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Attendance Boom

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Revolution fans traveled to New Jersey in record numbers on Sunday.

While 2014 started off with nothing too out of the ordinary attendance-wise, despite a solid start to the season from the New England Revolution, the regular season finished off in impressive fashion and it has carried over into the playoffs.

MLS Scoreboard Watcher, Conference Finals Edition: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution and LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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Even with D.C. United out of the playoffs, we still gather together to watch the games go on.

After what seemed like an eternity, the MLS Conference Finals are upon us. Both games are today, and both series look to be good ones. Join your Black and Red United friends and watch the games with us!

The Bunbury Effect

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The New England Revolution cruised into the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Red Bulls thanks to a shock-and-awe approach that resulted in a 7-3 aggregate win over the Columbus Crew during the Conference Semifinals.

While the offense is flourishing in many different areas, one player that continues to bring the Revolution offense to a new level is none other than the striker-turned-winger himself, Teal Bunbury.

Red Bulls Await Revs in EC Final

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After defeating the Columbus Crew 7-3 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, the New England Revolution have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2007.

Similar to the Conference Semifinals, the winner will be determined by the aggregate score between these two matches, with road goals acting as a tiebreaker.

Offensive Approach Gives Revs Comfortable Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Lee Nguyen kept his offensive hot streak going, Teal Bunbury scored his first goal since September 3rd and even captain and center back Jose Goncalves joined the attack and tallied a rare goal as the New England Revolution defeated the Columbus Crew 3-1 (7-3 on aggregate) on Sunday night in Foxboro.

Talking Points: #NEvCLB

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The Revolution wrapped up their Conference Semifinal series against the Crew with a flourish following Sunday's 3-1 second leg win at Gillette Stadium. Here's a look at some of the talking points surrounding Sunday's win.

Offense shines again

For the Columbus Crew defense, they are going to be seeing the Revolution offense in their nightmares.

Scoreboard watcher: MLS conference semifinal viewing guide and open thread for D.C. United fans

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If the only way to drown your sorrows is to watch more soccer, we are right there with you.

Now that D.C. United's season is over, many will take a step back from watching MLS, preferring to focus on United's offseason (of which there will be plenty of coverage here). However, if you simply can't help yourself from watching whatever soccer is on at any given moment, we will still be here for you as well.

The Warmup: #NEvCLB

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Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution carry a 4-2 aggregate goallead goinginto the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Columbus Crewon Sunday.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

Scheduled kick-off: 5:00 pm

TV/Radio: ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes; 98.

Weapons Aplenty

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The New England Revolution shocked all of Major League Soccer last Saturday with their 4-2 victory over the Columbus Crew. Winning in Columbus is hard enough, as evidenced by the hosts' recently-deceased six-game home winning streak. But by scoring four goals in fantastic fashion on the road, New England didn't just take a commanding lead in the series; they put the rest of theplayoff fieldon notice.

MLS Quarterfinals Leg 1: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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The first legs of the MLS Cup Quarterfinals are in the books and we finally got to see what teams really have to offer with their seasons on the line. Some stepped up while others crumbled. As is usually the case, the difference between a win and a loss is one or two moments of brilliance from a single player.

Monday Freedom Kicks: MLS playoffs shaping up, Chuck Blazer's out there doing his thing

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Relive MLS playoff action from this weekend, learn a lot about Chris Rolfe's arm, and dive deep into the Chuck Blazer story.

Still bummed after the loss? Yeah, me too. In case you want to relive it, though, have some recaps of D.C. United's 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls from us, MLS, Goff, and Ives.

Talking Points: #CLBvNE

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The New England Revolution overpowered the Columbus Crew 4-2 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday at Crew Stadium. Here's a look at some of the talking points surrounding the contest.

Offense Explodes in Victory

For the first time since May 17, the Revolution found the back of the of the net four times or more in their 4-2 victory over the Crew in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Davies Double as Revs Trounce Crew, 4-2

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The New England Revolution scored four times in a playoff game for the first time in club history on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Crew. Charlie Davies scored twice and Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney added a goal apiece as New England takes a commanding lead into the home leg of their two game Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.

