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#SaveTheCrew Movement Unveils Fan-Made Jersey Design

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The Columbus Crew SC will kick off their season home opener on Saturday, and the most hardcore of fans will soon have a new way to show off their support for keeping the team based in Columbus. Organizers behind the #SaveTheCrew movement showcased their new Community Kit — a high quality fan-made jersey — at an unveiling event tonight at King Avenue 5.

The new design — created by Mark Vuchenich and Tobias Roediger — features a horizontally striped “hoops” pattern with the team’s original black and gold color scheme. Patches represent the #SaveTheCrew movement, the 1996 origins of the team, the “Made in Columbus” hometown pride, and sponsorship logos from Safelite AutoGlass and Compton Construction.

Crew fan and Compton Construction CEO Blake Compton stated that it was a dream come true for his company to be a soccer jersey sponsor.

“Rarely will there be an opportunity to support my community like this,” he told a room of nearly 100 black and gold clad fans at the event.

The new jersey is available for presale on the #SaveTheCrew website for $75, and shipments are expected to begin in mid-to-late-March.

Earlier this week, representatives from The State of Ohio and City of Columbus filed a lawsuit against Columbus Crew SC owner Precourt Sports Ventures in a move to force the owner to either keep the team in place, or provide an opportunity for a sale to a new owner.

For more information, visit www.savethecrew.com.



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