The Columbus Crew are Columbus, Ohio's Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. They are owned by Lamar Hunt, who also owns the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Wizards. They have played at Crew Stadium, the first major soccer-specific stadium in the US, since 1999.
The Crew have won only one trophy to date, the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating the 2002 MLS Cup and Supporter's Shield winner Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0. They have reached one other final, the 1998 Open Cup, which was postponed due to a hurricane and controversially relocated from Virginia Beach to Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Fire, who won the match in overtime 2-1.
Famous players that have donned the Black-and-Gold have included Brian McBride, Stern John, John Harkes, Thomas Dooley, and Brad Friedel.