Black & Gold Bullets: February 28

International call-ups rule Friday's headlines

Next week, two Crew players are taking advantage of a chance to play for the Costa Rican National Team in the squad’s March 5 friendly against Paraguay in San Jose, Costa Rica. Learn about what Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter had to say about the players and their return ahead of the Crew’s Opening Match just days later on March 8. Read on to also learn what the pair of defenders has to gain from this opportunity in this piece from MLSsoccer.com.

With the induction of Crew veteran Brian McBride into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, Bob Hunter discuses McBride and his essential role he played in Columbus and the overall history of the Black & Gold.

While most of the talk about the U.S. Men’s National Team's friendly against Ukraine has been about safety of the players and staff , Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been focusing on who will be joining him on the field come March 5. Read more about Klinsmann’s decisions to go with a mostly European-based roster and his expectations for the young players.