The Columbus Crew will look to run its unbeaten streak to three games when they face the New England Revolution on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Crew Stadium.
Columbus is 1-0-1 in its last two games after tying Dallas 0-0 on the road on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl. The Crew is 5-5-4 (19 pts.) on the year and in third-place in the Eastern Conference, just three points behind the first-place MetroStars, and one point behind second-place D.C. United in the tightly packed East. Columbus has played two fewer games than both D.C. and the MetroStars. New England is in last place (fifth) in the East with a 3-8-4 record and 13 points. The Revolution first plays Chicago at home this Wednesday.
Saturday's game can be heard in English on The New Eagle, 103.9, or online through TheCrew.com and MLSNet.com. It can also be heard in Spanish on AM-1550.
Tickets for Crew home games can be acquired at the Crew Stadium Box Office, at any area Kroger Ticket Master outlet, via phone at 614-431-3600 or on line at TheCrew.com.
COLUMBUS CREW vs. New England
Saturday, July 17 - 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Crew Stadium
Crew Radio: The New Eagle, 103.9 (English); AM-1550 (Spanish)
Crew Webcast: TheCrew.com and MLSNet.com (English)
ERICK SCOTT CALLED-IN BY COSTA RICA FOR OLYMPICS, DEPARTS JULY 18
Crew forward Erick Scott is part of the 25-man roster that has been called into training camp by the Costa Rican Under-23 National Team as they prepare for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. Scott will leave for Costa Rica on July 18, and 18 players will later be named to the final roster and travel to Greece. Costa Rica is in Group D in the Olympics with Morocco, Iraq and Portugal. It will face Morocco on Aug. 12, Iraq on Aug. 15 and Portugal on Aug. 18.
"ADDED TIME WITH THE CREW" ON 1460 THE FAN EVERY TUESDAY FROM 7-7:30 P.M.
The Crew's weekly radio show on 1460 The Fan, "Added Time With The Crew," is hosted by Dwight Burgess and airs from 7-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Fans can call 614-821-1460 to join in the show. This week's show will feature Crew Head Coach Greg Andrulis, Crew All-Star goalkeeper Jon Busch and New England midfielder Steve Ralston.
CREW ADVANCES TO U.S. OPEN CUP ROUND OF 16 VS. CHICAGO ON JULY 20 AT 7:30 P.M. AT CREW STADIUM
The Columbus Crew advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 with a 2-1 win over the A-League's Syracuse Salty Dogs on June 30 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Crew midfielder Ross Paule tallied a stoppage-time penalty kick for the game-winner, after midfielder Kyle Martino was taken down just inside the box by Syracuse defender Rene Rivas. Paule slotted the PK to the left of the outstretched arms of Syracuse goalkeeper Paul Nagy. The Crew, which outshot Syracuse 17-4 on the night (7-1 on goal), looked like it had the game won when forward Edson Buddle scored in the 70th minute to put the Black & Gold on top 1-0. But Syracuse's Scott Schweitzer knocked home a loose ball just outside the Crew box in the 81st minute to tie the game at one. It was the only shot on goal for Syracuse. Costa Rican forward Erick Scott tallied his first point of any kind for The Crew, assisting on Buddle's goal. The Crew will now face the Chicago Fire on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Crew Stadium. Tickets for the Round of 16 game vs. Chicago are priced at regular MLS Crew pricing, and are also included in the full-season ticket package as "International Game." Tickets are currently on sale.
CREW SPECIALTY OHIO LICENSE PLATES ON SALE
Columbus Crew specialty Ohio license plates are now on sale. The plates feature the logo of the Columbus Crew, Ohio's only Major League Soccer team. The plates cost $35 in addition to standard license plate renewal fees, with $25 going to the Sports Commission and $10 going to the State of Ohio. The specialty plates can also be personalized with up to six characters for an additional $35. The specialty plates are available at any Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle office or at www.oplates.com. Registration forms can also be obtained by calling 888-752-8373.