A chapter closes for the Columbus Crew. The first soccer specific stadium in the United States officially closed its doors (at least for the Crew), and the team and supporters sent it out the right way. For the first time in over a year, there was a full capacity crowd, and they would not disappoint. It was a night that everybody in the stadium, including coaches and players, will remember for a long time.
Short Game Recap
From the first whistle, this game seemed to be all Crew. You could feel the energy in the stadium, and that carried through until the final whistle. While Chicago would end up having 59% possession, it seemed the Crew where the only team that could do something with the possession that they had. The Crew were efficient with the possession that they did have, as they only needed 2 shots on target to score both goals. And who else but Gyasi Zardes to score both of them, 17 minutes apart.
The second half would produce a stalemate, as neither team could really get much going. The Crew would hang on, and take their win streak to 3 games.
Man Of The Match: Historical Crew Stadium
But the real impact from this game is Historic Crew Stadium. yes, there was a game that was played, but just being able to see the first soccer specific stadium be at full capacity one last time was a treat, and it was awesome to be a part of.
The Crew travel to Philadelphia for a midweek fixture on Wednesday, before traveling to Austin in what is bound to be an awesome matchup. Then, it is back to Columbus were the New England Revolution will be waiting at Lower.com Field for the Inaugural Match.
Main Picture Credit: Massive Report