7/25/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

The latest round of the best stuff on twitter.

7/24/16: They Simply Cannot Do It.

The Crew are just a 2-2 tie sort of team in 2016 no matter who they sign or who comes back from injury. Deal with it.

7/22/16: Crew Sign Zack Steffen (Crewture Highlight Video)

Crew sign local PA lad (I'm one as well) Zack Steffen as goalkeeper. Made a nice highlight vid of his career highlights so far.

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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7/27/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

We still love you. And Seattle's lame.


Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or 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

#4
I just couldn't bypass this one. I've never agreed with a point of view to such a degree before.

#3
Some people.

Why even get upset about a football field in offseason?

Or in general since it's umm... a football field.

#2
I'm sure Roman disapproves or does he?

Probably could've supported an entire third world country with food with what he's spent at Chelsea.

#1
Erm... If by friends you mean 20 other guys that are forced with you to take a super awkward picture.

Seriously, hoping this All Star experience pays off for Trapp; as he doesn't deserve the "All Star" designation with his 2016, probably about his worst play. Oh well, not many people do on that roster do deserve it.

But, could probably use the pick me up/week away from Columbus. Hopefully it picks him up.

Music break:
Flosstradamus- Lighters Up

7/27/16: Crew Red Card Fouls in 2016

"Sometimes you just have to get Ted Unkel in this B."

A few days back, the Tampa Bay Rowdies posted this (lol umm classy, but sassy) video because they were upset with some of the calls they've received against their club:



Since I doubt the Columbus Crew will post their own version. Well, umm thankfully because perhaps the bitchiest move by a soccer club, I'll do it.

Because I'm a huge B.

7/27/16: World Paparazzi Hits Columbus, Ohio/ Real Madrid vs. PSG Tonight


Crew new signings of 2024

Get ready Ohio Stadium because things are about to get big.

I would love to be at this game; But, because of extenuating circumstances cannot be.

However, let's just say I've never been so excited to watch a friendly and I hope Crew fans enjoy it tonight.

This is big for the club and the city (for a few weeks, at least, until everyone forgets).

Buzzkill McGee over here.

But, at least, it's not like one of these international teams is shabby. Or one of the teams is a MLS team or a MLS All Star team.

It's Cristano Ronaldo (partying in Las Vegas tho).
Gareth Bale (In Wales using his popty ping).
David Luiz.
Edison Cavani.

If you don't know what that means... It's Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint Germain :-)

Organizers are hoping to draw 70,000 to 80,000 fans. Triple FC Cincinnati numbers
Now you're talking soccer, lol. Just make sure you post several encapsulating tweets.

“It’s great for the city that we can hold such big international events,” Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said.

It's sort of hilarious that Gregg Berhalter can even be cryptic about this.

Real Madrid practices at the Columbus Crew's Mapfre Stadium

7/27/16: Sigi Schmid Part Duex?

Sigi Schmid is out in his eighth year as head manager of the Seattle Sounders.

What should the Columbus Crew do about it? If anything?

Yes, they should do something.

What they should do, is make an announcement that they're still with Gregg Berhalter throughout 2016 and beyond (if that's where they're at?) And not saying they shouldn't be. And, hope they hit the mega millions and sign Sigi as Technical Director (Emil Larsen, Hernan Grana, Amro Tarek anyone?)

But, Crew owner Anthony Precourt shouldn't be scared to admit the plan is Berhalter if so.

Based on last season (and everything that lead to it) a floundering Berhalter, who now has the club in 19th place, still might be worth a redemption opportunity.

If that's what Precourt believes; he should actually put that twitter account to good use and make an announcement.

Say the manager "Has our backing. Were going through a rough patch. But, to get us back to the field (that Schmid got us to in 2008) makes him worth it to me. And he will get us there again shortly."

That would be a real twitter message and deep and needed.

It would also show us a plan or rather the plan.

The Crew will not do it because any discussion about Berhalter's job, opens the door to negative discussion by fans and possible rumors of his exit. The Crew rather avoid any negative conversation ever, even if clearing the air can be conducive at times.

