Save the Crew! - Chester Lee "Respect"|The End?

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  • Stlducks
    1392 posts Professional
    edited December 2018
    Four of the five games in September against teams not in the playoff currently, great chance for Lee to earn some confidence back.

  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    subpop wrote: »
    Good summary as always... and LOL at the Oscar Mayer song :D
    That commercial was before my time, but that song is generational. :D
    Stlducks wrote: »
    Four of the five games in September against teams not in the playoff currently, great chance for Lee to earn some confidence back.
    I think the matches with New York and Philadelphia will be tough based on the first meetings. Chester will hope to get a sweep of the West teams, who are weak in the standings, but it was Portland who eliminated the Crew in the early round of the US Open Cup.
    To be forthcoming, the manager rating for Chester has been on a slow decline, and I think that has something to do with the unrealistic youth objectives that were in place for the season. Two academy players were supposed to be trained to increase their OVR by ten (yes, ten) points and then play at least ten matches in the season. I trained the same two players twice a month and couldn't get their OVR up in time to play ten matches. I would have to train the same two players every week to meet that objective, and I feel that is cheating.
  • JoshDFC
    2006 posts Fans' Favourite
    Well that's an interesting song haha... Toronto don't look like being caught but the loss of Giovinco is massive for them especially if he does miss the play offs
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    JoshDFC wrote: »
    Well that's an interesting song haha... Toronto don't look like being caught but the loss of Giovinco is massive for them especially if he does miss the play offs
    Looks like we were posting at the same time. :)
    That is a big loss for Toronto, and perhaps that will cost them the Supporters Shield. I think we play them next month, so that should help the Crew. If Toronto don't fall below second place, they should be all right for the playoffs; they have a nice cushion and a deep roster.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
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    Match Day Twenty-seven - Columbus Crew SC vs New York City FC




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  • JoshDFC
    2006 posts Fans' Favourite
    In the end the red card probably cost you is a shame after twelve unbeaten but hpefully the team react in the right way
  • subpop
    3364 posts National Call-Up
    Well... it seems that NYCFC was superior during all the match, but Higuaín had tied the game and it looked much better... until the red card ruined the comeback. Since that moment, the Crew struggled to keep the draw and finally NYCFC made justice with the late goal. Bad news as it is a direct rival to enter in the playoffs.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    JoshDFC wrote: »
    In the end the red card probably cost you is a shame after twelve unbeaten but hpefully the team react in the right way
    The sendoff cost us at least a point, and a very important point. Chester and the fans are not as confident about making the playoffs as they once were. This is a similar to what Columbus faced in real life, although they got their act together and made the knockout round. Can Chester do better?
    subpop wrote: »
    Well... it seems that NYCFC was superior during all the match, but Higuaín had tied the game and it looked much better... until the red card ruined the comeback. Since that moment, the Crew struggled to keep the draw and finally NYCFC made justice with the late goal. Bad news as it is a direct rival to enter in the playoffs.
    New York is one of those teams that require a completely different style of playing than what Columbus is used to. Chester may need to take a chance should they meet in the playoffs.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
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    Note:
    Chicago Fire become the first team to be eliminated from the playoffs.

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  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited December 2018
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    Match Day Twenty-eight - FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew SC





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    The Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup is the name of the series played between Columbus Crew SC and FC Dallas. Lamar Hunt was one of Major League Soccer's major investors and a key supporter of American Soccer; the US Open Cup is also named after Lamar Hunt. The Hunt Sports Group owned Columbus Crew until 2013 and still owns FC Dallas. In the early days, Columbus Crew and FC Dallas would meet more than once in a season, but in 2012, after expansion and restructuring, the teams only meet once during the MLS regular season. Columbus has won the Pioneer Cup the last three seasons.
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  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
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    Match Day Twenty-nine - Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew SC





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  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited December 2018

    Match Day Thirty - Columbus Crew SC vs Colorado Rapids




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  • subpop
    3364 posts National Call-Up
    Two good results for another step forward in the race to enter in the playoffs. It's true that Portland are not having a great season, but they have a very good team. Sad not to be able to keep the advantage twice. Then it was followed by an important victory against Colorado. The most important is that the team seems to improve the image. Let's hope this trend continues.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    subpop wrote: »
    Two good results for another step forward in the race to enter in the playoffs. It's true that Portland are not having a great season, but they have a very good team. Sad not to be able to keep the advantage twice. Then it was followed by an important victory against Colorado. The most important is that the team seems to improve the image. Let's hope this trend continues.
    Passing and ball movement has improved, which allows Chester to play a 4-3-3, which opens up the game. Portland plays tough no matter how poorly their season is going; they could still make the playoffs. Colorado was more of a handful than expected, so after Chester got the lead in the first half, he came out in the second more conservative. The three points were important and the linchpin for not slipping below the playoff line.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited December 2018
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    Match Day Thirty-one - Columbus Crew SC vs Philadelphia Union





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  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
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    Before the 2008 season, Columbus Crew SC had three supporters groups: Crew Supporters Union, Hudson Street Hooligans, and La Turbina Amarilla, who sat apart because of differences in the groups ranging from age to ethnicity. In 2008, the Crew front office demolished the north stands in order to build a stage for concerts and other events. The construction of the stage forced the groups to come together in the north corner of the stadium, forming one large block of supporters. The group became the Nordecke, German for "north corner", which celebrates the city's German heritage.
  • Stlducks
    1392 posts Professional
    Good win over another playoff team. Looks like 3rd in the East is going to be the best to hope for as Toronto and Atlanta are not slowing down.

