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  1. Columbus Crew SC

    Mic'd Up | Go behind the scenes of the Crew's 2019 MLS SuperDraft Cool. In addition to Caleb and Bez, former Zip and new Crew Assistant, Pablo Moreira, is at the Crew's draft table to Caleb's far right.
  2. Best wishes to Zips alum Richie Laryea as he pursues a potential spot with TorontoFC. Thanks to @TennZip for pointing me to this. Report: Canadian Midfielder Richie Laryea in camp with Toronto FC
  3. Should have started this thread a fews days ago; so some items may be repeated here... MLS teams complete roster moves ahead of expansion draft Atlanta - Darlington Nagbe Colorado - Dillon Serna New England - Scott Caldwell Portland - Zarek Valentin (New contract) Expired Contracts or Options not Exercised DC United - Darren Mattocks (expansion draft to FC Cincy) NYCFC - Saad Abdul-Salaam Orlando - Richie Laryea Philadelphia - Adam Najem
  4. Sigi Schmid R.I.P.

    https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/post/2019/01/18/edwards-porter-lasting-impact-late-sigi-schmid ... With memorial services scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. ET in Manhattan Beach, Calif., those unable to attend can view the live stream here. ...
  5. Updated list of 2019 commitments from Top Drawer Soccer https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/college-soccer-details/men/akron/clgid-438/tab-commitments Grant Abbott, GK, Decatur, Illinois, St. Louis FC Henrique Cruz, MF, New Jersey, Cedar Stars Academy John Fitzgerald, MF, Tallahassee, Florida, Barca Academy Will Jackson, MF, Hudson, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH) Natnael McDonald, MF, Georgia, Atlanta United Josef Paulus, MF, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH) Cameron Victor, GK, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH) Jaden Wright, F, Lorain, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH)
  6. Latest 2019 commitments list from Top Drawer Soccer includes: Grant Abbott, GK, Decatur, Illinois, St. Louis FC Henrique Cruz, MF, New Jersey, Cedar Stars Academy John Fitzgerald, MF, Tallahassee, Florida, Barca Academy Will Jackson, MF, Hudson, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH) Cameron Victor, GK, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH) I know we've discussed some of these players in the 2018 Recruiting thread. Anyone have any updates?
  7. Me, too! And, I'm looking forward to our Zips picking up from where they left off last season! This should be a fun one!!! Go Zips!!!
  8. Might as well begin this topic now with the list of players who will not be returning, or apparently will not be returning, in 2018 and the remaining roster. Starters not returning (or rumored to not be returning): F Sam Gainford (senior) F Stuart Holthusen (senior) MF Pau Belana (senior) MF Manel Cordeiro (senior) D Niko De Vera (senior) D Nate Shultz (senior) D Joao Moutinho (Generation Adidas, apparently) Others not returning (or rumored to not be returning): MF Dener Dos Santos (senior) MF Barth-Luther Muafo (senior) MF Nathan Brown (senior) D Nick Hinds (homegrown, rumored) Remaining 2018 Roster GK Ben Lundt GK Tor Saunders GK Nick Costa GK Codie Lynd D Daniel Strachan D Marc Alexander D Morgan Hackworth D Reggie Laryea D Shane Wiedt D Joe Korb D Alex Mapp D Declan Watters MF Skye Harter MF Christian Lue Young MF Jackson Crawford MF Faisal Ghaffur F Marcel Zajac F David Egbo F Ezana Kahsay F Braden Petno
  9. Columbus Crew SC

    I don't have anything other than a gut feel for this, but Precourt did much to undermine his team over his time of ownership...the exclusive deal with TWC/Spectrum to show home matches is a great example...only those who had TWC/Spectrum could get the games. That's no way to grow a fan base. People can't get interested if they can't watch.
  10. Ben Lundt: Excited To Stay 'Home" In Ohio ...Lundt arrives at FC Cincinnati after three seasons at Akron, where he was the starting goalkeeper for a side that won three-consecutive Mid-American Conference championships. The 6-foot-6 German keeper played 64 matches in college, amassing 27 clean sheets and 180 saves. Last year, he made 20 appearances and collected 12 clean sheets. ...
  11. Invitees from the Zips: GK Ben Lundt D Abdi Mohamed
  12. Might as well start this, and we can add to it when we have more information. We/I have not seen the Spring schedule yet, but I for one cannot wait to see our team back in action. I'm especially interested to see who steps up to potentially replace Ben Lundt and Abdi Mohamed as starters. Of course, we're still awaiting the official announcement of our 2019 recruiting class. Although, for 2019, the Soccer signing period began November 14, 2018, our coaches and team were a little busy at the time. Very much looking forward to reading about the talented players who will be joining our championship caliber program.
  13. ...The 21-year-old midfielder is one of eight players on the roster to earn their first call-up and one of 13 who are uncapped. Lewis has previously played for the U-20 MNT and was part of the U.S. squad that won the 2017 Concacaf U-20 Championship. ... DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals): GOALKEEPERS (4): Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 1/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 5/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0) DEFENDERS (10): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), Greg Garza (FC Cincinnati; 10/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 2/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 0/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Keegan Rosenberry (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 4/1) MIDFIELDERS (11): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 23/2), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 17/2), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 142/17), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 6/0), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 5/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 5/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 11/0) FORWARDS (3): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers, 0/0), Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 0/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 40/6)
  14. Spring 2019

