Columbus the team to beat in the East

September 12, 2008
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Take a quick glance at the Eastern Conference standings in MLS and you might do a double take.

It is only natural because, for most of us, seeing the Columbus Crew in first place just isn't something we are used to. A team that hasn't been to the playoffs in three years isn't one you would expect to be ruling the toughest conference in the league in September, but Columbus is doing just that.

You are probably surprised because the Crew have spent the past three seasons in ...

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