Week 12 Matchday 11: Piss on the F!re!!!!!

Another road game, another road loss for the Black and Gold.  The season is young still, but the 0-3-2 road results are troubling especially when one considers that 4 of those 5 games Crew SC also didn’t score a goal.  SJ should have been a game that the Crew controlled considering how dominate this team is capable of being.  However, from the opening whistle they were a step behind and eventually it cost them a man and the result.  Oh well, Crew SC’s next two road games are against Orlando and Philly back to back so hopefully they can get off the schneid there.

Then again, who cares about road games when Sh!tcago is coming to town Friday May 22?  #HateWeek was used for Seattle a couple games ago; lets be real though, who cares about Seattle really?  If there is a hashtag for this week, I’d say it has to be #DisdainWeek.  Disdain is about the only emotion I can conjure up for that joke of a team.  Last week Sh!tcago up a man and up two goals allow expansion side NYCFC to tie them 2-2. HaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!

Don’t get me wrong there is talent on the F!re that I respect.  Harry Shipp is a fun player to watch, as is DP David Accam.  The rest of the roster isn’t that bad either.  They don’t lack talent, they just don’t play particularly well as a team.  Now the bastards have the unenviable task of playing a pissed off Black and Gold team, at home, where we’ve been demolishing team after team.  I’d pity them if I didn’t have so much disdain for everything that city and club stand for.

This is the type of game I circle on my schedule when it comes out every year.  This is true hatred, born of many years of struggle.  This is build a bonfire, better dead then red, this is Piss on the F!re.  These are the games that define us as a supporters’ club and as the Nordecke.  If you feel like I do, there’s still a few Nordecke tickets available in the webstore for the match so you can show them just how much disdain you have for them too.

Glory to Columbus!!!!!!

Week 11 Matchday 10 Do you know the way to San Jose?

I was bad and took a week off.  It’s hard to get motivated to write after a lose to a despised rival like DC.  Thanks to the Crew’s performance against Seattle last Saturday, that game has been erased from memory and good times are back again at 1 Black and Gold Blvd. And what a match it was.  The DC game showed how cruel this game can be; this game is why you keep coming back regardless.  Two great teams, playing to their very best, leaving everything on the field.  No matter the result it would have been an entertaining game, but the 3-2 result favored Crew SC and it makes it all the more sweet.

I want to mention the huge contribution of the artists of #tifosweat who put out another masterpiece this game.  Every game just gets bigger and better.  I got a chance to paint with them last Friday.  It was a great experience and I strongly recommend you go at least once to help out.  Where else do you get to help out tremendously talented artists realize great art?  If your interested in getting on their mailing list email tifosweat@tifosweat.com.

Speaking of huge contributions, we want to thank the Ole Farts for yet another successful catered tailgate and our partner North High Brewing for the beer.  The Ole Farts next tailgate is 6/6.

The Black and Gold next take on San Jose Earthquakes in brand new Avaya Stadium Saturday May 16, at 10:30pm.  San Jose is 4th in the west on 10pts.  I have to admit, I don’t know much about how they play as I think the only game I’ve seen was their opening match in Avaya against Sh!tcago.  The Quakes feature US Internationals F Chris Wondolowski and D Clarence Goodson and Argentine M Matias Perez Garcia.

I hope you’ll join Crew Union at 4th Street Bar and Grill for our away watch party.  Remember to bring your membership card for 20% off drinks and 25% off food.  If you’re in the Cincinnati or Cleveland area, check out their bars to watch with other Crew fans.  Please go here for details. If you live in other areas and go to a bar to watch away games with Crew fans, please contact us and let us know.  We’d love to add your group/bar to our list so fans know where to get together to watch games.

Also Sh!tcago F!re 5/22 and Valencia 5/27 tickets are available in the webstore

CSU Partners with North High Brewing

We’re proud to announce our new partnership with North High Brewing! North High has been brewing world class beer in Columbus since 2011 and is the first and only Brew on Premises establishment, where the customer is the brewmaster.

As you already know our 2015 membership package includes a cup for beer at select tailgates this year. As part of this deal we’ll now be serving fresh beer from North High Brewing at all weekend tailgates the rest of the year. We think this is extremely exciting and can’t wait to pick up kegs from North High on Saturday mornings.  We couldn’t be happier to have them as our partner.