But, why not make it concrete if it is.

Signing players like Emil Larsen and Amro Tarek as your big offseason signings and the two gaining about 17 minutes of playing time by late July, and now both gone, is a question that needs to be answered.

The inability to change formation or change play when the entire Major League Soccer league now knows our system and beats it needs answered.

And not exactly in a bad way.

GM's and Owners do this all the time in England and etc. "Hey this is our guy. So, get used to it." Think it's called Manager Backing.

So, more importantly, would I ever be interested in a Sigi Schmid Part Duex?

Yes.

But, will not happen on Columbus's end or Sigi's.

I don't see Schmid as a guy that likes to go backwards (and not that the Columbus Crew of course are backwards). But, he's already been here and achieved what he set out to do.

I think his plan was always Crew (championship), Sounders (championship in a bigger market), and with that/three MLS championships at three locales it leads to the recognition to become US Soccer's National Coach.

I still would like to think that's a possibility and the Sounders news doesn't destroy that. They're a posh spice club anyway.

I would vote for him as head man now at US Soccer.
Klinsmann can go to England (oh job taken), well coach Turkey or Poland or something.

Think you could still trust Sigi to do the job.

That's one American coach that knows his soccer.

And still a badass:
Thanks Sigi Schmid from Ryan Kozlowski on Vimeo.




I just want to thank Sigi and company for 2008. In July 2008, actually today on July 27th, my dad passed away from an accident. So, winning MLS Cup that year (nowhere as important for me) but put some joy back in my life, a positive distraction along with everything then involved with Nordecke. Good writeup on Sounders decision, with quotes (link). And, obviously.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7/26/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's


Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or 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).

1 through 5 ranks the top 5 from Crewture's point the previous day and this morning. May not be the most important or interesting. It's almost like a FIFA ranking, lol. Just what's amusing over here (follow 400 soccer fans and websites) so could run across something.

#5

#4
Ehh... Better see me in the gym Cristiano

#3
People that care this much on both sides amuse me.

Go check out the Nordecke if you want to yell or something.

#2
Between San Antonio's and the Carolina Railhawks sideline reporter's I want to be on The Bachelor: NASL Reporters. Geezus.

#1


Pretty much describes the Crew season.

Music break:

Monday, July 25, 2016

7/25/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's



Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, or 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).



1 through 5 ranks the top 5 from Crewture's point the previous day and this morning. May not be the most important or interesting. It's almost like a FIFA ranking, lol. Just what's amusing over here (follow 400 soccer fans and websites) so could run across something.

#5

Ahh, yes MLS. The league where you get fined or shipped out of town quick if you offend anyone. Nice mixtape though, lol, worth a view.



May make a red card rescinded one Wednesday, lol day off.

#4

How much of a loser do you have to be to allow Mario Balotelli in your wedding photos?

Just think the focus if you're getting married, should be more on the girl you love. Not on some bypassing Liverpool player. I wouldn't even invite GBS to my wedding photos if he was walking his puppy through my wedding shots.

Shake hands sure. But, be a man and leave it at that.

#3

Quite dope.


#2

Should grab this Boca Juniors attacking mid (GBS II) to take over for Higuaín. But, headed to the Sounders.

#1
Bravo. Like that Pulisic and now Steffen are repping the Keystone state (I'm up by Erie, Pa).

Sunday, July 24, 2016

7/24/16: They Simply Cannot Do It

Well, at least it led to a good picture (Joe Maiorana / USA TODAY)


Beautiful weather and then sunset, a beautiful Nordecke glistening black and yellow, 20,034 in attendance... Looked like the perfect backdrop to good stuff happening.

And then, we go up 2-0.
And tie 2-2.

Haha, it's almost better if we just lose 4-nil with four goals in the first half. Then no one can say, "See little Johnny! Spuriously, once in a while, the Crew do good things!"

That's what Gregg Berhalter's post game comments tell me, "not a huge deal" although you can see his insides withering away late in games when they video cut to him. Don't just get pissed inside, be like "okay, this doesn't cut it. Players that don't start showing love for the club are added to the money for new recruits now! Goodbye and good luck."

