Columbus Crew
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Full name Columbus Crew
Nickname(s) The Crew
Founded June 15 1994
Stadium Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus, Ohio
(Capacity: 19,968)
Owner Dee and Jimmy Haslam
JW and Whitney Johnson
Dr. Pete Edwards
Head Coach Caleb Porter
Current League Major League Soccer 
2019 Major League Soccer, Eastern Conference: 10th

Overall: 20th
Playoffs: Did not qualify

Website Club home page
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The Columbus Crew is an American professional soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception.

The Crew were owned by Lamar Hunt, who also owned the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City), and Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) until his death in 2006. (His son Clark Hunt then took over his sports properties.) In 2013 the club was sold to Anthony Precourt. The Crew currently play their home games at Columbus Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium ever built by an MLS club, with a seating capacity of 22,555 as of the 2013 Season. From 1996 to 1998, the Crew played their home games at Ohio Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University.

The Crew has won five major trophies: MLS Cup 2008, the 2004, 2008, and 2009 Supporters' Shields, and the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Crew won the 2002 Open Cup by defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy, 1–0, at Columbus Crew Stadium. The Crew then won its first MLS Supporters' Shield in 2004 in a tie-breaker over the Kansas City Wizards. In 2008 the Crew won its second Supporters' Shield en route to defeating the New York Red Bulls in MLS Cup 2008, 3–1.

The nickname "the Crew" is the result of a local fan contest. The team colors are black and gold. The team mascot is Crew Cat.

External links

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MLS Cup Winners

1996: D.C. United · 1997: D.C. United · 1998: Chicago Fire · 1999: D.C. United · 2000: Kansas City Wizards · 2001: San Jose Earthquakes · 2002: Los Angeles Galaxy · 2003: San Jose Earthquakes · 2004: D.C. United · 2005: Los Angeles Galaxy · 2006: Houston Dynamo · 2007: Houston Dynamo · 2008: Columbus Crew · 2009: Real Salt Lake · 2010: Colorado Rapids · 2011: LA Galaxy · 2012: LA Galaxy · 2013: Sporting Kansas City · 2014: LA Galaxy ·

Major League Soccer 2020 Teams
Eastern Conference

Atlanta United FC · Chicago Fire FC · FC Cincinnati · Columbus Crew SC · D.C. United · Inter Miami CF · Montreal Impact · New England Revolution · New York City FC · New York Red Bulls · Orlando City SC · Philadelphia Union · Toronto FC

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids · FC Dallas · Houston Dynamo · LA Galaxy · Los Angeles FC · Minnesota United FC · Nashville SC · Portland Timbers · Real Salt Lake · San Jose Earthquakes · Seattle Sounders FC · Sporting Kansas City · Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Future teams

Austin FC (2021) · Charlotte (2021) · Sacramento (2022) · St. Louis (2022)

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