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

Josh Williams can't find the back of the net, Crew fall again
Sun, 09/23/2012
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Dilly Duka - Banner
Reasons for Crew's third-year attacker's absence for Fire game unclear
Fri, 09/21/2012
MLSsoccer.com
"I need to improve my runs," admits dynamic Costa Rican, who leads league in offside whistles
Thu, 09/20/2012
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Justin Meram
Columbus' playoff hopes on track as sub dedicates late winner to Urso
Wed, 09/19/2012
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Crew seek to regain defensive solidity as Chivas USA visit Columbus
Wed, 09/19/2012
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Andy Gruenebaum
Dinged up striker & goalkeeper look to be available for match vs. Chivas USA
Mon, 09/17/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Crew GK Matt Lampson makes a save
Gruenebaum empathizes with Lampson on highlight-reel goal by Henry
Mon, 09/17/2012
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Columbus manager Warzycha details the reason for DP Federico Higuain's brief cameo at RBA
Sat, 09/15/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Crew boss considering lineup options for massive match vs. Red Bulls
Fri, 09/14/2012
MLSsoccer.com
Midfielder has gotten desired playing time for Columbus, fit in well with the team
Thu, 09/13/2012
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Columbus team set to face Red Bulls will have at least six changes to lineup from first meeting
Wed, 09/12/2012
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US fans celebrate the team's win over Jamaica
US manager says Columbus crowd played role vs. Jamaica, as did simple message to team
Wed, 09/12/2012
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Eddie Gaven and Federico Higuain celebrate a crew goal
Benefit of rest, but full speed ahead for key battle; are teams figuring out Higuaín?
Mon, 09/10/2012
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Current form draws comparisons to now-famous 1996, 2008 seasons
Fri, 09/07/2012
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Despite end of six-game unbeaten streak, Columbus well positioned as playoff race heats up
Thu, 09/06/2012
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Crew buck recent trend of coming back from deficits in 2-0 loss to the Revs
Thu, 09/06/2012
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Josh Williams - Banner
Warzycha mulling lineup decisions at tail end of draining stretch
Tue, 09/04/2012
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Justin Meram of the Columbus Crew
Meram takes a licking, keeps on ticking in win over Montreal
Mon, 09/03/2012
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