8/22/16: What To Watch For Against Philadelphia Union

Could Columbus make up for the home opener, Ethan Finlay, utilizing bench bodies.

8/22/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Best goals from around league, Jurgen Klopp, and Robbie Rogers

8/21/16: Crewture Thoughts vs. New England

Looked like a different team all around the field. Good performance.

Welcome to Crewture.

Which stands for Crew and Culture, and follows Crew supporters culture. Created around the Nordecke creation and used to follow the rise of the new supporters section which is now 8 years old.

Monday, August 29, 2016

8/29/16: Crewture.net Castpod 001


Crewture.net Castpod #001

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

8/28/16: Crewture Thoughts vs. San Jose


Picture by Sam Fahmi (Gallery From Game)


Felt Like A Game In Columbus Again

Pregame Tifo?




Going Towards Nordecke Second Half? 

Whoever thought it was a good idea to change that is overthinking.

Could see Berhalter doing a little overthinking. Who could imagine.

Not saying were going to inspire them to climb mountains. But compared to the Mapfre Insurance logo and four occupied seats the chances of inspiring something in the last 10 minutes is more likely on our end.

I hear Dwight Burgess mention it every home game this year. Just ask somebody why the change? You've only been the Crew commentator forever.



And Well Yes?



Long Jahn Looked Good. My new thing, trying to get a nickname to stick.

I think Adam Jahn is going to benefit quite well from the way Berhalter likes to play.

Berhalter's system screams for a lone striker that is strong and likes physical battles. Likes getting his head on the ball. Because when that lone striker is doing that it opens things up for Meram (who had a hell of a game), Finlay, Cedrick, Duka, and etc.

Why does it? Because it makes that lone striker a handful in the box. So they must keep tabs on him.

Ola Kamara not so much a handful in the box, but a better finisher.

I'm wondering if Jahn getting the start is because
A.) Berhalter thought he could get a reaction out of Jahn playing his former team or
B.) he'll say that because Jahn is the striker type he wants in the future.

We shall see. If it's just Berhalter taking a risk and shaking things up. That alone could be a good thing as he rarely does any of that.

Jahn's First Start Was Much Better Than Goitom's

Jahn should've probably had a goal at the end of the 1st Half. Was a hell of a save actually. Probably San Jose's only highlight.

Oh forget this gem.



Him and Wondolowski together. Yuck.

I can credit Berhalter with better signing prowess with Naess alone than Goitom, their Argentine defender, and Simon Dawkins as your DP lol.

Naess

2 shutouts, 2 wins in a week, Parkhurst looks capable again with him.

Quite big.

I was a bit disappointed Wednesday. But, considering before this week it was months since our last win. Two in a week, I'll be okay with.

Keep it up.

Crewture Highlights:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

8/27/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).












#5
Oh you're American? Nevermind.

#4
I think they'll be even better with Ancelotti compared to Guadriola.

Pep is such a douche, always liked Carlo. Read here.

#3
Huh? What a terrible name.

Chinese team could name their club Vagina Dynasty, if they have millions to give no matter. USA is very lucky it's not the greatest country to be in.

#2
Talking about what someone should do as an interim manager.

#1
How I wish Columbus fans would get again, lol. Especially in Nordecke.

Front office risked booting us out about once a season. Problem was the only part of stadium full.

Crewture Random Spurious Soccer Clip of the Day:

Perhaps the easiest hat trick ever.

Crewture Warmup Music of the Day:

Friday, August 26, 2016

8/26/16: What To Watch For Against San Jose


San Jose is Likely To Start New Striker Saturday Against Crew

Earthquake fans have been complaining about the striker partnership up top this season between Quincy Amarikwa and Chris Wondolowski.

San Jose haven't got goals and that's the reason they also find themselves on the outside looking in, in the Western Conference playoff hunt.

Well, Amarikwa got a knock Wednesday in a 1-1 tie against New England at home. So, San Jose manager Dom Kinnear might be forced no matter.

They signed Henok Goitom because of this reason anyways.

Good news is the struggling Columbus defense knows close to nothing about him. Except on YouTube:


The 31 year old looks like a rather decent player. Has had nearly a goal every two for Valladolid in Spain and AIK in Sweden.

So, of course he would sit against New England and play at Columbus.

Columbus Crew Can Take Better Confidence From Recent New England Performance

Columbus looked rather superb for a game. Enjoy it because might've been the peak or summit of this season.

I didn't think walaa/all is solved. But, it was obviously better away than San Jose's performance against New England was at home Wednesday.

Maybe Crew can take it as New England was struggling considerably, Philadelphia Union not so much, and San Jose is struggling a bit as well. So, must take advantage again when you can.

3 games in a week, two wins would still be considered a positive to me. Especially considering we hadn't had one before since May.

Get Back To Saturday's Lineup

The Crew's four wins this year were with a defensive midfield partnership of Mohammed Saeid and Wil Trapp.

I don't blame Tony Tchani or think he has been way worse. But, it is what it is and even if so when you win 2-0 on the road, especially as the last time you won has been 3 months prior, you change nothing.

