Crew SC: Captain Trapp on National team, playoff chances and ownership's desire to move

You would never call the pride of Gahanna, Crew SC captain Wil Trapp controversial but at least he fielded several questions about the future of the franchise considering owner Anthony Precourt stated desire to move the team. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS -- You would never call the pride of Gahanna, Crew SC captain Wil Trapp controversial but at least he fielded several questions about the future of the franchise considering owner Anthony Precourt stated desire to move the team.

"That's come down to Mr. Precourt deciding to stay or selling the team," Trapp told ABC-6 in a sit-down interview Wednesday. "That his prerogative as the owner, operator."

The Black and Gold hosts Montreal in its home opener Saturday at 1 pm.

Trapp was the 2010 National High School Player of the year and scored the game-winning penalty kick to assure Gahanna Lincoln High School its 2009 State Championship played on the very same pitch he plays his pro soccer. It's a pitch that's familiar and a venue that means a lot to him.

Trapp has 125 starts for Crew SC to his credit and recently captained the U.S. Men's National team after its failed in its bid for World Cup qualifying. "We have to put measures in place to bring the top athletes to our sport," Trapp said. "And we have to prove an infrastructure to not stifle those great youth players."


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