Black & Gold Bullets: February 25

Adam Jardy's feature on Wil Trapp leads Tuesday's Crew headlines

Midfielder Wil Trapp’s leadership has put himself in the running to for consideration as the club’s captain this season. In only his second season, he said that “it’s been awesome” to be considered for the Crew’s captain role. Read more of Adam Jardy’s Columbus Dispatch article regarding Trapp’s impact and hear from other Crew voices on why the 21-year-old midfielder has shown maturity beyond his years. 

Former Crew forward Brian McBride was named to the 2014 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee class with former USWNT player Kristine Lilly and former USMNT coach Bob Bradley. Read more about McBride’s career in this Soccer America piece.

Sports Business Journal’s Christopher Botta recently sat down with MLS executives, including Crew Investor-Operator and Owner Anthony Precourt to discuss the growth of MLS and the future of the League. Precourt said, “Growing our fan base is No. 1. Soccer is increasingly relevant in the U.S. and ESPN polls are showing that only soccer is behind the NFL in engaging young people.” Read more of Botta's interview with Precourt and other MLS executive here(Subscription required).

Kyle McCarthy of FOX Inside MLS spoke with Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter about his vision for the future of the club and delves into the hiring of the Back & Gold boss.