#CLBvNE Play-off History: Revs Unbeaten

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The New England Revolution have twice faced the Columbus Crew in the playoffs and came out on top both times. In 2002, the Revolution advanced past the Crew in the then best-of-three Eastern Conference Finals, drawing both home games at Gillette Stadium, but coming up with a huge 1-0 road win, behind a Jay Heaps game winning goal, to advance to their first ever MLS Cup.

Tough Task Ahead

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The one team of all teams that the New England Revolution had to face in the Conference semi-finals just had to be the stubborn and similarly-streakingColumbus Crew.

For Revolution fans, there is just one team in the conference that scares them: the Crew.

By the Numbers: #CLBvNE

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With the New England Revolution set to take on the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference Semifinals,New England Soccer Today took a look at how the two clubs stack up in some key statistical areas.

Scoring Breakdown: The Crew generated most of their offense from open play, scoring 36 of their goals during the open course of play, ranking fifth in the league.

Homegrown – MLS Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

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Part 2 of the special edition of Homegrown: Jay breaks down the MLS EasternConference playoff picture. Other ways to listen: Download the Podcast Here!(Right click, save as) If you like this podcast please subscribe, rate, review, share, and comment. Let us know what you think!

Parkhurst: Revs-Crew Will Be ‘Entertaining’

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One of the most intriguing matchupsof the MLS conference semifinals will kick-off on Saturdayat Crew Stadiumas the Columbus Crew host the Revolution in the first leg. But don't expect the lower-seeded hosts to show any apprehension heading into the contest.

Mirror Images

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Few teams are as good at the classic late-season pushthan the Revolution, whoclawed and wrestled their way into the playoffs this year in a fashion similar to postseason runs of years past. Butthe Columbus Crew might be the Revolution's closest doppelganger this time around.

Revs to Face Crew in Conf. Semis

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The Revolution will face the Columbus Crew on Nov. 1 at 4pm ET for the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals, which will take place at Crew Stadium. The second leg will take place at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 9 at 5pm ET.

New England, which clinched the second seed last weekend, had to wait until the conclusion of Sunday's Sporting K.

New York Red Bulls Edge One Step Closer to Playoffs

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Last night at Red Bull Arena, the New York team's playoff dreams took a step forward, while those of Toronto dimmed, especially with the Columbus Crew win against the Philadelphia Union. It is a close race to the finish this year with DC United at the top of the Eastern Conference, followed by the New England Revolution, Sporting KC, New York Red Bulls, and Columbus Crew currently sitting in the top five.

D.C. United

Filibuster podcast episode 106: The end of D.C. United's playoff run

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On tap tonight: Delirium Nocturnum, Old Fashioned, Sam Adams Winter Lager

Sadly it is the end of D.C. United's 2014 season, and the Filibuster crew is here to talk you through it. We start, of course, with the game itself. We ask if there was more that D.C. United could have done in this game, we debate the strategy of the opening 30 minutes, we pine for Luis Silva, we talk about the away goals rule and whether or not in penalizes the higher seed, and we talk about novel playoff formats that might make things more interesting.

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

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The makers of theFootball Manager computer game, fromSports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions.

According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey.

Russia's Major Racism Problem: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 24 October 2014

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Oil-Rich Qatar will cover the sun! Forever! Muhahahahaha!

Election season is upon us. I can tell because my phone is ringing off the hook, and famous public figures keep personally emailing me with desperate pleas for financial help that put stranded Nigerian princes to shame.

Democracy.

Philadelphia Union

Scoreboard watcher: MLS Playoffs viewing guide and open thread for D.C. United fans

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In which we await D.C. United by watching all of the other MLS teams this weekend.

The regular season is over and the playoffs are here, and that means that we move into another phase of the year. Gone are the Montreal Impact, the Philadelphia Union, the Colorado Rapids, and the Portland Timbers.

Fin: Columbus Crew 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union season ended as it began.

The season ended as it began, with the Union dropping points.

One must not confuse the situations, though. To start the year at Portland, it was a draw and given all the new acquisitions there was a sense of optimism about the Union coming into the season.

