2009 Columbus Crew season

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Columbus Crew
2009 season
Owner Clark Hunt
Head Coach Robert Warzycha
Average home league attendance 14,175[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2009 Columbus Crew season was the fourteenth season of the team's existence. It started with a 1-1 draw at the Houston Dynamo on March 21, 2009, and ended on November 5, with a 3-2 playoff loss to Real Salt Lake. The Crew lost 4-2 on aggregate.

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of June 20, 2009.[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Will Hesmer
2 United States DF Frankie Hejduk (captain)
3 United States MF Alex Grendi
4 Argentina DF Gino Padula
5 United States MF Danny O'Rourke
6 England DF Andy Iro
7 Argentina FW Guillermo Barros Schelotto
8 New Zealand MF Duncan Oughton
9 United States FW Jason Garey
10 Venezuela FW Alejandro Moreno
12 United States MF Eddie Gaven
14 United States DF Chad Marshall
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Kevin Burns
16 United States MF Brian Carroll
17 Nigeria MF Emmanuel Ekpo
19 United States MF Robbie Rogers
20 Venezuela FW Emilio Rentería
22 Scotland MF Adam Moffat
23 United States DF Eric Brunner
24 United States DF Jed Zayner
26 United States MF Cory Elenio
30 United States GK Andy Gruenebaum
32 United States FW Steven Lenhart

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Technical Director United States Brian Bliss
Manager Poland Robert Warzycha
Assistant manager United States Mike Lapper
Assistant manager Russia Vadim Kirillov
Assistant manager Argentina Ricardo Iribarren
Head athletic trainer United States Jason Mathews (soccer)
Assistant athletic trainer United States Skylar Richards
Equipment manager United States Rusty Wummel

Last updated: April 18, 2009
Source: Columbus Crew

Other information[edit]

Chairman United States Clark Hunt
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Columbus Crew Stadium (20,555 / N/A)

Source: Columbus Crew


Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
MLS March 21, 2009
USOC Third Round Third Round June 30, 2009
CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10 Group Stage August 18, 2009

Last updated: October 18, 2008
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10
2 Chicago Fire 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5
3 New England Revolution 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
4 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
5 Toronto FC 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9
6 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
7 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew (E1) 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10
2 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
3 Houston Dynamo3 (W2) 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
4 Seattle Sounders FC2 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
5 Chicago Fire3 (E2) 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5
6 Chivas USA3 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
7 New England Revolution3 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
8 Real Salt Lake2 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
9 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
10 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
11 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
12 Toronto FC1 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9
13 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
15 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup, 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League2
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team. If they qualify for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified will be given a berth. Similarly, they cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Soccer Championship. If they qualify for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified will qualify.
  • ^Note 3 - SuperLiga 2010 berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for Champions League (Houston, Chicago, Chivas USA, and New England).

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 49 13 7 10 41 31 +10 9 2 4 25 13 +12 4 5 6 16 18 −2

Last updated: October 25, 2009
Source: Major League Soccer
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H H A H H A A H A H A H H A A H
Result T T L L T T T W T W T W W L W T T W W W W W L W T W L W L L

Last updated: October 25, 2009.
Source: Columbus Crew
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

MLS regular season[edit]

MLS playoffs[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Major League Soccer - Attendance - 2009". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Columbus Crew: Players: Main". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Major League Soccer: Scoreboard: Week ending 0628". Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 

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