The easy answer is "everywhere," but where did things really break down for D.C. United in their season-opening loss to the Crew?
Well that sucked. Having slept on the result of last night's dismantling at the hands of the Columbus Crew, the sting is hardly any less. What was supposed to be the unveiling of a newly competitive squad that would not make the same mistakes the 2013 version of D.
Gregg Berhalter had himself a debut he'll never forget.
In Berhalter's first match as an MLS head coach and with his team facing Eastern Conference foe D.C. United, the Columbus Crew put together a complete game on the way to a 3-0 victory in their season opener on Saturday evening at RFK Stadium.
Earlier this week, D.C. United announced that Johnson, acquired over the offseason in a trade with the Seattle Sounders, was given a contract extension that elevates him to Designated Player status.
Johnson, who had a fantastic 2013 season for the Sounders in which the forward scored nine goals, was being underpaid in and made it known with his now infamous post-goal "pay me" celebrationversus the Columbus Crew.
After a horrific 2013 season, DC United made sweeping changes to their starting lineup andlikely 7 new starterswill be on display for their 2014 season opener at RFK against the Columbus Crew. DC United set records for futility last season with an inept offense and suffered from atrocious defending all of which combined to [.
We polled the staff here at B&RU about what we'll see on the field tomorrow when United open their season against Columbus.
It's new feature time, sports fans! This year, we're going to poll our staff before each D.C. United game for predictions and share them in a post. You're encouraged to share your predictions for the game in the comments.
D.C. United will play its first real soccer game of the season this Saturday, against the Columbus Crew.
Regular season soccer is finally upon us, with D.C. United taking on the Columbus Crew at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium a few short days from now. The Crew are a team that D.C. United should beat at home, if the season is going well, and so they are a good test right off the bat.
On tap tonight: Malbec, Fat Tire, Goose Island Pere Jacques, and water
The Filibuster crew is back once again, and it is less than a week until the kickoff of regular season D.C. United soccer. As such, we get Patrick Murphy from Massive Report, a blog about the Columbus Crew, to talk with us about all things massive.
With the season scheduled to kick off this Saturday, World Soccer Talk brings you the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference preview.
There might be a shift in powers in the East after a few clubs made some huge offseason splashes, but one thing is for sure, Sporting Kansas City is still one of the favorites to repeat as MLS Cup Champions.
In the first of our 2014 season previews for Oregonlive.com, we look at the Timbers opponents from the MLS Eastern Conference. While the East was viewed as the weaker of the two conferences, they did eventually have the MLS Cup winner, Sporting Kansas City. SKC will have several teams gunning to knock them off their perch, including Houston, New England, New York, Chicago and the Timbers' first opponent in the 2014 MLS regular season, the Philadelphia Union.
Just over one week until D.C. United kicks off the 2014 season at RFK Stadium against the Columbus Crew. Today we turn our attention to MLS veteran - and seemingly captain-wherever-he-goes - Davy Arnaud.
Davy Arnaud was the first offseason acquisition made when the 2013 MLS season finally came to an end.
In the second installment of B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference, we take a look at the Columbus Crew. There's a new coach, a new mindset, and a remade back four. Is it enough to improve upon last season's disappointment?
What happened in 2013: Normally your mediocre teams look back on a failed season and cite a high number of draws that should have been wins.
Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer talks about Orlando City SC, preseason preparation, and the power of an English accent. In the second segment, Crew midfielder Wil Trapp talks about Medieval Times, life in Holland, TV talk, and of course soccer.
Roche challenges Dom Dwyer to speak with an American accent.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Columbus Crew continued their winning preseason winning ways on Saturday, converting a late penalty kick to knock off the Philadelphia Union in the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic.
Federico Higuain converted an 87th-minute penalty kick after Ryan Finley drew the PK by being fouled by Union defender Amobi Okugo.
An image of Columbus Crew's home shirt for the 2014 MLS season has been leaked on the Internet.
Columbus Crew will be wearing its familiar yellow shirt with black trim in a shirt that's designed and manufactured by adidas. The shirt features a rounded collar and three stripes down the sleeve in a design that's straight out of an adidas template.
Federico Higuain got the Columbus Crew started with a 10th-minute goal Wednesday against Toronto FC and they didn't let up in a 3-1 victory in the opening game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Fla.
Higuain sent a curling free kick past Toronto's newly acquired Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who was seeing his first action in a Reds jersey, to send the Michael Parkhurst-captained Columbus squad to their second preseason victory in as many games.
The New England Revolution traded the rights to Michael Parkhurst for the fourth overall 2014 SuperDraft Pick and allocation money from the Columbus Crew. (Photo by Art Donahue/artdonahue.com)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Former New England Revolution star and Rhode Island native Michael Parkhurst is heading back to MLS, but it won't be with his hometown club after the Revolution traded his rights to the Columbus Crew in exchange for the fourth overall 2014 MLS SuperDraft Pick and allocation money.
Michael Parkhurst is on his way back to Major League Soccer, but it won't be with his hometown club.
The Columbus Crew announced on Monday that they had acquired the rights of the U.S. Men's National Team defender in a trade with the New England Revolution and signed him, pending the receipt of his international transfer certificate (ITC).
Michael Parkhurst returns to MLS. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
For the second year in a row, Jay Heaps and the New England Revolution have traded up in the MLS SuperDraft. Last year it was all the way to the top pick to land Andrew Farrell. This year, the Revs hope to snag someone at the number four spot as they've made a deal with the Columbus Crew.
One of the most standout players in NASL is making the move up to MLS.
Real Salt Lake announced on Tuesday morning that they have signed former Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Luke Mulholland. The 25-year-old Mulholland joins RSL after spending two successful seasons with the Rowdies, who he scored 17 goals and registered 13 assists for in 51 league appearances while also helping them win the 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl.
With an off-season roster overhaul of twelve new players, seven of which started the match tonight, no one saw this coming. The Columbus Crew strolled into town and laid a 3-0 beat down on the "new look" D.C. United tonight at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. With mayor Vincent Gray and his support staff in [.
There are no must-win games in week one, but both D.C. United and the Columbus Crew are well aware of the tight margins involved with playoff spots in the East. The Crew haven't made many changes to their roster, but they have completely changed their approach to the game. Can United take advantage of a team in transition?
The Black-and-Red's defense is looking good for the season opener, but can they withstand a newly aggressive Crew midfield? That, plus Ghana's 15-second foul, MLS-hater-be-hating, the dismal science's take on the beautiful game, and more in today's Freedom Kicks.
It's a funny thing living in Canada and not really being all that much of an iced hockey fan. Attitudes toward my kind range from social pariah, to traitor to the nation and on to suspiciously extraterrestrial. But it's true and it's what sees me as one of seven Canadian citizens ignoring Canada vs Latvia in Sochi and opting for TFC v Columbus Crew at the Mickey Mouse Tournament in Orlando.