- Matt Gurany@guranimoLast 3 games -- 8 goals allowed, 1 scored. If we are gonna make a run we better hurry it up. #Dynamo
- Isaac Oyer@isaacisagingerGreat start to the Brian Bliss era! Massive win against Houston! #crew96
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraOverall a good game for #crew96. Survived early flurry and a good first game for Bliss. Loved the effort from the whole team.
- Mark Bernhardt@mbernhardt6Ultimately I want a coach to bring us back to cup contenders in the next 3 years. Big task that. Beyond that I'm not picky. #crew96
- Matt Bernhardt@bernhardtsoccerThere's a long way to go, but if Bliss manages to lead the #crew96 into the playoffs, is there a way you _don't_ give him the job?
- Matt Bernhardt@bernhardtsoccerIs anyone else reminded of Bliss' "I'm an optimist, but not a dreamer" line right now? #Crew96
- Andrew King@AndrewKingMLSFinal: The Brian Bliss era begins with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in a match the #Crew96 desperately needed. Finley, Meram score.
- Mark Bernhardt@mbernhardt6Well done. I hope Bliss continues to make a strong case for himself. #crew96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyThe Brian Bliss era opens with a 2-0 #Crew96 home win against Houston.
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyNordecke again chanting "Guillermo! Guillermo!" during dying moments. #crew96
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- NastyBoys(Dan) ⚾@nastyboys2pt0Hoping that #Crew96 has truly turned a new leaf and can make a push for the playoffs, this team has looked REALLY good tonight defensively
- 88'FCam Weaver (Houston Dynamo FC) is shown the yellow card.
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraDom does need to work on those full-field crosses though. That's 2 that have come up pretty short. #crew96
- SoccerTalkLuis@SoccerTalkLuisBattle of two halves for the #HoustonDynamo tonite vs Columbus. 1st half missed scoring opportunities n 2nd half back line collapse!
- Patrick Reeves@pmreeves74View photo#ColumbusCrew #Massive
- POST: Boswell's timely header finds the top post
- Jeff Ballard@jefbal99These outlet passes to running wings/strikers is great! Where had this been all season? #crew96
- Tim Fecher@socr15What does a Houston player have to do to get a card #Crew96
- Zane@PirateOctopusWait, so you are telling me that #Crew96 made all 3 subs by the 80th minute and they were not defensive subs when up!? I like this Bliss guy
- Mark Bernhardt@mbernhardt6I especially like these through balls to a running forward. Accuracy will come with time. #crew96
- Matt Gurany@guranimoNo way this should be a loss. Bruin wasted too many chances. Again. #Dynamo
- Mark Fishkin@MarkFishkinNice touch by Bliss. #Crew96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyKonrad Warzycha earns a decent cheer from the Nordecke as his name is announced. #crew96
- Jonah Freedman@jonahfreedmanAnd Konrad Warzycha subs in. Just to complete the evening's awkwardness. #CLBvHOU
- 81'M#19Konrad WarzychaM#13Ethan Finlay
- Kaitlyn McGoldrick@mcgoldrickkIf I'm a Houston fan I am livid right now, this game should've been 3-0 in the first 20 minutes #Crew96
- Bob O'Shaughnessy@oshaughnessyAccidental contact with arm in is not a handball!! #Crew96
- 77'DTyson Wahl (Columbus Crew SC) is shown the yellow card.
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondWas just typing that Meram was putting in a hell of a shift tonight. Excellent vision, good on the break and a goal to cap it off. #Crew96
- TX Bill @GOT_TXBill...and there just went the Dynamo playoff hopes. They're done. #CLBvHOU
- Caleb Williams@CalebWilliams13Justin Meram MOTM, never thought I'd say that #Crew96
- Travis Logan@Tlogan7202this is why justin meram shoulda started all year #crew96
- Jordan Molnar@JMolnar13MERAM GOT IT! HE FINALLY FINISHED A CHANCE! 2-0 to #Crew96 I've been waiting for him to find the back of the net, more goals to come
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardy74' Justin Meram's attempt from the left side of the area slides opposite corner. 2-0 #crew96
- SAVE: Warren Creavalle hustles to keep Oduro out
- 75'FJairo ArrietaFRyan Finley
- 75'MBrian OwnbyMJason Johnson
- Jordan Molnar@JMolnar13The #Crew96 still looks a lot like they did before the change at the helm. Way too many chances that are close, but never in.
