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Episode 137 – 2014 Season Preview

Join the guys in this extended edition of the Unitedmania.com podcast. The boys look at United’s performance on the Carolina Challenge Cup and then move on to review the Western and Eastern Conference and how each team will end up in the standings. They close out the show with their always entertaining season-ending awards.

Episode 93 – Meanie Weenie

Join the guys as they review United’s last dismal push at the end of the season. They also grade overall player performances, pick their best 11 and review the play-offs and make their predictions for the upcoming MLS Cup between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.

Guille MVP

Schelotto collected seven goals and 19 assists in 27 games during a prolific 2008 regular season, leading the league in assists by a wide margin. He also set a new Crew record for most assists in a season, eclipsing John Wilmar Perez’s 15 in 2001, and finished the season tied for second in MLS history for assists in a season. Five of his assists led to game-winners and his extraordinary performances were recognized with four regular-season MLS Player of the Week selections, MLS Player of the Month honors for August and inclusion on the MLS inactive All-Star roster. His 19 assists this season are the most for an individual in MLS since the 2002 season when Steve Ralston also totaled 19.

Thanks in large part to Schelotto’s leadership and playmaking ability, the 2008 regular season was one of the best in Crew history, as the Black & Gold won the Supporters’ Shield with a 17-7-6 record and 57 points, shattering the club record for points in a season. Columbus also set new club marks for wins and goals (50) in the post-shootout era (since 2000).

Schelotto has continued to be a difference-maker in the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, totaling three assists in three games and garnering MLS Cup Playoffs Player of the Week honors on Nov. 17. Schelotto and the Crew will look to produce a storybook ending to their magical 2008 season on Sunday, when the Black & Gold take on the New York Red Bulls in the 2008 MLS Cup Final on “ESPN on ABC” at 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Since joining the Crew in 2007 from storied Argentinean club Boca Juniors, Schelotto has proven to be one of the best attacking players in the league. He was a member of the 2007 MLS Best XI squad and in 49 career MLS regular season games, he has recorded a whopping 30 assists and scored 12 goals.