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Report: Potential Crew buyer wouldn't sign non-disclosure agreement

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The Columbus Crew saga continues.

A prominent member of the Columbus community was handed a non-disclosure agreement in December to scan the Crew's financial informationafter the potential buyer expressed interest in purchasing the team. However, the document was never signed and returned.

The MLS report: the best week*

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It was almost the best week in MLS history. Instead, we got confirmation of the undisputed best team in league history. We take a look at Toronto's success and the Red Bulls failure.

Nikolic bags winner as Fire claim first win of 2018

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The Chicago Fire may have been on the hot seat after the first few weeks of the regular season, but certainly those have cooled off a bit following Saturday's result at Toyota Park.

Veljko Paunovic's side used a first-half strike from star forward Nemanja Nikolic to edge the Columbus Crew, 1-0, for their first win of 2018.

Doolsta finishes third in qualifying, advances to eMLS Cup playoffs

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Cormac Dooley had an even stronger second day at the FIFA18 tournament at PAX East in Boston on Friday

Four wins, four losses and a draw were enough for Cormac Dooley, aka Doolsta, to finish third place in the East and advance to the eMLS Cup playoffs in Boston on Friday.

The 17-year-old Irishman from West Chester, who is representing the Philadelphia Union at the tournament, had wins over LyesMTL (Montreal Impact), FIFA Abe (Orlando City) and swept a two-game set against SKAMZZ1992 (Columbus Crew).

The MLS report: Week Zlatan

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MLS had quite the weekend. We'll recap the week that was with a look to the Pacific Northwest, a brief snapshot of the Union's next opponent, and touch on a certain someone's debut.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 5

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In a week headlined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, there was plenty of action all around across MLS.

Jozy Altidore pushed the LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake. (READ)

Second half goals propelled the Vancouver Whitecaps past the Columbus Crew. (READ)

Orlando City edged the New York Red Bulls, 4-3, in a back-and-forth thriller.

Second half goals propel Whitecaps past Crew

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The Vancouver Whitecaps had found a couple road bumps over the last few weeks following back-to-back wins to start the season. They got past those bumps on Saturday

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways on Saturday, coming back for a 2-1 win against the Columbus Crew at Mafpre Stadium.

Gyasi Zardes was in the right place at the right time on the opener, pouncing on a rebound after Pedro Santos was kept out by Stefan Marinovic in the 29th minute.

Crew down D.C. United behind trio of first-half goals

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The Columbus Crew may have missed their chances a week ago at Philadelphia, but Gregg Berhalter's side showed a short memory on Saturday as they rolled to three points at home.

A pair of first-half goals scored two minutes apart broke the game open for the Crew as they cruised to a 3-1 home win at Mafpre Stadium over winless D.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Columbus Crew

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Chances were hard to come by as Columbus and Philadelphia both failed to score and the teams split the points.

Crew, Union share points in drab draw

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In any sport, early season matches could see teams on their game from the get go or still working out some kinks. Saturday's clash between the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew was more of the latter.

Both the Crew and Union lacked the final product on Saturday, tying 0-0 in a lackluster draw at Talen Energy Stadium.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/15/18

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Sapong signs an extension, Union look to exploit Columbus, and Champions League results

Philadelphia Union News

CJ Sapong contract extended to 2019 with club option for 2020
The team's leading goal scorer from 2017 isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

MLS recap: Week 2

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We're trying something new — a weekly recap of all the MLS action. This week's storylines include Champions League success, a rash of late winners, and goals galore.

Late Gyasi Zardes penalty helps Crew get past Impact

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The Columbus Crew were bailed out in stoppage time as a late penalty handed them their second win to start the 2018 season.

Gregg Berhalter's Crew used a penalty from Gyasi Zardes in the 94th minute to beat Montreal 3-2 on Saturday.

The Crew were far from deserving of the result, as the Impact controlled the contest for throughout the second half, as they made up a two-goal deficit.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team impressed you most in Week 1?

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It's hard to judge too much off of the first week of the MLS season, but it's impossible to deny that several teams made strong first impressions to kick off the campaign.

A number of teams provided big wins, surprising results and statement performances over the weekend to kickstart the domestic campaign.