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyJairo Arrieta about to sub in for #crew96
- 74'2 - 0M#9GOAL: Justin MeramGoals this Season: 1
- Roger Deborde@debotehzombieIt's weird how much more entertaining #crew96 can be when they realize the field is 3x wider than RW thought it was.
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraBefore the shot from Meram - there were 3 #crew96 players kinda standing around while Anor worked the ball into the box.
- Andrew King@AndrewKingMLS72' Meram puts a curler over the defense from about 25 yards out and almost puts it in. Pings off of the crossbar. Still 1-0 #Crew96.
- Sebastian Salazar@SebiSalazarCSNHave seldom seen Dominic Kinnear as mad as he was after the start of this half. He was getting after guys HARD. #Dynamo
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraMiscommunication between Dom and whoever lead to that shot. #crew96 still making bonehead plays.
- Bogdan Pasat@BGP42Disjointed. That's what comes to mind when I watch the Dynamo. #CLBvHOU
- POST: Meram's classy flick just bounces off the bar
- Tim Miller@TimothyKMillerRyan Finley becomes the 4th #Crew96 player to score their 1st MLS goal this season, joining Ben Speas, Glauber and Matias Sanchez.
- Matt Lampson keeps out the strike by Johnson
- SP Soccer Academy@SPSoccerAcademyView photo
- Eric Paxton@PaxAttack300No clue why Meram needed to take three touches before taking shot, had just the keeper before letting multiple defenders on him. #crew96
- Drew Jones@elmundodedocView photoThe crew cat aka the crew skunk #crew #columbus #mls
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraMeram's having a good game - but I want to see him just blast that past the goalie there rather try to finesse it. #crew96
- Ralph Schudel@RSchudel_GK1I like Brian Bliss already. He has that killer instinct. #crew96
- Eric Paxton@PaxAttack300Bliss made all the right half time changes. #crew96 much more confident on the ball and looking to attack
- Mark Bernhardt@mbernhardt6Meram has a knack for losing the ball at opportune times. #crew96
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondOduro with another nice long range strike, but it never stopped rising. #Crew96
- Randy Ulinski@RandyUlinskiFor the first time in a while #Crew96 look like a solid team. Sadly it's probably too late in the season to make anything happen
- Aaron Angel@AaronMAngelFor better or worse, Tchani has shown nothing but force tonight, and I like it. #crew96
- HoustonDynamo@HoustonDynamoSUB: Chabala comes into the match for Ashe. #CLBvHOU
- Jeff Ballard@jefbal99Loving the #crew96 attack and intensity in the 2nd half. Much more purpose since the break
- Dominic Oduro strike from distance just inches over the bar
- 63'D#6Mike ChabalaDCorey Ashe
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyThat Finley goal seems to have awoken something in the Crew attack. Playing with much more confidence/decisiveness. #crew96
- Scott Kelly@crewfanscottReferee with a deft touch on the edge of the box #crew96
- Joe Tansey@JTansey90Impressed so far by the Crew in the first game of Bliss era, especially Ethan Finlay, very active on both ends tonight. #CLBvHOU
- Tim Miller@TimothyKMillerEight penalty kick attempts for #Crew96 in 2013 ties 2004 for second-most in club history in one season. Record: 9 att. in '11
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyAnd his service is expertly headed by Marshall and on its way in when a Houston defender heads it out. #crew96
- Carli Isgrigg@carliisgriggView photoColumbus till I die #columbuscrew #columbus #ohio #614 #cbus #asseenincolumbus #socolumbus #expocolus #soccer #mls #collegenight
