Columbus Crew SC, otherwise known as “The Black and Gold,” should be challenging for top honors for years to come. In 2008, the Crew won their first and only MLS Cup, but they came close to securing a second title in 2015 when they were runners-up to the Portland Timbers. The Crew’s head coach is former USA national team defender Gregg Berhalter, a top coach who can call upon a wealth of experience from his time as a player. Crew endured a disappointing 2016 campaign.
The Ohio side finished ninth in the Eastern conference and 18th overall courtesy of an 8-14-12 record. It was the Crew's away form that let the side down, winning only twice, drawing four games and returning home with no points 11 times from 17 games. Berhalter needs to find a system that works on the road or 2017 will be another long season.
While Columbus Crew SC should have enough firepower to trouble most teams they face in 2017, they need to shore things up at the back. Crew have conceded 111 goals in the past two regular seasons. They place some great soccer, but sometimes pretty soccer doesn’t yield points.
Columbus Crew SC Next Regular Season Game
Who do the Columbus Crew play next? Are they at home where they enjoyed a 6-3-8 record in 2016, or are they on the road where they finished a rather dismal 2-11-4?
Take a look at the Columbus Crew SC game schedule and see if they have a run of fixtures they are expected to win, or if they face several games on the road.
If they have a particularly tough opponent, or an important fixture late on in the season, it may lead to the coach resting key personnel in the run up to that game, which will affect the odds.
What Are The Current Columbus Crew SC Standings
It does not matter how pretty a team plays soccer, it is the points on the board that count. Are Crew on course to beat 2016’s finish of second-bottom in the Eastern Conference?
Columbus Crew Online Betting Tips
Last season, after a fantastic 2015 season, was painful for Columbus Crew, especially as expectations were at an all-time high.