  • JoshDFC
    2006 posts Fans' Favourite
    Fantastic win especially coming from behind like Stlducks says Toronto and Atalanta are on a tear at the moment so maintaining third should be your priority
  • subpop
    3364 posts National Call-Up
    After the clumsy penalty of Mensah (what the hell was he doing?), the team bounced back to grab a playoff spot.

    Toronto and Atlanta seem to be too far to be reached, so I guess the objective is to protect the 3rd position while preparing for the big days.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    Hey guys. Long story short, I dropped my laptop right around Christmas and haven't replaced it until now. Long time to go without a home computer, but I used that time wisely by playing some Red Dead Redemption 2. Anyways, I started playing The Journey on FIFA18 since I never bothered (don't have 17) , and decided when my new laptop arrived that I would finish the season out on this story since it was near the end. Might take a few days as I reacquaint myself, but it's nice to be back. :)

    On a side note, I watched the series premier of some witch and vampire show on AMC (now that Walking Dead season has ended), and guess who I saw on the show...wait for it...Alex Hunter! :D
  • subpop
    3364 posts National Call-Up
    Great, nice to see you back!

  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    subpop wrote: »
    Great, nice to see you back!
    Thanks. Great that some of these stories are still going plus a few new ones. Got some catching up to do. :)
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
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    The US Open Cup is the longest running national soccer competition in the United States, dating back to 1914 when it was known as the National Challenge Cup. The now deceased Lamar Hunt, an important patron of US Soccer who helped kickstart Major League Soccer, was honored in 1999 when the title was officially changed to Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The competition is a single elimination tournament using a coin toss to determine which team will host the match through most rounds except when the draw has more than two teams involved. The original top-tier league NASL did not participate in the tournament, but since the arrival of MLS in 1996, the US's top league has won the competition every year except 1999 when the second division Rochester Rhinos won the tournament. DC United was the first MLS team to win the competition in 1996 while the Houston Dynamo are the most recent winners in 2018.
  • LAboog4
    578 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Great to see this story pick up again. I was reading through it before learning more about the MLS and the way Chester thinks!
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    LAboog4 wrote: »
    Great to see this story pick up again. I was reading through it before learning more about the MLS and the way Chester thinks!

    To be fair, the views of Chester Lee do not necessarily reflect those of MLS or its affiliates. :p
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited April 13
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  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
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    Match Day Thirty-two - Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew SC

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    MLS Talking points
    • Seattle Sounders clinch the top seed in the West and a first round bye.
    • Los Angeles FC clinch the second seed in the West and a first round bye in their debut season.
    • LA Galaxy clinch a playoff spot in the knockout round.
    • Toronto FC and Atlanta United avoid the knockout round of the playoffs. Toronto can clinch the top seed with a win in their next match.
    • NY Red Bulls drop below the playoff line by number of wins vs Montreal Impact.

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    MLS Talking points
    The battle for the Supporters Shield between Toronto FC and Sounders FC might go down to the last day of the regular season.

  • subpop
    3364 posts National Call-Up
    Fair draw in a game of errors. The first one, a funny action with some rebounds that wasn't a goal for a centimeter. Then a penalty favouring the Crew, inventing a penalty out of nowhere. Then a wall opening to allow Montreal to score the free kick.

    I guess the team is awaiting for the playoffs, as the top-2 are too far, while the followers aren't near either.
  • DonGabriel
    934 posts Semi-Pro
    Chester has some work to do to improve and make the team more confident and accurate for the playoffs.
    There is a chance of winning and the team has good players to fight for it.
  • Virtual_K
    1696 posts Play-Off Hero
    subpop wrote: »
    Fair draw in a game of errors. The first one, a funny action with some rebounds that wasn't a goal for a centimeter. Then a penalty favouring the Crew, inventing a penalty out of nowhere. Then a wall opening to allow Montreal to score the free kick.

    I guess the team is awaiting for the playoffs, as the top-2 are too far, while the followers aren't near either.
    Montreal was all over us to start the match, and it was tough to string together passes. The penalty was a favorable call, but then that free kick by Piatti made up for it. It was mostly a battle in the midfield, and neither team were clinical in front of goal. The pressure was more on Montreal for a result, but Chester Lee can't be happy with the lack of shots.
    DonGabriel wrote: »
    Chester has some work to do to improve and make the team more confident and accurate for the playoffs.
    There is a chance of winning and the team has good players to fight for it.
    Just need one more point to clinch a home field advantage in the knockout round. Might have played with a little more urgency in this match. Montreal could very well be the team that the Crew will face in the knockout round.
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