2016 Columbus Crew SC season

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Columbus Crew SC
2016 season
OwnerPrecourt Sports Ventures LLC
Head coachGregg Berhalter
Major League SoccerConference: 9th
Overall: 18th
MLS Cup PlayoffsDid not qualify
U.S. Open CupRound of 16
(knocked out by Chicago Fire)
Trillium CupRunners-up (1–4)
Lamar Hunt Pioneer CupChampions (1–1)[nb 1]
Desert Diamond CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague: Ola Kamara (16)
All: Ola Kamara (16)
Highest home attendance20,389
(June 25 vs. NYRB)
Lowest home attendance1,064
(June 15 vs. Tampa Bay, USOC)
Average home league attendance17,125
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The 2016 Columbus Crew SC season was the club's twenty-first season of existence and their twenty-first consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of American soccer. Columbus also competed in the U.S. Open Cup and took part in the Desert Diamond Cup during preseason. The season covered the period from December 7, 2015 to the start of the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

Roster[edit]

As of match played October 23, 2016[1]
No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of birth (age) Signed in Previous club Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Steve Clark United States GK (1986-04-14)April 14, 1986 (aged 30) 2014 Norway Hønefoss 109 0
23 Zack Steffen United States GK (1995-04-02)April 2, 1995 (aged 21) 2016 Germany SC Freiburg 0 0
30 Matt Pacifici United States GK (1993-08-31)August 31, 1993 (aged 23) 2016 United States Davidson Wildcats 0 0
41 Brad Stuver United States GK (1991-04-16)April 16, 1991 (aged 25) 2014 MLS pool goalkeeper 6 0
Defenders
2 Tyson Wahl United States DF (1984-02-23)February 23, 1984 (aged 32) 2013 United States Colorado Rapids 85 0
3 Corey Ashe United States DF (1986-03-14)March 14, 1986 (aged 30) 2016 United States Orlando City 19 0
4 Michael Parkhurst United States DF (1984-01-24)January 24, 1984 (aged 32) 2014 Germany FC Augsburg 111 0
14 Waylon Francis Costa Rica DF (1990-09-20)September 20, 1990 (aged 26) 2014 Costa Rica Herediano 80 0
21 Chad Barson United States DF (1991-02-25)February 25, 1991 (aged 25) 2013 United States Akron Zips 57 0
22 Gastón Sauro Argentina DF (1990-02-23)February 23, 1990 (aged 26) 2015 Switzerland Basel 21 0
24 Nicolai Næss Norway DF (1993-01-18)January 18, 1993 (aged 23) 2016 Norway Stabæk 13 0
25 Harrison Afful Ghana DF (1986-07-24)July 24, 1986 (aged 30) 2015 Tunisia ES Tunis 44 3
Midfielders
5 Dilly Duka United States MF (1989-09-15)September 15, 1989 (aged 27) 2016 Canada Montreal Impact 69 3
6 Tony Tchani Cameroon MF (1989-04-13)April 13, 1989 (aged 27) 2011 Canada Toronto FC 145 9
8 Mohammed Saeid Sweden MF (1990-12-24)December 24, 1990 (aged 25) 2015 Sweden Örebro SK 53 0
9 Justin Meram Iraq MF (1988-12-04)December 4, 1988 (aged 27) 2011 United States Michigan Wolverines 173 28
10 Federico Higuaín Argentina MF (1984-10-25)October 25, 1984 (aged 31) 2012 Argentina Colón 131 41
11 Cedrick Mabwati Democratic Republic of the Congo MF (1992-03-08)March 8, 1992 (aged 24) 2015 Spain Real Betis 30 2
13 Ethan Finlay United States MF (1990-08-06)August 6, 1990 (aged 26) 2012 United States Creighton Bluejays 145 33
16 Hector Jiménez United States MF (1988-11-03)November 3, 1988 (aged 27) 2014 United States LA Galaxy 79 1
18 Cristian Martínez Panama MF (1997-02-06)February 6, 1997 (aged 19) 2016 Panama Chorrillo (loan) 7 2
19 Rodrigo Saravia United States MF (1993-02-22)February 22, 1993 (aged 23) 2016 United States Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 12 0
20 Wil Trapp United States MF (1993-01-15)January 15, 1993 (aged 23) 2013 United States Akron Zips 104 1
26 Ben Swanson United States MF (1997-07-18)July 18, 1997 (aged 19) 2015 United States Crew SC Academy 1 0
29 Marshall Hollingsworth United States MF (1993-08-06)August 6, 1993 (aged 23) 2016 United States Wheaton Thunder 1 1
Forwards
12 Adam Jahn United States FW (1991-01-05)January 5, 1991 (aged 25) 2016 United States San Jose Earthquakes 12 5
17 Ola Kamara United States FW (1989-10-15)October 15, 1989 (aged 27) 2016 Austria Austria Wien 26 16
27 Conor Casey United States FW (1981-07-25)July 25, 1981 (aged 35) 2016 United States Philadelphia Union 4 0

Non-competitive[edit]

Preseason[edit]

