2015 Columbus Crew SC season

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Columbus Crew SC
2015 season
OwnerPrecourt Sports Ventures LLC
Head CoachGregg Berhalter
Major League SoccerConference: 2nd
Overall: 4th
MLS CupRunner-up
U.S. Open CupFifth Round
Trillium CupWinners (7–3)
Lamar Hunt Pioneer CupRunners-Up (0–3)
IMG SunCoast Pro ClassicThird Place
Top goalscorerKei Kamara (22)
Highest home attendance22,719
(September 26 vs. Portland)
Lowest home attendance10,302
(March 22 vs. NYRB)
Average home league attendance16,985 [1]
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The 2015 Columbus Crew SC season was the club's twentieth season of existence, and their twentieth consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of American soccer.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

In coach Berhalter's second season, he led the club an MLS Cup appearance that resulted in a loss to the Portland Timbers. This season also saw returning striker Kei Kamara contend for the league's golden boot.

Roster[edit]

Major League Soccer teams are limited to eight players without US citizenship, a permanent resident (green card holder), or other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status). These international roster slots can be traded. Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of January 30, 2015.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Steve Clark  United States
2 Defender Tyson Wahl  United States
3 Defender Chris Klute  United States
4 Defender Michael Parkhurst (Captain)  United States
5 Defender Emanuel Pogatetz  Austria
6 Midfielder Tony Tchani  Cameroon
7 Midfielder Kristinn Steindórsson  Iceland
8 Midfielder Mohammed Saeid  Sweden
9 Forward Justin Meram  Iraq
10 Forward Federico Higuaín (DP)  Argentina
11 Midfielder Cedrick Mabwati  Democratic Republic of the Congo
12 Midfielder Kevan George  Trinidad and Tobago
13 Midfielder Ethan Finlay  United States
14 Defender Waylon Francis  Costa Rica
16 Defender Hector Jiménez  United States
17 Forward Ben Speas (HGP)  United States
18 Forward Aaron Schoenfeld  United States
19 Midfielder Romain Gall  United States
20 Midfielder Wil Trapp (HGP)  United States
21 Defender Chad Barson (HGP)  United States
22 Defender Gastón Sauro  Argentina
23 Forward Kei Kamara  Sierra Leone
24 Defender Sergio Campbell  Jamaica
25 Defender Harrison Afful  Ghana
26 Midfielder Ben Swanson (HGP)  United States
28 Goalkeeper Matt Lampson (HGP)  United States
30 Forward Jack McInerney  United States
41 Goalkeeper Brad Stuver  United States

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

MLS[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls 34 18 10 6 62 43 +19 60 Conference Semifinals & 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53 Conference Semifinals
3 Montreal Impact 34 15 13 6 48 44 +4 51 Knockout round
4 D.C. United 34 15 13 6 43 45 −2 51
5 New England Revolution 34 14 12 8 48 47 +1 50
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Overall table[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
2 FC Dallas 34 18 10 6 52 39 +13 60 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 16 13 5 45 36 +9 53
4 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53
5 Portland Timbers (C) 34 15 11 8 41 39 +2 53 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
6 Seattle Sounders FC 34 15 13 6 44 36 +8 51
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion.
Notes:
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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 53 15 11 8 58 53  +5 9 4 4 38 25  +13 6 7 4 20 28  −8

Last updated: 18 Nov 2015
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]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHHAAHHAHAHAAHHHAHAAHHAAHHAHAAHAAH
ResultLWLDDWWLWLDDLLDWDWLWWDLWDWWLWWLLWW
Updated to match(es) played on 18 November 2015. Source: columbuscrewsc.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match results[edit]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semifinals[edit]

Conference Finals[edit]

