Crew officially partner with PDL team

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Dave Brull, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...the Michigan Bucks.


    http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/129238.html

    Not sure what Columbus gets from this except more info on player scouting. I wonder if Columbus can "suggest" which regional players will be on Michigan's roster.
     
  2. Frat Alien

    Frat Alien New Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Space
    Getting massive-er?
     
  3. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Michigan Bucks?

    Isn't that a contradiction? Some fundamental violation of the laws of physics?
     
  4. Pathogen

    Pathogen Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Like you care.
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In reference to the animal, not the pussified plant you guys are named after.
     
  5. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Bucks are 2-0 this season, playing in the oft-feared Great Lakes Confence with every chance to meet a USASA team in the Open Cup. They are also running a season promotion clearly not geared to most Chinese families.

    http://www.buckssoccer.com/Articles/article_200605004.html

    The game is at 7:30 in Detroit and is located here:

    http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...ll=42.711705,-83.133888&spn=0.058778,0.159645

    Sign up for the newsletter. Win some swag:

    http://www.buckssoccer.com/bucksinsider.html

    So, who's going?
     
  6. pericles

    pericles Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Can't we grab their keeper for a while?
     
  7. TheOtherBastard

    TheOtherBastard New Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Akron, OH
    I would figure this is the whole reason for the partnership.
     
  8. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    chinese families??? I'm not getting it.
     
  9. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You have to remember these are mostly college kids with eligibility remaining. The Bucks starter (Dom Cervi) is only going to be a junior this upcoming season. Therefore a call up is a big nein-nein unless you want to kiss the rest of your collegiate career vaya con tacos.

    Thus, I think Sigi is going to be eyeballing sources other than the PDL.

    I thought the Chinese families joke was poor. Based on China's one child policy:

    http://geography.about.com/od/populationgeography/a/onechild.htm
     
  10. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Assuming that Sigi and Ernie felt that this Dom Cervi guy was the second coming of Peter Schmeichel, we still couldn't "call him up"

    Our "arrangement" with Mid-Michigan does not make them our minor league affiliate. Their players are amateurs, and are not under a FIFA or USSF professional contract. They cannot be bought, sold or traded. Their player agreement is between them and the club they are with. Period.

    In any case, since this is an American college player, the only way he could enter MLS would be through a player draft. Normally you'd have to ask for a GenA deal and then pick him next February in the Superdraft. I suppose you could ask for a "special" player entry draft, like they did with Young Daniel.

    But let's get serious: the kid is the backup keeper at SMU for heaven's sake. Wanting to put him between the pipes for the Columbus Crew is ridiculous.
     
  11. PVancouver

    PVancouver Member

    Apr 1, 1999
    I'll be there.

    It used to be the Mid-Michigan (Saginaw) Bucks. I have to admit, the name is quite ironic now.

    I don't expect it to be much of a game, with Michigan playing the day before (in Cleveland, Dave) and Columbus two days before.

    Many of the players are new, although I recognize the Big Ten players.

    I am going to take a good look at Rauwshan McKenzie.

    The Bucks website just took on an MLSnet-style menu. Hmmm.
     
  12. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All your website are now belong to MLS
     
  13. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought the big family promotion vs. the one child theory might have been it, but it just seemed like such a stretch. I was looking in the article for something blatant. Sorry I didn't jump on the subtlety right away
     
  14. jefbal99

    jefbal99 New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Lansing, MI
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't got to see the Bucks due to recent back surgery, but they are playing some excellent footie from articles and talk I have heard. I really want to go to the match this thursday, but am skipping it because the trip to Cleveland the next is prolly gonna due hell on my back anyways.

    The Bucks owners are the heads of the group trying to bring the MLS to detroit and want a big turn out to help further the cause of MLS expansion/relocation to michigan.
     
  15. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course I simply didn't think the scenario all the way through. I blanked and considered the situation as though an MLS team was purchasing an A-League player (USL1) as opposed to a collegiate PDL player.
     
  16. foozer

    foozer Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    IN
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bucks, PDL, USL...I miss the Indiana Blast:(
     
  17. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, someone associated (in whatever way) with the Crew has been winning.

    http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/143035.html

    The Michigan Bucks are in the PDL finals. A little surprising, as they never seemed to look that good either time I saw them, but thats why they play the games.

    The game will be televised. Read within for more.
     
  18. PVancouver

    PVancouver Member

    Apr 1, 1999
    [url="http://www.laredoheatsc.com/press/buckschamps06.htm"[/url]PDL Final Game Report[/url]
     
  19. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Well at least something, sorta Crew related won something this year!
     
  20. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uzoigwe for Crew striker!
     

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