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyWith Trapp out, Ethan Finlay takes this corner kick for the #crew96
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraGreat effort by Dom - but I think he needed a better angle to the goal there. #crew96
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraLove Gehrig's effort - but you can tell he hasn't been in a game in a while. #Crew96
- REPLAY: Kofi Sarkodie denies Columbus from a 2nd goal
- SAVE: Kofi Sarkodie denies Columbus from a 2nd goal
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyAdam Moffat landed a forearm to Bernardo Anor's face and he went down in a heap. No call. #crew96
- ohio oatcake@twubs165#Crew96 pretty soft penalty so I guess it's justice Finley blew it bad
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyBernardo Anor credited with a second assist on Finley's goal. #crew96
- Bob O'Shaughnessy@oshaughnessyDom Kinnear is currently blowing a gasket. #Crew96
- TX Bill @GOT_TXBillAh...replays show Boswell held him. Props to Marrufo for calling that as most would swallow their whistle. #CLBvHOU
- Tim Fecher@socr15Nice to see the confidence, but gotta make the keeper do more for the save (still not sure about pk call) #Crew96
- Matthew Barry@bearintheburghBest Crew team goal of the season? Great work from Tchani and Meram. Gotta love Finley's enthusiasm too. #Crew96
- 53'MGiles BarnesMAndrew Driver
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondFinley, feeling confident after his first career MLS goal, steps up to take the penalty... and misses. #Crew96
- Andrew King@AndrewKingMLSFinley drills it straight at the keeper. Saved. Still 1-0 #Crew96.
- Columbus Crew@ColumbusCrew50': #Crew96 penalty!
- Thomas Floyd@thomasfloyd10Adam Moffat just tried to take the ball from Tony Tchani on that goal sequence and bounced off him like a rag doll. #Crew96
- Amy Bernhardt@amy_lauraNow, let's see if a new coach means that the #crew96 will resist the tendency to bunker down after taking the lead.
- Hadoken@rockydubs85So Michigan alum feeds a Notre Dame alum? Isn't there a big football game or something on Saturday? #Crew96
- Zach Woosley@GingeFCAt this point the Dynamo’s season is best described by saying “ready the life boats, women and children first.” #MLS
- REPLAY: Hall dives the right way to keep Houston alive
- PK SAVE: Hall dives the right way to keep Houston alive
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyThat's the first #crew96 goal not scored by Federico Higuain in 570 minutes.
- PENALTY: Boswell pulls back Oduro in the box
- Total MLS@TotalMLSGoal for Columbus. Big playoff implications in this one. #CLBvHOU
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyTV broadcast says Wil Trapp "tweaked" his knee and expected to be fine but will have precautionary MRI. #crew96
- DynamoMatchDay@DynamoMatchDay46' Second half kicks off. No subs for either side during the break. #CLBvHOU
- 47'1 - 0FGOAL: Ryan FinleyGoals this Season: 1
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondConsidering the desire to hire a new coach quickly, I'm tempted to think that means most candidates aren't currently employed. #Crew96
- Adam Uthe@AUtheGFTBliss has this 11 exactly where they should be. He's showing us just how little potential there is on this roster. #Crew96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyAt the half, eight attempts on goal and three shots on target for each team. Houston with 51.9% possession. #crew96
- Scott Fultz@sfdolon#Crew96 need to draft a decent domestic forward and sign a DP level striker in the offseason.
