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Which stands for Crew and Culture, and follows Crew supporter culture. Created around the Nordecke creation and used to follow the rise of the supporters section which is now 10 years old.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Multi-Mobile Transportation Venue, FC Barcelona's Columbus Academy, The Pledge

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk for 5/17: Columbus Crew most newsworthy or under the radar social media topics of interest for 5/17. 



Gaven..
McKalla Place is a Multi-Mobile Transportation Venue

But isn't every location in the world one? 😖

Schelotto..
FC Barcelona opens academy in Columbus, Ohio

I wonder what made them think that? Perhaps this.

So perhaps big clubs think if you make things an event, include fans/community that want to support the club, and are not terrible at running a team (Clark Hunt and Precourt after some good first steps) perhaps Columbus, Ohio is worth tapping into.

I would take FC Barcelona thoughts over PSV. Wouldn't you?


Hejduk..
Sign the pledge

Even though I'm out of state and won't make every single one. I would buy season tickets just for the Crew existing in 2019.

Not joking. That's an easy choice for me.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: Columbus faces difficult and talented New England opponent for second time



Columbus Crew (6-3-3) - 21 points- Second place in the East @ New England Revolution (5-3-2) - 17 points- Sixth place in the East

Columbus is undefeated in their last five games.

On top of that they posted three straight shutouts defensively during their three game week

The first of those three shutouts were with only ten men for 75 minutes in Seattle.

The last time the Columbus Crew had three straight defensive shutouts in the league:

Yet will be a trickier expectation against New England. The last time Columbus played the Revolution that game was an enthralling 2-2 offensive battle in Columbus. 

Very open. The game was 2-2 but could've been 5-5. 

I left that game impressed with what Brad Friedel and Mike Lapper have done in New England thus far. 

Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

Gregg Berhalter has certain positions he switches between 3 or 4 players between 3 or 4 consecutive games.

Since Santos left Saturday's game 10 minutes in with hamstring issues and Grella started I think Niko Hansen (80 minutes) and Cristian Martinez (18 minutes) are next up.




Crognale would be next up on the ferris wheel of center backs to team up with Jonathan Mensah, yet because of not full integration yet I figure Berhalter goes back to Abubukar.

Williams played the last game next to Mensah.

New England's projected lineup:

New England's last lineup gained a 3-2 win over Toronto F.C. at home.

Cristian Penilla really had his game of games so far in MLS scoring two goals in the victory and is a player Columbus will have to look out for.




PREDICTION: Because the game is in New England and New England does have some talent offensively...

The last game between Columbus and New England was one of the most exciting games offensively this year overall in my opinion.

I'm guessing the shutout streak won't reach four games but I think we still grab a victory.


Columbus 2-1. Goals by Zardes x2, NE goal by Penilla.

Gameday takeaways from Game 12 vs. Chicago Fire



This past Saturday was a bit crucial in my opinion. 

Not just winning but winning with confidence. Saturday was a confidence builder before the Crew face a schedule of opponents upcoming that are much tougher overall.

As six out of the next seven opponents for the Columbus Crew find themselves in a playoff position. 

After the Chicago game, Gyasi Zardes holds the lead in Major League Soccer on the goal chart, with Josef Martinez of Atlanta United, both on 8 goals.

But I think surprisingly Gyasi has yet to get going yet at 100% percent.

His last goal against Chicago, via Mike Grella's trickery I believe will really get him going:

And watch out if that prediction becomes true.

I think Zardes is possibly better than both Kei and Ola Kamara. But for all three Gregg Berhalter has propped their careers back up.

If Berhalter coaches in Major League Soccer over the next twenty years, because of that he will never have a problem finding strikers.

In addition, the Chicago game was Columbus's third defensive shutout in a row.

It's been a minute since the last one.

If they make it four shutouts in a row against the Revolution will try to look that up. 😂

Cristian Martinez could represent Panama, Columbus Crew in the World Cup


Picture by Julie Jackson. Her Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire Prost Amerika gallery.

Despite just two appearances for the Panamian U-20's and just two appearances for the national team.
When Cristian Martinez, 21, started off his 2018 as a Columbus Crew starter and assist machine, I had a feeling he may get the call for Panama.

Sure enough.

