Prior to 2008, the Crew had missed the playoffs the three previous seasons. Yet in one year, the Black and Gold made an improbable run to the Supporter’s Shield, and then ultimately, to MLS Cup.
But winning The Cup was anything but an overnight success story. Follow J.D. Smith as he takes you behind the scenes with interviews of players, management, journalists and fans who lived through that era. Whether you are a life-long Crew fan, or brand new to soccer, this six-part podcast will give you a new perspective on one of the greatest teams in MLS history. Available every Tuesday starting January 22nd.
The Columbus Crew made it to MLS Cup. Hear the story of how the Crew hoisted their first MLS Cup, as told by those who were there. Hosted by J.D. Smith, and featuring Frankie Hejduk, Duncan Oughton, Gino Padula, Danny O’Rourke, Steve Sirk, and John Clem.
Brian McBride came back to Columbus, but he was wearing the wrong uniform. The 2008 Eastern Conference Final resulted in a monumental victory for the Black and Gold as they vanquished an old foe with familiar faces on their way to the club’s first ever MLS Cup appearance.
One of the most recognizable supporters groups in MLS got their start in 2008. Hear how the Nordecke was formed, and the challenges it faced, during that very first year of existence. Hosted by J.D. Smith, and featuring Duncan Oughton, Frankie Hejduk, Danny O’Rourke, Gino Padula, Mark McCullers, Steve Sirk, Patrick Guldan, Dave Stephany, John Clem, and Grant Thurmond.
Columbus was putting together a solid team capable of winning, but they needed a legend to put them over the top. Hear the story of how the Crew acquired one of the biggest soccer stars in Argentina, and how the 2008 season started off with a bang. Hosted by J.D. Smith, and featuring Duncan Oughton, Gino Padula, Danny O’Rourke, Mark McCullers, Dave Stephany, Steve Sirk, and Patrick Guldan.
Follow the story of the how the 2008 team came together, from the heights of winning the Supporter’s Shield in 2004, to crashing out in the playoffs that same year. That loss led to a rebuild where over 70 players came and went in the span of four off-seasons. Hosted by T-Bone, and featuring Duncan Oughton, Steve Sirk, Mark McCullers, and Patrick Guldan.