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Soccer Speakeasy No. 52: A big news week

12/7/2018
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Sports columnist Michael Arace talks with Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson on the recent news that broke this week regarding the Columbus Crew SC. During this show we explain in detail the plans that Columbus City leaders announced on Wednesday to build a community sports complex located at the team’s current home at Mapfre Stadium. We also discuss yesterday’s news of the plans to build a new Crew Stadium west of the already existing Arena District. Finally, we discuss the press...

Duration:00:29:02

Crew SC News conference | New downtown stadium site announced

12/6/2018
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A partnership of private and public interests announced Thursday that it intends to break ground on a new $230 million Downtown soccer stadium for the Crew SC. During this we hear proposed plans for the new stadium site and where the funding for this project would come from. The plans were revealed Thursday during a noon news conference at the Land Grant Brewery in Franklinton for leaders and members of the fan-led #SaveTheCrew movement.

Duration:00:50:54

Crew SC news conference | Columbus City leaders announce community sports complex

12/5/2018
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Columbus city leaders announced on Wednesday morning a shared-use, Community Sports Park on the grounds currently occupied by Mapfre Stadium on the North Side. During this news conference we hear from Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer regarding this proposed plan and the details of it.

Duration:00:35:21

Soccer Speakeasy No. 51: Shawn Mitchell weighs in

11/30/2018
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Sports columnist Michael Arace speaks with former Dispatch Crew SC beat reporter Shawn Mitchell on this episode of the Soccer Speakeasy podcast. During this we revisit the Columbus Crew SC 2008 MLS Cup championship and discuss what’s happened over the 10 years since it. Next we mention how Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter is likely to be named the United States men’s national team coach and speculate when this announcement could come. Finally, we hear Shawn’s thoughts on how PSV tried to...

Duration:00:35:38

Soccer Speakeasy No. 50: The beat goes on

11/14/2018
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Andrew Erickson, Michael Arace, and Kyle Robertson recap the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Red Bulls and how the Columbus Crew SC lost with a 3-1 aggregate score. Next we discuss the potential departure of head coach Gregg Berhalter and the strong speculation that he will become the next coach of the USMNT. Finally, we talk about what could be next for Wil Trapp and Zach Steffen, provide an update on where things stand with the Crew SC staying in...

Duration:00:39:00

Soccer Speakeasy No. 49: Crew SC’s season comes to an end

11/12/2018
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Dispatch reporter Andrew Erickson and sports columnist Michael recap how the Columbus Crew SC fell 3-0 to the New York Red Bulls Sunday November 11th, 2018 to lose its Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-1 in Red Bull Arena.

Duration:00:06:37

Soccer Speakeasy No. 48: Sense the magic

11/8/2018
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Dispatch reporter Andrew Erickson and sports columnist Michael recap the Columbus Crew SC victory of the first leg of the conference semi-finals against the New York Red Bulls. We also preview the upcoming second leg against the Red Bulls and answer listener questions submitted via Twitter and Facebook.

Duration:00:29:09

Soccer Speakeasy No. 47: Playoff edition

10/30/2018
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Andrew Erickson, Michael Arace, and Kyle Robertson speak with special guest Neil Sika regarding how the Columbus Crew SC finished the last game of the regular season against Minnesota United. We also preview the upcoming first round of the playoffs as the Crews SC are set to take on D.C. United this coming Thursday night. Finally, we address the possibility of current Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter potentially leaving the team after this season is completed to coach elsewhere.

Duration:00:32:06

Soccer Speakeasy No. 46: 98%

10/15/2018
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Andrew Erickson, Michael Arace, and Kyle Robertson talk about the recent scoring problems that the Columbus Crew SC has had. We also recap all of the news that broke last Friday regarding how the MLS is negotiating the sale of the Crew SC to the Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and a local investor. Finally, we discuss how the Save the Crew movement has been a huge part of this, and answer questions submitted via social media.

Duration:00:50:42

Soccer Speakeasy No. 45: Italian roast beef

10/4/2018
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Dispatch reporter Andrew Erickson and sports columnist Michael Arace recap the last draw against the Philadelphia Union. Next we talk about the current direction of the team potentially leading into the playoffs, and discuss the recognition of the 2008 MLS Cup championship team at halftime. Finally, we mention what is happening with the Austin situation and answer questions submitted via social media.