Goalkeepers: José Calderón (Chorrillo FC), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC).
Defenders: Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes) , Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls) , Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo) , Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls) , Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders SC) , Azmahar Ariano (Patriotas FC), Felipe Baloy (Municipal CSD), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Francisco Palacios (San Francisco FC), Richard Peralta (Alliance).
Midfielders: Aníbal Godoy (San José Earthquakes) , Cristian Martínez (Columbus Crew) , Ricardo Ávila (KAA Gent), Edgar Barcenas (Coffee growers of Tapachula), Ricardo Buitrago (Municipal CSD), Miguel Camargo (San Martín de Porres University), Adalberto Carrasquilla (Tauro FC), Armando Cooper (University Club of Chile), Gabriel Gómez (Bucaramanga), José González (Union Commerce), Valentín Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (University of Lima), José Luis Rodríguez (KAA Gent ).
Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Rolando Blackburn (Chorrillo FC), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna), Jose Fajardo (CA Independiente), Roberto Nurse (Mineros Zacatecas), Blas Perez (Municipal CSD), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys ), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato).

I think Martinez has an unpredictability and improved creativity compared to a lot of Panamanian players.

As a result I would not be surprised if he makes the correct impression and finds his way to Russia.

Friday, May 11, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: Two hot teams look to get hotter.

Game winners: Chicago's right back Kevin Ellis had a 89th minute game winner (his second goal in two games), while Zardes got his sixth of the season in eleven games.

Chicago Fire (3-4-2) - 11 points- Seventh place in the East @ Columbus Crew (5-3-3) - 18 points- Fourth place in the East

In the last eight games that these two sides have recently played, only Chicago has lost once during that span.

Columbus and Chicago therefore are two very hot teams climbing up the Eastern Conference standings currently.

Columbus is only a win away from second place, an area of the standings that they haven't inhabited since the Crew began the year at 3-1-1. 

Most recently in the basement of the Eastern Conference, Chicago is only a win away from finding themselves back into a playoff position.

Both sides grabbed 1-0 wins on Wednesday night.

Gyasi Zardes game winner in the 53rd minute of Wednesday's contest made it six goals on the season so far for him. 

The goal puts Zardes one in front of his Chicago counterpart Nemanja Nikolic.

Nikolic currently has five goals on the season and had an astonishing 24 goals last year in his MLS debut year.

This year Zardes, a man who hasn't been a striker for a few seasons, is up a goal on him. 

Sometimes difficult, for myself included, but think of that the next time you're feeling a tad critical. 

Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

Dealing with three games in a week.

Berhalter played five new starters on Wednesday and debuted one new starter in Luis Argudo.

I think on Saturday Columbus uses that rest from the prior two games to get back to relative normal.



Chicago's projected lineup:

In comparison Chicago only had one change in their second of three games in a week.

As they inserted Alan Gordon next to Nemanja Nikolic.




There was no boost offensively.

However, right back Kevin Ellis found the net for the second time in two games. This time it was for a 89th minute game winner.

PREDICTION: In the last seven matchups between the two sides at Mapfre Stadium Columbus is an undefeated 5-0-2.

Nearly everyone on the Columbus starting lineup except for Gyasi Zardes and Zack Steffen has only played the usual two games at best this week.

For nearly everyone on the Chicago side it's their third game in a week so Columbus wins out.


Columbus 2-0. Goals by Zardes, Santos.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: Defensive prowess hopefully has placebo effect on offensive end for Columbus



Philadelphia Union (2-4-2) - 8 points- Ninth place in the East @ Columbus Crew (4-3-3) - 15 points- Fifth place in the East

“I’m proud of the guys,” Berhalter said. 

Pedro Santos was shown a red card in the 15th minute of Saturday's contest in Seattle; as a result Columbus played with 10 men for over 75 minutes!

Columbus reshuffled into a five man back line, inserting Alex Crognale for Cristian Martinez.

The reshuffle worked as Columbus gained a clean sheet shutout via phenomenal defense. 

“I think it was an outstanding effort. The way we organized ourselves, defended and stayed disciplined with the defending was excellent. Under difficult conditions, on turf, pretty warm, down a man, I think the guys did a great job.”

