by Luciano Ruscitto

Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 29 – The Cleveland Crunch is thrilled to announce the renewal of its longstanding partnership with MetroHealth, which will continue to serve as the team's official medical provider for the upcoming 2023-24 Major League Indoor Soccer season. This marks the fourth consecutive season of collaboration between the two organizations.

As part of the extended partnership, MetroHealth will continue to deliver essential athletic training services to the Cleveland Crunch, ensuring the team maintains peak performance throughout the season. This ongoing collaboration reflects MetroHealth's commitment to providing top-tier sports medicine services and supporting the overall health and well-being of the players.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with MetroHealth, a relationship that has proven instrumental in our team's success over the past three seasons," said Luciano Ruscitto, President of the Cleveland Crunch. "Their expertise in sports medicine is invaluable, and we look forward to another season of working together to achieve our performance goals."

The MetroHealth Sports Medicine team has experience training at top sports programs and will meet players’ needs as they practice and face competition during the upcoming 2023-24 season. 

“Our goal is to keep the team healthy and competitive for the season,” said Drs. Heather Rainey and Laurel Beverley, co-directors of the MetroHealth sports medicine team. “Throughout our four-year partnership, we have worked hard to reach the community about the importance of staying active and healthy. Our continued relationship with the Crunch team serves as an extension of both of our programs.”

Through this partnership, both organizations will promote health, wellness and education to fans across Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Crunch and MetroHealth look forward to another season of collaboration, teamwork, and shared success both on and off the field.