- Ethan J. Day@ethanjdayView photo$1 draft night at #Crew Stadium #MLS
- Matt Bernhardt@bernhardtsoccerView photo
- Roger Deborde@debotehzombieWhat is this? Passes, shots, physicality. And from both teams! It's almost like I'm watching a soccer game or something. #crew96
- MassiveCity@MassiveCityFFCWhoever it was who OK'd the Andy Iro and Leandre Griffit for Tony Tchani trade should be fired, rehired, and fired again. #Crew96
- Andre Sherard@Sherard_Andre20looking like one of those games that the Dynamo can steal. Columbus better be weary of it #CLBvHOU
- Tim Fecher@socr15Dont see Odurro finishing the game though, ball isnt bouncing his way right now #Crew96
- Todd Tedrow@T_row2112Barson is owning Driver tonight! #crew96
- Tim Fecher@socr15Overall, good first half under Bliss, a little lucky and unlucky, interesting to see how this team finishes out the game #Crew96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyHouston has really held possesion in the last 10-15 minutes, it seems, especially since Trapp exited. #crew96
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondI'm trying to remain optimistic: Trapp was able to walk all the way to the locker room without assistance, albeit gingerly. #Crew96
- Patrick@patricksp71Bliss Yelling at Lapper after the Sub went on? #CREW96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyTeam doctor Pete Edwards heads to the locker room to check on Wil Trapp. #crew96
- Erik Bobbitt@erikBobbittWith the Tchani sub, today's #crew96 lineup features 7 of the 11 players that started the first reserve league match. Yikes.
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardy39' Tchani in for Trapp. Trapp claps to the Nordecke as he limps his way to the locker room. #crew96
- Andrew King@AndrewKingMLSMaybe not. Trapp now walking back around the field, Tony Tchani is coming in. Huge blow for #Crew96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyTrapp definitely pointing to the side of his right knee. He's standing on the sideline now. #crew96
- 39'M#12Tony TchaniM#6Will Trapp
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyThey're working on Wil Trapp's right knee/upper calf. #crew96
- Brock G@denversoccerdadNo disrespect to Mr. Bliss, but I think #crew96 need to get some new blood from outside the club for Crew V.3.0
- Patrick Guldan@GuldanMRTwo #Crew96 players down. Trapp and Finlay.
- Tim Fecher@socr15Odurro is looking cold compared to the beginning of the season #Crew96
- Andrew King@AndrewKingMLSOduro pulls a Bruin. Gets an open break, dribbles too far toward the defender, and puts a lunging shot straight to the keeper. 0-0 #Crew96
- Shawn Mitchell@smitchcdSpoke with Eric Wynalda. Said he's not a candidate for #Crew96 job at this time out of respect for friend Brian Bliss. Is rooting for Bliss.
- Jonah Freedman@jonahfreedmanKnow what this looks like? Typical Houston Dynamo soccer. This has 2-0 Dynamo win all over it. #CLBvHOU
- Skylar@RolstadinhoWhat is on Oduro's head? My god, there is bad hair in this sport, but that is something on a completely seperate level #MLS
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondA nice half chance volley from Oduro wins us another corner. You have to like his optimism. #Crew96
- Tim Fecher@socr15The new players definitely have a fire under them #Crew96
- Cody Sharrett@CodySharrettLot of back-and-forth so far tonight. Once Oduro and Finley get on the same page, look out. #Crew96
- Erik Bobbitt@erikBobbittSo Bliss is tasked with essentially using #Crew96 reserve team, on a short turnaround, against a hungry and healthy Houston side.
- Erik Bobbitt@erikBobbitt#Crew96 lineup is closer to 1st Reserve game lineup (shares 6/11 starters) than 1st MLS game lineup (3/11 starters).
- Matt Bernhardt@bernhardtsoccerAfter getting killed in possession for the first five minutes, #crew96 has had the edge since.
- Darbs@tokenliberal#Crew96 with more pressure, more hustle, more effort to open passing lanes. Defense feels shaky, but the offensive push is refreshing.
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyIn case you're wondering, no extra assistants on #crew96 bench. Just Brian Bliss, Mike Lapper and medical/training staff.