In a defensive sense, perhaps Columbus should play with ten men more often. 😅

On the other hand, Philadelphia were pummeled by Toronto FC 3-0 on May 4th and have lost three out of their last four.

The two sides played to a 0-0 draw the last time they met this season on March 17th in Philadelphia.

Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

Dealing with three games in a week.

Berhalter left Mensah, Afful, Artur and Niko Hansen back in Columbus, while starting Josh WilliamsHector JimenezRicardo Clark and Cristian Martinez in Seattle.

So, I would expect to definitely see Mensah, Afful, Artur, and Hansen all starting tomorrow. 

As well as Mike Grella for a red card suspended Santos. 

Grella made the trip to Seattle but stayed on the bench.



In the standings, as we get into the Summer months, I think this depth will begin to become critical for Columbus.

As a lot of MLS teams can't just swap 4 or 5 players between games and get results.

Philadelphia's projected lineup:

On the other hand, with one days more rest in between, Philadelphia didn't leave any players home from Toronto.



There young center back pairing and back line in general just isn't good enough in my opinion.

Despite one more day of rest, I think Philadelphia will suffer for not having Columbus's depth

PREDICTION: The good vibes from the solid defensive performance starts to transition more offensively. Columbus takes advantage of Philadelphia's defense.


Columbus 3-1. Goals by Hansen, Grella, Zardes.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: Can Grella lead the Crew midfield to a second straight win?

I would expect Grella to receive his first start Saturday.

Columbus Crew (4-3-2) - 14 points- Fifth place in the East @ Seattle Sounders (1-4-1)- 4 points- Last place in the West

This will be Columbus's third time playing a last placed team this year already.

The result hasn't gone particularly well as Columbus were a launching pad for both D.C. United and the Chicago Fire to find their way out of the basement.

Columbus defeated D.C. earlier in the year at home, but lost to them and the Fire during a bad run of three straight losses.

Yet, I feel third times a charm for Columbus.

The return of Grella and Sauro not too far around the corner could be the boost to supplant Columbus's bad run with a good one. 

For Seattle and their 45,000 plus fans they're less likely to tolerate last place to a degree as the Fire or D.C. will.

The players have already been called out by fans on their commitment this year.

“I need to tell everybody that we, the players on the field, haven’t quit on the fans,” Head Coach Brian Schmetzer said. “They haven’t quit. They busted their ass in L.A. The fans who were there in L.A. did what they could to make the atmosphere great. That relationship is still there. Those players haven’t quit on the fans, and I don’t think our fans have quit on us.”

Schmetzer is a former NASL Sounders player and former USL Head Coach for the Sounders before gaining the MLS Sounders job after Schmid was fired.

But, I always thought who the hell is that?

Schmetzer LAFC  

Schmetzer looks like a science teacher who won a fan contest. 

Even Columbus has a far more decorated, star studded coach in Berhalter.

Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

It's much more easier to pick after a win.



Just throwing Ricardo Clark on because when he is on the field twice this year, we win.

Abubukar was better than Williams back there and gets the nod again in my opinion. Unless Crognale's recall slots him in the lineup straight away.

Grella was exciting. The Long Island Messi as Dax McCarty likes to call him...
Looks very comfortable playing around with the ball at his feet similar to both Santos and Higuain, think he'll fit in quite well there.

Seattle's projected lineup:

Seattle ran out the following lineup last week.




I expect them to go with the same at home as they were just seconds away from a 0-0 tie at LAFC in front of a raucous first crowd which would've been a good result.

However, Laurent Ciman got a lucky ricochet and the win for LAFC in stoppage time.

PREDICTION: I'm feeling good vibes again.


Columbus 3-1. Goals by Grella, Zardes, Santos.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Before transfer deadline, Columbus Crew make loan offer for Joaquin Torres again and is rejected as well.


Argentine sports writer Hernan Cabrera was the man with the information when Columbus signed Newell's Old Boys left back Milton Valenzuela.

A month and a half ago he said Columbus were attempting for another NOB youngster in winger Joaquin Torres.
At that time Columbus made a loan offer that was rejected.

Recently Berhalter returned to the table once more to attempt to make a deal before the May 1st Major League Soccer transfer deadline expired.

Likely Berhalter wasn't 100 percent yet on either Cristian Martinez's or Niko Hansen's performances. In addition, Mike Grella who had a great start to his Columbus Crew career on the wing is yet still returning from a lengthy injury.

