Crew 2008 Home Schedule

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew' started by fidlerre, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Looks like Shawn's got the scoop again...

    Tentative schedule

    Open the season with Toronto FC, and close it with DC United...

    We have two home games each month - looks like a balanced schedule.
     
  2. General Disarray

    General Disarray Legendary

    Jul 7, 2005
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    decent looking schedule, July 4th weekend we get the Fire, the LA game is in October, what are the odds the Becks will make it lol....So the first home game we have to deal with the TFC fans, and the next home game we'll get the Chivas supporters, should be an interesting couple of home games...
     
  3. cavscrew1

    cavscrew1 Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    Y-City
    I like the fact that there are many night games.
     
  4. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope the DC game at the end is the regular season finale an not just the home finale.
     
  5. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I was really hoping that the Crew weren't home on June 21 because I want to go to New York to watch the Reds play the Yankees. This works well.
     
  6. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm glad that none of the games fall on my vaca, although the 24th is cutting it close.
     
  7. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Based on the times (and being lazy) we only have 1 Thursday night game again?*


    *Not complaining, just observing.
     
  8. Sirk

    Sirk Member+

    Apr 25, 1999
    Cleveland, OH
    I know the Crew were excited that MLS is ending the season a week later this year, meaning they could play their season finale at home instead of finishing with another 2-3 game road trip because of all the horse trailers.

    So it's nice to see DCU coming to town on October 26.
     
  9. General Disarray

    General Disarray Legendary

    Jul 7, 2005
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wonder why the Fire is only coming to town once this year?? didn't we visit them twice last year??
     
  10. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    12 Saturdays, 2 Thursdays (Jul 17, Sep 18), and 1 Sunday (Oct 26).

    The 2 teams we get twice at home are KC and New England.
    I wonder which 2 teams we'll get twice on the road. Could be NY, DC, Tor, or Chi.
     
  11. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Remember, with the 14th team this year, the schedule can't balance up perfectly with last year's. Of our 6 Eastern Conference opponents, 2 of them we're only going to play twice. It would kind of suck if Chicago is one of the teams we only play twice, but on the other hand, it ought to make those two games even more intense than usual.
     
  12. Heathens '87

    Heathens '87 Member

    United States
    Mar 4, 2004
    Michigan
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As someone who has to come a distance for games, this is a pretty friendly schedule. Those weekday games are impossible, so I'm appreciative when there are more opportunities to fit a trip down into my schedule.........
     
  13. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only 2 home games that coincide with an OSU game, and only one of those is at home, vs. OU on Sept. 6th. (The other is Wisconsin away Oct. 4 and that's LA). Well done.
     
  14. osubowler

    osubowler Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    See, MLS and our FO can do something right...:D
     
  15. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a feeling the at Wisconsin game will be at night, at least a 3:30pm game.
     
  16. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    they just need to extend the season then, to make it more balanced. They cannot keep stealing away games from in-conference rivals.
     
  17. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, we've already got confirmation of Seattle coming into the league in 2009, so that's another 2 games accounted for on the schedule right there. Just add in one more team beyond that (whether its Philly, St Louis, Miami, Montreal, or wherever) and home-and-home series will account for all 30 games.

    I think I remember Garber saying something along the lines of how we should expect fewer multiple-game series against conference foes as the league continues to expand. This might make regional matchups that we see frequently in the US Open Cup quite a bit more interesting in the future.

    Way far in the future though, if the league should expand beyond, let's say, 22 teams, a full home-and-home schedule may no longer be the best option, and MLS might have to revert to conference breakdowns to help determine the schedule.
     
  18. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought that too, but they were smart in putting the game they know will draw the biggest crowd of the season on that day.
     
  19. FootyRef

    FootyRef Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Westerville, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Once 16 teams are in place, and 30 matches scheduled, that definitely makes the home and home ideal. Now, if they could just go to the single table like everyone else...
     
  20. crewfan10

    crewfan10 New Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    i completely agree with switching the standing to a single table...if MLS is trying to get more European (jersey sponsors,etc.) switching to a single table would be ideal
     
  21. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, 11th overall sounds a lot nicer than 5th in the East
     
  22. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can tell Zip is having a bad morning from his last couple of posts. Cheer up man, it's less than 2 months from Crewsmas!
     
  23. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sometimes I wish we had "A Crewsmas Story" - a young Crew fan goes to Santa and tells him they want a good soccer team, and Santa tells the kid "Kid, you'll get your sack punched out", and the Crew fan still wants to root for the Crew, and sure enough, by the end of the season, he gets quite a few sack punches.
     
  24. FootyRef

    FootyRef Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Westerville, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You got me there, ZipSix, even though you were replying to crewfan10.

    Didn't think about it that way.
     
  25. PVancouver

    PVancouver Member

    Apr 1, 1999
    The Crew finished 9th overall (with one more loss they would have been 11th). I would have tanked for draft picks.
     

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