MLS Cup Final[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Numbers outside parentheses denote appearances as starter.
Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with no appearances are not included in the list.
As of match played June 17, 2015[3]
No. Pos. Nat. Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
Apps Apps Apps
1 GK United States Steve Clark 15 0 15
4 DF United States Michael Parkhurst 14 0 14
5 DF Austria Emanuel Pogatetz 13 (1) 1 14 (1)
6 MF Cameroon Tony Tchani 32 1 14
8 MF Sweden Mohammed Saeid 12 (1) 0 (1) 12 (2)
9 FW Iraq Justin Meram 12 (1) 0 (1) 12 (2)
10 FW Argentina Federico Higuaín 14 0 14
13 FW United States Ethan Finlay 15 1 16
14 FW Costa Rica Waylon Francis 12 0 12
20 FW United States Wil Trapp 3 0 3
23 FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 14 (1) 0 14 (1)
27 FW Argentina Hernán Grana 7 0 7
2 DF United States Tyson Wahl 3 (2) 1 4 (2)
3 DF United States Chris Klute 4 (3) 0 4 (3)
7 DF Iceland Kristinn Steindórsson 3 (10) 1 4 (10)
12 DF Trinidad and Tobago Kevan George 2 (2) 1 3 (2)
16 DF United States Hector Jiménez 6 (6) 1 7 (6)
17 MF United States Ben Speas 1 (6) 1 2 (6)
18 FW United States Aaron Schoenfeld 1 (9) 0 (1) 1 (10)
21 DF United States Chad Barson 1 (2) 1 2 (2)
29 FW United States Adam Bedell 0 1 1
41 GK United States Brad Stuver 0 1 1

Goals and assists[edit]

As of match played December 6, 2015[3]
No. Pos. Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
Goals Assists Goals Assists Goals Assists
1 GK United States Steve Clark 0 1 0 0 0 1
2 DF United States Tyson Wahl 0 2 0 0 0 2
5 DF Austria Emanuel Pogatetz 0 1 0 0 0 1
6 MF Cameroon Tony Tchani 5 6 0 1 5 7
9 FW Iraq Justin Meram 6 5 0 0 6 5
10 MF Argentina Federico Higuaín 8 9 0 0 8 9
11 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Cedrick Mabwati 1 0 0 0 1 0
12 MF Trinidad and Tobago Kevan George 0 1 0 0 0 1
13 MF United States Ethan Finlay 12 13 1 0 13 13
14 DF Costa Rica Waylon Francis 0 7 0 0 0 7
16 MF United States Hector Jiménez 0 4 0 1 0 5
17 MF United States Ben Speas 0 0 0 1 0 1
20 MF United States Wil Trapp 0 2 0 0 0 2
21 DF United States Chad Barson 0 1 0 0 0 1
23 FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 22 8 0 0 22 8
25 D Ghana Harrison Afful 0 2 0 0 0 2
29 FW United States Adam Bedell 0 0 2 0 2 0
30 FW United States Jack McInerney 2 1 0 0 2 1
18 FW United States Aaron Schoenfeld 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 56 63 3 3 59 66

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of match played June 17, 2015[3]
No. Pos. Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
2 DF United States Tyson Wahl 1 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF United States Chris Klute 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF United States Michael Parkhurst 0 1 0 0 0 1
5 DF Austria Emanuel Pogatetz 2 0 0 0 2 0
6 MF Cameroon Tony Tchani 2 0 1 0 3 0
8 MF Sweden Mohammed Saeid 3 1 0 0 3 1
9 FW Iraq Justin Meram 2 0 0 0 2 0
10 MF Argentina Federico Higuaín 2 1 0 0 2 1
12 MF Trinidad and Tobago Kevan George 3 0 0 0 3 0
14 FW Costa Rica Waylon Francis 1 0 0 0 1 0
16 MF United States Hector Jiménez 3 0 0 0 3 0
18 FW United States Aaron Schoenfeld 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 1 0 0 0 1 0
27 DF Argentina Hernán Grana 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 23 3 1 0 24 3

Additional suspensions[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Position Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Date Source
FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara Free Agent Acquired via MLS allocation ranking Oct 7, 2014 [4]
MF United States Ben Swanson Homegrown signing Oct 16, 2014
MF Sweden Mohammed Saeid Free Agent Oct 29, 2014 [5]
MF Iceland Kristinn Steindorsson Free Agent Dec 11, 2014 [6]
DF United States Chris Klute United States Colorado Rapids Trade from Colorado Rapids Dec 16, 2014 [7]
DF Argentina Hernan Grana Free Agent Jan 23, 2015 [8]
MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Cedrick Mabwati Spain Real Betis Transfer from Real Betis Jan 30, 2015 [9]
DF Jamaica Sergio Campbell United States Connecticut Huskies Selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft with the 19th pick Mar 2, 2015 [10]
DF United States Kalen Ryden United States Midwestern State Mustangs
United States Midland/Odessa Sockers
Selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft with the 35th pick Mar 2, 2015 [10]
FW Israel Sagi Lev-Ari United States Cal State Northridge Matadors Selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft with the 35th pick Mar 2, 2015 [10]
DF Ghana Harrison Afful Tunisia ES Tunis Sign Jul 30, 2015 [11]
FW United States Jack McInerney Canada Montreal Impact Acquired in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Aug 4, 2015 [12]
DF Argentina Gastón Sauro Switzerland FC Basel Sign Aug 6, 2015 [13]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
MF United States Matt Walker Option declined Nov. 18, 2014 [14]
MF Uruguay Agustín Viana Uruguay Danubio Option declined Nov. 18, 2014 [14]
MF United States Daniel Paladini Option declined Nov. 18, 2014 [14]
MF Ghana Fifi Baiden Option declined Nov. 18, 2014 [14]
DF United States Matt Wiet Option declined Nov. 18, 2014 [14]
DF United States Ross Friedman Option declined Nov. 18, 2014 [14]
DF United States Josh Williams United States New York City FC Crew SC acquires allocation money from NYCFC in exchange for the defender. Dec. 8, 2014 [15]
MF Venezuela Bernardo Añor United States Sporting Kansas City Crew SC acquires allocation money from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for the midfielder. Dec. 8, 2014 [16]
FW Costa Rica Jairo Arrieta United States Orlando City SC Option declined Nov 18, 2014.

