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This Crew team is really flying under the radar. Ives: you fail to mention Andres Mendoza and Emilio Renteria. They are the first choice strikers and much of the offensive load will fall on their shoulders. Jeff Cunningham was brought in to be a spot starter and super-sub. Absolutely agree with your assessment of Dilly Duka, and I believe Rich Balchan could also be a break out player. This team could be very good, maybe not as good as NYRB and HOU in the East, but still a contender.
Matt-Male-22-Columbus,OH-USMNT,Columbus Crew,Liverpool FC-reading SBI for 3 years
I am thankful that I support the Greatest Team the World has Ever Seen. GO CREW!
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2010 on Happy Thanksgiving from SBI at Soccer By Ives
As a Crew fan, I'm a bit surprised with the Brian Carroll call-up. He is 29, but he's one of the better holding mids in MLS and has merited a look, even if he is incredibly far down on the huge center mid depth chart for the USMNT. I'm not surprised by Robbie Rogers' inclusion, and I couldn't be more excited that Eddie Gaven was included. Eddie is consistently a great midfielder in MLS (much better than Rogers) and is too often overlooked because of his lack of flair. I would keep giving him looks if I were Bradley. He is only 24, and I rate him on the same level as guys like Bedoya.
whats the link for the streaming feed?
it really is pathetic...i mean this is nyc
Looks kinda sparse...attendance tonight?
The league is now 0 for 2. Should have been Ream and Rimando. If the league selects Henry as newcomer of the year, it has officially lost all credbility.
Chad Marshall for Defender and Javi Morales for MVP are my biggest snubs from the finalists.
I think the whole RBNY turnaround has been a bit overplayed. I mean there have been major turnaround stories in the team (see Dane Richards), but they did build new stadium, hired a new coach, and bought Marquez, Lindpere, and Henry, as well as drafted a sharp young defender in Ream. Moreover, the East was considerably weaker than the West this year, with Columbus being the only quality side in the conference all year (minus recent poor form). It's not like the same team from last year turned it around. That being said, RBNY is a great success story for the league this year, but I want to see what they do in the playoffs.
Anybody know a reliable FSC stream?
I'm sick of Warzycha. A team this deep and talented shouldn't be dropping results at a rate like this. Sack him!
As a Crew fan, I would really like to give my vote to Schelotto. While in my humble opinion he is still a top 5 player in this league on his day, he may not even be the most valuable to his team this year, as Eddie Gaven and Chad Marshall have been more consistent throughout the year than any other Crew player, including Schelotto. GBS's lack of mobility has really been exposed this season. From there, I really like Seba Le Toux, but I can't vote for a player not in the playoffs. Ultimately the MVP should go to either Ferreira or Morales, and I lean Morales, because he is the driving force of who, again in my opinion, is the league's best team. Javier Morales, MLS MVP 2010.
Sad that Crew Stadium can't host the Open Cup final...I mean it's not like Lamar Hunt built the stadium and the Open Cup bears his name or anything...Yet another example of the Crew getting thrown under the bus...take a look at mlssoccer.com's Power Rankings for this week: the league doesn't have the balls to back up its own team over a totally legitimate complaint about the bad call at Santos...they could have commented on the Crew's win over the Rapids or the fight they showed in Mexico and instead chose to take a shot at Crew fans, players, coaches, and beat writers who have rightfully complained about the overruled goal. I really hope that FCD plays the Crew in the MLS Cup final this year...What will the league and USSF do without their babies, NYRB and the Galaxy?
couldn't agree more
I actually think TFC wants to play; it's just really tough to get any rhythm against Flop FC...
CONCACAF officiating and Arabe Unido's diving are pathetic...
Stevie Lenhart!!! Gotta love RBNY fans talking crap...they had to go out and buy Marquez and Henry to compete with the Crew....we have our maestro: Schelotto!!!!
Glad to see Chad Marshall. He has cemented himself as the best centerback in MLS and deserves the call-up. I really like Omar Gonzalez and am disappointed not to see him here, but Marshall is a more dominant and polished player.
All that red in the stands is a disgrace. I hate Man U fans probably worse than the team itself.
Chad Marshall
1. Renteria needs to start. 2. Eddie Gaven is having an awesome season, our MVP so far. 3. If Marshall can stay healthy, its time for him to go to Europe. For as good as Omar Gonzalez is, Chad Marshall is even better. 4. Schelotto was on, his usual maestro self. 5. Moffat made up for Wednesday with a solid performance. 6. Carroll has struggled all year, and I hope that his wonder-goal can boost his confidence. 7. It's about time Danny O made it back in the lineup. 8. Shaun Francis has a very bright future, and I hope it is in Columbus. 9. The Crew are just much better than NYRB. 5-1 on aggregate in two matches. We have a very deep bench, and with LAG and RSL playing on the same side of the playoff bracket (West) this year, I like the Crew's chances of playing in the Cup Final.
Martin Palermo to team up with GBS in C-Bus!