Crew SC: Former Striker Dante Washington on what lies ahead for Crew SC
COLUMBUS -- Dante Washington wore the Black and Gold for seven seasons during three different stincts with the team and he's like most fans, outraged that the team could move to Austin, Texas.
What's his biggest beef with the way the proposed relocation has gone down ? "I guess the narrative of the business metrics that continue to be discredited really bothers me," Washington told ABC-6.
Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, aided and backed by Major League Soccer, has been negotiating a deal to move the team to Austin, Texas.
Washington says stadium renderings don't mean the deal is done. He says Austin still needs to find a suitable location, an agreement from city council there and find a way to build a stadium without taxpayer support.
Crew SC reached the Eastern Conference final in 2017 under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. Crew SC will play the 2018 season at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus.