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 MLSsoccer.com 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.

CRAIG MERZ

With toughest four-game stretch of the season looming, Columbus search for answers up front
Mon, 07/09/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Donovan Ricketts denies Milovan Mirosevic
Columbus score first, but can't hold out against hard-working Impact
Sun, 07/08/2012
MLSsoccer.com
After two-month layoff, former MLS Defender of the Year expected to start vs. Impact
Fri, 07/06/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Rolling Columbus set to welcome more injured back after big win over RSL
Mon, 07/02/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Tony Tchani registered a complete performance against RSL in a 2-0 Crew victory
Columbus teammates sing Tchani's praises, while midfielder says he has nothing to prove
Sun, 07/01/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Eddie Gaven scored the second of the Crew's goals in a victory over RSL
First-half goals by Tchani and Gaven enough to down RSL, who lose their third straight
Sat, 06/30/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Gaven and Wingert - Banner
Dark playoff history with MLS Cup 2009 champs has Crew vets in fighting mood for Saturday
Fri, 06/29/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Milovan Mirosevic scored his first MLS goal via a PK in a victory over the Montreal Impact
Midfielder's presence has been missed by struggling offense
Thu, 06/28/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Crew waive three as window opens, targeting major acquisition in Europe or So. America
Wed, 06/27/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Eddie Gaven and Robert Warzycha
Warzycha looks to new players to score goals after Rentería's inconsistent displays
Wed, 06/27/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Columbus defender Chad Marshall
Columbus captain wary of potential risks, plans to seize every opportunity on field
Wed, 06/27/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Columbus Crew head coach Robert Warzycha
Crew fail to capitalize on early red card, only muster one goal vs 10-man Chicago
Mon, 06/25/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Tchani and Robayo
Columbus players let points slip out of their grasp, after Fire reduced to 10-men
Sat, 06/23/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Eric Gehrig
Defender James may make season debut, but Mirosevic will sit
Fri, 06/22/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Milovan Mirosevic scored his first MLS goal via a PK in a victory over the Montreal Impact
Bliss says recent DP deal became a "joke," leaving Columbus to look within
Thu, 06/21/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper solidified starting role, putting up All-Star caliber numbers
Wed, 06/20/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Crew defender Josh Williams
With James and Marshall returning, Williams has head on a swivel
Tue, 06/19/2012
MLSsoccer.com