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

Stories of the Year: Kirk Urso
Kirk Urso's death shook the Crew and everyone who knew him
Wed, 12/26/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Higuaín almost willed the hot-and-cold Crew into the playoffs
Wed, 12/12/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Federico Higuain
Columbus DP, Arrieta set the table for promising 2013
Sun, 10/28/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Ahead of finale vs. Toronto, Crew fighting for fitness
Fri, 10/26/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Late-season attacking boost coincided with loss of stout back line play
Wed, 10/24/2012
MLSsoccer.com