Thursday, June 18, 2015

This Over a Thousand Others

The fourth round of the US Open Cup wrapped up last night with MLS advancing most of her teams over United Soccer League sides. Columbus was in Richmond to take on the Kickers at legendary City Stadium. Crew SC won fairly easily 1-3 and move on the face Orlando in a couple weeks.

You can't call this payback for the result back in 2011 up at Crew Stadium. That was a different team and, what's turning out to be, a different universe.

Adam Bedell, a college pick out of the Detroit area last year, put away two memorable goals in this one. Huge night for him. For me though, it was the guys that painted COLUMBUS on a couple yellow bed sheets that I'll remember most. I fell in love with the US Open Cup the first year I stared following the Crew closely (analytically) back in 2010-11. It's the best soccer thing we have in this country. Hands down.

Not sure these guys know or believe that but I'll take their banner over a thousand banners in MLS stadiums across the country during regular season games.

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