Caleb Porter

Columbus Crew: Caleb Porter suggests deal for new striker is close

Columbus Crew head coach Caleb Porter has suggested the club is closing in on signing a new striker. The 2020 MLS Cup champions are in need of a center-forward after allowing Gyasi Zardes to leave for the Colorado Rapids in April. The USMNT star scored 61 goals for Columbus across all competitions between 2018 and early 2022.
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Caleb Porter defends Columbus Crew tactics amid downward spiral

The Columbus Crew have a goalscoring problem. Only three teams in the Eastern Conference - Inter Miami, Charlotte FC, and the Chicago Fire - have found the net fewer than their 15 times. The 2020 MLS Cup champions have failed to score in six of their last eight MLS matches, taking just five points from a possible 24 during that time.
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A new-look Crew, with a new formation, led to success, decisions for Caleb Porter

The Columbus Crew of the last three matches isn’t the same as the Crew team that started the 2022 Major League Soccer season. After the first four Black & Gold matches, midfielder Lucas Zelarayán won MLS Player of the Month and Columbus had two strikers in Miguel Berry and Gyasi Zardes. Everything in the Crew world, outside of set piece defending, looked pretty good. The Black & Gold started undefeated and scored 10 goals in four matches.

Caleb Porter needs the Crew’s attackers to be more ‘ruthless’ to find goals

After a promising start to the 2022 season, the last two weeks haven’t gone the way the Columbus Crew wanted based on the results. Facing two of the better defensive teams in Major League Soccer, the Crew lost 1-0 in game-to-back games, first to Nashville SC at home and then last weekend to the Philadelphia Union on the road.

Checking the ‘facts’ on Caleb Porter; is the Crew actually good?

Columbus Crew head coach Caleb Porter hates to lose; it is what drives him. This can be a good trait in a head coach of a professional soccer team, driving one to, say, a couple MLS Cups, an NCAA Championship and an MLS All-Star game victory. But when a coach like this loses, it can sometimes provoke emotions and statements that come off as petulant, whiny or seen as blaming others for their own failures.

Caleb Porter looking for more hunger from Columbus Crew after loss to Philadelphia Union

Anyone who had watched the Crew through the first five games of the Major League Soccer season could see there was potential to go on the road and knock off the top team in the East and MLS Cup contender, the Philadelphia Union. They could at least hold their own and make it a game, unlike their last three games at Subaru Park in the Caleb Porter era.  After a 1-0 loss to Nashville SC at home...

Crew tactical review: Caleb Porter gets it right vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

The Columbus Crew earned an impressive 4-0 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps this past Saturday on the first weekend of Major League Soccer action to start the 2022 season out extremely strong. The Black & Gold were on top of the Whitecaps right from the kickoff before the breakthrough came in the eighth minute courtesy of forward Miguel Berry. After that the home side never looked back, adding three more goals before the final double whistles of the afternoon.