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Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas: Your Running Commentary

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The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas are both searching for their first victories of the season and will look to knock each other off when they face off tonight at Crew Stadium in Columbus (7:30pm, Fox Soccer Channel).

The Crew comes in off a disappointing 0-0 draw against a severely short-handed New York Red Bulls squad, while FC Dallas enters having lost at San Jose.

Columbus will be leaning on striker Andres Mendoza as well as midfielders Robbie Rogers and Eddie Gaven, while FC Dallas will feature Colombian striker Fabian Castillo as well as reigning MLS MVP David Ferreira.

If you will be watching tonight's match, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

  • brant

    While it’s nice that The Crew get a couple of home games back-to-back, you gotta think there’s better places to keep league attendance up in the early season than 40-degrees-and-windy…


  • RedLine55

    same argument you have been / going to hear a lot of for baseball these first few weeks. I personally think it’s crazy to have outdoor games in either sport until mid-April at the earliest. Baseball for the level of play (and a bit for attendance), and MLS mostly for attendance purposes. Just not good stuff.


  • glaing

    Just a question, I’ve never been at Columbus Crew Stadium, but does it need an upgrade?


  • jonk

    I’ve never been, but those in the know have been saying it’s due for an upgrade or to be replaced…which seems crazy after only 12 or 13 years.


  • glsing

    First thing I’d change would be the bleacher seating. Of course I’m spoiled since being in RBA.


  • abc

    What’s with all the penalties in MLS? Is this a regular thing or have the first two weeks been an anomaly?


  • DCLee

    DC fan here…I’ve been and it is a nice stadium for the cost and simplicity of it. I think it is good for a while longer. The pitch is nice and the stadium has some good features but when comparing to RBA, Rio Tinto, PPL, etc… it is not that great. However it is a better atmosphere when Columbus draws then older venues like Gillete and RFK.


  • jonk

    I wish they would have shown the goalkeeper’s view replay on George John’s penalty foul. I thought it was John that knocked the ball away and then the two players hips collided…but I guess Ekpo made that final touch?


  • ShaggyReAL

    Ekpo got it. Like they said Ekpo drew him into the foul. Smart play by Ekpo.


  • cj

    Biggest snoozefest I’ve seen in awhile. if either team makes the playoffs I’ll be amazed.


  • brant

    We spent 5 years going to almost every game when we lived there. It’s not a luxury stadium, but it’s very nice. The thing that would make the biggest difference is some sort of cover over the west stands (the side the camera is normally on, looking east).

    First, it would keep the bulk of the fans out of the rain, but it would also act as a good sun-shade for the folks in the east stands, who are looking directly into the sun for any kickoff after 3pm, and especially at the height of summer w/ a 7pm kickoff, where they’re staring straight into the sunset.


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