Ohio attorney general, City of Columbus sue Crew ownership, MLS

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The Columbus Crew's potential relocation to Austin has prompted a lawsuit from the state and city the club currently calls home.

Major League Soccer and Crew owners Precourt Sports Ventures are being sued by the Ohio attorney general and the city of Columbus. A suit was officially filed on Monday, citing the "Modell Law," which was passed in response to Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell moving the team to Baltimore in 1995.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Union alums, presidential tweets, and a Wembley friendly

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Ahead of the Union's flight to Frisco, here's the last roundup of the week.

The focus is on defense during Curtin’s press conference

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Jim Curtin's weekly press conference included updated injury news and a lot of talk about the Union's teenaged defenders.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Columbus Crew

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Who's up, who's down, and how did Borek Dockal fare in his first game in Union blue?

Photo Gallery: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew

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The game was dull, but the photos are not

The weather, the size of the crowd and the performance on the field left a lot to be desired, but the Philadelphia Union stayed unbeaten through two games with a scoreless draw at home against Columbus Crew on Saturday and Brotherly Game photographer Trey Madara was there to capture the action and in-action alike.

News Roundup: Union sleeper, Steel starts with a bang, and USMNT roster

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Plus FIFA wants honest bribes, Wondo going for the title, and DC finds somewhere even worse to play soccer.

Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew lineups and live updates

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The Borek Dockal era begins in Chester

After a couple weeks off, the U are back in action this afternoon against the Columbus Crew at Talen Energy Stadium. Check back here for live updates and share your thoughts in the comments.

Starting Lineups

Borek Dockal gets the start. The Czech Republic international was acquired on a one-year loan deal from the Chinese Super League ahead of the season opener but was nursing an ankle injury.

News roundup: Talen to host USMNT friendly, Philly a World Cup host-city finalist, a potentially historic women’s league, and a new owner?

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Big news all over: Philly in the spotlight, UEFA Cup draws, angry men storming fields, new Steel kits, and an international call-up.

Columbus match an early litmus test for Union

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Columbus is a good team, but they're a team with weaknesses ripe for a team like Philadelphia Union to exploit. The match will be an early test of how good the Union are, PSP's Dan Walsh writes.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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This week the Union host conference leaders, Columbus Crew. Get all the details here!

Curtin: Bořek Dočkal 100% will play against Columbus

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Newly acquired No. 10 expected to play Saturday but whether that's in the starting XI or off the bench remains a question

Bořek Dočkal's long-awaited Philadelphia Union debut is expected to happen on Saturday afternoon at home against Columbus Crew. Whether that debut comes with the Czech Republic international in the starting lineup or off the bench though still remains a question mark.

D.C. United

D.C. United’s first win and new ownership rumors: Filibuster

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We've got rumors to make up for the fact that there is no game this weekend

D.C. United has their first win of the year and Filibuster are here to talk about it! Jason, Ben, and Adam discuss the 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew, and break down Ulises Segura's very fast goal in all its glory. We also discuss the very effect press and how it shut down Columbus' midfield, and then talk about how the game shifted when Paul Arriola was sent off.

3 things we learned in DCU’s win over the Crew

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Like reading through fuzzy tea leaves in week 1, let's try this again.

When you're playing in ostensibly a home game for the last time in three months with an opponent who pasted you a couple of weeks prior, as D.C. United was heading into Saturday's game with the Columbus Crew, and it's compounded by the start you've had to the year thus far, you kinda need a win to get the weight off your back and make everyone breathe a little easier.

DCU lineup vs. Crew : Time to bust the slump

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Can the guys get their first three points?

D.C. United takes on the Columbus Crew this weekend at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. After a week off and with no wins so far this season, three points are desperately needed. With players like Junior Moreno and Russell Canouse coming back to full training, Ben Olsen will have almost all of his options available to him.

D.C. United versus Columbus Crew, plus your questions! Filibuster

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We break into your questions before previewing the Crew

D.C. United may soon have a new owner, but the Filibuster crew will stick with you through thick, thin, and three separate ownership groups! In this episode of the podcast, Jason, Adam, and Ben talk about goats and Adam's failures at March Madness (9:29) before getting back into your questions.

