Columbus SC

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Columbus Crew
Full nameColumbus Crew[1]
Nickname(s)The Crew
FoundedMay 10, 1994; 30 years ago (1994-05-10) Field
Columbus, Ohio
OwnersDee and Jimmy Haslam
JW and Whitney Johnson
Dr. Pete Edwards
Head coachCaleb Porter
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2020Eastern Conference: 3rd
Overall: 4th
Playoffs: Champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Columbus Crew (known from 2015 to 2021 as Columbus Crew SC, and briefly in 2021 as Columbus SC) are an American soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer in Columbus, Ohio. They started play in 1996, playing at Ohio Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University until opening the new Columbus Crew Stadium in 1999. That stadium would be renamed Mapfre Stadium in 2015 and Historic Crew Stadium in late 2020. The Crew played their first match at the new Field on July 3, 2021.[3]

Shortly after the start of the 2021 season, the team announced a name change to Columbus SC.[4] Fan reaction was extremely negative.[5] On May 17, 2021, only a week after the change to Columbus SC, the team announced that it would return to the original name of Columbus Crew, without the "SC".[6][7]

Honors[change | change source]

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
1996 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
1997 Major League Soccer Semifinals
1998 Major League Soccer Semifinals
1999 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2000 Major League Soccer 4th / Center
2001 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2002 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2003 Major League Soccer 5th / East
2004 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2005 Major League Soccer 6th / East
2006 Major League Soccer 6th / East
2007 Major League Soccer 6th / East
2008 Major League Soccer Champions
2009 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2010 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2011 Major League Soccer Wild Card
2012 Major League Soccer 6th / East
2013 Major League Soccer 8th / East
2014 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2015 Major League Soccer Finalist
2016 Major League Soccer 9th / East
2017 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2018 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2019 Major League Soccer 10th / East
2020 Major League Soccer Champions

References[change | change source]

  1. "Columbus Crew to remain team's official name after meeting with Nordecke Supporters Group". (Press release). Major League Soccer. May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  2. "Introducing Field: Columbus Crew announces long-term stadium naming rights partnership with Lower". 2021-06-15. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  3. Myers, Jacob (March 24, 2021). "It's a date: new Crew Stadium will open July 3 against New England". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  4. ESPN (May 10, 2021). "MLS champs Columbus drop 'Crew' from name in rebrand". ESPN. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  5. "'Save the Crew' takes on new meaning as Columbus club delivers rebrand worthy of an F grade". May 10, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  6. "Joint Statement from the Columbus Crew and its Supporters Group, the Nordecke". May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  7. Myers, Jacob (May 17, 2021). "After fans revolt, it's 'Columbus Crew' once again. The logo's altered, too". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved May 18, 2021.