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By Steve Wartenberg | How do you describe an aura, the atmosphere and power of a sold-out, deafening stadium?
It’s hard to put into words.
By Steve Wartenberg | Two hours before Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain took to the temporary, real-grass field at Ohio Stadium on Wednesday evening, about 500 people formed a four-deep wall around the nearby Blackwell Inn.
The excitement – and the well-behaved, selfie-taking, Real Madrid and PSG T-Shirt-wearing-crowd – was building quickly, and had an international flavor.
By Steve Wartenberg | The amazing Cristiano Ronaldo headed in the first goal as Portugal topped Wales and its superstar Gareth Bale 2-0 in the semifinals of Euro16 on Wednesday.
On Sunday, Portugal will host France in the Euro16 championship match … and on July 27, Ronaldo and Bale will be in Columbus, as their Real Madrid (Spain) squad takes on Paris Saint-Germain (France) in the International Champions Cup.
By Steve Wartenberg | Michael Bradley stood midpitch at MAPFRE stadium on Tuesday night, looking equal parts happy and relieved as he spoke to what remained of the red-white-and-blue wearing, chanting and singing crowd of 20,624.
“This stadium and these people have bailed us out on a lot of occasions,” said the captain of the U.S. Men’s National National Team (USMNT) minutes after a dominating 4-0 win over Guatemala. It was a game the team absolutely, positively had to win in order remain alive in the semifinal round of CONCACAF-CAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MATCH AT OHIO STADIUM ANNOUNCED
City to Host Semifinals and Finals for First Time at Otterbein University on July 30 and 31
By Steve Wartenberg | It happened so quickly that a few thousand Crew fanatics had yet to make their way through the black-and-yellow-clad masses to their seats.
Global financial services firm MAPFRE Insurance invests in Columbus with landmark stadium naming rights deal for country’s first soccer-specific stadium
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2015
Milestone occasion reveals club transition to Columbus Crew SC in 2015 at LC Pavilion event featuring Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and renowned recording group New Politics
Women’s Soccer Franchise One of Four Regional Expansion Teams Joining 70+ Other U.S. Cities
The Columbus Eagles are one of the new expansion teams for 2014 in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). The teams are made up of current and former college players who have played the game at an elite level and wish to continue to compete at that level into the future.