The Columbus Crew (known from 2015 to 2021 as Columbus Crew SC, and briefly in 2021 as Columbus SC) are an American soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer in Columbus, Ohio. They started play in 1996, playing at Ohio Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University until opening the new Columbus Crew Stadium in 1999. That stadium would be renamed Mapfre Stadium in 2015 and Historic Crew Stadium in late 2020. The Crew played their first match at the new Lower.com Field on July 3, 2021.
|Full name||Columbus Crew|
|Founded||May 10, 1994|
|Owners||Dee and Jimmy Haslam|
JW and Whitney Johnson
Dr. Pete Edwards
|Head coach||Caleb Porter|
|League||Major League Soccer|
|2020||Eastern Conference: 3rd|
Shortly after the start of the 2021 season, the team announced a name change to Columbus SC. Fan reaction was extremely negative. On May 17, 2021, only a week after the change to Columbus SC, the team announced that it would return to the original name of Columbus Crew, without the "SC".
|1996||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|1997||Major League Soccer||Semifinals|
|1998||Major League Soccer||Semifinals|
|1999||Major League Soccer||Semifinals|
|2000||Major League Soccer||4th / Center|
|2001||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|2002||Major League Soccer||Semifinals|
|2003||Major League Soccer||5th / East|
|2004||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|2005||Major League Soccer||6th / East|
|2006||Major League Soccer||6th / East|
|2007||Major League Soccer||6th / East|
|2008||Major League Soccer||Champions|
|2009||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|2010||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|2011||Major League Soccer||Wild Card|
|2012||Major League Soccer||6th / East|
|2013||Major League Soccer||8th / East|
|2014||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|2015||Major League Soccer||Finalist|
|2016||Major League Soccer||9th / East|
|2017||Major League Soccer||Semifinals|
|2018||Major League Soccer||Quarterfinals|
|2019||Major League Soccer||10th / East|
|2020||Major League Soccer||Champions|
- Major League Soccer (May 17, 2021). "Columbus Crew to remain team's official name after meeting with Nordecke Supporters Group". Press release. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/columbus-crew-to-remain-team-s-official-name-after-meeting-with-nordecke. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
- "Introducing Lower.com Field: Columbus Crew announces long-term stadium naming rights partnership with Lower". ColumbusCrew.com. 2021-06-15. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
- Myers, Jacob (March 24, 2021). "It's a date: new Crew Stadium will open July 3 against New England". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- ESPN (May 10, 2021). "MLS champs Columbus drop 'Crew' from name in rebrand". ESPN.com. ESPN. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
- "'Save the Crew' takes on new meaning as Columbus club delivers rebrand worthy of an F grade". sportingnews.com. May 10, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
- "Joint Statement from the Columbus Crew and its Supporters Group, the Nordecke". columbuscrew.com. May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
- Myers, Jacob (May 17, 2021). "After fans revolt, it's 'Columbus Crew' once again. The logo's altered, too". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved May 18, 2021.