Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hesmer, Crew open with shutout

The Columbus Crew kicked off their Major League Soccer season with a 2-0 defeat of Toronto FC and Wilson native William Hesmer was in goal for the shutout.

The Crew held a 1-0 lead when Hesmer punched away a penalty kick in the 44th minute and defender Adam Moffat booted it away.

Moffat scored the first goal for Columbus, also the first goal of the MLS season.

Hesmer, a Hunt High School graduate, was invited to the U.S. National Men's Team training camp in January but was not selected to play in either of the international friendly matches the U.S. played prior to Olympic qualifying.

I'll try to keep up with Will as much as possible here this season, so stay tuned.

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