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07 August 10:43 am

During Tuesday night's Killers' concert at the LC Pavilion, lead singer Brandon Flowers gave the local soccer club a shoutout in the band's song "Prize Fighter." Check it out around the 45-second mark.

06 August 5:07 pm

Frankie Hejduk made a surprise visit to the Tray Lee Center for their end of the summer BBQ on Friday. The children performed a few dances for Frankie before a boys vs. girls pick-up game broke out with the former Columbus Crew captain. The game, after a late goal from the boys in added time, ended in a 3-3 draw.

06 August 5:04 pm

Crew Players Kyle Hyland, Shawn Sloan and Eric Gehrig spent Monday afternoon with the patients of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The children were able to play games and create arts and crafts projects with the players during the visit.

06 August 10:47 am

The Crew will square-off against the New York Red Bulls for the third and final time this season when Thierry Henry and company visit Crew Stadium on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET / TICKETS). The Black & Gold will look to even up the season series at 1-1-1 after losing and drawing in the first two meetings.

Here is a look back at the last match between the two clubs on May 26 at Red Bull Arena.

MAY 26: Red Bulls 2 - Crew 2

Dominic Oduro scored in the second minute of the match to give the Black & Gold an early lead, but had to leave the game after colliding with Red Bulls' goalkeeper Luis Robles. The home team evened things up just past the half-hour mark when Tim Cahill played a long ball over the top to Thierry Henry, who then chipped an oncoming Andy Gruenebaum. The Crew regained the lead in the 71st minute when Justin Meram drew a foul in the box, setting up Federico Higuaín's converted penalty to put the Black & Gold ahead 2-1. The Crew defense staved off several late New York surges, but the Red Bulls' pressure finally paid off in the 91st minute as Jámison Olavé provided a stunning left-footed volley past Gruenebaum to end the match at 2-2 and leave the Crew with one point from the trip to the Big Apple.

03 August 11:31 am

 

MLSSoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Matt Doyle preview this week's matchup between the Crew and the Houston Dynamo.

01 August 1:48 pm

Saturday brings the second of three meetings between the Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo (9:00 p.m. ET / FOX Sports Ohio). The two sides drew 1-1 back on June 1 at Crew Stadium in the first match. Before the Black & Gold travels to Houston, here is a look back at the previous clash.

JUNE 1: Crew 1 - Dynamo 1

Dynamo defender Warren Creavalle put Houston up 1-0 just after the half-hour mark, finishing off a Dynamo counterattack from Kofi Sarkodie's cross from the right wing. Making his first MLS start, rookie defender Chad Barson drew a penalty in the 68th minute. Captain Federico Higuaín then converted from the penalty spot to level the match at one and help the Black & Gold to a point at home.

31 July 5:17 pm

Columbus Crew players Wil Trapp and Ryan Finley teamed up this week with Columbus Metropolitan Library branches in Gahanna and Whetstone to read soccer books and talk to children about the importance of reading. The readings come just days before The Crew launch its Get a Kick Out of Reading program that runs during the month of August. For more information on how to participate in this program and to download the reading scoresheet , please visit www.thecrew.com/read.

30 July 3:09 pm

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Precourt Sports Ventures acquired the Columbus Crew from Hunt Sports Group. Here are a few photos from the announcement.

 

 

   

30 July 9:24 am

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman will be part of today’s Crew press conference to make a major announcement inside Crew Stadium’s Upper 90 Club at 12:00 p.m. ET. Mayor Coleman joins Hunt Sports Group Chairman Clark Hunt to address the media, with Crew President & General Manager Mark McCullers available for comment after the announcement.

26 July 12:00 pm

DOM’S STILL ON PACE
Dominic Oduro has scored eight times through 20 matches this year and is still on-pace to top his career-high 12 goals that he set back in 2011 ... the Crew’s forward -- if he keeps the current pace of 0.40 goals per game -- he could score 13 goals this season.