Don't replace a DM and boot Cedrick from 18 to perhaps mess with team chemistry, team feeling. Get back to what worked last Saturday. Simple.

Get back to must win mode. Please.

Because once again is.

If you don't win at home against Philadelphia or San Jose it's over and deserves to be. Winning 2 out of 3 games in a week, it's not.

But, do or die once again.

8/26/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).








#5
Interesting.

True.

#4

#3
In the looks department? Most definitely.

#2
At least it's not ridiculous. I can respect Arsenal in that way.

Can sign someone and stick with it.

#1
More spots being awarded in Champions League to teams in Spain, Germany, England, and Italy.

No playoffs in the future for 4th place in England. Like they don't always get in anyways?

Spurious Soccer Clip of the Day:

Oy vey, West Ham eliminated from Europa League by world powers Astra Giurgiu:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8/25/16: Top To Bottom Wrong In 2016

Don't worry quiet enough last night.

I feel you bro. Feel like I deserve that:

I was going to take a day to calm down and write something as nice as possible about losing twice at home to the Philadelphia Union in one season.

As what can happen next? Armageddon?

Got to save Columbus today baby.


We were once a team that couldn't lose at home. Now we can lose to Philadelphia at home, twice a year? Mapfre has been renamed Doophole Complex.

Anyways was letting it go and then saw this.

The Crew front office bragging about Adam Jahn's goal being a goal and said screw it. Screw being nice. They deserve it.

When you read the following, remember Philadelphia scored a second later to win the game, AND WE LOST.

WEEEEEE LOST.






True, true, and true. Why are we bragging about our goal in a loss?

And just in case the Crew delete something else,


What's going on in that office? Figured more people could just wander in on accident last night.

Maybe FC Cincinnati can teach them how to sell tickets.

Precourt


Berhalter with the Cedrick Situation

If you didn't know an uninjured Cedrick Mabwati did not dress in the 18 last night.

Who knows why or what he did? What the situation happens to be? But, this scenario seems similar; has played out a few times and is a bit discerning to me.

Was a No Flex Zone, No FLEX ZONE.

In a game where we could've used an attacking jumpstart on the bench. A change of formation. SOMETHING. We get Duka, Jahn, and then Corey Ashe as substitutions? As you might have expected, didn't jumpstart anything.

Further, why bring on a left back in Ashe in the 80th minute when your down 2-1?

So, I wouldn't be surprised if it's c'est la vie Cedrick if you take in regard recent team history.

1.) Emil Larsen. We sign Larsen in the 2016 offseason, half the year that Larsen was here for cannot get into 18. How is a player supposed to get comfortable in a team that way, he doesn't. Larsen may not have deserved to be in 18.. But, highly debatable as guy played for Denmark in the Olympics!

Sure he might've been meh in the Open Cup and in a friendly against Veracruz. Haha, ok good enough I guess. We tried our best.

Not implying Larsen deserved to just get time. But if you're going to make him the biggest signing in the offseason maybe give bro 180 minutes that matter before you release him? Someone should've twittered Larsen and told him that it would be a waste of time to come here in a similar position as Higuain. That was his crime.

If he just wasn't good enough then it's still ridiculously bad on 3G for signing him.

2. Waylon Francis sat the bench for a long while for nothing in particular. He hasn't been great but no worse than Finlay, Trapp, or anyone else. Has been better than loveable Afful crossing wise for sure and in general in a few games. Sure Afful has been better for a few too. But that much better? Eh.

Afful positively brings ball up, getting attack moving in a lot of ways. But, should stay at midfield as he shanks just about every final third opportunity. And ruined about two others, on top of shooting, with his dribbling last night.

Just being fair.

Sometimes it's like Berhalter just needs someone to blame.

3. Cedrick. I can guess what happened.

Cedrick got a bit annoyed that his chances to play went to zero again once Finlay had one decent moment all season and had some comment under his breath and Berhalter didn't like it.

Well, if so, he has a point.

One more thing. So, we WIN A GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS. Why sit Saeid after win for Tchani? I'm sure considering circumstances, Tchani would've or might've understood this time.

Good luck figuring a lot of this befuddling mess out. I'm starting to think a lot of people there can't.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8/24/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's



Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).










#5
Could the Crew be less boring on twitter?


No? Okay

#4
No Cincinnati oohh, must be a mistype? Lol

Honestly rather see Detroit City or Indy Eleven get a MLS team.

Actually would like to see BOTH eventually and shortly. Better than this NYCFC or LAFC shit.

Those are solid fans with solid supporting culture, that get things done and it hasn't been all handed to them.

I'm more impressed by them than another Seattle. Close enough drive.

#3



He is awesome, he is witty? He is the boss of Glasgow city?

Did they see the NBCSN Liverpool documentary Being Liverpool? Wouldn't go that far Thai kids.

#2
Oh you forgot "who gives a shit?" Should always be an option.

#1
Lol, well that's just amusing.

Crewture Random Spurious Soccer Clip of the Day: