Wil Trapp

Columbus Crew

MLS Ticker: Trapp inks new deal with Crew, Rapids sign defender and more

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Since signing with the club as a homegrown player, Wil Trapp has been one of the faces of the Columbus Crew, and the midfielder is set to remain one for at least the next several seasons.

The Crew announced Tuesday that Trapp has signed a new multi-year contract with the club. Targeted Allocation Money was used to sign the midfielder, who was named the team's captain prior to the start of the season.

Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew, preseason: Stats and quotes

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"Am i going to take stock in a loss, or am I going to be more informed about how we lost, why we lost, why we couldn't generate more attacking movements?" -Brian Schmetzer

The Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 to a first-choice Columbus Crew squad in the final preseason warmup before the 2017 MLS season begins.

Despite 0-2 start, Trapp insists it's 'business as usual' for Crew

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The start of the season has been less than ideal, but Wil Trapp and the Columbus Crewaren't looking to push any sort of panic button any time soon.

After featuring in the MLS Cup final just four short months ago, the Columbus Crew remain without a point through the opening two weeks.

Trapp set to go up against mentor Porter in first MLS Cup Final

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In his three seasons as a professional, Wil Trapp has rapidly emerged as one of Major League Soccer's most effectivedeep-lying midfielders while earning the praises of everyone from Jurgen Klinsmann to Thierry Henry.

Now, heading into the biggest game of his professional career, Trapp is tasked with going up against the the man that he credits with helping him find his true calling on the soccer field.

The SBI Show: Episode 245 (MLS Cup Preview with Wil Trapp & Fanendo Adi)

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The 2015 MLS Cup Final kicks off on Sunday, with the Columbus Crew playing host to the Portland Timbers, and the latest episode of The SBI Show breaks down what should be an entertaining matchup.

Special guests Wil Trapp of the Columbus Crew and Fanendo Adi of the Portland Timbers headline Episode 245 of The SBI Show, as they discuss Sunday's final, as well as the impressive seasons they have both enjoyed.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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Looking to make a jump into playoff contention, the Philadelphia Union need to take three points from Columbus Crew.

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PPL Park, Chester, PA
Saturday, September 12, 2015
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Online Streaming: MLS Live
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
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Generation Next: Wil Trapp – America’s next great homegrown star?

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GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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Let the season end

UNION GAME #34
VS
Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
October 26, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Jairo Arrieta Forward Sebastien Le Toux

Justin Meram, Ben Speas, Ethan Finlay

Tony Tchiani, Wil Trapp

Midfield

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Danny Cruz

Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll

Waylon Francis, Tyson Wahl, Michael Parkhurst, Hector Jimenez Defense Ray Gaddis, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Sheanon Williams
Steve Clark Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Matt Lampson, Emanuel Pogatetz, Bernardo Anor, Kevan George, Aaron Schoenfeld, Eric Gehrig, Romain Gall Bench Andre Blake, Fabinho, Michael Lahoud, Zach Pfeffer, Pedro Ribeiro, Brian Brown, Fred
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Preview: Union at Columbus Crew

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The Union will face a motivated Crew team fighting for third place finish in the East.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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The Union are in a must-win game. Fabinho is starting at left back. What could possibly go wrong?

UNION GAME #32
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PPL Park, Chester, PA
October 11, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward

Aaron Schoenfield

Ben Speas

Andrew Wenger, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Amobi Okugo

Midfield Justin Meram, Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp, Ethan Finlay
Fabinho, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Ray Gaddis Defense Bernardo Anor, Tyson Wahl, Michael Parkhurst, Hector Jimenez
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Steve Clark
Andre Blake, Sheanon Williams, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Cristian Maidana, Antoine Hoppenot, Pedro Ribeiro Bench Matt Lampson, Chad Barson, Emanuel Pogatetz, Eric Gehrig, Romain Gall, Jairo Arrieta, Adam Bedell
Stats (Explained Here)
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Second-half rally helps Crew tie Dynamo

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By DAN KARELL

The Houston Dynamo were cruising towards their third straight win after the first 45 minutes on Saturday evening.

The second 45 minutes though were a different story.

