Each of the 14 member clubs, including expansion San Jose Earthquakes, will play a 30-game schedule in 2008.

Crew's 2008 home opener set against Toronto

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Crew announced today that the club will kick off its 13th Major League Soccer season at home on Saturday, March 29, 2008, vs. Eastern Conference-rival Toronto FC. Game time is 4 p.m. The Crew will then travel to New York the following weekend to face the Red Bulls on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The complete 2008 league schedule has not yet been finalized and will be released later, but each of the 14 member clubs - including the expansion side, San Jose Earthquakes - will play a 30-game schedule in 2008, with 15 regular season games at home and 15 on the road.

Crew Soccer Nation memberships - season ticket packages - are available at www.TheCrew.com or by calling 614-447-CREW.

Founded by American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the Columbus Crew is Ohio's Major League Soccer club, anchoring a diverse sports and entertainment enterprise. One of the league's Charter Members and the U.S. Open Cup champion in 2002, it recently completed its 12th season overall and ninth in first-of-its-kind Columbus Crew Stadium.

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