Author Archives: Aaron Katzeman

About Aaron Katzeman

Follow me on Twitter, @AaronKatzeman. A fan's perspective on the Columbus Crew - and other soccer happenings.

New Eras

I have never lived more than an hour away from Crew Stadium. Even before I really started following the Columbus Crew, my family would take me to games every once in a while, usually through discounted tickets from summer soccer camps. … Continue reading

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The 2008 Columbus Crew: A Poem

To Guillermo Barros Schelotto, How I’ve missed you so. Your free kicks toward goal, Business man socks, Watching Alejandro’s flops. The Nordecke’s bow, Hoping for a foul. Chad Marshall rising above, Danny O’s shoves, And Frankie’s eccentric overlapping runs, The … Continue reading

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Crew End Preseason With Two Meaningful Games

After winning the Disney Pro Soccer Classic’s group A, the Columbus Crew faced off against the group B winners Montreal Impact on Saturday night in the tournament’s championship game.  Unlike previous games, this one was only streamed on ESPN3.com; therefore, … Continue reading

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Disney Pro Soccer Classic Group Games: A Short Recap

With the signing of Argentine midfielder Matías Sánchez finally confirmed, the Columbus Crew headed to Florida for the second time this preseason to partake in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic. The Crew’s first game in the tournament, and fourth overall preseason … Continue reading

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Crew Split Preseason Games; Duka Gone for Good

The Crew wrapped up their week of preseason training in Bradenton, Florida, on Friday morning.  After defeating D.C. United by a score of 1-0 last Saturday, Columbus then beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Wednesday before losing to the New … Continue reading

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Preseason Training and New Acquisitions

The Columbus Crew continue to add to their roster during the team’s first preseason stretch in Florida.  Today, the Crew announced the signing of left-back/midfielder Agustín Viana. The 29-year-old Viana was born in Chicago but also has citizenship in Uruguay … Continue reading

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Crew Sign Brazilian Gláuber, Select Three in Supplemental Draft

Today was a busy day for the Columbus Crew.  Along with the second preseason training session, the team announced the signing of 6’3″ Brazilian defender Gláuber Leandro Honorato Berti before selecting three more players in the Supplemental Draft. Gláuber’s career … Continue reading

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Columbus SuperDraft for Depth

With the 9th and 28th picks in Thursday’s 2013 MLS SuperDraft, the Columbus Crew selected forward Ryan Finley and defender Drew Beckie respectively. Ryan Finley started his collegiate career at Duke University but was suspended indefinitely for disciplinary issues after … Continue reading

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Emilio Renteria Latest to Leave Crew

Yet another Columbus Crew player is not returning for the 2013 season.  A few days ago, the Crew confirmed that right-back Sebastian Miranda will definitely not be with the team this year.  Yesterday, forward Emilio Renteria was added to that … Continue reading

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Crew Add Much-Needed Depth to Defense

The Columbus Crew announced the signing of 28-year-old defender Tyson Wahl earlier today. Wahl is a former U.S. U-17 national team player.  He started for the U.S. in a 2-0 loss to Nigeria during the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship.  … Continue reading

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