2013 Columbus Crew season

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Columbus Crew
2013 season
Owner Clark Hunt Sold To
Precourt Sports Ventures LLC
Head Coach Robert Warzycha /
Brian Bliss(interim)
Major League Soccer TBD
MLS Cup DNQ
U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round
(Lost to Chicago Fire)
Trillium Cup Champions
Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup Champions
Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Second Place
(Lost to Montreal Impact)
Highest home attendance 20,392 v Seattle Sounders FC
(August 31, 2013, Major League Soccer)
Lowest home attendance 1,302 v Dayton Dutch Lions
(May 29, 2013, US Open Cup)
Average home league attendance 16,080
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013 Columbus Crew season was the club's eighteenth season of existence, and their eighteenth season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of the American and Canadian soccer pyramids.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

WDW Pro Soccer Classic[edit]

Kirk Urso Memorial Match[edit]

MLS[edit]

Standings[edit]

Conference tables[edit]

Eastern Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
4 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
6 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
7 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
8 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
9 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
10 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 6:55 p.m. EDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 Supporters' Shield, 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
5 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
6 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0
7 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
8 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
9 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
11 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
12 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
14 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
15 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
16 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
17 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
18 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37
19 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion
(Q) = Qualified for Playoffs
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A. (Canadian teams cannot qualify for the Champions League through MLS; the Canadian qualifier is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Championship.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League are:

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
34 41 12 17 5 42 46 −4 7 7 3 19 13 +6 5 10 2 23 33 −10

Last updated: 4 November 2013
Source: Columbus Crew
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

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 31 32 33 34
Ground A A H A H A A H H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H H A H H A A H A H A H
Result W L T W T T L W L L W T T L W L L L W L L L W W L L W L W W W L L L

Last updated: November 4, 2013.
Source: Columbus Crew
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Last updated: 1 October 2013

Goals[edit]

R Player Position MLS Open Cup Total
1 Ghana Dominic Oduro FW 13 0 13
2 Argentina Federico Higuaín FW 11 0 11
3 Venezuela Bernardo Anor MF 4 0 4
4 Costa Rica Jairo Arrieta FW 3 0 3
United States Josh Williams DF 3 0 3
6 United States Justin Meram FW 1 1 2
7 United States Ryan Finley FW 1 0 1
Brazil Gláuber DF 1 0 1
Argentina Matías Sánchez MF 1 0 1
United States Chad Marshall DF 1 0 1
United States Ben Speas FW 1 0 1
United States Aaron Schoenfeld FW 1 0 1
United States Eddie Gaven MF 0 1 1
Poland Konrad Warzycha MF 0 1 1

Assists[edit]

R Player Position MLS Open Cup Total
1 Argentina Federico Higuaín FW 9 0 9
2 United States Eddie Gaven MF 4 0 4
Costa Rica Jairo Arrieta FW 4 0 4
Ghana Dominic Oduro FW 4 0 4
5 United States Ben Speas FW 1 0 1
Venezuela Bernardo Anor MF 1 0 1
United States Chad Barson DF 1 0 1
United States Justin Meram FW 1 0 1
Argentina Matías Sánchez MF 1 0 1
United States Ryan Finley FW 1 0 1
Cameroon Tony Tchani MF 1 0 1
United States Tyson Wahl DF 1 0 1
United States Wil Trapp MF 1 0 1
United States Aaron Schoenfeld FW 1 0 1

Goalkeeping[edit]

R Player Position GAA GA Saves GS GP
1 United States Andy Gruenebaum GK 1.33 28 71 21 21
2 United States Matt Lampson GK 1.38 18 43 13 13

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of January 22, 2013.[1]

