- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 26, 2008
- 8 Comments
- Chad Marshall
I said I would only come back if I thought something was big enough to talk about and this is definitely that. I believe Columbus Crew fans got just what they wanted for Christmas this year as Defender of the Year Chad Marshall elected not to go to Europe and re-signs with the MLS Cup champions this week.
“We have made a significant commitment to ensure that Chad remains a member of the Crew and we are very pleased to have gotten that priority accomplished,” said Crew technical director Brian Bliss. “It goes without saying that he played a vital role in our championship season and re-signing him allows us to retain our core group of key contributors.”
Marshall had been in Germany on trail Mainz of the German second division as negotiations went on with the Crew.
The move really puts a good end to the year that the Crew had. They won the Supporter’s Sheild Trophy, MLS Cup, signed their best player as a DP for next year and got arguably the league’s best defender back. They may have lost their head coach but I would say that they are over that.
Great move for the Crew, now I would say they just need to add some more depth in their attack and they should be as set as they were this year to defend their title.