So, Cabrera reported on April 29th that the Columbus Crew has came in with another offer.

But on the next day he reported that Columbus's likely improved loan offer was once again rejected by Newell's.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Waived by Crew, Berhalter in 2016. Gall making waves this season in Sweden.


Former Crew player, now Allsvenskan Swedish top flight midfielder Romain Gall had 2 goals in 24 appearances his first season in the Allsvenskan in 2017. 

In 2018 though he has really caught fire, with 5 goals in 8 appearances for Sundsvall. 


The former Crew player, who made three appearances for Columbus in 2014, 2015 before being loaned to USL affiliate (at the time) the Austin Aztex; was then waived by Berhalter in 2016 yet has to now be gaining some international attention.

Gall added to that with two this weekend:



Previous Sundsvall Gall highlights:


I wonder if Berhalter admits getting that one wrong in the end? 

Good on him for finding the talent but perhaps sometimes you pull the trigger on talent a bit early when it doesn't mature right away.

Berhalter has a question or two on that in his current roster. 
Perhaps the opposite question as there may be one or two he may have given the opportunity to a bit too long.

I also wonder if Gall may start getting some US Mens call ups?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: A tie is a step in a better direction, a win should be next here for Columbus

Picture by Julie Jackson for Prost Amerika


San Jose Earthquakes (1-3-2) - 5 points- Eleventh place in the West @ Columbus Crew (3-3-2) - 11 points- Fifth place in the East

Columbus hasn't done well as of late against teams at the bottom of the conference table.

During their three game losing streak, the Crew lost to both Chicago and D.C. United when both were in last place.

Against 5 point San Jose at home this week Columbus needs to make that advantage count for something shortly.

Last week, San Jose lost in Orlando City 3-2.

That scoreline sounds more competitive then the game really was as in the 70th minute the scoreline was 3-0 OCSC.

However, San Jose midfielder Florian Jungwirth comes into Saturday's contest in good form as he scored both of the Earthquakes late consolations.




Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

My last lineup projection was a bit exotic.



And a bit sarcastic.

In a over the top way, was attempting to make the point that the starting eleven has to be held a bit more accountable for three straight losses, especially when two of them were against last place opposition.

Zardes was better this week at being involved, getting touches, and of course scoring a goal. 

That's more then half of the battle for Crew players currently. So, won't be as exotic this week as when you score you deserve to be up top.


Nevertheless, I think Sosa or Opoku as a late striker sub would make a bit more sense compared to Adam Jahn lately.

I don't think a tie means Berhalter is pleased and should go back to everything as it is.

So, I'm interested to perhaps see Ricardo Clark with Wil Trapp.

Artur has been great and love having him but last week wasn't his best time out.

Berhalter always talks about resting players. Trapp missed a game for national duty and Clark came in and scored a goal. May be time for another run out this time for Artur, just to see if a positive in the win category could occur from it.

Hansen was inches away from scoring twice last week, although not miles ahead of Martinez I think Hansen's play was enough to deserve another attempt at it.

San Jose's projected lineup:

San Jose ran out the following lineup last week:



It wasn't very successful as Orlando City went up 3-0.

But after substitutions of Jackson Yueill and Valeri Qazaishvili in midfield, teamed with Florian Jungwirth, Jungwirth then scored two goals.

So, whatever changes were made at the end by Stahre I would go back to.

PREDICTION: Against a Western Conference last place opponent at home, I don't think even Columbus can screw this one up.

Columbus 3-0. Goals by Zardes, Santos, Hansen.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Gameday Takeaways From Game 8 vs. New England


Pictures by Julie Jackson for Prost Amerika

Crewture's Gameday Takeaways from Saturday's matchup.

Man of the Match:



If Santos finds that gear more often he found on his turn on the Zardes goal and the Hansen chance.

He's going to really get going.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: Instead of losing again the same way, some changes this week would be welcome.

New England Revolution (3-2-1) - 10 points- Third place in the East @ Columbus Crew (3-3-1) - 10 points- Tied for Fourth place in the East

New England has three losses in their last three attempts in Columbus.

Overall by a 6-1 scoreline. 

Good thing Columbus couldn't score if the goal was like this currently.



