The Crew Stay Perfect

  • Three games in, The Crew FC have been the best team at the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando. A Youness Mokhtar goal in the 18th minute was all the Crew would need to knock off Atlanta United 1-0 Tuesday night as Columbus finished group play at the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. The Crew, in the three matches, have outscored their opponents 7-0. The first two shutouts were recorded by Eloy Room, but the Crew's top goal tender suffered a hamstring injury in training this week and was replaced by back-up Andrew Tarbell who was outstanding, making six saves in the victory, including a couple game savers in the closing minutes. The Crew will no wait to learn who it will play next in the Knockout Round. That first "Round of 16" match will be Tuesday, July 28. It will be carried nationally on ESPN beginning at 8:00 p.m. You can check out the highlights from the Atlanta win below, including the Mokhtar goal which came after 19 passes, some key saves made in the closing moments by Tarbell and the post-game press conference featuring Crew coach Caleb Porter.