On December 23, 2015, Columbus announced its preseason schedule for the 2016 season. Crew SC were to open preseason by traveling to Lakewood Ranch, Florida for a two-week camp, followed by a week-long camp in Powell, Ohio. Columbus would then travel to Arizona to compete in the 2016 Desert Diamond Cup, one of six Major League Soccer sides taking place in the tournament. Crew SC had scheduled matches against Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, and Swope Park Rangers, with an additional placement match to be determined after the conclusion of the scheduled matches.[2]

Midseason[edit]

Competitive[edit]

MLS[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
6 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 52 55 −3 42 Knockout round
7 New England Revolution 34 11 14 9 44 54 −10 42
8 Orlando City SC 34 9 11 14 55 60 −5 41
9 Columbus Crew SC 34 8 14 12 50 58 −8 36
10 Chicago Fire 34 7 17 10 42 58 −16 31
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]
16 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 10 15 9 45 52 −7 39
17 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 32 40 −8 38
18 Columbus Crew SC 34 8 14 12 50 58 −8 36
19 Houston Dynamo 34 7 14 13 39 45 −6 34
20 Chicago Fire 34 7 17 10 42 58 −16 31
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
Notes:
  1. ^

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 36 8 14 12 50 58  −8 6 3 8 31 25  +6 2 11 4 19 33  −14

Source: MLS standings
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
GroundAHAAAHHAHHAHAHHAAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHAAA
ResultLLDDLWWLDDDWLDDLLDDDLDWLWLLWWLWDLL
Source: Columbus schedule
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match results[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goals and assists[edit]

As of match played Oct 24, 2016[3]

  Transferred/Waived player

No. Pos. Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
Goals Assists Goals Assists Goals Assists
3 DF United States Corey Ashe 0 4 0 0 0 4
4 DF United States Michael Parkhurst 0 2 0 0 0 2
5 MF United States Dilly Duka 1 1 0 0 1 1
6 MF Cameroon Tony Tchani 1 3 0 0 1 3
8 MF Sweden Mohammed Saeid 0 5 0 0 0 5
9 MF Iraq Justin Meram 5 13 1 0 6 13
10 MF Argentina Federico Higuaín 4 3 0 0 4 3
11 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Cedrick Mabwati 1 0 0 0 1 0
12 FW United States Adam Jahn 5 0 0 0 5 0
13 MF United States Ethan Finlay 6 9 2 1 8 10
14 DF Costa Rica Waylon Francis 0 3 0 1 0 4
16 MF United States Hector Jiménez 0 1 0 1 0 2
17 FW Norway Ola Kamara 16 2 0 0 16 2
18 MF Panama Cristian Martínez 1 0 1 0 2 0
20 MF United States Wil Trapp 0 1 0 0 0 1
23 FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 5 0 0 0 5 0
24 DF Norway Nicolai Naess 0 2 0 0 0 2
25 DR Ghana Harrison Afful 3 3 0 0 3 3
29 MF United States Marshall Hollingsworth 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 42 47 5 3 47 50

Disciplinary record[edit]

  Transferred/Waived player

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 2 1 1 0 3 1
3 DF United States Corey Ashe 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF United States Michael Parkhurst 2 1 0 0 2 1
6 DF United States Tony Tchani 8 1 0 0 8 1
8 MF Sweden Mohammed Saeid 2 0 0 0 2 0
9 MF Iraq Justin Meram 3 0 0 0 3 0
13 MF United States Ethan Finlay 2 0 0 0 2 0
14 DF Costa Rica Waylon Francis 2 0 0 0 2 0
18 MF Panama Cristian Martínez 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 MF United States Wil Trapp 5 0 0 0 5 0
22 DF Argentina Gastón Sauro 3 0 0 0 3 0
25 DR Ghana Harrison Afful 1 1 0 0 1 1
27 FW United States Conor Casey 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 32 5 1 0 33 5

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Date Source
DF United States Corey Ashe United States Orlando City Signed as a free agent. Dec 18, 2015 [4]
MF Denmark Emil Larsen Denmark OB Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Jan 22, 2016 [5]
FW United States Conor Casey United States Philadelphia Union Signed as a free agent. Jan 26, 2016 [6]
MF Guatemala Rodrigo Saravia United States Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Selected in the First Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Feb 4, 2016 [7][8]
FW Norway Ola Kamara Austria Austria Wien Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Signed as a Discovery Signing. Feb 4, 2016 [9]
MF United States Marshall Hollingsworth United States Wheaton Thunder Selected in the Second Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Mar 4, 2016 [7][10]
GK United States Matt Pacifici United States Davidson Wildcats Signed as an undrafted free agent. Mar 4, 2016 [10]
MF United States Dilly Duka Canada Montreal Impact Montreal receives general and targeted allocation money and a Second Round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Jun 20, 2016 [11]
DF Norway Nicolai Næss Norway Stabæk Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Signed using targeted allocation money. Jul 21, 2016 [12]
GK United States Zack Steffen Germany SC Freiburg Signed as a Discovery Signing. Jul 22, 2016 [13]
FW United States Adam Jahn United States San Jose Earthquakes San Jose receives targeted allocation money. Jul 30, 2016 [14]

SuperDraft[edit]

The following players were selected by Columbus in the MLS SuperDraft, but did not sign a contract with the club.