Behindto two goals scored in a nine-minute span early in the second half, the Columbus Crew stunned the Dynamo as both teams settled for a point in a 2-2 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Piatti double helps Impact halt Crew winning streak

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The Columbus Crew went to Canada looking to extend their winning streak to three matches, and looking to move a step further away from what is becoming a real logjam of a race for the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

The Montreal Impact sent the Crew back to Ohio with zero points and a tough defeat as Argentine Designated Player Ignacio Piatti opened his account with a pair of goals to lead Montreal to a 2-0 victory on Saturday at Stade Saputo.

Gil, Trapp withdraw from U.S. U-21 camp due to injury

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By DAN KARELL

Tab Ramos opened his inaugural pre-Olympic U.S. Under-21 Men's National Team training camp in Carson, Calif. without two of his key players.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil and Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp both accepted call-ups but then pulled out of the camp on Monday due to injuries.

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union seek to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they travel to Columbus to take on conference rivals Columbus Crew.

UNION GAME #3
VS
Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
March 22, 2014
6:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Federico Higuain, Jairo Arrieta Forward Cristian Maidana, Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux
Hector Jimenez, Wil Trapp, Tony Tchani, Bernardo Anor Midfield

Vincent Nogueira

Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu

Josh Williams, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Parkhurst, Waylon Francis Defense Fabinho, Aaron Wheeler, Amobi Okugo, Raymon Gaddis
Steve Clark Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Matt Lampson, Chad Barson, Tyson Wahl, Agustin Viana, Justin Meram, Adam Bedell Bench Andre Blake, Ethan White, Corben Bone, Leo Fernandes, Danny Cruz, Antoine Hoppenot, Conor Casey
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Dom Dwyer and Wil Trapp | Episode 403

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Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer talks about Orlando City SC, preseason preparation, and the power of an English accent. In the second segment, Crew midfielder Wil Trapp talks about Medieval Times, life in Holland, TV talk, and of course soccer.

Roche challenges Dom Dwyer to speak with an American accent.

Dom Dwyer and Wil Trapp | Episode 403

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Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer talks about Orlando City SC, preseason preparation, and the power of an English accent. In the second segment, Crew midfielder Wil Trapp talks about Medieval Times, life in Holland, TV talk, and of course soccer.

Roche challenges Dom Dwyer to speak with an American accent.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Wil Trapp

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By DAN KARELL

For the third time in four games, Brian Bliss' Columbus Crew team ran out winners, and last Saturday, Wil Trapp was a major reason why.

Though he didn't score, Trapp was effective as a holding midfielder, breaking up play to allow his Crew to cruise to an easy 3-0 victory over the Chicago Fire.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Wil Trapp

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By DAN KARELL

It took Wil Trapp five games in his first season as a professional with the Columbus Crew to record a point, but he couldn't have picked a much better evening to do so.

Trapp found a streaking Federico Higuain down the right flank with a perfect through ball before Higuain sent in a top-notch goal to finish off the New York Red Bulls, 2-0.

U.S. U-20 MNT's Wil Trapp evolving under Brian Bliss's eyes

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U.S. U-20 MNT's Wil Trapp
For anyone who has followed the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team leading up to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, they would know just how consistent and essential midfielder Wil Trapp has been throughout the year for this group.

2013 MLS Season Preview: Homegrown Talent

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DeAndre Yedlin could be a solid HGP for the Sounders' future. (Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports)

Each year Major League Soccer is growing not just on and off the field but in how they grow their own talent. Academies are getting to the point where they are producing quality talent each season soon enough MLS teams will be able to take full advantage of a younger player in their every day lineup.

Crew sign Trapp as Homegrown Player

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Akron midfielder Wil Trapp is leaving college and turning pro as a member of the Columbus Crew.

The Crew announced Thursday that they signed Trapp as a Homegrown Player, making him the fourth Homegrown signing in franchise history after Matt Lampson, Ben Speas and Aaron Horton.

The 19-year-old Trapp joins the Crew after two seasons at Akron, where he scored one goal and had eight assists under Caleb Porter en route to earning back-to-back All-MAC First Team honors.

Philadelphia Union

Postgame quotes: Crew 1-2 Union

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Jim Curtin, Andre Blake, and Chris Pontius on the Union's first-ever win in Columbus.

PSP talks to Columbus holding midfielder Wil Trapp

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Adam Cann talks to Columbus holding midfielder Wil Trapp ahead of Saturday's game against the Union.

Union bits, Shertz memorial fund, expansion stadium notes, Moyes out, more

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Union news. Updates on NYC FC and Orlando City stadium plans. David Moyes fired. More news.