MARSHALL-O’ROURKE PAIRING STEADY AT CENTERBACK
After making 13 appearances -- including 12 starts -- at central midfield, Danny O’Rourke made his first start at centerback on July 4 alongside Chad Marshall and the two have paired together in the last three matches (and one international friendly) ... the centerback pairing of O’Rourke and Marshall -- who were paired together when the club won MLS Cup in 2008 -- became the fifth centerback pairing Head Coach Robert Warzycha has used in 2013, joining: Marshall/Glauber, Gehrig/Glauber, Gehrig/George and Marshall/Williams.

JAIRO RETURNS
Jairo Arrieta returned to the Crew following the conclusion of Costa Rica’s run in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Arrieta joined Costa Rica following the Crew’s 3-2 defeat to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, June 29 – a match in which Arrieta scored his second MLS tally of the season ... Arrieta scored one goal in three starts in group play, tallying in the 3-0 win against Cuba (July 9) and started in the knockout-round match against Honduras on July 21 ... in 2013, has made 11 international appearances -- including nine starts -- and has scored four goals ... in 2013 for the Crew, Arrieta has recorded two goals and two assists in 12 appearances, including nine starts.

FOURTH TRIP NORTH OF THE BORDER
Saturday’s trip to Toronto is the Crew’s fourth of five trips to Canada in 2013 and 13th overall regular-season match north of the border  ... although the Black & Gold fell 2-1 to Vancouver on March 9, the Crew has secured points in 10 of the 12 previous meetings up North and is 4-2-6 in those Canadian-hosted matches ... Columbus is unbeaten (3-0-5) in eight matches at Toronto FC, has a 1-1-0 record at Vancouver and the Crew’s 1-1 draw at Montreal on April 13 improved the Crew’s record at Montreal to 0-1-1 ... additional Ohio ties to Canada include rookie defender Drew Beckie who was born in Regina, Saskatchewan.
 
BLACK & GOLD LOVE BMO FIELD 
The Crew is 3-0-5 in its first eight visits to BMO Field in Toronto dating back to 2007 ... although the Black & Gold have only won three times there, the venue has quickly become the destination for the fewest Crew blemishes (losses) on the road ... of all MLS venues past and present in which the Crew has played a minimum of five matches, BMO Field is the only stadium in which the Crew is unbeaten ... other venues in which the Crew have seen the fewest road losses are listed below as BMO Field is the only active stadium on that list:
 
 
BMO Field (Toronto, Canada). Home of TFC 2007-Present. Crew Record (3-0-5) 
Robertson Stadium (Houston) Home of Houston Dynamo 2006-2011. Crew Record (1-1-4)
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa) Home of Tampa Bay Mutiny 1999-2001. Crew Record (3-3-0)
Tampa Stadium (Tampa) Home of Tampa Bay Mutiny 1996-1999. Crew Record (3-3-0)
(Minimum: 5 games played)            
 
PIPA TAKES ON TORONTO
Federico Higuain has recorded three goals and two assists in just three meetings with Toronto FC ... before assisting Dominic Oduro on the game-winning goal on May 18, the Crew playmaker recorded a brace in the final meeting between the two teams in 2012 on October 28 ... Pipa has been quite efficient against the Reds as he’s scored all three goals on just five shots on frame in 256 minutes.
 
GOALS COULD RETURN  ON SATURDAY
The Crew was unable to find the back of the net against New England last Saturday but the Black & Gold have history on their side with an upcoming tilt at BMO Field ... in all eight previous meetings at BMO Field, the Crew has scored in every match, totalling nine goals and six assists as a team.
 
PLENTY OF ONE-GOAL GAMES IN THE SERIES
The last four meetings between the Crew and Toronto FC have resulted in one-goal affairs ... the Crew is 4-0-0 in those matches and has shut-out Toronto twice in those matches ... the contests have been close, though, as the Crew has scored two goals twice in those four matches and have been held to single goals two additional times.
 
DAY MEN ... CHAMPIONS OF THE SUN
This weekend’s afternoon tilt is just the fourth match to be played before 5:00 p.m. local time this season and first since May 4 against New York (4:00 p.m. ET) ... overall, the Crew is 1-1-1, but the Black & Gold are unbeaten on the road (1-0-1) when playing a matinee match.