For more on North High Brewing please go check out their website, you can also find them on facebook and twitter.

Week 9: Matchday 8 On the Road Again

Columbus has a message for you MLS.  If the previous week’s 3-0 demolition of Orlando City didn’t convey it, then certainly the complete obliteration of Philadelphia 4-1 this week announced it loud and clear.  Crew SC is good and working toward greatness.  As this excellent article from MLSsoccer.com’s Matthew Doyle illustrates, the Black and Gold have the perfect players for the style they play with the ability to turn possession into production.

The Massive next turn their attention to DC United at RFK Stadium Saturday May 2, at 7pm.  It’s a classic six pointer for Crew SC as they look to continue to climb the standings in the early season.  The scum have started the 2015 season strong with a 4-1-2 record which finds them tied for 1st in the East.  DC is an experienced balanced team that knows how to get results. They don’t score much, don’t give up much, and fight for everything.  A perfect team to hate.  They feature forward Fabian Espindola, back from his 6 game suspension for being a gigantic douchebag, Kettering, OH native Chris Rolfe, and Akron alum and US international Perry Kitchen.  For a more in depth analysis from a well respected pundit of all things DC go here.

If you’re thinking of going to DC for the game, follow this link for tickets.  The code is “CREW.”  For those supporting from Columbus, I hope you’ll join Crew Union at 4th Street Bar and Grill for our away watch party.  Remember to bring your membership card for 20% off drinks and 25% off food.  If you’re in the Cincinnati or Cleveland area, check out their bars to watch with other Crew fans.  Please go here for details. If you live in other areas and go to a bar to watch away games with Crew fans, please contact us and let us know.  We’d love to add your group/bar to our list so fans know where to get together to watch games.

Also, the May home games against Seattle and Chicago have been added to our web store.

Glory to Columbus!!!!!

Week 8: Matchday 7

Now that was fun!!!!  Nothing like a 3-0 demolition of Orlando, in perfect weather, as the Black and Gold look to get some rhythm as their schedule starts to even out.  The league better look out as Pipa’s Happy with that back heel goal and splitting pass for Kie Kamara’s goal.  I’m sure Pipa has more magic in store for the next home game against Philadelphia Union Saturday April 25th at 7:30pm.

Philadelphia is picking up where they left off last year, right to the bottom of the table with 6pts on 8 games.  It’s hard to place this team’s style of play.  At times they move the ball around deftly and show a desire to keep possession.  They are tied with 2 other teams for 2nd in the league with 9 so far.  The good news is a new season hasn’t seemed to fix their propensity to give up late goals turning ties into loses and wins into ties.  Philly features Argentine Christian Maidana, Frenchman Sebastien Le Toux, and US international Maurice Edu.

Nordecke tickets are available in the webstore for this match or to reserve and pay at the tailgate, please email tickets@crewunion.com.  Tickets can be picked up under the Crew Union Tent in the mega-tailgate area.

We want to thank the Ole Farts for yet another successful catered tailgate 4/18.  Crew Union members, you went through 75lbs of wings and 10lbs of fries, just FYI.  The Ole Farts will return May 9th for their next catered tailgate.  I want to apologize to everyone for the confusion about the North High Brewing beer being available at the last tailgate.  I got my dates mixed up on that.  Bring your cups to this tailgate, THERE WILL BE FREE BEER.  For real this time.

The tailgate will start about 4pm and tickets must be picked up by 6:30 pm.  After 6:30, webstore purchased tickets will be taken to will call and reserved unpaid for tickets will be released for general sale.  At 7 pm the Nordecke March to the Match begins as all supporters march as one from the tailgate to the Nordecke.

After the game, join us at 4th Street Bar and Grill where hopefully we’ll be enjoying Toto, some victory juice, and a few post match libations.

Beyond the match this week, as the weather starts to improve, I hope you’ll join Crew Union for some pick up soccer held throughout the year.  Members and non-members alike are welcome to join in; no reservations needed.  The competition is light and all skill levels are welcomed.  Go here for dates and times.

Glory to Columbus!!!