Caleb Porter

Caleb Porter provides injury updates on Luis Diaz, Kevin Molino, other Crew players

This week, Columbus Crew winger Luis Diaz was off on international duty with the Costa Rican National Team. A few days later, Diaz was back in Columbus after Costa Rica announced he suffered a knee injury, forcing him out of national team matches. Friday morning, Columbus head coach Caleb Porter gave an update on Diaz’s injury status as the team continues to train during the three-week international break.
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Crew coach Caleb Porter: Luis Diaz to miss 1-2 weeks with slight knee injury

Caleb Porter’s been a coach long enough to expect the occasional phone call bearing bad news. He calls them “lightning bolts that come out of the blue,” and he received one earlier this week regarding winger Luis Diaz. After joining the Costa Rican national team, Diaz was replaced on the roster for Wednesday’s game due to injury and underwent an MRI on his right knee.

CrewSC: Fan harmony, Zelarayan free kicks have Caleb Porter smiling

The Columbus Crew got a much needed road win Saturday, in electrifying style by the way and the wounds between the Nordecke and ownership have healed, lending optimism and harmony to the 2021 season. All that harmony trickles down to the team. "I think it's great," Crew head coach Caleb...
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Columbus SC: Caleb Porter, players vouch trust in Crew ownership's contentious rebrand

In case anyone forgot, there’s a game on Wednesday against Toronto FC, which Columbus SC players and coach Caleb Porter said has their full attention. That's saying something in the wake of a rebrand that has put the ownership group of Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Dr. Pete Edwards, and the club’s front office, under heavy fire from their most ardent supporters.

Caleb Porter on CONCACAF officiating, VAR: ‘It’s a joke’

The Columbus Crew battled to a 2-2 draw against Liga MX side Monterrey in the first leg of the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night. The match, played at historic Crew Stadium, was an exciting affair, with Rayados taking an early lead before the Black & Gold took control and, in the second half, battled back for a 2-1 advantage. But a late mistake at the back allowed for a stoppage time equalizer.

What They're Saying: Caleb Porter

"We get screwed on two calls, a penalty clear and an offsides that's not offsides that we score a fair goal, and it's by an American. What would happen in Mexico if you had a Mexican in the VAR booth? I think we all know. It's ridiculous." -- Columbus Crew...
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Caleb Porter: Nagbe, Etienne ‘doubtful’ for Thursday; Afful, Keita return from 10-day absence

The injury troubles that inflicted the Crew in the preseason compounded in the first game of the season Thursday when Darlington Nagbe and Derrick Etienne Jr both took knocks. After the Crew announced starting winger Kevin Molino would miss six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury, it was a bit of good news for the club that coach Caleb Porter doesn’t expect Nagbe and Etienne to miss much time.

Caleb Porter updates on multiple Crew players being evaluated for injuries

The Columbus Crew began the 2021 season with a 4-0 win over Real Esteli last Thursday in the CONCACAF Champions League. One game has been played with plenty more to go but the Black & Gold are dealing with a handful of minor injuries entering the start of the Major League Soccer regular season this Sunday against the Philadelphia Union.

Columbus Crew SC's Caleb Porter: New signing Kevin Molino on a "different level"

It hasn't taken new Columbus Crew SC signing Kevin Molino to leave a positive impression on his new bosses. Molino signed with the Crew this winter after a number of years with Minnesota United and was widely regarded as the top free agent on the market. The winger has been battling a minor hamstring injury this preseason, making his friendly debut on Saturday against Orlando City SC, but the early signs are strong.

Caleb Porter isn’t concerned with the Crew’s unique 2020 away record

In 25 seasons of awarding an MLS Cup champion, the Columbus Crew is in a category all its own. Not only did the Black & Gold have the largest margin of victory in a championship game, defeating the Seattle Sounders 3-0 last December, but they also have a less popular claim to fame. The Crew was the first MLS Cup winner to lift the trophy, or even make it to the MLS Cup Final, without a single away win in the regular season.
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Columbus Crew: Caleb Porter starts camp with more talent than last year's MLS Cup team

Get used to hearing this phrase a lot: The Crew is not defending its MLS Cup title, but attacking the next one. This is classic coach-speak. But it accurately summarizes the strategy coach Caleb Porter, general manager Tim Bezbatchenko and the rest of the brain trust deployed this offseason by acquiring proven talent to supplement a roster that returned every key player from last season’s championship run.