Postgame quotes: Crew 2-1 Union

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Postgame quotes from John Hackworth, Brian Carroll, and Le Fernandes after the Union's 2-1 road loss to Columbus.

Dax McCarty

The Hatful Eights

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This is one crowded scene, and I even considered listing Dax McCarty and/or Daniel Williams here. Michael BradleyDarlington NagbeSacha KljestanIn the frame: Alfredo MoralesUnder watch: Wil Trapp, Tony Tchani, Kellyn AcostaGet a job: Jermaine JonesMikey is still the clear-cut and obvious choice. Beyond that, I spent a lot of time shuffling guys on this list, as well as to and from other midfield

Some Soccer News for Nov 20, 2015

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I can hardly believe it myself, but somehow I came in 2nd in the voting to David Beckham for People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive! Damn you Beckman. Even my own Mom voted for him.

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Corinthians are the new Brazilian Champions. Huge congrats to them.

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du Nord Futbol 2015 MLS Best XI
G: Bill Hamid
FB: Tony Beltran + Kemar Lawrence
CB: Damien Perrinelle + Laurent Ciman
M: Ethan Finlay, Dax McCarty, Matias Laba + Fabian Castillo
F: Kei Kamara + Sebastian Giovinco

And my 2nd Team
G: David Oustad
FB: Harrison Afful + Robby Rogers
CB: Nat Borchers + Kendall Waston
M: Benny Feilhaber, Wil Trapp, Diego Charra + Mauro Diaz
F: Obafemi Martins + Robbie Keane

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MLS Cup Playoffs
-The Semifinals on Sunday.

Major League Soccer

MLS announces roster for inaugural Homegrown Game

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By DAN KARELL

The next big stars in Major League Soccer will be on display in Portland next month.

MLS announced that they've selected 20 Homegrown players to take part in the inaugural Homegrown Game, which will take place on Aug.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Kofi Opare

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For all the veterans in the Los Angeles Galaxy's lineup, it's been a rookie defender who has stood out amongst the rest this week.

The former Michigan Wolverine Kofi Opare scored his team's lone goal in their mid-week 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact and helped earn a second consecutive clean sheet against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday evening.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Gyasi Zardes

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By IVES GALARCEP

When the Los Angeles Galaxy tore apart the San Jose Earthquakes defense on their way to a 3-0 victory, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan led the way as usual, but the third weapon needed to complete the rout was a new face starting to find his form.

Wil Trapp: One ‘Bus Leads Home

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"When I think of MLS, it's just kinda like.... I mean personally? ... It's the Crew because I'm from Columbus and that's the team that we have here." – Wil Trapp

Homecoming...

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This piece conceived and executed by John Nyen, Portland, OR

This moment should cascade over you, gentle reader.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/12/2016

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Unfortunately the Union could only get a draw last night against LA, but these links always come out on top.

Philadelphia Union News

Montréal Impact – A Week In Review: Defensive struggles continue
With the midweek fixture against the Galaxy in the rearview mirror, it's time to look ahead to the Saturday match against the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Impact.

Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew

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Young man, are you listening to me?

OTF's Stephen Mangat doesn't like the smell...

Back in the days when men were men, this fine site had a phenomenal weekly feature in which the city of the Fire's upcoming opponent was very fairly slandered. In the spirit of those "Trash Talk Fridays", let's kickoff this post with some choicethoughts about Columbus from a site about "the best places to live, work, or retire.

US U-20 MNT Fall to Mexico in CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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Despite an impressive effort, an under-strength U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team fell 3-1 to Mexico in overtime of the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship final this evening in front of a sold-out crowd at Estadio Cuauhtémoc in Puebla.

Tab Ramos' young team fell behind early, but rebounded with a first-half penalty kick dispatched by midfielder Benji Joya to finish regulation tied 1-1.

Akron eliminated from NCAA Championship in penalty kicks

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The Akron Zips were eliminated from the NCAA Championship this afternoon by Creighton on penalty kicks. After 110 minutes, the two found themselves locked at 1-1. Wil Trapp missed one penalty kick for Akron, while Creighton made all five to upset the fifth ranked Zips.

Dynamo Academy standout goalkeeper Fernando Pina plays for Akron, but did not seen action in 2012 as a freshman.