Duration:00:47:54

Soccer Speakeasy No. 44: Remembering the 2008 Trillium Cup

9/27/2018
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Dispatch reporter Andrew Erickson and sports columnist Michael Arace recap the current standings in the MLS, talk about the upcoming tough matchup against the Philadelphia Union, and discuss the current situation regarding Columbus Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter. Finally, we answer questions submitted via social media.

Duration:00:37:00

Soccer Speakeasy No. 43: Hearing you loud and clear

9/6/2018
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Andrew Erickson, Michael Arace, and Kyle Robertson recap the Columbus Crew SC’s most recent 2-1 victory against New York City FC. Next we discuss the current MLS standings and give our predictions on where the Crew may finish the season. We also provided updates from earlier this week as the Ohio Revised Code 9.67, commonly referred to as the Art Modell Law, had its first day in an open courtroom. Finally, we answer questions submitted via social media.

Duration:00:36:23

Soccer Speakeasy No. 42: Term Sheet of endearment

8/16/2018
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Michael Arace, Andrew Erickson are joined by Randy Kilbride to recap the Austin City Council vote on the stadium term sheet and how it may potential move the Crew SC closer to Austin. Next we discuss what came from the 7-4 vote to approve a term sheet between Precourt Sports Ventures and the city of Austin. We also talk about the Columbus Crew SC’s recent performance on the field and where they currently sit in the MLS standings. Finally, we answer fan submitted questions via social...

Duration:00:53:50

Soccer Speakeasy No. 41: Meram returns

8/3/2018
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Michael Arace, Andrew Erickson are joined by Randy Kilbride of Disantis, Flint, & Kilbride LLP to talk about the return of Meram, and the legal issues involving the Crew's possible move to Austin.

Duration:00:35:07

Soccer Speakeasy No. 40: Goals will come

7/18/2018
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Andrew Erickson and Michael Arace recap the recent on field play of the Columbus Crew SC, discuss the previous loss to New York City FC, and provide an update with what’s going on off the field in Austin, Texas. We further explain in detail everything we currently know regarding the Save The Crew movement and where things stand with the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew SC.

Duration:00:32:35

Soccer Speakeasy No. 39: Massive timeline

6/19/2018
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Andrew Erickson, Michael Arace, Kyle Robertson, and former Crew SC beat reporter Adam Jardy provide an in depth timeline on what has happened since the initial announcement that the Columbus Crew SC is exploring an a potential move to Austin, Texas. We further look back on insight from sports reporter Adam Jardy as he provided wisdom from his time spent covering the Crew SC.

Duration:01:10:06

Soccer Speakeasy No. 38: Trillium! Cup

6/1/2018
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Andrew Erickson and Michael Arace provide an update of the current MLS standings and where the Columbus Crew SC fall in the mix. Next we preview the upcoming Crew SC home match against the Toronto FC, and give an update on recent injuries and suspensions. Also discussed is the announcement that Commissioner Don Garber made regarding FC Cincinnati as the league’s newest expansion team and how it will begin play in the 2019 season. Finally, we share details from Andrew’s conversation with...

Duration:00:41:19

Soccer Speakeasy No. 37: Biofiltration

5/16/2018
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Andrew Erickson and Michael Arace are joined in studio with special guest Patrick Murphy, a reporter for the Massive Report. On this episode we discuss the recent performance of the Columbus Crew SC thus far into the season, talk about how the Crew might be off to one its best starts in club history, and talk which players are hot right now. Next we mention the upcoming tough schedule that the Crew SC will have to face, talk about the recent hamstring injury regarding Pedro Santos, and...

Duration:00:51:07

Soccer Speakeasy No. 36: Cleveland rocks

5/4/2018
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Andrew Erickson, Michael Arace, and Kyle Robertson provide an on the field update regarding the Columbus Crew SC’s last 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. Next we talk about the recent news regarding Federico Higuain and his one-year contract extension. We also preview the upcoming away game against the Seattle Sounders FC. Finally, we are joined by special guest Mike Duffey to talk about the Ohio Revised Code Section 9.67, commonly known as the Art Modell Law and how it could help...

Duration:00:44:07

Soccer Speakeasy No. 35: Endless motions

4/25/2018
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Andrew Erickson and Michael Arace recap the Columbus Crew SC’s draw against the New England Revolution; provide injury updates on Crew players and when they might be expected to return to the lineup. Finally, we discuss the off the field situation regarding the Crew SC’s potential move to Austin, Texas, and talk about recent legal motions filed by the City of Columbus, MLS, and PSV.

Duration:00:49:16