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The Dispatch wrote Crew rowdies create great atmosphere, but let’s not go too far

Monday, May 26, 2008

BY MICHAEL ARACE

Prior to this season, Crew Stadium morphed from a soccer-specific stadium to a soccer-concert hybrid. A huge stage sprouted, and it now looms like a spaceship behind the north goal, where the most ardent supporters used to sit.

After the stage went up, the Crew Supporters Union 103, the Hudson Street Hooligans and La Turbina (“The Turbine”) — three distinct fan groups once separated by rows or stands in the north end — were forced into a melting pot in one corner of the stadium. And from the first game of the season, they have combined to charge the atmosphere of the place.

Now, that section is packed to the top — and it’s tremendous. It’s making Crew Stadium one of the toughest places in the league for opponents. In this development, there is great promise. There is also potential danger.

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