September 16, 2011 |
Peter Nowak isn't scared of the Crew. He's got a posse of his own - and, according to the Union boss, one that costs considerably less. Sure, Columbus has taken over the top spot in MLS' Eastern Conference, a spot the Union held for a third of the season. But Nowak asks that with all of the Crew's supersized, high-priced personnel what does it have to show for it? "Look at Columbus and us and compare both teams," Nowak said. "They have big targets that they have paid a lot of money for and what is the production?
August 21, 2011 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A questionable call was decisive in the battle for first place in the Eastern Conference as the Union lost to the Columbus Crew, 2-1, Saturday night. Defender Sheanon Williams was called for a hand ball in the box in the 49th minute. Crew forward Andres Mendoza buried the winning goal on the ensuing penalty kick. "It's physically impossible to see from the angle that the referee was running," team manager Peter Nowak said. "And, to make a call like that in a game like that, it's a little bit too much.
August 19, 2011 |
YES, THIS is a big game. There are still 11 games to play and 2 months to go in MLS' regular season, but take Danny Califf's word that the Union's match with the Columbus Crew tomorrow night is a big game . "It's the most important game of the season so far," Califf said. "It's not too early enough in the season to be saying it. We're approaching it in that manner. " The game in Columbus matters because first place in the Eastern Conference is on the line. The Union, which has never been below second place in the standings all season, is 8-5-10 for 34 points, while the Crew has 37 points from a 10-7-7 record.
August 19, 2011
While coaches preach that all games are of equal importance, the Union will be excused for taking a different view Saturday when they visit the Columbus Crew. Columbus (10-7-7) is in first place in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. The Union (8-5-10) are in second place with 34 points and have a game in hand. The Union have 11 games remaining and Columbus 10. "It's a big game, a six-pointer," said Union defender Danny Califf. "From here on out, Eastern Conference games are six-pointers with how tight the conference is. " By six-pointers, Califf is referring to the fact that a team receives three points for a win (and one for a draw)
October 23, 2010 |
The Union, who began training for their first Major League Soccer season in late January, will see the inaugural campaign conclude with Sunday's 4 p.m. matchup in Ohio against the Columbus Crew. Despite an up-and-down season, the Union (8-14-7) have played well down the stretch. In their last nine games, the Union are 4-3-2 and are coming off last Saturday's 2-1 home win over the East Conference champion New York Red Bulls. "We want to continue the momentum," Union assistant coach John Hackworth said in a phone interview.
June 27, 2010 |
Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored a disputed goal in the 57th minute and assisted on Eric Brunner's score to help the Columbus Crew beat D.C. United, 2-0, on Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. Emilio Renteria's shot hit the left post and deflected off Schelotto's right fist before he brought the ball down and calmly slotted it into the net for his fifth goal. It's a draw . G20 Summit protesters prevented several thousand fans from attending the Toronto FC-Los Angeles Galaxy game at BMO Field in Toronto.
November 24, 2008 |
Guillermo Barros Schelotto assisted on all three Columbus Crew goals yesterday in a 3-1 MLS Cup victory over the New York Red Bulls in Carson, Calif. The 35-year-old Argentinian received the game's MVP award to go with the regular-season MVP trophy he picked up earlier in the week. Columbus coach Sigi Schmid hoisted the Cup in the home stadium of the Los Angeles Galaxy, a team that fired him in 2004. Columbus and New York were original members of the MLS when it began in 1996, and both were playing in the league championship for the first time.
May 10, 1999 |
Jeff Cunningham scored two goals to carry the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Clash yesterday. The win vaulted the Crew over D.C. United and back into first place in MLS' Eastern Conference by one point. D.C. had taken the lead by beating New York/New Jersey on Saturday. Cunningham, making only his second start of the season, broke a scoreless tie in the 17th minute. Jamie Clark countered in the 38th minute for the Clash, making the score 1-1. Cunningham notched the game-winner in the 70th minute.
September 25, 1998 |
Official notice: If you have a vacant lot with room for 22 soccer players and 20,000 futbol-happy spectators, call the offices of Major League Soccer. They may call back. Approaching the end of its third season, MLS is no closer to coming to Philadelphia for the same reason it didn't place a franchise here to begin with. There's no place to play. What is changing is the willingness of MLS to wait around for a new stadium to be built so it can be a tenant, share some luxury boxes, and play on grass.
August 24, 1997 |
Ansil Elcock scored on a rebound in the 87th minute to give the Columbus Crew a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer game last night. Elcock's goal came after New England goalkeeper Jeff Causey had been pulled out of position in blocking an earlier shot. Elcock shot into an empty net from outside the penalty area. The victory lifted the Crew past the Revs into third place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings. Columbus has 29 points and New England has 28. The win was Columbus' third in three games against New England this season.