Archive for the ‘Columbus Crew SC’ Category

Columbus Crew announce new president and head coach

Friday, January 4th, 2019

The Columbus Crew has named Caleb Porter as head coach and Tim Bezbatchenko as its new president. The moves come with a new ownership group led by Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam expected to take over and plans in the works for a new downtown stadium. The MLS team was at risk of being moved to Austin, Texas, by its present owners before the local group stepped in.

Browns owner hopeful of keeping Crew in Columbus

Friday, October 12th, 2018

MLS side Columbus Crew are one step closer to remaining in Ohio thanks to some help from NFL franchise the Cleveland Browns. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is part of an investment group that is trying to keep the Crew in Columbus. Crew's current owner Anthony Precourt has made it clear in recent months he would like to relocate the team to Austin, Texas.

Crew SC to remain in Columbus under new ownership

Friday, October 12th, 2018

UPDATE: MLS, along with the various other parties involved, released a statement that confirms negotiations are ongoing with the group led by the Haslams, but emphasized the fact that nothing has been finalized and much work is still to be done. Nearly one year to the day after Anthony Precourt announced his intentions to relocate Columbus Crew SC to Austin, Tex., the MLS franchise is expected to remain in the Ohio capital under new ownership, according to multiple reports on Friday. An official announcement is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. ET, at which time many more details will be made available.