As part of our relationship with the Columbus Crew, girls players and their families from CUSA Crew SC were extended an exclusive, free invitation to attend an awesome matchday experience at Mapfre Stadium! The day started with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of Mapfre Stadium. We were able to access VIP areas, take in a field-level view of the pitch, and even observe some MLS players working out with the trainers. After the tour, the players took over the Mapfre Stadium Mini-Field for some professional training by the Columbus Crew SC Player Development coaches. Following a nice training session, Columbus Crew SC homegrown player, Chad Barson, met with the players & their families for a Q&A session, photos, and autographs. Columbus Crew SC head coach, Gregg Berhalter, even stopped by to visit the group!
The families all got together in the parking lot for some great pre-game tailgating. It was a wonderful time to relax and have some fun (and food) together. When game time approached, we all headed back into the stadium to watch the Columbus Crew SC take on the top rated Colorado Rapids. It was a tensely fought battle, ending in a 1-1 draw. The players and their families all had a wonderful time. Thank you to the Columbus Crew SC for this amazing experience!
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