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Crew SC Tops Toronto FC 2-1 in Home Game Win

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Tops Toronto FC 2-1 in Home Game Win

Columbus Crew SC racked up another impressive home win and jumped back into top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Toronto FC. Toronto started the game looking much the better side as Crew SC struggled to get a hold of the ball, despite having playmaker and team centerpiece […]

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Photos: GWAR at The Newport

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: GWAR at The Newport

The unquestionably unique live experience that is Gwar returned to Columbus on Friday night to bring their intergalactic shock-comedy thrash-metal performance art to the Newport Music Hall stage. As usual the performance relied heavily on dousing the wanting masses of white-shirt clad fans with multi-coloured liquids that shot out of various creatures that were unceremoniously […]

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Crew SC Dethrones Orlando in 2-0 Match

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Dethrones Orlando in 2-0 Match

Columbus Crew SC continued their impressive start to the 2017 season with another win, this time over the until now unbeaten Orlando Lions at a chilly MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Goals on both sides of the half from in-form forward Justin Meram helped push a confident looking Crew SC side to their third win […]

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Crew Tops Timbers 3-2 in Home Game Win

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew Tops Timbers 3-2 in Home Game Win

It feels like an eternity (October 1, actually) since Columbus Crew SC were able to celebrate a home win, yet after a somewhat uneven start to the 2017 season Crew SC brushed away the ghost of MLS Cup 2015 with a 3-2 victory over that years party poopers, and unwilling beer targets, Portland Timbers. The […]

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Photos: Panic! at the Disco at the Schottenstein Center

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Panic! at the Disco at the Schottenstein Center

Brendon Urie brought the alt-pop sounds of Panic! at the Disco to the Schottenstein Center on a soggy Tuesday evening for the band’s Death of a Bachelor Tour, celebrating the success of their fifth studio album of the same name with a 35-date arena headlining tour that included Columbus, much to the delight the loud, and mostly […]

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Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2017

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2017

March has arrived. For Columbus that means a rolled D60 for temperature, possible snow; possible sun, and the annual gathering of human brick-walls, protein shake pushers, many thousands of out-of-towners hoping to capture an intimate moment with Arnold’s statue, and the 18,000 athletes that spread themselves all over the metro area to compete in around […]

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Columbus Crew Draws Chicago Fire in First Home Game of 2017

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Columbus Crew Draws Chicago Fire in First Home Game of 2017

It won’t go down as an opening day classic, but Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 Saturday afternoon draw with Chicago Fire delivered a point, although more importantly it gives a currently under construction team a foundation to build upon after the failures of last season. After the usual pre-season merry-go-round of MLS trades, cuts and signings, […]

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