Total domination…That’s about the only way to describe what the Crew did to DC last weekend.
All the goals were scored in the first half, but the real performance was in the second half. Up 3-1 the Black and Gold put their foot on DC’s throat and just continued to apply pressure. There would be no second half let down like against Montreal. Even more impressive was they did this without mainstays like Captain Wil Trapp and Zack Steffen in the lineup. As for the goals, they helped in answering some preseason questions. Was Christian Martinez ready to step into a starters role? Two assists says he’s getting there. Who other then Gyasi Zardes and Federico Higuian were going to score goals? Well apparently Milton Valenzuela, Rico Clark, and Pedro Santos that’s who.
Now off the high of that game we get to go back and do it all again next Saturday as top of the table Columbus takes on the Vancouver Whitecaps 3/31 at 3pm. Vancouver is 2-1-1 on the young season and is lead by Kei Kamara and Cristian Techera. Vancouver is a good side that look to stay compact defensively and hit with speed on the counter. However, like DC, this is a team that the Massive should be able to beat at home.
If you need Nordecke tickets for the game we have them available HERE. Each game matters and we must do our part to #FillTheFre and support our boys. The tailgate should be going by 12pm for the 3pm game. As always you will find food and drink readily available to you throughout the tailgate. If you haven’t yet picked up your membership, you can do so at the Merch tent. If you still need membership you can purchase online through our store or at the tailgate Saturday.