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06 July 12:17 pm

July 6, 2011 - This date in Crew history Jeff Cunningham broke the Crew’s all- time scoring record held by Brian McBride with 62 goals. Cunningham scored his 63rd Crew goal in thrilling fashion at Vancouver with a stoppage time goal that also allowed him to tie Jaime Moreno for the MLS all-time scoring lead (133).

READ: Cunningham's record goal

 

05 July 3:50 pm

Just a week into the first-ever Premier League season, Robert Warzycha and Everton trampled Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford. The 3-0 win is Everton's last victory at Old Trafford. The Red Devils would eventually go on to win their first league title under Alex Ferguson after signing Eric Cantona midseason.

 

Check out The Polish Rifle's nifty goal in the 80th minute to put the Toffees ahead 2-0:

(Sequence starts at 0:12 mark)

03 July 3:21 pm

 

To help celebrate the Fourth of July, TheCrew.com would like to celebrate the members of the Black & Gold, both past and present, that have represented the United States Men's National Time at various points in their careers:

 

Brian Bliss..........................33 caps, 2 goals (1990 World Cup)

Edson Buddle......................10 caps, 3 goals (2010 World Cup)

Jon Busch..............................1 cap

Paul Caligiuri........................110 caps, 5 goals (1990, 1994 World Cups)

Brian Carroll.............................8 caps, 0 goals

Jeff Cunningham.....................14 caps, 1 goal

John DeBrito............................6 caps, 0 goals

Thomas Dooley.......................81 caps, 7 goals (1994, 1998 World Cups)

Brad Evans...............................4 caps, 0 goals

Robin Fraser...........................26 caps, 0 goals

Brad Friedel............................82 caps (1994, 1998, 2002 World Cups)

Eddie Gaven.............................8 caps, 0 goals

John Harkes............................90 caps, 6 goals (1990, 1994 World Cups)

Frankie Hejduk........................85 caps, 7 goals (1998, 2002 World Cups)

Matt Kmosko.............................3 caps, 0 goals

Manny Lagos............................3 caps, 0 goals

Mike Lapper.............................43 caps, 1 goal (1994 World Cup)

Brian Maisonneuve..................13 caps, 0 goals (1998 World Cup)

Chad Marshall..........................11 caps, 1 goal

Kyle Martino...............................8 caps, 1 goal

Brian McBride...........................95 caps, 30 goals (1998, 2002, 2006 World Cups)

Chad McCarty.............................1 cap, 0 goals

Janusz Michallik........................44 caps, 1 goal

Tom Presthus..............................1 cap

Ante Razov................................25 caps, 6 goals

Robbie Rogers..........................18 caps, 2 goals

Jorge Salcedo............................3 caps, 0 goals

Tony Sanneh............................43 caps, 3 goals

Juergen Sommer.......................8 caps (1994, 1998 World Cups)

Scoop Stanisic..........................1 cap

Danny Szetela...........................3 caps, 0 goals

Billy Thompson..........................1 cap, 0 goals

Jonny Walker.............................3 caps, 0 goals

Dante Washington.....................6 caps, 2 goals

Brian West.................................7 caps, 0 goals

Chris Wingert.............................1 cap, 0 goals

John Wolyniec............................2 caps, 0 goals

Current players and staff are in bold.

A few current members of the Crew reflected on their time with the National Team and what it meant to them:

Mike Lapper: "It's an honor anytime you get to represent your country at that level. I think it goes without saying. Those were special times (at the 1994 World Cup), a long time ago. I still have fond memories. I have pictures of me and Tony Meola after we beat Colombia to advance to the next round, which was a huge thing for us... It was a great opportunity for me. I was a young kid, only 24 at the time. It definitely helped kickstart my career."

Eddie Gaven: "(Playing for the National Team) is definitely a goal of mine, for sure. I think it is for any player in this country. To be able to play for your nation and put on your nation's colors, and go out there and play for your country. It's a huge honor. It means a lot. It's something I've had the privilege of doing several times. It's something I hope I can do more of in my career."

Chad Marshall: "It's what every guy strives for. Every pro soccer player wants to eventually play for their national team. It's a great honor to put that jersey on."
 

 

 

03 July 11:04 am

The Crew will make its first-ever trip to Montreal this weekend to face Eastern Conference foe, the Montreal Impact. The Black & Gold opened Crew Stadium for the 2012 season with a 2-0 victory against the Impact back on March 24th. Columbus overpowered a 10-man Montreal after Jeb Brovsky's red card in the 19th minute. Milovan Mirosevic put the Crew on the scoreboard first, scoring his first goal for the Black & Gold with a 30th minute penalty kick drawn by Emilio Renteria. Fellow newcomer Olman Vargas put the nail in the coffin during the 65th minute, powerfully heading home a cross from Shuan Francis on the left flank to beat Impact 'keeper Donovan Ricketts for his first tally as a member of the Crew.

Check out the highlights below:

 

30 June 7:04 pm

FOX Sports Ohio TV Anlayst Duncan Oughton previews the Crew's match tonight against Real Salt Lake.

 

 

29 June 3:11 pm

Join us at Barley’s Brewing Company Ale House No. 1 in Short North (467 N. High St., 43215) for the official post-game party featuring Crew players and fans following Saturday's match! Carlos Mendes and Danny O'Rourke will be on hand to hang out with fans. Enter to win great prizes and enjoy specials from Budweiser.

More info at - www.barleysbrewing.com

29 June 11:08 am

Costa Rican striker Jairo Arrieta rejoined the Crew at training in Obetz on Friday morning. Arrieta is available for selection immediately, but it's likely he will not be part of Robert Warzycha's gameday 18 until July 8 in Montreal.

29 June 9:22 am

Recently the Crew community lost a member of it's family. Grand Rapids Crew Juniors player Christian Ouding lost his life in a tragic accident. There will be a moment of silence during the June 30th Crew home game in remembrance of Christian Ouding.

“Christian Ouding was not only the heart and soul of his team but was also for the club as a whole. He had a tremendous attitude and work rate in all that he did and a very contagious personality. He was an inspiration to many players and coaches and represented what youth soccer should be about.” - Josh Sheldon Grand Rapids Crew Juniors – General Manager
       
"We are devastated by the tragic loss of Christian and offer our condolences and support to his family," said Crew SVP Soccer Business Development Andrew Arthurs. "Not only was he a promising young player with a bright future, but by all accounts a well-liked teammate and a fine young man, as well. Words cannot express the sense of loss we feel. We look forward to honoring his memory on June 30 and beyond." - Andrew Arthurs Sr. Vice President Soccer Business Development Executive Director Crew Juniors

       
For more information and to donate to the Christian Ouding Fund click here.

28 June 3:04 pm

On June 28, 1996 former Crew defender and current assistant coach Ricardo Iribarren was allocated to Columbus in the middle of Major League Soccer's inaugural season. We're happy Ricky liked Columbus so much he decided to say!