Ex- Crew Legends: Players, Coaches, and Personalities

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  1. jairadballerina

    jairadballerina Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    C-Town
    FTFY
     
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  2. Crewster

    Crewster Member+

    Jan 28, 2005
    Worthington
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    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Austin has extended Ethan Finlay's contract through 2024 with a club option for 2025.
     
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  3. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've heard it all.

    Apparently the lotto where Danny Szetela was supposed to go to NY was actually rigged....get this...in OUR favor.

    All because Robert Warzycha was Polish and the league wanted Danny to live with Robert Warzycha.

    We all saw that draft. 100% fluke...right?

    (Unless this development is new to me, but I always thought Don Garber had the NY ball up his sleeve and that was what came out onto the floor when he pulled out the ball that said "Columbus" on it.)
     
  6. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #5131 Bill Archer, Nov 30, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2023
    That was the story at the time, yes. It may or may not have been true. If it wasn't, doesn't matter - it was a terrific tale.

    As for the Warzycha thing, I'm skeptical. Young Daniel had signed with MLS with the understanding that would play for the Metros not because of Don's slobbering manlove for anything New York but because Daniels mom lived 20 minutes from the stadium. He could stay home, eat Mom's cooking, get rides and bang all the Jersey Shore yeast incubators he wanted.

    He thought he deserved the same consideration that Freddy Adu got, being shipped to DC so Mom could tuck him in every night. They had been roommates and besties for a couple years and Danny felt he was every bit as worthy of an ass kissing as Fredua. But apparently no such promise was ever made beyond a rather vague "we'll see what we can do" kind of a thing. Which is why the kid looked like someone just shot his dog when the ball said "Columbus, motherf*cker" and Garber kept saying, right on camera, that there was every chance that Columbus would trade him to New York. The whole thing was the weirdest episode ever.

    But of course Garber had royally screwed over Dallas in the Adu grift, which stole the first pick from them and somehow ended up sending Chad Marshall - who was who everybody wanted anyway, Freddy or no, to Columbus. Dallas go the shaft, DC got a petulant, lazy, dope smoking kid and CBus got Marshall. Thanks for the Cup, Don.

    It's no wonder Don hates us; he's been trying to screw us for 20 years and it keeps blowing up in his face.
     
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  7. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What if Don Garber is not trying to screw us, and that's all in our minds, and he is just a business man who works for the owners and wants his league to succeed? Crazy, I know, but seems to check out?
     
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  8. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
  9. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    You can tip the scales in single entity. You can run a sports league where each franchise is treated equally. It's difficult to obviously tip the scales and claim you're treating every franchise equally. Of course, this started day one when some teams got a Donadoni and some teams got a Doctor.
     
  10. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember Danny's first postgame. Everyone was enjoying the times outside the tent...and here's Danny, all by himself in the corner and on his phone.

    As for as the Warzycha thing? If MLS bosses couldn't find a Polish "soccer family" in Columbus, they're blind idiots.
     
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  11. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    #5136 Kryptonite, Nov 30, 2023
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2023
    There definitely has been shiestiness throughout league history. There'd be certain players who were protected on the field. Our guys would have torn jerseys and the refs would signal for the game to continue. Either that or our guys just sucked at flopping.

    That shiestiness doesn't even count a new investor-operator coming in with the mission of deliberate sabotage when a nearby city has all the plans in place and are ready to go.

    If the league can put a "sexy" team in a larger market into MLS Cup, it could mean better ratings than, say, Columbus vs KC... especially in the early years.
     
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  12. Crewster

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    Jan 28, 2005
    Worthington
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    United States
    DC has declined their option on former Crew striker Erik Hurtado.
     
  13. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A 33 year old forward who had exactly zero appearances in 2023 doesn't exactly have a bright future.
     
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  14. the_rickler

    the_rickler Member+

    Feb 9, 2013
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    Why in the world would they sign him in the first place?
     
  15. crew2112

    crew2112 Member+

    Jan 25, 2008
    Dayton, OH
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    Columbus Crew
    Wil Trapp and Jonathan Mensah are free agents. Both are out of contract.
     
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  16. TRUJDUB21

    TRUJDUB21 Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Sep 28, 2021
    I’ve mentioned before I would take Will Trapp on a team friendly deal as a back up CDM

    Mensah doesn’t fit our style of play so he won’t be back and shouldn’t
     
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  17. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Casper, WY
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    I'd take Trapp back, easy choice. Especially for a good price.
     
  18. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
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    Borussia Mönchengladbach
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    United States
    That might not be the option price, though. I think in the first round of that draft, you have to pick up the option.
     
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  19. Paul171121

    Paul171121 Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    Dec 14, 2018
    Porter might be going to bean town
     
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  20. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
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    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Should have seen that coming.
     
  21. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    He's won MLS Cup at his last 2 stops. He'll get another chance and maybe another after that.
     
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  22. LaMacchia

    LaMacchia Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Zack Steffen is headed to Colorado Rapids.
     
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  23. west ham sandwich

    Feb 26, 2007
    C-bus
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My first that was "What? No!".

    But I'd probably rather keep our ride hitched to Schulte right now, tbh
     
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  24. west ham sandwich

    Feb 26, 2007
    C-bus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    *thought

    too late to edit
     
  25. TKyle

    TKyle Moderator
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    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Nordecke’s Porch
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why?
    I mean, I know he’s fallen way down if not off the USMNT ladder (which says something considering how loyal Gggg tends to be), has played all of two games at Man City but was loaned out to Middlesborough, where he at least got some playing time. Did his Man City contract end, or did he get released? Certainly his stock is way down, and maybe he wants to come back to the States. But Colorado? That’s really starting from the ground up.

    Since he came from the Crew, I’d see us having his rights, or at least rights of first refusal. I think Schulte is our future, and Zak would be the backup here, so somewhere other than here is a better option for him. But wouldn’t we get at least some compensation from the league or the Crapids?
     

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