COLUMBUS, O.H. - Columbus Crew interim general manager Mark McCullers announced Thursday that fewer than 2,000 tickets remain for the Crew's August 21 game vs. Freddy Adu and heated Eastern Conference rival D.C. United. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net Ohio.
Tickets for Crew home games can be acquired at the Crew Stadium Box Office, at any area Kroger Ticket Master outlet, via Ticker Master phone at 614-431-3600 or on line at TheCrew.com.
Widely recognized as the most talented young soccer player in the world today, the 15-year-old Adu became the youngest professional athlete in the history of modern American team sports when he took the field for his MLS debut on April 3, in front of a national television audience on ABC Sports.
The first overall selection in the 2004 SuperDraft by D.C. United, Adu has already played in 16 games and scored two goals. An immigrant from Ghana who moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of eight, Adu joined MLS after a stellar U.S youth national team career which saw him star at both the Under-17 and Under-20 world championships in 2003.
"Sell-out crowds create an unbelievable atmosphere at Crew Stadium," said McCullers. "August 21 will be particularly exciting given the opponent is our heated rival D.C. United and the much anticipated appearance of Freddy Adu."