The spoils of an MLS title include a big trophy, medals, and a baby
Congratulations are in order for the Columbus Crew, who brought home their first-ever championship by beating the upstart New York Red Bulls 3-1 in the MLS Cup Final yesterday. Yeah, I didn’t realize it was going on, either.
Buoyed by stars Frankie Hejduk (who scored the insurance goal) and league MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto (three assists), the Crew earned a title that in many ways is deserved. Not only is Columbus one of the league’s first franchises, but they also built the first stadium in America designed for a pro soccer team and have one of the more devoted fan bases in the league. So, good for them. It’s nice to write something pleasant about Ohio for once.
In other minor championship news, the Calgary Stampeders beat the Montreal Alouettes for the CFL’s Grey Cup. Probably because “Alouette” is such a faggy team name.