Pos. Player College Notes Date Source
MF United States Chase Minter United States Cal Poly Mustangs Selected in the Second Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Signed for United States Sacramento Republic on Mar 16, 2016. Jan 14, 2016 [7][15]
FW United States Kyle Parker United States Charlotte 49ers Selected in the Second Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Signed for United States Wilmington Hammerheads on Mar 24, 2016. Jan 14, 2016 [7][16]
FW United States Vince Cicciarelli United States Saint Louis Billikens Selected in the Third Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Signed for United States Saint Louis FC on Mar 3, 2016. Jan 19, 2016 [17][18]

Loan in[edit]

Pos. Player Parent club Length/Notes Beginning End Source
DF Egypt Amro Tarek Spain Real Betis Duration of the 2016 Major League Soccer season. Signed as a Discovery Signing. Feb 3, 2016 May 5, 2016 [19][20]
MF Panama Cristian Martínez Panama Chorrillo Duration of the 2016 Major League Soccer season May 17, 2016 Oct 24, 2016 [21][22]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
MF Trinidad and Tobago Kevan George United States Jacksonville Armada Contract expired. Signed for Jacksonville on Apr 10, 2016. Dec 7, 2015 [23][24]
GK United States Matt Lampson United States Chicago Fire Contract expired. Signed for Chicago on Feb 26, 2016. Dec 7, 2015 [23][25]
DF Austria Emanuel Pogatetz Germany Union Berlin Option declined. Signed for Union Berlin on Jan 5, 2016. Dec 7, 2015 [23][26]
FW United States Aaron Schoenfeld Israel Maccabi Netanya Contract expired. Signed for Netanya on Jan 19, 2016. Dec 7, 2015 [23][27]
MF United States Ben Speas United States Minnesota United Contract expired. Signed for Minnesota on Feb 12, 2016. Dec 7, 2015 [23][28]
MF Iceland Kristinn Steindórsson Sweden GIF Sundsvall Option declined. Signed for Sundsvall on Dec 16, 2015. Dec 7, 2015 [23][29]
DF United States Chris Klute United States Portland Timbers Columbus receives general allocation money. Dec 11, 2015 [30]
FW United States Jack McInerney United States Portland Timbers Contract expired. Traded to Portland in exchange for general and targeted allocation money. Jan 13, 2016 [31]
DF Jamaica Sergio Campbell United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds Waived. Signed for Pittsburgh on Feb 22, 2016. Feb 8, 2016 [32][33]
MF United States Romain Gall Sweden Nyköpings BIS Waived. Signed for Nyköpings on Mar 31, 2016. Feb 8, 2016 [32][34]
FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara United States New England Revolution Columbus receives general and targeted allocation money, a First Round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, a Second Round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, a 2016 international roster slot, future considerations. May 12, 2016 [35]
MF Denmark Emil Larsen Denmark Lyngby Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Jul 10, 2016 [36]

Loan out[edit]

Pos. Player Loanee club Length/Notes Beginning End Source
MF United States Marshall Hollingsworth United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds On a match-by-match basis. Mar 17, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 [37][38]
MF United States Ben Swanson United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds On a match-by-match basis. Mar 17, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 [37][39]
DF United States Chad Barson United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds On a match-by-match basis. Apr 30, 2016 May 21, 2016 [40][41]
Aug 10, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 [42][43]
MF Panama Cristian Martínez United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds On a match-by-match basis. Aug 10, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 [42][38]
MF Guatemala Rodrigo Saravia United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds On a match-by-match basis. Aug 10, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 [42][43]
GK United States Zack Steffen United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds On a match-by-match basis. Aug 13, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 [44][38]

Awards[edit]

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Starters Bench Opponent(s) Link
5 Iraq Justin Meram FC Dallas [1]
7 Iraq Justin Meram United States Ethan Finlay New York City FC [2]
12 Argentina Federico Higuaín Toronto FC [3]
13 Norway Ola Kamara Argentina Federico Higuaín Real Salt Lake [4]
14 Norway Ola Kamara Philadelphia Union [5]
16 Norway Ola Kamara New York Red Bulls [6]
17 Norway Ola Kamara Sporting Kansas City [7]
19 Ghana Harrison Afful Toronto FC
D.C. United
[8]
20 Iraq Justin Meram Orlando City [9]
23 United States Ethan Finlay New York City FC [10]
24 United States Michael Parkhurst Argentina Federico Higuaín New England Revolution [11]
25 Norway Nicolai Næss United States Steve Clark Philadelphia Union
San Jose Earthquakes
[12]
28 Norway Nicolai Næss United States Ethan Finlay
Norway Ola Kamara
Orlando City [13]
29 Ghana Harrison Afful Norway Ola Kamara New England Revolution [14]
30 Ghana Harrison Afful D.C. United
Chicago Fire
[15]
32/33 United States Adam Jahn Chicago Fire
New York Red Bulls
[16]

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Black Black Black Week 3 against Chicago Fire
Away White/Yellow Teal White Week 1 against Portland Timbers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Retained via the head-to-head goals tiebreaker (13–10)