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07 February 10:07 am

Crew Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk is no stranger to alternative modes of four-wheel transportation.The Southern California native can typically be seen every Friday during the summer months carving up the sidewalks of High Street, spreading his "Crew love" around Columbus on his skateboard while stopping into his favorite coffee shops and brew pubs. 

Currently in Florida with the team for preseason training, Hejduk couldn't resist the urge to join some skaters at a local skatepark in Bradenton when the Black & Gold took part in beach training on Thursday. Hejduk took matters into his own hands, purchasing a board from a nearby pawn shop. This was the result of Brand Ambassador's impulse buy:

05 February 10:42 pm

Chad Barson reacts to Wednesday's 1-0 victory versus Malmö FF.

05 February 6:25 pm

Wil Trapp talks about Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Malmö FF in Bradenton.

05 February 5:52 pm

Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter shares his thoughts following the Black & Gold's 1-0 win against Malmö FF.

05 February 11:14 am

Crew Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk talks about his visit to U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team camp and the knowledge he's shared to young players while representing the Black & Gold.

04 February 3:54 pm

After three seasons in Chicago, Daniel Paladini joined the Crew on December 20, 2013. The 29-year-old caught-up with TheCrew.com during the Bradenton preseason trip so fans could get to know him better. 
 
Coffee or tea in the morning?   
DP: Coffee.  
  
Early riser or sleeping in on an off-day?   
DP: Up early 

Best gift card to receive as a gift and use?  
DP: Starbucks or Best Buy 
    
Favorite soccer match-up on TV to watch outside of MLS?  
DP: Real Madrid versus Barcelona  

Most recent movie you saw?  
DP: Captain Phillips 
  
One of the more memorable rounds of 18 holes? 
DP: In Hawaii at Kaanapali Golf Course. 
 
Celebrity you’d most want to have following you on social media?
DP: Russell Wilson, and not just because he just won a Super Bowl. He’s a man of faith. 

How long did the tattoos on his arm take to complete? What are two of the best concerts he’s ever been to? Which former Crew player and current MLS player is Paladini’s sister married to? Learn more by checking out Paladini’s bio.