Save the Crew movement still strong in offseason; members plan to design fan jerseys

Save the Crew rally

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Crew’s first pre-season game of 2018 is about a month away, and fans are still fighting to keep the team from moving to Texas.

Leaders of the “Save the Crew” movement offered an update on their efforts Saturday at Land-Grant Brewing Company. They say they have more than 200 business allies joining their movement, and thousands of fans who have pledged their support online.

“It’s one of the snowiest days I’ve seen in many years,” said Donny Murray. “People braved the roads to come out here, so I think the passion is still very strong in the community here in showing that we support the team and we want to Save The Crew.”

Leaders say they are working with a Columbus-based business to create a new jersey for fans to purchase so their money does not have to go to Major League Soccer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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