Saturday, February 18, 2017

2/18/17: Columbus Crew SC South Carolina Preseason Schedule In Totality

Crew SC with Citadel Bulldogs soccer early Thursday. Original size, link. And according to picture no Mensah, Afful, or Artur yet unless they flew in yesterday.

Crew SC has been in Charleston, South Carolina since early Thursday.

Even though they posted a million things from Super Kick on Thursday that must have been from Wednesday.

Crew posted this at 7:50 PM on Thursday:
But at 5:46 PM on Thursday, Head Coach of Citadel Soccer in Charleston, South Carolina Ciaran Traquair posted this:
Haha. Crew getting crazy with the closed door trickery. Here's their preseason schedule in South Carolina this next week in totality. I think.

Crew SC B vs. Coastal Carolina 12 PM
Crew SC vs. Atlanta United 4:30 PM

Wednesday, February 22nd
Crew SC combined vs. Charleston Battery 5 PM

Saturday, February 25th
Crew SC B vs. Charlotte Independence 10:30 AM
Crew SC vs. Seattle Sounders 4:30 PM

My thoughts on reasoning for a bit of a split tomorrow and next Saturday of the Crew squad.

Berhalter is basically doing a thing against MLS clubs in this preseason tournament where he plays his senior XI.

In the mornings (tomorrow against Coastal Carolina and then the Charlotte Independence next Saturday) he's playing his Crew B. Which is smart and is what they need to be doing in the next couple years with a USL Crew side. They need two teams in relative future.

I think we still have Romain Gall in our system if we had a Crew B, he's now playing in Swedish top flight at 22 (so yeah has talent). And I think the same scenario could occur with Martinez, Obinwa, Artur if we don't remedy that soon.

I THINK BERHALTER HAS TO UNDERSTAND THIS and does. Otherwise, he wouldn't be locking down these type of players still if they had no near future solution in mind.

Against Charleston on Wednesday, he's evaluating what happens tomorrow and making adjustments and involving everyone. I think it's smart for this part of preseason.


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