watching those guys all the time when I was younger.

CS: Over the past few summers, you've spent time training with the First Team. Who is the toughest guy you've had to defend?

CB: Honestly size-wise, Andy Iro and Chad Marshall because they're some pretty big guys. I'd also throw Steve Lenhart in there because he's such a scrappy guy and he likes to be physical, but he's also a great guy.

16 November 4:10 pm

Coming off of a breakout 2012 season, Crew defender Josh Williams describes his offseason plans and looks ahead to the 2013 campaign.

Josh Williams looks ahead to offseason by ColumbusCrew

16 November 3:40 pm

TheCrew.com caught-up with Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum after the team's final training session of 2012. Hear what he had to say about the past season and his upcoming plans.

Andy Gruenebaum on 2012 season by ColumbusCrew

15 November 12:50 pm

Crew striker Jairo Arrieta went the full 90 minutes for Costa Rica in a 1-1 draw with Bolivia from the Estadio Hernando Stiles in Santa Cruz. Wearing the 21 jersey for Los Ticos, Jairo provided a dangerous option for the Costa Rican side with two shots on goal.

Costa Rica will play Panama on February 6, 2013 in the Hexagonal Round to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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