News & Notes - August 1

Crew travels to Washington, D.C. to face United on Saturday night

Eddie Gaven

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Following the thrilling 2-1 win at Sporting Kansas City last Saturday (July 28), in which Jairo Arrieta netted two goals earning MLS Player of the Week honors, the Columbus Crew continues its climb up the Eastern Conference standings with a visit to Washington, D.C. to face United on Saturday night (Aug.4), at RFK Stadium.

Saturday’s match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised live regionally on FOX Sports Ohio, with Dwight Burgess and Duncan Oughton calling all the action. The game can also be heard in English on News/Talk 610 WTVN and on-line at TheCrew.com, with Neil Sika on the call, and in Spanish on La Mega 103.1, with Carlos Cordova behind the microphone.

Since losing to the Crew 1-0 on July 21, D.C. (10-7-3, 33 pts.) has not seen any MLS action but did play a friendly against French club Paris Saint Germain on Saturday, July 28, to a 1-1 draw. This is the second of three matches between the clubs and D.C. will look to exact revenge on the loss suffered at Crew Stadium two weeks ago.

The Crew (8-7-4, 28 pts.), is coming off three consecutive wins, including a 2-1 victory over Stoke City FC of the English Premier League, in a friendly on July 24, in which homegrown products Aaron Horton and Ben Speas tallied their first professional goals. The Black & Gold will look to carry this momentum into RFK Stadium on Saturday night to capture precious points to help it climb back into playoff contention.
 
The Black & Gold returns home on Saturday, August 11 to host Toronto F.C. in the second leg of the three-match aggregate-score Trillium Cup, at Crew Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
 
COLUMBUS CREW at D.C. United
Saturday, August 4 – 7:30 p.m. (ET) – RFK Stadium
Regional Television: FOX Sports Ohio
Crew Radio: News/Talk 610 WTVN (English); La Mega 103.1 (Spanish)
Crew Webcast: TheCrew.com (English)
 
CREW PUB TOUR CONTINUES AT JIMMY V’S IN GRANDVIEW
The Crew continues its 2012 Pub Tour with a viewing party Jimmy V’s in Grandview (1788 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43212), this Saturday, August 4. Crew Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk will be in attendance with prizes and memorabilia as the televisions will be tuned to Fox Sports Ohio for the Black & Gold’s match at D.C. United which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
 
RESERVE LEAGUE RESUMES ON SUNDAY AT D.C.
The East Division-leading Crew reserves will face D.C. United reserves on Sunday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at the D.C. United training fields. This will be the second-to-last match for the Black & Gold (6-2-0, 18 pts.) and the fourth match for D.C. (1-1-1, 4 pts.). The teams met on Sunday, July 29, at the Crew Training Center at Obetz, with Crew emerging victorious with a 4-1 score.
 
CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION HOSTS BLACK & GOLD 5K RUN AND ONE MILE FAMILY FUN WALK
The Crew Soccer Foundation will host the Black & Gold 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk on August 11. This unique race winds around Crew Stadium, the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Expo Center grounds and finishes through the Player Tunnel inside Crew Stadium. 5K runners will receive a Crew game ticket and tech shirt. All proceeds benefit Crew Soccer Foundation programming for at-risk youth. For more information, please contact Keiana Mitchell at kmitchell@thecrew.com <mailto:kmitchell@thecrew.com> , (614) 447-4174, or visit thecrew.com/5k
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CREW SOCCER ACADEMY’S GEORGE BRAIMA CALLED INTO U.S. U14 BOYS NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
Crew Soccer Academy standout George Braima has been called into the Unites States U14 Boys National Team summer camp from July 29 to August 5. A refugee from Liberia, who came to the U.S. when he was a child and is now undergoing his citizenship process, Braima plays for the CSA 15/16s and has already participated in two previous U.S. youth camps.

UNITED STATES MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM VS. JAMAICA NEARS SELLOUT – ADDITIONAL SEATS ADDED
Crew Stadium and U.S. Soccer announced today that in order to accommodate demand for the nearly sold out September 11 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Jamaica, additional seats are being added in the available spaces inside Crew Stadium. The additional seats, priced at $32 each, are currently on sale at ussoccer.com <http://ussoccer.com> , by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all central Ohio Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Kroger stores) and the Crew Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

CREW JUNIORS U19s WIN SECOND MCGUIRE CUP IN THREE YEARS
The Crew Juniors U19s, coached by Crew technical director Brian Bliss, defeated Georgia’s Gwinnett Soccer Association Phoenix 2-1 on Saturday night (July 28), at the United States Youth Soccer National Championships in Rock Hill, S.C. The U19s came from behind with goals by Jordan Tyler and Wil Trapp to win their second McGuire Cup in the last three years. The Crew Juniors also won the Fair Play award which is a testament to how they play and conduct themselves on the field. Trapp played the full 90 minutes just 48 hours after contributing an assist in the United States U20 4-3 loss to Chile in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. Grand Rapids Crew Juniors U18s as well as CUP Crew Juniors and Challenger Crew Juniors U15s were also at the USYS National Championships, with the GRCJ U18s and Challenger U15s reaching their respective finals but finishing as national runner-ups.
 
ZAC BROWN BAND TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Crew Stadium will host the renowned country and southern rock group Zac Brown Band on Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets for the show are now on sale at the Crew Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.