Marshall Re-signs With Crew

Marshall Re-signs With Crew

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 26, 2008
  • 8 Comments
  • Chad Marshall

Chad Marshall returns to anchor the Crew's defense yet again in 2009. (Getty Images)

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.

  • Nick

    Ok, you scared the hell out of me. &quot;Resigns&quot; means he quit. &quot;Re-Signs&quot; means he's coming back. <br />
    <br />
    I just read the headline and I thought for sure he was offered the spot with the German team. <br />
    <br />
    But this a great Christmas present regardless. So we will have virtually the same team we started with last year. How can the Crew not be the favorites going into '09?

  • Nick

    Ok, you scared the hell out of me. “Resigns” means he quit. “Re-Signs” means he’s coming back.

    I just read the headline and I thought for sure he was offered the spot with the German team.

    But this a great Christmas present regardless. So we will have virtually the same team we started with last year. How can the Crew not be the favorites going into ’09?

  • GHM

    Everyone doesn't have what it takes to play in Europe and Chad knows he's much more comfortable in MLS. I'm sure as a child he didn't stay overnight at friends houses either.

  • GHM

    Everyone doesn’t have what it takes to play in Europe and Chad knows he’s much more comfortable in MLS. I’m sure as a child he didn’t stay overnight at friends houses either.

  • Nordecke Luchador

    Your headline is a monument to the importance of the hyphen. (Resigns is WAY different than re-signs.) 🙂 Keeop up the great blog. – El Luchador.<br />
    <a href="http://nordeckeluchador.blogspot.com/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://nordeckeluchador.blogspot.com/</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://nordeckeluchador.blogspot.com/</a></a&gt;

  • WVHooligan

    Thanks guys…this is what I get for doing work over the holiday, easy mistakes! haha

  • Your headline is a monument to the importance of the hyphen. (Resigns is WAY different than re-signs.) 🙂 Keeop up the great blog. – El Luchador.
    http://nordeckeluchador.blogspot.com/

    • Thanks guys…this is what I get for doing work over the holiday, easy mistakes! haha