- Jonah Freedman@jonahfreedmanFinley & Finlay < Finkle & Einhorn. #CLBvHOU
- Justin Meram volley just over the bar
- Larry W. Johnson@HelltownBeerLooks like the field has been narrowed about a yard or so. Bliss? #Crew96
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondFinley with a great find in the box, but Oduro just can't quite get the right touch on it. #Crew96 starting to find some confidence.
- Columbus Crew@ColumbusCrew17': #Crew96 knocking it around in Houston's end now, plenty of interplay in the attacking third. Good signs of life early on.
- Christine McNelly@xtinelee5View photoBeautiful night for a Crew game! #columbuscrew #Crew96
- Wes@MnNiceFCThis is some serious lump 'n' run soccer from #CLBvHOU
- Jonah Freedman@jonahfreedmanHow many Columbus-based Jews you figure are celebrating the New Year at Crew Stadium? #CLBvHOU
- Barnardo Anor tests Tally Hall from distance
- Joe Tansey@JTansey90Will Bruin's teammates should not let him shoot for the rest of the night. Yes, it's that bad already. #CLBvHOU
- sonnetdg@sonnetdgView photo#columbuscrew game to celebrate rosh hashanah and my pub!
- CREW Cleveland@CREWClevelandGehrig getting beat every time! #Crew96
- Andy Edwards@AndyEdMLSMan, somebody go give Will Bruin a hug or a bottle of bourbon right now. #CLBvHOU
- Tim Fecher@socr15Bruin seems to have Gehrigs number thus far #Crew96
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardy11' Bruin gets past Gehrig and around Lampson, and this time he pushes it wide. Should easily have two goals so far. #crew96
- GVB@Prepsoccer15Already a better tempo without warzycha #crew96
- MISS: Will Bruin drives the ball wide against Lampson
- Tally Hall controls a tricky shot by Meram
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyBliss talked a lot about wanting to see higher tempo and quicker reaction to losing the ball. Keep that in mind watching tonight. #crew96
- Nik Bajaj@ChiFireEyedBoyI need Brad Davis to be on his A-game for my fantasy points, but ultimately, I wish both teams could gain 0 points. #CLBvHOU
- Total MLS@TotalMLSWill Bruin has lost all confidence. When he shoots he scuffs it or hits it way wide, other times he makes one too many passes. #CLBvHOU
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyWith Higuain still suspended, Wil Trapp takes the first free kick of the night. Expect to see Tyson Wahl help out. #crew96
- gabek123@gabek123View photoColumbus crew game! #MLS #greatseats
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondMan... #Crew96 backline having a nightmare in the opening minutes.
- Andrew King@AndrewKingMLSAnother great opportunity for Wil Bruin. 1v1 on Gehrig again and Bruin gets a solid shot off that soars wide.Not great #Crew96 defense early
- Andy Edwards@AndyEdMLSWill Bruin.... WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?! #CLBvHOU
- WrongSideOfThePond@wrongsideofpondHUMONGOUS sliding save from Barson. Applaud for that man. #Crew96
- MISS: Bruin can't finish 1 on 1 against Lampson
- Columbus Crew@columbuscrewView photoThese three points are the only points that matter. #Crew96
- Columbus Crew@ColumbusCrew1': The Brian Bliss era is underway at #Crew96 Stadium. Let's see what the boys can do tonight.
- REPLAY: Barson barely clears a deadly ball off the line
- SAVE: Barson barely clears a deadly ball off the line
- KICKOFF: Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo
- HIGHLIGHTS: Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyNo pink slips thrown in the air when Brian Bliss is introduced. The #crew96 interim coach met with loud cheers.
- jordanupdike@jordanupdikeView photoUnder the weather.
- Adam Jardy@AdamJardyHuge banner in the depleted Nordecke features a drawing of Guillermo Barros Schelotto with one word: "HOPE" #crew96
Goals and Assists
Assisted By: Justin Meram, Bernardo Anor
Assisted By: Ryan Finley, Dominic Oduro
Reason: Unsporting Behavior
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