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Leg 1
11/23 FINAL
Leg 2
11/30 9:20pm
Western Conference Championship
Leg 1
11/23 FINAL
Leg 2
11/29 3:00pm
Eastern Conference Championship

Craig Merz

Craig Merz

A 25-year veteran of The Columbus Dispatch, Craig Merz covered the Crew from their inaugural season in 1996 through 2005 but as a lifelong resident of the city, his soccer watching began years before with the Columbus Magic of the American Soccer League. Now a freelance reporter, he's been back on the Crew beat for since 2008. He also works for the Associated Press covering Ohio State¹s football and basketball teams; Columbus Monthly magazine; Buckeyes Sports Bulletin and Columbus Examiner as well as co-authoring a book on the Columbus Chill minor league hockey team.


New Crew attacker Federico Higuain
Long negotiations and relationships pay dividends to acquire Argentine forward
Sat, 07/28/2012
Emilio Renteria is hoping to finally get off the schneid and find his first goal in 2012
Warzycha must choose between two in-form strikers for visit to Sporting KC
Fri, 07/27/2012
Columbus Crew attacker Ethan Finlay controls the ball against the Charleston Battery, February 25, 2012.
Attacker filling role at fullback nicely as Columbus continue to suffer injury setbacks
Thu, 07/26/2012
Crew's Aaron Horton
Horton, Speas get second half goals as Columbus top Stoke City
Tue, 07/24/2012
Crew midfielder, ex-Port Vale man eager to play Stoke City in friendly
Tue, 07/24/2012
Columbus's Jairo Arrieta goes up to challenge D.C. United's Dejan Jakovic, July 21, 2012.
Despite crucial victory over D.C. United, Columbus still searching for more offensive firepower
Mon, 07/23/2012
D.C. United's Chris Pontius and Columbus's Chris Birchall slide in for a loose ball, July 21, 2012.
Midfielder does good work in new formation for Crew, pays dividends with goal
Sat, 07/21/2012
Olman Vargas
Warzycha could lean on Vargas to help carry the load against DC
Fri, 07/20/2012
Eddie Gaven and Robert Warzycha
Columbus have played fewer games than all but one Eastern Conference foe
Thu, 07/19/2012
Dilly Duka
Hamstring trouble has limited midfielder to seven appearances this season
Wed, 07/18/2012
Venezuelan Bernardo Anor
Warzycha laments season loss of defender, whom he feels earned left back spot
Tue, 07/17/2012
Crew's Andy Gruenebaum makes a save during a game
Crew goalkeeper sees case for Kennedy as All-Star 'keeper; teammates disagree
Mon, 07/16/2012
The Crew's Bernardo Anor winces in pain against Sporting KC on Saturday night.
Transition to left back to be put on hold following MRI, Venezuelan could be out for year
Mon, 07/16/2012
The Crew's Bernardo Anor winces in pain against Sporting KC on Saturday night.
Club's new defensive look caught on their heels early against SKC
Sat, 07/14/2012
Teal Bunbury celebrates with Kei Kamara and Aurelien Collin
Peterson, Bunbury tally as Nielsen shines in ninth shutout
Sat, 07/14/2012
Warzycha and Gaven - Banner
SKC's visit starts run of four games against Eastern Conference leaders
Fri, 07/13/2012
High temperatures are putting a strain on Columbus training as they prepare to face SKC
Thu, 07/12/2012
Costa Rican newcomer settling in with Crew; fellow Costa Rican Vargas could use his bump
Wed, 07/11/2012
Milovan Mirosevic scored his first MLS goal via a PK in a victory over the Montreal Impact
Club's midfield play deteriorated after fear of rehashing injury forced Chilean to the sideline
Tue, 07/10/2012