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Hallelujah, there is no more chance of a lockout or a strike. We players and I know the league office never wanted a strike or a lockout. As a player I am so excited to know that we have a new agreement. I am looking forward to our first game now against TFC. I am sure all the fans can be excited about their season tickets and now they can look forward to our games.

We never wanted a strike, but we knew some things needed to change. Thank you fans for sticking by us and awaiting a decision. We knew this decision would not only affect our fans, but also our front office. We knew jobs could have been lost, lots probably. That is why the league and our player's reps worked tirelessly to come to an agreement. Again, thank you fans for sticking with us and being there for us.

For everyone out there who bashed Will Hesmer and just destroyed him on discussion boards and in private, that is just straight wrong. Will was never speaking for himself. We, as a team, stuck by Will's call on things and had his back. He represented the Columbus Crew player's in no way short of amazing. Thank you Will and everyone should thank Will for being such an amazing player's rep. He stood up for our rights and the interest's of our team and league. Thank you for spending countless hours trying to figure out a deal so there would not be a lockout or a strike.

Now, onto soccer ball and some more trophies, hhhoooorrrraaaahhhhhh...


Really happy that everyone came to a good agreement and we get to cheer you guys on this Saturday. And good words about Will. It had to be a tough job for him in a lot of ways. As long as he knows that whatever went down in the negotiations, we've always been and will be united in support of our cup-winning keeper, 100%.

March 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

Glad you are back blogging. Glad the CBA is done. I'll be there Saturday to watch you stomp TFC.

I never was angry with Will. He was doing his job. Negotiating is hardball. Glad it all worked out.

March 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Go get 'em, Jed!

March 21, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

Great news and thank you for your words of support for Will. I am really proud of all the players and union reps that worked tirelessly for the players rights. Now lets go be Massive!

March 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

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