Columbus Crew vs Chicag-Ohgawd! Everything is on fire! | Match 22 - July 17, 2019 8:00 PM

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What will be the result of the Crew's 7/17/19 match vs Chicago?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2019.
  1. Canadian Win (née Tie)

    10.0%
  2. Win by one goal

    6.0%
  3. Caleb Porter Disasterclass (formerly Lose by two or more goals)

    18.0%
  4. "The games are dull and predictable, so poll better keep you on your toes." - chr1st, cheeky monkey

    2.0%
  5. Lose by one goal

    28.0%
  6. Make Me Smile: Any player scores their 1st goal of season for the Crew & Crew win (worth 2 points!!)

    24.0%
  7. Win by two or more goals

    12.0%
  1. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire SC

    MLS Regular Season Match – Wednesday, July 17, 8:00 PM – SeatGeek Stadium

    Broadcast: FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports GO, 97.1 FM The Fan, ColumbusCrewSC.com, MLS LIVE on ESPN+

    Links:

    Vitals:

    Columbus Crew
    17 PTS / 21 G / 0.81 PPG | 5W-14L-2D | 17 GF / 31 GA / -14 GD | L5: LLLLL

    Chicago Fire SC
    22 PTS / 21 G / 1.05 PPG | 5W-9L-7D | 32 GF / 31 GA / 1 GD | L5: DLWLL

    Goal Leaders:
    Columbus Crew
    Gyasi Zardes - 6
    Pedro Santos - 5
    Gastón Sauro - 2

    Chicago Fire SC
    C.J. Sapong - 8
    Nemanja Nikolic - 6
    Nicolás Gaitán - 4
    Aleksandar Katai - 4

    Previous Meeting:
    August 23, 2018 @ Toyota Park
    Columbus Crew 1, Chicago Fire SC 1

    Notes:

    Ahem...
    C'mon, Porter... break the Bridgeview Hex. Prove me wrong. That's all I've ever wanted for you...

    Also!
    Discuss.

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. redi44crew

    redi44crew Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I will be off work Thursday.

    Either due to drinking in celebration, or due to drinking to work nerve up for the next home game.

    I like the option about a player getting his first goal and a win - 2 points would triple my season total.

    I am guessing that the player would be Guzman, simply to spite all of us who have lamented his ability. That deal doesn't sound bad so long as we win.
     
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  3. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last
    Game
    EVER
    in
    Bridgeview
     
  4. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Redmaynard, I love the enthusiasm but you know "Win by two or more goals" means the Crew win, yeah?

    It's not too late to change your mind!
     
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  5. Redmaynard

    Redmaynard Member

    May 20, 2007
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I won't need to change my mind. We have no defense and our latest goalie is garbage.
     
  6. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #6 Bill Archer, Jul 15, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
    I'd just like to point out that if the Crew should happen to lose this match, they will set a new MLS record for futility, having lost 14 out of16 straight games. We will stand alone as the worst MLS team ever over a four month period.

    They are currently tied with what, up until now, had been considered by most observers to be unmatchably wretched teams, ie. the 2000 Mutiny and 2018 Orlando DisneyMilkers.

    Friends, it just doesn't get much worse than where we are now. We are in fan hell. This is a period of horror that will be part and parcel of team history, held up as in "Well things may be bad but at least it's not 2019. Now THAT was a disaster. The kids will roll their eyes: not THAT story again.

    Being a Crew fan has never been easy or simple. Never. It takes real guts.

    I've been trying to come up with a name for this period, like "The Death March" or "The Crash" or something that will serve as shorthand for the horrors of this stretch of team history but can't quite put my finger on one.
     
  7. BigStern

    BigStern Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Oct 2, 2018
    Columbus by way of Lima
    It's Monday morning so my brain isn't working at full capacity but something along the lines of the Monkey's Paw Season clicks with me. It's been quite a harsh comedown after the Saved The Crew euphoria.
     