    Spring roster link: https://gozips.com/news/2019/1/15/akron-mens-soccer-announces-four-member-early-2019-signing-class.aspx?path=msoc direct link: https://gozips.com/documents/2019/1/15/akron_msoc_2019spring.pdf (25 players: 21 position players, 4 GKs) Freshmen (8) 28 Dion Akhigbe MF/F 5-8 Fr. (R) 29 Nick McCausland D 5-8 Fr. (R) 30 Nick Sibila GK 6-4 Fr. (R) 31 Ricky Ceballos GK 5-10 Fr. (R) Grant Abbott GK - Fr. Henrique Cruz MF - Fr. Johnny Fitzgerald MF - Fr. Will Jackson F - Fr. Sophomores (9) 2 Pol Hernandez D 5-6 So. 3 Carlo Ritaccio D 5-11 So. 4 Marco Milanese D 5-11 So. 12 Colin Biros MF/F 5-6 So. 15 Braden Petno F 6-4 So. (R) 16 Sam Tojaga MF 5-11 So. 18 Ivan Nikolic D 5-11 So. 23 Daniel Oliveira D 5-7 So. (R) 27 Declan Watters D 6-5 So. (R) Juniors (5) 9 David Egbo F 6-1 Jr. 14 Diogo Pacheco MF/F 5-10 Jr. (R) 24 Tor Saunders GK 6-5 Jr. (R) 25 Daniel Strachan D 6-1 Jr. 32 Peter Zecca F 5-10 Jr. Seniors (3) 5 Leonard Sohn D 5-10 Sr. 6 Skye Harter MF 6-1 Sr. (R) 21 Christian Lue Young MF 6-0 Sr. (R) Coaches Head Coach: Jared Embick (13th season/seventh as head coach) Assistant Coach: TJ Kolba (fifth season) Goalkeepers Coach: Ger Coppinger (fifth season)
  15. Columbus Crew SC

    The Crew is in great hands. I think they are going to have a huge upswing in attendance now that ownership actually wants the team to succeed and has hired great people to make it happen.
  16. Direct link to article: https://www.readingunitedac.com/news_article/show/985380 ... The former United man played his senior season of college soccer with the University of Akron. The Englishman helped the Zips reach the 2018 College Cup Final, registering one goal and five assists while appearing in 24 games. ...
  17. DOMESTIC MLS, https://www.mlssoccer.com/ Atlanta - Darlington Nagbe Colorado Rapids - Dillon Serna Columbus Crew - Wil Trapp FC Cincinnati - Darren Mattocks (Expansion Draft), Ben Lundt (2019 MLS Superdraft) LA Galaxy - Perry Kitchen Montreal Impact - Evan Bush New England Revolution - Teal Bunbury, Scott Caldwell NYCFC - Jonathan Lewis, Abdi Mohamed (2019 MLS Superdraft) Orlando City - Joao Moutinho (trade from LAFC) Portland Timbers - Zarek Valentin USL Championship, https://www.uslsoccer.com/ LA Galaxy II - Nate Shultz Orange County SC - Aodhan Quinn St. Louis FC - Jake Fenlason Seattle Sounders 2 - Nick Hinds USL League One, https://www.uslleagueone.com/ South Georgia Tormenta FC - Marco Micaletto INTERNATIONAL Canadian Premier League (CanPL), https://canpl.ca/ Hamilton Forge - Marcel Zajac English Premier League, https://www.premierleague.com/ Newcastle United FC - DeAndre Yedlin Thai Premier League, https://www.thaileague.co.th/official/ Bangkok United - Anthony Ampaipitakwong
  18. Spring 2019

    Looking forward to seeing these four new guys with us in the spring. https://gozips.com/news/2019/1/15/akron-mens-soccer-announces-four-member-early-2019-signing-class.aspx Henrique Cruz Will Jackson Grant Abbott Johnny Fitzgerald
  19. Congratulations to Marco Micaletto.