Week 31 in Major League Soccer begins early as eight teams are in action on Wednesday.
The match with the most playoff implications is at RFK Stadium where D.C. United hosts the Columbus Crew. If Columbus beats D.C., then the Crew would be two points adrift of the final postseason berth in the Eastern Conference.
Thereare still signs of life in the Columbus Crew after they defeated the New England Revolution, 2-0, at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday night.
Ola Kamara scored both goals in the 42nd and 83rd minute to clinch the victory for the hosts. The Crew have now won two straight matches and are justfive points away from a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand.
Toronto FC consigned Columbus Crew to their ninth-straight winless game with a 3-0 spanking in MLS on Sunday evening, with Sebastian Giovinco once again proving instrumental for the Canadian marauders.
The diminutive Italian midfielder pitched in with a goal and two assists over the course of the night, with the first 'assist' of the night proving to be a thing of great beauty.
Rowe returns to practice after being hospitalized last week.
When the New England Revolution took the field against Columbus Crew SC this past weekend, there was a noticeable absence from the starting lineup. That's because Kelyn Rowe had to miss the game after being hospitalized due to an infection and inflammation in his small intestine.
After seeing their crosstown rivals drop points on Saturday, Atletico Madrid will look to leap back into the La Liga race on Sunday morning.
The Spanish powerhouse headlines Sunday's action in a clash with Deportivo La Coruna. Entering Sunday's match, Atletico sits on nine points, five back of league-leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand.
Lloyd Sam opened the scoring in the second half, before Lamar Neagle and Alvaro Saborio confirmed win late
D.C. United won the back to back games for the first time this season, beating Columbus Crew SC 3-0 on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Four days after a season altering win over Orlando City, United finally broke through in the second half, as Lloyd Sam scored the eventual game winner in the 71st minute.
United faces a desperate Crew side that has two straight wins
Over the weekend, D.C. United logged a huge win at home, but they're in no position to put their feet up. Tonight against Columbus Crew SC, the Black-and-Red will have to carry on with their good form at RFK Stadium or risk undoing all the good that 4-1 thrashing of Orlando did.
United could finally get a winning streak going tonight against the Crew
Fans were justifiably delighted with D.C. United brushing Orlando aside over the weekend, but tonight against the Columbus Crew, they'll be looking to start their first winning streak of 2016. More importantly, there's the playoff positioning angle: United could jump into 5th place with some help, while the Crew more or less cannot afford to lose this game if they want to maintain any illusions of a postseason berth.
Columbus probably won't rotate their squad despite having played on Sunday
Normally, the Columbus Crew would have to make some major changes to their lineup to face D.C. United. They played Sunday night, leaving less than 72 hours between the end of one game and the start of another. They'll also have to take a flight in that timeframe.
CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy left it late, but finally unlocked the offense that had been missing for most of August, pulling away from the Columbus Crew, 2-1, on a pair of gorgeous goals by Baggio Husidic and Giovani Dos Santos.
Husidic's wonder strikecame fourteen minutes after being subbed on for an ineffective Mike Magee.
The Philadelphia Union's rookies stepped up in a major way on Wednesday night.
Two of the three rookies selected in the 2016 MLS Draft by the Union contributed a goal each in a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday.Fabian Herbers opened the scoring for the visitors at Mapfre Stadium, while Keegan Rosenberry netted a vital winner in the 74th minute.
Day after day, Zack Steffen returned home from training withBundesliga club Freiburg and day after day, he felt the same uneasiness.
On the field, he was rising through the club's ranks, all but sealing a spot with the first teamahead of what could have been a breakthrough season. But off the field Steffen had never felt more alone, more isolated, as days came and went.
One of the brightest prospects in the U.S. soccer pool has returned stateside with a move to MLS.
The Columbus Crew announced on Friday that the club has signed U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The 21-year-old goalkeeper joins as a Discovery Signing after spending the last year-and-a-half with German club SC Freiburg.
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - The MLS schedule is that the games get heaviest just as the weather outside gets hottest. The MLS schedule makers seem to have a streak of the sadist in them. The turnaround shortens during the months when it's most difficult to play.
After nearly two months, the Vancouver Whitecaps are finally back in the win column.
Led by second half goals from Andrew Jacobson and Eric Hurtado, the Whitecaps toppled the Columbus Crew, 3-1, in a game delayed by inclement weather. The win is the Whitecaps first since July 13, snapping an eight-game winless run.
Yes, over-the-air FOX will carry the MLS Cup and not compete with the NFL. Full playoff schedule also announced.
The last time the MLS Cup was on over-the-air English language network was back in 2008. Sigi Schmid's Columbus Crew. In 2016 FOX will air the Saturday December 10th match (time and venue to be determined).
A stoppage time goal from David Villa seemingly had New York City FC on the path to three points. Up a goal with just seconds remaining in what had been an attack-heavy thriller, NYCFC looked like they would emerge from MAPFRE Stadium with a hard-fought win.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Goals haven't come easily for Kei Kamara since he was—much to his surprise—traded from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution on May 12th. One of the top scorers in MLS over the past few seasons, Kamara had just two goals in seven MLS matches for the Revolution going into the match, with both goals coming in a 3-2 losing effort in Montreal last weekend.