MLS SEASON PREVIEW

Crew's strong attack earns spot among MLS elite

March 23, 2010
CarlisleBy Jeff Carlisle
(Archive)
2009 record and finish: 13-7-10 (first in Eastern Conference, lost in conference semi-finals, Supporters Shield winners)

Key additions: F Sergio Herrera, M/F Dilly Duka, M Othaniel Yanez, D Shaun Francis

Key losses: F Alejandro Moreno

Key questions facing this team:

1. Can Columbus banish the memory of last year's playoff collapse?

While there have been bigger upsets in MLS playoff history, the Crew's ouster at the hands of Real Salt Lake was ...

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