Looks like the Columbus Crew declined to pick up the options on Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Frankie Hejduk and Gino Padula among others. These guys were the heart and soul of the 2008 MLS Championship team. It's not unexpected, but still a little sad. I loved watching Schelotto orchestrate play from his attacking midfield play, and Hejduk's energy making runs from the right back position.
Here is a link to a great article on Schelotto's place in Columbus Sports lore:
Bob Hunter, Columbus Dispatch
Also, an article supporting bringing Schelotto back:
Mike Arace, Columbus Dispatch
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