Columbus has been nowhere near good enough these last three outings.

Three losses and two of those came against teams that were in last place before the game started.

It's getting to the point where Berhalter needs to find someone to do the job. 

Either the current starters will pick it up now or find one or two other players in your 28 man roster that will.

Columbus is still (somehow) in a decent position in the Major League Soccer standings but one or two more losses and they won't be.

Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

I think it's rather a bad sign when your down 1-0 and sub Federico Higuain out second half not with the Federico understudy Eduardo Sosa but with wing back Hector Jimenez?

I wouldn't be much against throwing in a Eduardo Sosa or a Edward Opoku to see what they could do.

Berhalter is always talking about giving 19 year olds breaks this season for I don't know what apparent reason. Ever needed a break at nineteen? Apparently Milton Valenzuela does. What about giving the 33 year old Federico a rest then?

Not that Federico has been bad and needs to sit, he's been the most consistent and number two on the Crew's goal scoring chart. Nevertheless, when as a team you have scored a lone goal the last three games you have to shake something up. Awaken things up a bit in front of goal somehow.

Either some new guys do great or we have a fourth loss. 

But, if we keep things stagnant they'll remain as they are anyways. Another loss. 

Opoku from what I saw I think could add something. He was instrumental in an assist and setting up the play and Afful's assist for a 2-1 win against the Charleston Battery in preseason and then fell off the map.

Or hell debut one of the two at striker for Zardes, who has been bad the last few games.

Or make one of the two a substitute for Zardes instead of Jahn.

As Jahn has come onto the field about twenty times in a row and hasn't scored from anywhere but a penalty area.

Or make both striker. Trying anything else at this point would likely be more positive.



I would also go back to Abubukar at center back as Josh Williams looked slow, out of sorts, and perhaps like he hasn't played all season.

How about starting him out with 20 minutes at the end of a game compared to 90 the first week he is available?

And Ricardo Clark scored a goal in his one appearance this year, so likely Artur and Trapp need a one game rest as well. 😅 They'll both play. Yet the only thing that would work to get me to two strikers except three in the back.

New England's projected lineup:

New England lost last week by a 1-0 scoreline as well to F.C. Dallas. The loss put a halt to a Revolution four game unbeaten streak. This is the lineup New England trotted out for that loss:




Antonio Delamea could take back the center back spot from Jalil Anibaba.

Anibaba won the spot for last week's game but was less than inspiring in a 1-0 loss to F.C. Dallas.

Krisztian Nemeth should return to Caicedo's position in midfield this week and Caicedo will likely return to central midfield for Scott Caldwell.

Whereas the lone striker up top for the Revolution could be Teal Bunbury or Juan Agudelo may get a second opportunity this week.

PREDICTION: Nothing this crazy different will happen. The Crew will just attempt to attack the problem the same way until it doesn't work for another three games.

New England 2-0. Goals by Bunbury, Nemeth.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Columbus one of five MLS teams that want Chicharito

If you have seen what one Mexican star has done in Major League Soccer lately..


Four goals in five games and in my opinion the best performance in the big MLS talking point, the Ibrahimovic first game, as his first half did more to turn my eyes. 

Then it comes as not a surprise there is a waiting list for another.



From FutbolTotal.com.mx:

The Mexican striker, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández , current player of West Ham United in the Premier League, has become a real obsession for Major League Soccer United States and is the main objective at this time for the DC United team  They want to make a strong staff that dazzle again, so they are looking for stars to help them in sports and media, according to the Washington Post.

However, the main obstacle that has been found to achieve signing is that the Mexican has a very strong popularity internationally and is the object of desire of several teams of the MLS, where he has already been linked with several American teams, the list at the moment it is 5 teams that intend to get their services; Los Angeles FC ,  Colorado Rapids ,  Real Salt Lake  and  Columbus Crew,  addition to the aforementioned DC United.

The story is also here. And here.

I would put us at the least likely one to get him. I see it as a housewarming gift for Audi Field as MLS is cute like that.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

GAME PREVIEW: Result needed.

Berhalter dropping some hints Josh Williams will get his first start this year.

Columbus Crew (3-2-1) - 10 points- Fourth place in the East @ D.C. United (0-3-2) - 2 points- Last place in the East

This weeks contest is Columbus Crew's second week in a row facing off against the last place team in the Eastern Conference.

