Sunday, May 1, 2011

Connecting with the Crew

Bob Hunter wrote in his blog that there is not a connection between the community and the Columbus Crew. You can read it here:
Bob Hunter's premise is right on target.  I understand why the Crew did not resign Frankie Hejduk and GBS, but what the Crew did NOT do was fill these roster slots with known players who have the ability to excite and connect with the fans.  Frankie and GBS did just that, as both players were icons to the fan base.  GBS' play in the midfield was extra ordinary, he was a maestro with the ball and could distribute the ball to the forwards in scoring areas.  The Crew had an offensive flair with GBS.  This year, the play in the final third has been offensive with little or no offensive imagination.
If the front office wants to connect with the fan base, they will have to field a team that will return to the offensive flair that Crew fans have known with GBS.  I will be at Crew Stadium this year to cheer on the black and gold.  They will need, however, to continue to win as well as develop some offensive imagination to excite the fan base.

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