The Columbus Crew
SC is a professional soccer team based in Columbus
, and competes in Major League Soccer (MLS
). The franchise was established in 1994
and was one of the ten original teams in the league's inaugural season. The team's name, "Crew," is a nod to the city's historical connection to the railroad industry, as well as the spirit of teamwork and unity.
Throughout its history, the Columbus Crew
has had its fair share of successes and challenges. The team won its first and only MLS
Cup in 2008
, providing a memorable moment for fans and solidifying its place in the league's history. Over the years, the Crew has boasted talented players and passionate supporters, earning a reputation for its strong fan culture.
However, there was a period when the team faced an uncertain future. In 2017
, there were discussions about the possibility of relocating the franchise to Austin, Texas
, due to financial struggles and stadium issues. This move was met with opposition from fans, who fought to keep the team in Columbus
. In 2018
, new ownership stepped in and vowed to keep the team in Columbus
, providing much-needed stability to the franchise.
, the Columbus Crew
achieved another major milestone by winning their second MLS
Cup, further solidifying their status as a competitive and successful team in the league. With a passionate fan base, committed ownership, and a rich history, the Columbus Crew
continues to be a significant presence in Major League Soccer.