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Sign of things to come? Columbus Crew's Michael Parkhurst says move to right back a temporary shift
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:11:32 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – After Josh Williams came off the field in Sunday's match between the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes, Michael Parkhurst slotted into the right full back spot for the first time with Columbus. Parkhurst held the fort, and the Crew got out of Northern California with another road result – a 1-1 draw that put them atop the Eastern Conference.

Columbus Crew say they need to "man up" in impending battle with San Jose Earthquakes
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:38:43 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – Facing the challenge of handling the likes of Chris Wondolowski and San Jose's vaunted physical attack, the Columbus Crew know they're going to have to rise to the occasion – literally – to deal with the more physical team this weekend. “They're a good team, especially at home,” Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter said. UniMas) at Earthquakes’ fortress Buck Shaw Stadium get, “chaotic ...

Columbus Crew's Ryan Finley "not doing that well" in Dayton Dutch Lions loan, says Gregg Berhalter
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:09:52 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – After a disappointing rookie season with the Columbus Crew in 2013, forward Ryan Finley was loaned to the team's USL PRO affiliate, the Dayton Dutch Lions, in preseason. But despite the chance to prove he belongs, early indications are that Finley's time in southwestern Ohio has not gone as planned. After starting the first match for Dayton, the forward missed the club's match ...

Columbus Crew's Michael Parkhurst lauds USMNT mate Michael Bradley ahead of Toronto FC clash
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:17:14 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – Two days after they shared the field for the US national team, the Columbus Crew's Michael Parkhurst and Toronto FC's Michael Bradley now have to prepare for each other when the two clubs meet in Columbus on Saturday (6 pm ET, MLS Live). And after having a firsthand view of what Bradley was able to do to Mexico Wednesday, Parkhurst said he was certainly impressed. “I thought it was ...

Columbus Crew's Dominic Oduro says he's still feeling the effects of Djimi Traore's red card foul
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:59:57 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – Every penalty decision in MLS is viewed under a microscope, and with narrow margins often determining the outcomes of games, that's no surprise.   After a penalty was awarded to the Columbus Crew for a foul on forward Dominic Oduro by Djimi Traoré that also resulted in a red card for the Seattle defender in Columbus' 2-1 win over the Sounders last weekend, some questioned the ...

Columbus Crew know they need to play their game and "man up" in impending battle with San Jose Earthquakes
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:55:16 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – Facing the challenge of handling the likes of Chris Wondolowski and San Jose's vaunted Bash Brothers, the Columbus Crew know they're going to have to rise to the occasion – literally – to deal with the more physical team this weekend.

World Cup: Columbus Crew's Michael Parkhurst "thrilled" for chances after latest USMNT call-up
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:11:23 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – Just more than two months before the World Cup, Columbus Crew defender Michael Parkhurst is feeling even better about his chances of making it to Brazil after being called into USMNT camp for next week's friendly against Mexico in Phoenix (April 2, 11 pm ET, ESPN, UniMas). Parkhurst said he was “thrilled” by the news, and spent days watching his email in anticipation. “You're ...

After perfect start, Columbus Crew ready to measure themselves with stern Seattle Sounders test
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:53:22 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio – The Columbus Crew have yet to lose a match under new head coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter. But after wins against 2013's worst team D.C. United and the still-gelling Philadelphia Union, the Crew travel to Seattle Saturday to take on the seasoned Sounders in what will certainly be their toughest test to date (10 pm ET, FREE Stream of the Week). “It's a good team ...

Home-Opener Gives Clark First Professional Home Game on American Soil
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:23:06 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio - After spending four years playing for Norway's Honefoss BK, Columbus Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark had a bit of a homecoming Saturday, playing his first home match as a professional on American soil in the Crew's 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

USMNT U-18 Midfielder Trains with Crew First Team
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:10:46 -0700

OBETZ, Ohio - Gregg Berhalter's youth movement in Columbus showed its first signs of getting even younger Monday, when the new Crew boss invited Crew Soccer Academy and USMNT youth product Ben Swanson to train with the first team.