The Crew Soccer Academy's Sean Zawadzki was called-in to U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team camp earlier this week by Head Coach Tony Lepore. The camp will run from March 22-30 in Carson, Calif. While in Florida for the Black & Gold's preseason, Crew legend Frankie Hejduk paid a visit to Zawadski while the youngster was training with the U-14 BNT in Lakewood Ranch.
Good Day Columbus' Dana Turtle paid a visit to Crew Stadium on Tuesday ahead of Opening Match on Saturday.
This Wednesday, March 19 - Time Warner Cable SportsChannel presents a Black and Gold Original Series, The Crew: A New Era.
Host Dwight Burgess sits down with new Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and new Investor-Operator Anthony Precourt to discuss their vision and plans for the club.
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The Crew held steady in Power Rankings after an off week from MLS play. The Black & Gold remain in the same position as they were after Week One in all rankings, but could see significant movement if they can earn three points against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
MLSsoccer.com: 8 (8)
ESPNFC: 11 (11)
Sports Illustrated Planet Fútbol: 13 (13)
In its second scrimmage of the week, the Crew took on a team of NAIA All-Starts at the team's Obetz training facility on Friday. The Black & Gold tallied six times in the scrimmage, with two goals coming from Bernardo Anor. The Crew returns to MLS action next Saturday against the Philadelphia Union.
Lineup: Steve Clark; Josh Williams (Chad Barson), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Eric Gehrig), Tyson Wahl, Waylon Francis (Ben Sweat); Hector Jimenez (Finlay), Wil Trapp (Agustín Viana), Tony Tchani (Fifi Baiden), Bernardo Anor, Federico Higuain (Justin Meram), Jairo Arrieta (Dominic Oduro).
Dominic Oduro and rookie forward Adam Bedell each found the net in Wednesday's closed-door scrimmage between the Crew and the University of Notre Dame at Westerville Central High School. The match was moved from the Black & Gold's Obetz training ground due to inclement weather. The Crew will continue to put work in on its bye week as Gregg Berhalter's men are scheduled to take on the NAIA All-Stars on Friday.
Crew Lineup: Matt Lampson; Chad Barson, Eric Gehrig, Tyson Wahl, Ben Sweat; Ethan Finlay, Agustín Viana, Fifi Baiden, Ben Speas; Justin Meram, Adam Bedell (Dominic Oduro)