Selected by Orlando City SC in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft.

Dec 10, 2014 [14]
[17]
DF United States Eric Gehrig United States Orlando City SC Selected by Orlando City SC in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft. Dec. 10, 2014 [17]
DF United States Ben Sweat Waived Feb. 9, 2015 [18]
FW Israel Sagi Lev-Ari Waived Mar. 16, 2015 [19]
DF Argentina Hernán Grana Grana and Crew SC mutually agreed to part ways. May 12, 2015 [20]
DF United States Kalen Ryden Waived Aug. 6, 2015 [21]
FW United States Adam Bedell United States Orlando City SC Crew SC acquires a second-round selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Aug. 6, 2015 [22]

Recognition[edit]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent(s) Link
Week 8 United States Ethan Finlay Philadelphia Union Report
Week 12 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara Chicago Fire Report
Week 23 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara Colorado Rapids Report

MLS Save of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent Link
Week 11 United States Steve Clark San Jose Earthquakes Report

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent(s) Link
Week 2 Argentina Hernán Grana Toronto FC Report
Iraq Justin Meram
Week 7 Argentina Federico Higuaín Orlando City SC Report
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara
Week 8 United States Ethan Finlay Philadelphia Union Report
Costa Rica Waylon Francis
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara
Week 10 Argentina Federico Higuaín Seattle Sounders FC Report
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara
Austria Emanuel Pogatetz
Week 12 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara Chicago Fire Report
Week 15 Cameroon Tony Tchani LA Galaxy Report
Week 17 United States Ethan Finlay New England Revolution & Real Salt Lake Report
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara
Week 18 United States Ethan Finlay New York Red Bulls Report
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara
Week 20 United States Ethan Finlay Chicago Fire Report
Costa Rica Waylon Francis
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara
Week 23 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara Colorado Rapids Report

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Yellow Yellow Yellow Week 1 against Houston Dynamo
Away Black Black Black Week 2 against Toronto FC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.columbuscrewsc.com/media/all-time-attendance
  2. ^ "Players | Columbus Crew". columbuscrewsc.com. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Team Stats (MLS) Columbus Crew SC". Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Crew signs forward Kei Kamara". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Crew signs midfielder Mohammed Saeid". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "MLSsoccer profile for Kristinn Seindorsson". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Crew acquire Rapids defender Chris Klute". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Crew signs Argentine right back Hernan Grana". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Crew SC acquires Cedrick Mabwati". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Columbus Crew SC signs three 2015 MLS SuperDraft selections". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Crew SC signs defender Harrison Afful". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Crew SC acquires forward Jack McInerney from the Montreal Impact". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Crew SC signs defender Gaston Sauro". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Core of 2014 MLS Cup Playoff team to return as Crew SC exercises options on contracts of 16 players". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Crew SC trades defender Josh Williams to New York City FC". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Crew SC acquires allocation money in trade with Sporting Kansas City". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  17. ^ a b "Two Crew SC players selected by Orlando City SC in the 2015 MLS Expansion Draft". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Crew SC preseason roster update: February 9, 2015". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Columbus Crew SC waives rookie forward Sagi Lev-Ari". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  20. ^ "Crew SC mutually agrees to part ways with Hernan Grana". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  21. ^ "Crew SC waives rookie defender Kalen Ryden". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  22. ^ "Crew SC acquires 2016 MLS SuperDraft Second Round selection from Orlando City SC". Retrieved 10 August 2015.