Match report: Columbus Crew 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Zach Pfeffer opened his MLS account but the Union could not make it stand. A Bernardo Anor goal deep into extra time doomed Philly to end the year on a sour note with a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew.

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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Let the season end

UNION GAME #34
VS
Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
October 26, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Jairo Arrieta Forward Sebastien Le Toux

Justin Meram, Ben Speas, Ethan Finlay

Tony Tchiani, Wil Trapp

Midfield

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Danny Cruz

Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll

Waylon Francis, Tyson Wahl, Michael Parkhurst, Hector Jimenez Defense Ray Gaddis, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Sheanon Williams
Steve Clark Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Matt Lampson, Emanuel Pogatetz, Bernardo Anor, Kevan George, Aaron Schoenfeld, Eric Gehrig, Romain Gall Bench Andre Blake, Fabinho, Michael Lahoud, Zach Pfeffer, Pedro Ribeiro, Brian Brown, Fred
Stats (Explained Here)
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Union vs Crew quick reference

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Match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more from the series history between the Union and Crew.

Preview: Union at Columbus Crew

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The Union will face a motivated Crew team fighting for third place finish in the East.

Opposite View: Three Questions with Massive Report

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This week we sit down with Pat Murphy of Massive Report, SB Nation's Columbus Crew blog, to talk about anything but the upcoming fixture against the Philadelphia Union.

tBG) The new Columbus Crew logo is sharp. Will any part of you miss the hard hat guys? What were the best/worst comments people have said over the years about them?

Match Day 33 - Final Road Trip

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KC is heading down the final stretch of the season and head into their final road game of the season a little short. The team is short on players as the injury bug has hit again. They travel to Philadelphia for the final road trip of the regular season looking to improve their chances of avoiding the wild card game.

In Pictures: Union 2-3 Crew

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow look at Saturday's heart-breaking loss to Columbus.

Gone in 262 Seconds: Philadelphia Union 2-3 Columbus Crew

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Wellllllp

The Philadelphia Union lost. The New York Red Bulls won. Therefore, the Philadelphia Union are mathematically eliminated from MLS Cup contention in 2014.

A simple enough scenario no one would have been surprised with at 7:00 PM, but how it happened was nothing short of galling.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 Columbus Crew

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Two goals scored in seven minutes. Three goals conceded in four minutes. And that's the end of the 2014 season.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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The Union are in a must-win game. Fabinho is starting at left back. What could possibly go wrong?

UNION GAME #32
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
October 11, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward

Aaron Schoenfield

Ben Speas

Andrew Wenger, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Amobi Okugo

Midfield Justin Meram, Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp, Ethan Finlay
Fabinho, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Ray Gaddis Defense Bernardo Anor, Tyson Wahl, Michael Parkhurst, Hector Jimenez
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Steve Clark
Andre Blake, Sheanon Williams, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Cristian Maidana, Antoine Hoppenot, Pedro Ribeiro Bench Matt Lampson, Chad Barson, Emanuel Pogatetz, Eric Gehrig, Romain Gall, Jairo Arrieta, Adam Bedell
Stats (Explained Here)
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The Rest

Gameday: #NEvCLB

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Greetings from Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution will take on the Columbus Crew for the 2nd leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal at 5:00pm ET. The Revolution own a 4-2 lead on aggregate goals, and appear to be in firm control of their destiny heading into the match.

What's at stake: A trip to the Eastern Conference Final, which will kick off on Nov.

RBNY vs Columbus Crew : Au Revoir Thierry

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So, our mighty Red Bulls needed a to win their final home match of the season to have any hope of avoiding a play-in game or, at the very least, playing said play-in game at home. Unfortunately for us, our mighty Red Bulls weren't so mighty this past Sunday and allowed the visitors from OH to boss them around the RBA pitch to no end (A player Crew player I've never even heard of scored not one, but goals after only scoring one in his previous 14 MLS appearances).

Monday Morning Game Changers analyzes what went wrong in the collapse to Columbus

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Every week we "Monday Morning Manage" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.

Everyone that is old enough to legally drink (and I am sure some of us not old enough) have their own hangover cures.