Can you believe there was a time when Crew SC couldn’t buy a win on the road? 4 straight road wins latter and that seems like a whole other season. Thanks to timely defeats across the league, this road win against DC United could be one of the biggest wins of the year. The win propelled the Black and Gold from 4th to first in the East for a night before dropping to second with NYRB’s win in Portland. The Crew now find themselves 1pt back of NY for the East with a pivotal 6pt game two weeks from now in the wings and also 1pt back in the Supporter’s Shield race. While the Red Bull’s and other team’s games in hand make both the East and the Supporter’s Shield race somewhat unlikely, it’s still pretty amazing this team is in this position this late in the year. To keep themselves in the race, all the Massive need to do is something it’s not done all year, win a 3rd game in a row against Portland at home 9/26.
Portland is sitting in 6th place in the West on 41pts and are coming off a 2-0 home defeat to NYRB. With a resurgent Real Salt Lake and San Jose making a push for the final playoff spot, they will be hungry for points on the road. The Timbers are a team that like to keep possession and they have good attacking talent, but they struggle to score goals. That was apparent in their game against Red Bull as they created chance after chance, but poor finishing and Luis Robles standing on his head turned them away time after time. Regardless, this is a game the Black and Gold absolutely can win and have to win. It’s the second to last game at Mapfre Stadium and they just can’t afford to drop any more home points.
Crew Union tickets for this match are sold out, as will the stadium, as Dollar night reigns again in Columbus. The Crew will have temporary seating available on the stage and the FO has made this link available for members left out to get tickets. The code is Crew Union. The Ole Farts return with another catered tailgate for this match. They will be serving up Shrimp skewers for all to enjoy. North High Brewery Keg will be back as well this Saturday for Members to enjoy pregame so bring your cups.
I would also like to remind all those out there that 2016 Crew SC Season Ticket Memberships are currently available through Crew Union on our webstore. Season Tickets are $306 and include 2016 membership in Crew Union. That’s only $17 dollars a game, $5 less per game then day of game member tickets. Deposits are only $20 and we offer payment plans from 2 to 6 months. If you renew/purchase or put a deposit down by 9/25, you will have the option of purchasing Nordecke playoff tickets for $16 each and by 10/9 to secure a really cool Crew SC pint glass. Season Ticket members are the foundation of everything we are able to accomplish as a supporter’s group so I hope you will join in.
Glory to Columbus!!!!!