Pre-match: Pre-game thread #1: Crew SC @ Houston

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Result for Match 1

Poll closed Mar 7, 2015.
  1. Crew SC win by 2+

    10 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Crew SC win by 1

    34 vote(s)
    44.2%
  3. Draw

    16 vote(s)
    20.8%
  4. Crew SC lose by 1

    6 vote(s)
    7.8%
  5. Crew SC lose by 2+

    11 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Belgrano

    Belgrano Member

    Mar 5, 2014
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    We haven't played decent competition since New England, we didn't even consider acquiring another striker all off-season, we didn't develop a consistent back-line in the off-season, we don't have a history of winning in Houston, and everyone is geared up to strike.

    My bet is, if there actually is a game, Kamara tears his ACL immediately, the perpetrator will loom over him and accuse him of diving, Bedell will get subbed on, and then you all finally admit that our squad is too small, imbalanced, and myopically committed to a 4-5-1 where we just assume we will never get shut down in the midfield because, gosh darn it, we paid top dollar for guys like Saeid the Swede, Steindorseennhorsen, and kids like Gall, Speas, and Swanson.

    OK, so all of that is an exaggeration because I'm grumpy about there maybe not being a season. I don't want Kamara to get hurt, but I think our back line + our finishing will need time to click together. Lose by 1.
     
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  2. Robert Emmenegger

    Jul 30, 2012
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    It could be a season like last year except this time we won't have drunkin' ourselves silly with the kool-aid after JM ruined Seattle's evening.
     
  3. crew2112

    crew2112 Member+

    Jan 25, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I think we see Jimenez at RB. Grana has been gone for 2 weeks. I don't see him being fit to start. Too bad Klute hasn't shown more. It's his opportunity.
    Hey Moderator! There is something missing from our BigSoccer forum name...
     
  4. Robert Emmenegger

    Jul 30, 2012
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I remember their rookie Sherrod last year was just starting to tear things up offensively when he got injured, and now they've Torres too.
     
  5. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's a torpedo in the water.
     
  6. NewEnglandClamChowder

    Jul 28, 2012
    The Eyetalian Village, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Lose by 2. Torres, Bruin with goals. Crew with good 'chances' but nothing more.
     
  7. josiahp

    josiahp Member

    Jan 30, 2013
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I thought Torres was on loan to Chivas till this summer. Is he back with the Dynamo for the start of the season?
     
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  8. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gotta wear black while we can, unless we're doing some sort of "tough man" thing. MLS equivalent of Green Bay, Cleveland, etc players not wearing long sleeves towards the end of the season?
     
  9. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Due to my exalted position in the pantheon of American soccer scribes - well, OK, so I have no idea why this happened - I ended up on the email list of a professional prognosticator named Jimmy Shapirowho works for some betting website called Bovada.

    Anyway, a day or two ago he sent me this odds lineup, which I'll pass along without comment since God only knows if he has the first clue.

    MLS 2015 Winner

    LA Galaxy 10/3

    Seattle Sounders 5/1

    New England Revolution 8/1

    DC United 8/1

    Real Salt Lake 10/1

    New York City FC 14/1

    Toronto FC 14/1

    New York Red Bulls 14/1

    Columbus Crew 16/1

    FC Dallas 20/1

    Sporting Kansas City 20/1

    Orlando City 20/1

    Portland Timbers 25/1

    Vancouver Whitecaps 28/1

    Chicago Fire 40/1

    Colorado Rapids 50/1

    Houston Dynamo 50/1

    Montreal Impact 50/1

    Philadelphia Union 50/1

    San Jose Earthquakes 50/1
     
  10. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are myriad reports, including one from Grant Freaking Wahl (We're not worthy) that have the Shitcago F*re boarding a plane today.

    I'm wondering if anyone has word on whether the Crew has done likewise.

    Normally in situations like this they do send the players out since the aternative is to leave them at home and if there's a last minute deal struck then everybody has to scramble to get the players to the game just prior to kick, changing into unis in the taxi in from the airport.

    And since it's really the league's call and not the team's, I'm guessing the Crew will be headed to Houston momentarily.
     
  11. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. west ham sandwich

    Feb 26, 2007
    C-bus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, there's been no indication given that ownership will lock out. So there would be no reason for the teams not to fly down, and if players don't show up, then the strike has already begun.

    My question is what happens if they fly down and then the players go on strike? Does the team/league still pay for the hotels, food per diem, etc.
     
  13. Kayak

    Kayak Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Columbus
    There is no way the owners lockout the players; hey Orlando great job selling 60,000 tickets for your first game ever now we're going to poison your market by canceling the game. You can sell out the next one too right? Good business decision there.
     
  14. west ham sandwich

    Feb 26, 2007
    C-bus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, wasn't implying a lock out was even a remote possibility. Just saying that cancelling the flights, is essentially the owners locking out (again not going to happen) or the players have already started their strike. Since they haven't started their strike, I wouldn't expect anything to change.
     
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  15. Kayak

    Kayak Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Columbus
    Yeah I was just agreeing with you; your second question is interesting I somehow doubt the league would want the first optics to be a Chicago rookie stranded in LA without a hotel or a flight home.
     
  16. CrewV Man

    CrewV Man Member+

    Aug 18, 2011
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am 90% sure Cubo Torres is on loan until the summer at the Mexican Goats. If he scores this weekend then something is really up.
     
  17. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    What role does Klute have for you guys this year? And do you think Gall makes the gameday roster?
     
  18. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Douglas, WY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm thinking Klute will be a late game sub and depth with both Francis and Grana getting the starting nod over him.

    As for Gall, he's not been very impressive in the pre-season. I see him getting late game sub minutes at best.
     
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  19. WTAMUCrew

    WTAMUCrew Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Amarillo
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I guess my prediction was wrong. Game on this Saturday! At least that what Twitter is saying...
     
  20. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This game better be f***ing on. Brum have been crap this offseason and I want to watch the Crew play well. I'm going to hold KCBus accountable if they don't play. No reason why I picked him, but I'm pot-committed now.
     
  21. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game on. I still say lose by 2.
     
  22. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only Commies vote lose by two.
     
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  23. DAFCrew

    DAFCrew Member+

    Feb 27, 2007
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    2-1 Crew. Pogatetz with a brace. Lots of people in orange go home unhappy.
     
  24. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Member+

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2-1 win. Stenidorsson with a goal. Not sure about the other, maybe Kamara or Finlay.
     
  25. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not wearing my Black and Gold glasses on.
     

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