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First off. Richard Rush's film 'The Stunt Man' is really good. 2nd off. I grew up in Northern VA and made stops in VA Beach (brief for college BB), NC (Fightin' Camels!) and now Columbus, Ohio. I have been working in manufacturing for close to a decade. Versed in Six Sigma (Green Belt), Lean, use DMAIC everyday, have a note on my desk that says "Hawthorne Effect", and keep a laminated homemade KT Decision Analysis card in my back pocket, 3rd off(?). I keep up with the Columbus Crew a good bit.

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A Wednesday Night Sporting KC...


A midweek MLS game turns into commentary on organizational structures of successful teams in the league.

Young Trapp Shines


COLUMBUS, Oh (HB) - It didn't take long. In the short time since joining his hometown M.L.S. team the Columbus Crew just last year, Gahanna native Wil Trapp has made his mark with many respected...

A Downtown Stadium "Would Be Very Difficult"


Lost in the shuffle during the Crew's whirlwind start and the resignation of a team president is Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman's comments on a local radio station last week regarding a downtown...

Dispatch from Orlando, Final Day


Report from the last day of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando and what the preseason tournament told us going into the 2014 season.

The Professionals


Berhalter, Parkhurst and Clark are putting meaning behind the word "professional."

Crew Preseason Calendar


Hard to believe, but we are kicking off another year. Here's how the Crew preseason calendar shapes up, day by day, right up until the Crew take on DC on March 8th.

Crew Roster + Budget Snapshot, January


2014 is here which means the offseason is quickly turning into preseason. This is a up to date look at the Crew roster and what tells us to expect near-term.

A Holiday Football Manger 14 Review


Taking a look at Football Manger 14 through the eyes of someone who follows MLS and the Columbus Crew.

Bring Danny Back?


This post puts O'Rourke out front and asks a seemingly simple question but gets several complicated answers.

Football methods by Tom Morrison (1929)


Taking a break from the Columbus Crew over this Thanksgiving holiday to take a at how a young, somewhat eccentric, Scottish player viewed tactics in 1929.

"MLS Team of the Week(s)" - Year

2 dutifully picks a "Team of the Week" each round of the regular season. Selections can tell us a lot about who the best players and the league itself,

A Look at the Crew Budget


With a couple player changes and some heavy lifting complete in the front office, here is a look at where the Crew Budget sits and how it might shape the off season build.

Eddie Gaven Retires


In a statement released today Eddie Gaven said he is retiring from professional soccer.

In, Out or Somewhere Between


With two roster moves already complete the Crew have officially started the off-season rebuild for next season. Patrick Guldan and I take a look at the players that are in, out and on the bubble.

Makers,Takers and The Hunt for Goals


A closer look at who is creating the opportunities and those putting them on frame tells us the Crew are missing an efficient goal scorer.

Assigning MLS Player Value


With the end of the 2013 MLS regular season just around the corner here's an early player value study on the 2013 Columbus Crew.

Unreasonable Expectation


Bliss or not? Getting close to the end of the year and getting complicated.

The Crew on FIFA 14


You can learn a lot about your favorite team by playing this game. Here is a summary of how the folks at Electronic Arts see the Columbus Crew at this very moment.

MLS Top 21 and Under


Major League Soccer released their annual 24 under 24 last week. Most over there seem to think a 24 year old player is a 'youngster'. It's not. Here's a look at the best MLS players under 21 years...

Ghost Results


Major League Soccer sent some of their reserve teams into the 3rd tier of the US Soccer Pyramid this year.

Bliss Again


This isn't the first time Brian Bliss has been tasked as interim coach in Major League Soccer. Here is a quick look back at what happened last time he took over for a team in the midst of change...

Crew Player Ratings, by


A summary of Crew game by game player ratings as calculated by

+Five Crew Mistakes of 2013


A look at the mistakes that have shaped this 2013 Columbus Crew season.

Negative Action


All totaled, the team has played seven different players who have accumulated over 20% of all starting minutes to date in a holding mid role. Let’s dig in.

1st Half Review: Best Players, Values


A little over half the Major League Soccer 2013 season has passed and transfer windows across the globe are wide open. Taking a look at best players and values in the league using available player...

A Midseason Look at Oduro


Dominic Oduro is having a good individual season as an attacking player with the Columbus Crew. Here is a closer look at his year with the Crew to date, how it compares to his previous years and...

Moffat's Goals Hurt Crew Playoff Chances


Moffat’s two goals against the New England Revs last night dealt a painful body blow to the Columbus Crew’s chances of making the 2013 MLS Playoffs.

The Ohio Crew


This past weekend the Columbus Crew started six players with strong Ohio ties. Here's a look at some questions that raises.

Passing Out Of The Back


An informal look at how 'keepers in Major League Soccer distribute the ball and the possible relationship it has with results and goals.

Crew Results Since 2011


Here is a look at Mark McCullers' Columbus Crew results since 2011, to date.

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