No. Position Player Nation
2 Defender Wahl, TysonTyson Wahl      United States
3 Defender Williams, JoshJosh Williams      United States
4 Defender Gláuber, Gláuber      Brazil
5 Defender O'Rourke, DannyDanny O'Rourke      United States
6 Midfielder Tchani, TonyTony Tchani      Cameroon
7 Midfielder Anor, BernardoBernardo Anor      Venezuela
8 Midfielder Sánchez, MatíasMatías Sánchez      Argentina
9 Forward Meram, JustinJustin Meram      United States
11 Forward Oduro, DominicDominic Oduro      Ghana
12 Midfielder Gaven, EddieEddie Gaven      United States
13 Midfielder Finlay, EthanEthan Finlay      United States
14 Defender Marshall, ChadChad Marshall      United States
16 Defender Gehrig, EricEric Gehrig      United States
17 Forward Speas, BenBen Speas (HGP)     United States
18 Forward Schoenfeld, AaronAaron Schoenfeld      United States
19 Midfielder Warzycha, KonradKonrad Warzycha      Poland
20 Midfielder Trapp, WilWil Trapp (HGP)     United States
21 Defender Barson, ChadChad Barson (HGP)     United States
22 Defender Beckie, DrewDrew Beckie      Canada
23 Midfielder George, KevanKevan George      Trinidad and Tobago
24 Defender Viana, AgustínAgustín Viana      Uruguay
25 Forward Arrieta, JairoJairo Arrieta      Costa Rica
26 Forward Finley, RyanRyan Finley      United States
27 Forward Horton, AaronAaron Horton (HGP)     United States
28 Goalkeeper Lampson, MattMatt Lampson (HGP)     United States
30 Goalkeeper Gruenebaum, AndyAndy Gruenebaum      United States
31 Defender Hyland, KyleKyle Hyland (HGP)     United States
32 Midfielder Sloan, ShawnShawn Sloan      United States
33 Forward Higuaín, FedericoFederico Higuaín (DP/Captain)     Argentina
40 Goalkeeper Withrow, DanielDaniel Withrow      United States

Team management[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Number Position Player Transferred from Notes Date Source
- MF United States Wil Trapp None Home Grown Player December 13, 2012 [2]
- DF United States Tyson Wahl None Free Agent January 3, 2013 [3]
- DF United States Chad Barson None Home Grown Player January 10, 2013 [4]
- FW United States Ryan Finley None 2013 MLS SuperDraft January 17, 2013 [5]
- DF United States Drew Beckie None 2013 MLS SuperDraft January 17, 2013 [6][7]
- DF United States Gláuber FC Rapid București Discovery Signing January 21, 2013 [8]

Out[edit]

Number Position Player Transferred to Notes Date Source
22 MF United States Cole Grossman United States Real Salt Lake Waiver Draft November 19, 2012 [9]
17 FW Costa Rica Olman Vargas None Waiver Draft November 19, 2012 [10]
2 DF United States Rich Balchan None option declined November 28, 2012 [11]
26 DF Trinidad and Tobago Julius James None option declined November 28, 2012 [11]
21 DF Chile Sebastián Miranda None option declined November 28, 2012 [11]
8 MF England Chris Birchall EnglandPort Vale option declined November 28, 2012 [11]
19 FW United States Tom Heinemann None option declined November 28, 2012 [11]
4 DF United States Carlos Mendes United States New York Cosmos Out of contract December 11, 2012 [12]
1 GK United States William Hesmer United States Los Angeles Galaxy Re-Entry Draft December 14, 2012 [13]
20 FW Venezuela Emilio Rentería None Out of Contract January 4, 2013 [14]
10 FW Chile Milovan Mirosevic None Mutual Release of Contract January 22, 2013 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players | Columbus Crew". TheCrew.com. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Crew Signs Wil Trapp to Homegrown Contract". Columbus Crew. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Crew signs defender Tyson Wahl". Columbus Crew. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Crew signs Defender Chad Barson to Homegrown contract". Columbus Crew. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Draft Watch: Ryan Finley - Crew select Notre Dame forward in first round". Columbus Crew. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Crew selects defender Drew Beckie in second round". Columbus Crew. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.thecrew.com/news/2013/02/crew-signs-defender-drew-beckie
  8. ^ "Crew signs Brazilian defender Gláuber". Columbus Crew. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "RSL adds MF Cole Grossman". Real Salt Lake. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Crew declines options on three players". Columbus Crew. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "Crew exercises options on 10 players". Columbus Crew. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mendes opts to play for hometown Cosmos". MLS. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Califf, Casey among 14 picked in Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft". MLS. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Califf, Wahl ready for new chapter in Columbus". Columbus Crew. 4 January 2013. Retrieved January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Roster Update: Mirosevic will not return in 2013". Columbus Crew. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013.