The rebrand received a strongly negative reception from supporters of the team. The logo was further criticized as generic and harming the team's identity. Other observers noted that the rebrand was part of a similar trend in MLS teams to emulate European naming conventions, and was compared to the rebranding of Chicago Fire FC two years earlier.
1996 – Present / Major League Soccer
2021 – Present / Columbus SC
2015 – 2020 / Columbus Crew SC
1996 - 2014 / Columbus Crew
Columbus SC – Weeks into the 2021 season, the franchise announced they would now be known as Columbus SC, using "Columbus Crew" and "The Crew" in informal instances.
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2021 - Present / Historic Crew Stadium
2016 – 2020 / Mapfre Stadium
1999 - 2015 / Columbus Crew Stadium
1996 - 1999 / Ohio Stadium
2018 - Present / Jimmy Haslam, Dee Haslam, Peter H. Edwards Jr., and other investors (Columbus Partnership)
2013 - 2018 / Anthony Precourt (Precourt Sports Ventures LLC)
2006 - 2013 / Clark Hunt
1995 - 2006 / Lamar Hunt
To qualify as a greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
*Blue is this team’s history