Schmid's departure a blow, but Crew won't miss a beat

December 12, 2008
CarlisleBy Jeff Carlisle
(Archive)
One of the joys of winning a championship -- be it for fan, player, coach, or executive -- is getting to bask in the title-winning afterglow for an entire offseason. It's what author Jim Bouton called "the cool of the evening," taking satisfaction in a job well done. Alas, for the Columbus Crew, it took a mere three weeks for those perks to evaporate almost completely.

MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall is poised to depart for European climes. Midfielder Brad Evans was lost in the ...

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