For example, at least that devil Kamara could say he was pissed when he was pissed.

My post game took 1,440 minutes or so, because I needed a day away from that second half. Are we even trying? Or are we just not that good?

At least Tony Tchani I can praise you. Other than Higuaín's goal in the opener, I haven't seen many
Crew plays, goals that have made me say 'whoa' or anything. Maybe f**k? But, that was whoa.



Between that and two of his recent passes, Tchani is definitely capable of the remarkable personal moment. We could use more of that in our eleven.

Jesus. Ola could have one every game, Tchani assist/goal every other, and we still can only lose or tie. Lol, there's more ironing to do.


Anthony Precourt ‏@APrecourt 6m6 minutes ago
Lapses in concentration ruined a good effort. #CrewSC

0 retweets 0 likes

Lol, I wish it would stay 0 like and 0 retweet. I could one day make the most remarkable Crew video ever (haha is not at all) and receive 2 likes.

I could come up with the Nordecke's nickname, had a lazy role in name in 08', and my twitter would blow up to 180 followers.

But, Precourt could be like:

Anthony Precourt ‏@APrecourt 6m6 minutes ago
I farted and it made me think of the Crew's defense, gassy. #CrewSC

50 retweets  250 likes

If we wear ties for ties. Intense. "Poindexterecke" is our new nickname.

Actually would be an amusing Tifo. Just that name. Everyone dressed to the nine's. Do nerdy chants. Rarely cheer, just be boring with a cocktail.

At least we could then amount to the Crew's 2016 effort in the soccer department.

Actually would be kind of hilarious if we just made it a jazzy dance floor and cocktail hour since nothing goes on, on the field. Could've showed me that Tchani highlight and left it at that.

Who knows maybe it's our fault. All I know is it's not Meram's, don't tell him, he doesn't like fan negativity.

Anywho, something good from a beautifully crappy day...


**Cedrick had a tweet for Afful's 30th. I'm somehow older than Afful by 2 months and 7 days, damn. But, you can see their buds and you can tell on the field. The movement, one two's between them were flowing last night.

First half real crisp understanding between them. I thought it was even nicely crisp between 45th and 52nd minute. Almost effortless then.... So...

Bring on Ethan Finlay, bye Cedrick.

BERHALTER you don't have to sub, just to sub and I actually don't think Ethan had a bad 30 minutes or showing at all.

                                              Just Ethan Finlay's dad and Gregg Berhalter

I'm excited for more Afful and Cedrick on that right side I feel like it could lead to something over there. Who knows what, lol?

Also, when were up 2-0 you don't have to sub because things are going good. And if we do, sub defense since it's 90 degrees out and Kaka just came on.

Patrick Murphy ‏@_Pat_Murphy 24s25 seconds ago
This is the most disappointed I've seen Gregg Berhalter following a match. Said first half was overshadowed by lack of effort. #CrewSC

Well, do everything to be less disappointed and you will be.

Who gives a shit how disappointed he looks.


The when is the shit going to hit the fan "with so and so" that happens at most work places does not happen at the Columbus Crew.

Plain and simple. Can we just leave it at that. The fact that you can hire a guy that was crucial to your 2008 (and only) MLS Cup, and have him say or volunteer to say this..

And you only give him 3 out of 9 points at home. Whole team should be fired.

Get to offseason 2016. Fire some of the problems with a rosy "everything is wonderful and your excellent" Crew sendoff. Try again in March 2017.

Cause no matter who we sign. Let's say some other never heard of new signing joins the Crew from a forest in Iceland. Or we get a new guy back off of injury, Higuaín or Sauro, the 2016 Crew is a 2-2 tie sort of team day in, day out.

I'll watch from a distance.*               

* FYI , no need to call me 400 more times this season Crew ticket office (like every other week), don't worry guy that has wrote this blog for 8 years and had a crucial,
non-crucial part in Nordecke name (lol, literally what transgressed) knows how to get tickets there, doesn't need a sales pitch to be directed to your ticket sales website or where Crew stadium is, lol.