In addition, Columbus and D.C. already met this year. 

That 3-1 win on March 24th for Columbus was in my opinion Columbus's most comfortable win. The most optimistic point, in a soccer sense, for me so far this season.

Because of international duty with the United States, Columbus were without their captain (Wil Trapp) and goalkeeper (Zack Steffen) in that contest. Yet the Crew still cruised.

Even though last week against Chicago and this week against D.C. are on the road, if Columbus were to gain just a point or even worse a goose egg against two struggling opponents then it's time to set the alarm bell.

The Crew were on a tear to begin the year gaining 10 out of the first 12 points.

They are now in danger of grabbing 0 or 1 points out of their next 9 available.

Rather typical Crew consistency.

Crewture's projected Crew lineup:

This news story volunteered by Gregg Berhalter now isn't likely on accident and because of what Jonathan Mensah costs in reality it's one center back spot up currently between two players. 

Not two spots up between three players. It's cute to think but Mensah really has to mess up.

“We’re continuing to work with Jonathan on things to improve, but by and large he has been solid,” Berhalter said.

Therefore, I see Josh Williams getting the nod over Lalas Abubukar this week.

Abubukar has been as solid but they pay him less.




D.C. United projected lineup:

In a 1-0 loss, this is what D.C. United trotted out their last time on the field two weeks back on March 31st at Sporting KC:



D.C. will likely do similar in defense and up top. 

However, could be a lineup spot or two different in midfield.

Crew will more than likely see Zoltan Stieber this time. 

In the Crew's last win over D.C. the Hungarian was on international duty. 

Yet Stieber didn't play in losses against Kazakhstan and Scotland. Puskas and the other magnificent Magyars are probably rolling around in their graves with those sort of results. 

He returned from international duty in the March 31st game, but only received 13 minutes likely because of travel. 

Patrick Mullins or even Ian Harkes could get a shout from Ben Olsen as well.

PREDICTION: Crew have to do what worked in the last D.C. game on March 24th, but do it just a bit better.

They must get three points this week.

Crew win 2-1. Goals by Zardes, Higuain. Mattocks for D.C.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Schweinsteiger will play on Chicago's back line this Saturday, Paunovic puts pressure on his Fire, #MLS2ATX GEAR!

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk for 4/5: Columbus Crew most newsworthy or under the radar social media topics of interest for 4/5. 






Gaven..
Schweinsteiger will play on Chicago's back line this Saturday


That is what occurred last week with the Chicago Fire down at home to the Portland Timbers. 

The move led to two assists by Schweinsteiger from the back line and a come back for Chicago to gain the tie and the one point.

“I think we didn’t start well and we struggled with the defensive line,” said Paunovic after the last game. 

“After we switched to the different formation with Basti dropped in the line of three at the back, he did a fantastic job in organizing and giving proper instructions to our boys.”

Schweinsteiger started the game at midfield. But, with Chicago down again early on at home against the Timbers, Paunovic adjusted. Link.

Expect similar but this time from the beginning.  

“In the past, we’ve shown that playing Bastian in that role has worked very well. Right now, we need him in that role until our defense regains the confidence, the order and fluidity we’re missing,” said Paunovic.

Schelotto..
Paunovic puts pressure on his Fire


“We are not a charity. This is professional soccer, and whoever doesn’t understand that, doesn’t have a spot. You have to come here with a desire to learn, and that’s the environment we’ve created because the coaching staff doesn’t sleep until we have everything prepared for our guys. We give everything we have, I don’t say much, but it is everything we have, and we want answers. When I say difficult decisions, it’s very clear to me. Either you perform and give it your all, or you’re out of here.”

Chicago's coach has put it out there that they need better results from players this week or could get a bit ugly. Link.

Hejduk..
#MLS2ATX GEAR!


Not with these well defined thoughts.
But, Greeley's army? It's basically those three guys and they won't even wear #MLS2ATX gear.

And astroturf tifo that they hand to Austinites walking around the Texas capital.






But hey perhaps they can hire some actors.





Precourt and his entourage would do anything before ever admitting they ever made a wrong move.

If you want to know where our marketing has gone this season. Link.