Weekly update: Home and away

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Crew host the New England Revolution at Crew Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 21, before hitting the road to face expansion club Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Sept. 24. Wednesday's game vs. New England is the final Johnsonville Buck-A-Brat night of the season.

The Crew (9-14-3, 30 pts.) is 5-4-1 under Interim Head Coach Robert Warzycha after dropping a 2-1 decision to Chicago at home on Saturday. New England (15-6-6, 51 pts.) still sits in first place in the Eastern Conference after a 5-4 loss at the MetroStars on Saturday. Real Salt Lake (5-16-4, 19 pts.) sits in fifth place in the Western Conference after losing 2-1 at FC Dallas on Sunday.

Wednesday's game can be heard in English on 103.9, TED-FM, or in Spanish on AM-1550, Radio Sol. The game can also be heard on-line in English and Spanish at TheCrew.com and MSLNet.com. Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake will be televised locally on the Ohio News Network and nationally on HDNet, in high definition. It can also be heard in English on 103.9, TED-FM, or on-line at TheCrew.com and MLSnet.com.

Tickets for Crew home games can be acquired at the Crew Stadium Box Office, at any area Ticket Master outlet, via phone at 614-431-3600 or on line at TheCrew.com.

COLUMBUS CREW vs. New England Revolution
Wednesday, September 21 - 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Crew Stadium
Crew Radio: 103.9, TED-FM (English); AM-1550, Radio Sol (Spanish)
Crew Webcasts: TheCrew.com and MLSnet.com (English and Spanish)

COLUMBUS CREW at Real Salt Lake
Saturday, September 24 - 9:30 p.m. (ET) at Rice-Eccles Stadium
Crew Television: Ohio News Network and HDNet (High Definition)
Crew Radio: 103.9, TED-FM (English)
Crew Webcasts: TheCrew.com and MLSnet.com (English)

ADDED TIME WITH THE CREW SET FOR TUESDAY AT 8 P.M. ON 1460 THE FAN

Added Time With The Crew, The Crew's half-hour radio show on 1460 The Fan, will air this Tuesday, September 20, from 8-8:30 p.m.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS SET FOR CREW AWAY GAME VIEWING PARTY ON SATURDAY

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar on Bethel Road, the "Official Away Game Headquarters" for all Crew road games, will host a viewing party on Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 p.m. for The Crew's game at Real Salt Lake. Buffalo Wild Wings is located on 5240 Bethel Centre Mall.

CREW RESERVES TAKE ON REAL SALT LAKE RESERVES ON SUNDAY

The Columbus Crew reserves will play the reserves of Real Salt Lake this Sunday, September 25, at 12:00 p.m. (ET) in Salt Lake City.

CREW TO HOLD OPEN TRYOUTS ON OCTOBER 8 AT OBETZ

Columbus Crew General Manager Mark McCullers announced that the club will hold open tryouts for the 2006 season on Saturday, October 8, at the Crew Training Center at Obetz.

The tryout will be an all-day affair, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. and the evening session ending at 6 p.m. Select members of the Crew coaching staff will be in attendance throughout the day to assess and evaluate the entire player pool. As part of that evaluation process, the coaching staff will reserve the right to dismiss candidates at any time throughout the day. College players will not be eligible to participate in the tryout. There is no pre-registration, just show up on the day of the tryout.

All tryout participants will receive a tryout shirt that is theirs to keep. There will be a $50 administrative fee per player, which must be paid in cash or check prior to the first training session. All proceeds from participation in the Crew open tryout will benefit the club's charitable arm, the Crew Soccer Foundation.

Individuals wishing to try out are solely responsible for any and all accommodations and transportation they deem necessary. They are also responsible for their own training gear, such as cleats and shin guards and anything else they might need to perform to the best of their abilities. Players must also bring their own ball.

For further information, interested players are encouraged to e-mail Mike Lapper, Crew assistant coach and Director of Soccer Business Development, at mlapper@thecrew.com or call 614-447-4141.

CREW INJURY REPORT

Player             Status               Injury
Ryan Kelly         Out                  Knee Sprain (R)
Stephen Herdsman   Out for the year     Groin
Jon Busch          Out for the year     Knee (R)
Duncan Oughton     Out for the year     Knee (R)
Ross Paule         Out for the year     Post Concussion Syndrome

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