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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.


Federico Higuain singlehandedly led the charge as the Columbus Crew overcame another deficit to beat Montreal
Columbus players and coach hail Argentine's ability to single-handedly change game vs. Impact
Sat, 09/01/2012
Emilio Renteria thanks Federico Higuain for the service on the game-winner against Montreal on September 1, 2012
Crew come from behind to win 2-1 boosted by two Higuain assists
Sat, 09/01/2012
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper misses out on stressful midweek win, ready for huge game vs. Impact
Fri, 08/31/2012
Can the Crew's Argentine playmaker really be an MVP candidate?
Thu, 08/30/2012
Eddie Gaven heads past Gabriel Farfan
Midfielder atones for earlier miss by netting dramatic stoppage-time winner
Wed, 08/29/2012
Matt Lampson (PHI - CLB)
Crew backup, cancer survivor will start in place of injured Gruenebaum
Tue, 08/28/2012
Matt Lampson
Crew's rookie GK shows well in half vs. Revs with Gruenebaum hurt; Philly next?
Mon, 08/27/2012
Crew head coach praises new DP after sterling performancein wild win over Revs
Sun, 08/26/2012
Robert Warzycha (CLB - NE)
Many regulars have played three games over the past week and a half, itching to stay in lineup
Fri, 08/24/2012
Eddie Gaven scored the second of the Crew's goals in a victory over RSL
Midfielder calls his statistical impact on Columbus's record "dumb luck"
Thu, 08/23/2012
Federico Higuain
Argentine attacker picks up goal and assist in vital 2-1 win over rivals TFC
Wed, 08/22/2012
Federico Higuain (center)
Crew boss hopes to squeeze maximum impact from new DP
Tue, 08/21/2012
Federico Higuain (center)
Warzycha on new rule: "We have to score more goals"
Mon, 08/20/2012
Federico Higuain celebrates with Crew teammates
Argentine DP sets up go-ahead goal, nearly wins it in first 45 minutes with Crew
Sun, 08/19/2012
New Crew Designated Player's role uncertain ahead of clash in Houston
Sat, 08/18/2012
El nuevo Jugador Franquicia se incorpora al Crew; empiezan las comparaciones con Schelotto
Thu, 08/16/2012
Jairo Arrieta points to the sky after scoring the opener against the LA Galaxy
Columbus say their new DP will find the ideal complement in red-hot Arrieta
Thu, 08/16/2012
Crew don't discourage Schletto comparisons as DP introduced
Thu, 08/16/2012