Post-match: Crew @ Cincinnati - 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs: Conference Final - 12/2/23 6:00 PM

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What will be the result of the Crew's 12/2/23 match vs Cincinnati?

Poll closed Dec 2, 2023.
  1. Win by two or more goals in regulation

    23.5%
  2. Win by one goal in regulation

    43.1%
  3. Win in extra time

    13.7%
  4. Win by PKs

    2.0%
  5. Lose by PKs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Lose in extra time

    2.0%
  7. Lose by one goal in regulation

    3.9%
  8. Lose by two or more goals in regulation

    5.9%
  9. See results

    5.9%
  1. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tremendous pressure? Oh, yes, a conference final in the country's 5th major pro sports league (which would also be dwarfed in terms of importance by college football and basketball), is somehow a pressure cooker for the refs. I enjoy MLS as much as the next person, but this reads like delusions of grandeur.
     
  2. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    People used to say that most big cities were primarily interested in one sport and the others were something you did in the off season.

    The prime example was Cincinnati which was, and is, a baseball town. They used to say that if the Bengals won the Super Bowl and the Reds traded for a utility infielder, the latter would take up most of the front page.

    Of course it changes somewhat while one team or another is winning championships, but it always reverts back to the norm. Like Boston, which is a baseball town but the Patriots (apparently just Tom Brady) were winning all the time but their hearts belong to the Red Sox. Same in New York, where the Giants are entertaining but the Yankees are everybody's first love.

    I don't think it's as true as it once was, but in places like Cincinnati, the MLS side could win 10 consecutive Cups and nobody would care nearly as much as they do about the Reds.
     
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  3. the_rickler

    the_rickler Member+

    Feb 9, 2013
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    The same can be said here. The general populace doesn’t give a shit about The Crew and hasn’t since 96. We’ve seen a significant change in that the past few years but The Crew, Clippers, and Bluejackets combined will never reach a fraction of the popularity of Ohio State football.
     
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  4. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If people didn't stop coming to Crew games for all their own various reasons while still living in Columbus...what could have been.

    But you're right about the OSU bit. Not only do they have decades of head start, but for a lot of that time, they were the only thing in town.
    1) OSU football
    2) The Memorial
    **Dropoff**
    3) OSU basketball when they were good
    **Dropoff**
    4) Maybe the Clippers or the various carousel of minor league teams as a fun family distraction.
     
  5. YITBOS

    YITBOS Member+

    Jul 2, 2001
    1.3 hours from CCS
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am still outraged. Yes, they started off obscenely hot. But they ended on much more of a whimper. Yes, their only hardware prior to the shield this year is wooden in nature. However, they were not projected to miss the post season at the start of this season like the other two finalists.

    Give the man a two year turnaround award. Save this award for a coach whose team at least had a positive in the only metric that matters -- possession.
     
  6. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    People say this, and maybe it’s true, but I see more CBJ and Crew gear around town than I see OSU gear, except for OSU game days. I think a large portion of OSU’s fandom is from casuals who probably only care because they think they have to or like being part of the OSU fandom group.
     
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  7. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are in some kind of weird bubble.

    OSU gear outpaces Crew/CBJ 10 to 1. Easy.
     
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  8. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe it’s just people in my age group then.
     
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  9. Paul171121

    Paul171121 Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 14, 2018
    Watched some of the highlights of the past two games. Completely forgot the first game backline consisted of Farsi, Moreira, Quinton, Vallecilla, and Amundsen. In the second, Sean, Gressel, and Yaw slotted in with Amundsen and Moreira at CB. Ramirez started the second, and while he missed some good chances (and so did Cincy's striker) he had some good link up play.

    Miazga missed the second game, so they were down the defender of the year. Hagglund and Obinna Nwobodo may miss this one.

    Will be interesting how the teams attack each other. Cincinnati may be more aggressive with Kubo out there. Morris will have more work to do in pressing Cincinnati in their own half, opening up space for Cincinnati. Gressel and Ramirez may get some time.
     
  10. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are you, paranoid? There’s no way anything screwy can happen. We have VAR now. It’s not like Cincinnati could score a game-winning goal that appears offside with all available camera angles and VAR could just ignore it.
     
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  11. ihateyousomuch

    Sunderland
    United States
    Oct 22, 2021
  12. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  13. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Olumbu is the greatest team the world has ever seen,
    Olumbu is the greatest team the world has ever seen!
    We’re gonna win today and we’re gonna cause a scene,
    ‘Cause Olumbu is the world’s greatest team!
     
  14. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  15. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In memory of Harambe, who the bastards at the Cincinnati Zoo shot dead because some other assholes couldn't bother to keep an eye on their kid.

    Let's win one for Harambe

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that is legit. The gap closes amongst younger folk.
     
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  17. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Win by 2. Do we call them Grouchy points anymore or are the Chr1st points?

    Is it just me or has it been all season or just the playoffs where teams approaches have been to batter the hell out of Morris?
     
  18. YITBOS

    YITBOS Member+

    Jul 2, 2001
    1.3 hours from CCS
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Golry to Olumbu!
     
  19. Paul171121

    Paul171121 Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 14, 2018
    Got my car painted, picked up a yard sign and car flag, and received a free premium car wash coupon. Lots of cars there too. Good FO promotion.
     
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  20. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #45 Kryptonite, Nov 29, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2023
    From an email:

    Before the Crew go marching down to Cincinnati for the Eastern Conference Final, send them off in a shower of support and cheers!

    Join us at the OhioHealth Performance Center entrance at 1 Black & Gold Blvd. on Friday at 2:30 p.m. as the team boards the bus and goes down the road.

    Free Parking: B Lot outside Historic Crew Stadium
    Directions to Send-Off: Walk north from B Lot, turn left on Silver Dr., turn left on Black & Gold Blvd.

    Glory to Columbus!
     
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  21. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Post a pic!! I’ve been wondering what it looks like.
     
  22. Paul171121

    Paul171121 Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 14, 2018
    I only got one of the decals, and the carmaker was clearly running out of ink because its yellowish in person.

    The yard sign is really nice. Almost seems like its meant to last for another season. No pic on me right now. 20231129_170721.jpg
     
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  23. Crew96Fan

    Crew96Fan Member+

    Jul 27, 2013
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    #MiazgaOut
     
  24. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good. It is the right thing to do. He deserves it. But still surprised MLS had the guts to do it.
     
  25. the_rickler

    the_rickler Member+

    Feb 9, 2013
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    This makes my tummy tickle.
     
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