  8. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Yes, and your coach is terrible too. Despite all that your team can score goals and ours can't. I think I read somewhere that scoring figures into winning games. Maybe I can dig it up and pass it along to Porter.
     
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  9. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, we suck more! We have no offense and our latest every position is garbage.
     
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  10. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Porter Pratfall?

    Probably too clumsy.
     
  11. BigStern

    BigStern Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Oct 2, 2018
    Columbus by way of Lima
    Every week, the prop bet gets me so close to picking it and this is the week I finally do it. I like to smile and barely any Crew player has scored so if anyone scores, there's a good chance it's their 1st. Winning seems unlikely but hey it's MLS, anything can happen. Let's do it!
     
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  12. KHT_Crew

    KHT_Crew Member+

    Mar 29, 2003
    Queen City, OH
    November 2017 to November 2019... The Years of Fear and Loathing.

    Edit: Found the word I was looking for...

    The Age of Madrugada

    Recognizes the deep darkness of the moment we are in while also referencing a coming dawn.
     
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  13. hungariansteven

    hungariansteven Member+

    May 29, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Without thinking, Amanda and I made chicago dogs for dinner last night. Thankfully, I think this is forgivable still this year as they aren't "bridgeview" dogs. But I'll have to be more careful in the coming years with timing up our dinner choice.

    Side note: I did not realize how difficult it is to source sport peppers in Columbus.

    As far as the game goes, I have a new chant:

    "I believe that we won't win"
     
  14. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    The annoying thing about this streak is that the F*re are so beatable. They are a poor team but the Crew are a tonic for our opponents. We've faced some bad, tired, and depleted teams and found ways to lose to them.
     
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  15. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    how about "the butcher's bill"
    since we only have injuries and cashed in a bunch of soccer karma
     
  16. Dr.Fever

    Dr.Fever Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Oct 19, 2018
    The Massive Malaise.
     
  17. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    I'd like to see Porter actually play to win, instead of playing with a zero defect mentality that isn't suited for our personnel.

    How about:

    Room
    Afful-Keita-Crognale-Francis
    Santos-Trapp-Accam
    Romario Williams-Zardes-Hamilton

    If either Sauro or Mensah is available, so much the better.

    The current Crew lineup and formations are just too easy to defend, thus our problems scoring.
     
  18. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have seen some of the most boring, sleep-inducing soccer at that place where darkness reigns. This one will be another throwaway game. Why not let it be record-setting bad?
     
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  19. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lineup with literally 3 back-up quality attackers and 2 people even remotely capable of tackling. And 1 single midfielder. We’d lose like Thailand v the USWNT, if we were lucky.
     
  20. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How about

    Room

    Afful Kieta SomeotherrandomCB Francis

    Trapp Santos Guzman

    Diaz Zardes Accam

    I assume Mensah and Sauro will be out, otherwise one of them would slot into the other CB slot. If not, I'd prefer Crognale, but who knows?

    Can't see Porter benching "his guy" Guzman. Let him hang back more defensively an have Santos push forward.

    I just assume/hope Diaz is officially added to the roster.
     
  21. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Maybe, but Chicago's weakness is in defense. If we can score first, we can play more compactly. If we play the usual suspects, we'll get shutout again while holding Chicago to 1 or 2 goals.
     
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  22. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nico Gaitan and Aleksander Katai would destroy that 4-1-5 formation you rolled out.

    Also, why does everyone keep putting Santos in a midfield 3? He’s a winger and emergency #10, not an #8.

    And Chicago has literally allowed just as many goals as the Crew this year (31 v 31) while scoring nearly twice as many goals (32 v 17).

    So.... I don’t see how they have a weakness when compared to Cbus.
     
  23. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saved then Screwed?

    The Massive but Miserable?

    6P ... Painful Post Precourt Porter Precipitated Plunge
     
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  24. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    What have I missed recently?
     
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  25. the_rickler

    the_rickler Member+

    Feb 9, 2013
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Do we know if Room and Diaz will even be available?
     

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