Home Stadium: MAPFRE Stadium (until completion of a new stadium in the downtown Arena District of Columbus, Ohio)
Conference: Eastern Conference
2019 Season Record: Ranked 10th in the conference with 38 points, 1.12 points per game, and 10 wins, 16 losses and 8 ties overall.
Head Coach: Caleb Porter
Founded: May 10, 1994
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The history of the Columbus Crew owes its course to the drive of the Crew’s passionate and persistent fans. After a 14-month long legal battle and an emotional, #SavetheCrew campaign, the beloved Crew remained in Columbus. Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who also own the Cleveland Browns, and former Crew team doctor Peter H. Edwards Jr purchased the Crew from former owner Anthony Precourt. The Crew will continue to play at MAPFRE Stadium while they await the completion of their new home in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio. In the Arena District, the Crew will become the new neighbors of the Columbus Clippers, who play in Huntington Park and the Columbus Blue Jackets, who play in Nationwide Arena. The Columbus Crew is one of the 10 inaugural teams formed by the MLS, and the team was awarded to Columbus on May 10, 1994. To feel the passion behind this remarkable story for yourself, purchase your Columbus Crew tickets at StubHub.
Who were the notable players for the Columbus Crew in 2019?
In 2019, forward Gyasi Zardes and midfielder Pedro Santos led the team in goals with Zardes scoring 13 and Santos scoring 11. Santos also took 75 shots with 21 shots on goal. Zardes had 62 shots with 26 shots on goal, and midfielder Frederico Higuain had 19 shots with seven shots on goal and one goal. Midfielder Robinho had 33 shots with 11 shots on goal, and midfielder Luis Argudo had 19 shots with six shots on goal and one goal. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen faced 56 shots with 39 saves and four shutout games. Goalkeeper Eloy Room faced 47 shots with 33 saves and one shutout game, and goalkeeper Joe Bendik faced 27 shots with 14 saves.
What are some of the other notable achievements of Columbus Crew players?
In 2018, Zack Steffen was Goalkeeper of the Year, one of the MLS Best XI players of the year, and a member of the MLS All-Stars Team. Gyasi Zardes was named Comeback Player of the Year in 2018. Winners of the Columbus Crew SC Acura MVP Award include Frederico Higuain in 2013, 2014 and 2017; Gyasi Zardes in 2018; and Pedro Santos in 2019. Federico Higuain also received the Golden Boot Award as one of the leading goal scorers in 2014 in a tie with Ethan Finlay. Gyasi Zardes received the Golden Boot Award in 2018 and 2019. Goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Jonathan Mensah have both been named Defenders of the Year, Steffen in 2017 and Mensah in 2018 and 2019.
What are the Crew’s notable achievements?
The Columbus Crew were the MLS Cup Champions in 2008 and Eastern Conference Champions in 2008 and 2015. They were the Lamar Hunt Open Cup Champions in 2002. In 2004, 2008 and 2009, they were the MLS Supporters Shield Winners. They were the U-19 McGuire Cup National Champions in both 2010 and 2011 and the USL Super-20 National Champions in 2010.
Who are the Crew’s rivals?
The Columbus Crew’s rivals include the Chicago Fire FC, the New York Red Bulls, DC United, Toronto FC (The Reds), the Seattle Sounders and the FC Cincinnati "Hell Is Real" Rivalry.
What is the Trillium Cup?
Toronto FC and the Crew have played each other for the Trillium Cup since it was created in 2008. The cup takes its name from the flower that is both the state flower of Ohio and the province flower of Ontario. The Hell Is Real Rivalry has its roots in Columbus’ near loss of the Crew. It takes its name from a Bible-based sign in a farm field between Columbus and Cincinnati.Back to Top