D.C. United is its own worst enemy right now

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The Last Word laments the Black-and-Red's self-destructive streak after Saturday's 3-1 loss against the Columbus Crew

Putting together a piece for D.C. United's loss against the Columbus Crew had been evading me on Sunday and Monday. There are a lot of things to be frustrated about, and they're magnified because there are positives leading up to the bad parts.

D.C. United’s frustrating start continues, and Sporting KC looms: Filibuster

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We gotta talk it out

Nothing is going quite to plan for D.C. United on the field, but everything is full steam ahead for your favorite D.C. United podcasters. Jason, Adam, and Ben break down D.C. United's frustrating 3-1 loss to the Columbus Crew by first contrasting the best 15 minutes stretch of the season so far with the with the rest of the game, especially the goals.

Monday Freedom Kicks: United and Spirit lose, Brazil outlasts Russia, and more

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Happy Monday folks. Because of my trip to North Carolina for the United States-Paraguay friendly, I'm rocking Monday this week. Thanks to Ryan, who was gracious enough to help me by switching Freedom Kicks this week. Now, let's kickstart the week with the news from the weekend:

D.C. United outclassed as Columbus Crew roll to 3-1 victory | Black & Red United


Zlatan to LA Galaxy, NWSL season begins, and more: Freedom Kicks for 3/23/2018

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Multiple D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew notes to go with plenty of NWSL news as the 2018 season looms

Starting tomorrow, we are well and truly in the thick of another season. D.C. United is on the road against the Columbus Crew, which looks like it'll be a tough one. The Washington Spirit open their season with a daunting trip to face the Seattle Reign, their most difficult foe over the years.

D.C. United versus Columbus Crew lineup: dealing with absences

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Even with 5 absences, United can roll out a good team

D.C. United takes on the Columbus Crew this weekend and will have to do so without their full complement of players. Junior Moreno picked up a knock in the game against the Houston Dynamo, Ulises Segura is with the Costa Rican national team, Oniel Fisher and Dane Kelly are with Jamaica, and Zoltan Stieber is with the Hungarian national team.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Opposition 11: Columbus Crew projected lineup

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United will see an improved version of the Crew this time around thanks to the return of Wil Trapp

D.C. United has already played the Columbus Crew SC this season, falling 3-1 less than a month ago in Ohio. Since then though, the Crew have stumbled, losing 2-1 at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps and then falling 1-0 in Chicago despite largely dominating throughout.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Week 2 of MLS play kicks off on Saturday with a full slate of seven matches.

It all starts in Columbus as the Crew host the Montreal Impact to kickstart the day. The afternoon slate also sees a clash between the Colorado Rapids and New England Revolution while LAFC faces another tough road test at Real Salt Lake.

The Rest

Fire survive Crew 1-0 for first win of the season

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A 27th minute Zack Steffen give-away resulted in Nemanja Nikolic's fourth goal of the season and the Fire held on to defeat the Columbus Crew 1-0. The visitors controlled most of the match, held a 65-35 possession advantage, and outshot the Fire 20-8 but could not break through despite some close calls with posts and crossbars.

Sounders Academy advances to GA Cup semifinals

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Seattle defeated Columbus on PKs 3-2 to win Group A.

The Sounders Academy blitzed through their first two group stage matches at the Generation Adidas Cup in Frisco, Texas before needing penalty kicks to dispose of the Columbus Crew on Monday. Seattle advances to the semifinals with eight points through three matches.

The Best of MLS Week 4: Bradley Wright-Phillips, Sebastian Blanco, and more

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It may have been an abbreviated week of MLS action thanks to the international break, but that doesn't mean the games were short on action.

From multi-goal games, to rookie debuts, to an impressive golazo, the six games of week four had quite a bit going for them.

Here is the best of the best from the smaller than usual slate:


Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice for the New York Red Bulls as they cruised passed Minnesota United by a 3-0 score.

Fabinho out with MCL sprain; Matt Real could be in line for debut in Colorado

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Homegrown left back is expected to return March 28 from international duty

A back four with an 18, 19, 22 and 24-year-old could be lining up in front of Andre Blake in the starting XI against Colorado Rapids on March 31.

Left back Fabinho, who left the Columbus Crew match last Saturday with an injury at halftime, suffered an MCL sprain and is questionable for the Philadelphia Union's first road match of the season.