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Sounders prepare for a Revolution team with own question marks

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The Sounders coach praised the Revolution's attack, but believes that his team can come away with a win

As the Seattle Sounders head to the East Coast this weekend for their two-match road trip, head coach Sigi Schmid previewed the team's first match against the New England Revolution. He praised new signing Kei Kamara, a player that he had originally drafted when he was the manager of the Columbus Crew.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 11 of the 2016 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season.

1. Columbus Acts, Trades Kei Kamara

Thanks in part to a well-placed transfer deadline, it took just four days for the Columbus Crew to ship Kei Kamara out of town after his incredible tirade against Federico Higuain a week last Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 11 of the 2016 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season.

1. Columbus Acts, Trades Kei Kamara

Thanks in part to a well-placed transfer deadline, it took just four days for the Columbus Crew to ship Kei Kamara out of town after his incredible tirade against Federico Higuain a week last Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium.

Kei Kamara "happy to be" in New England, join club with "history"

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The striker can't wait to play alongside what's arguably the most lethal offense in the Eastern Conference.

It definitely didn't take Kei Kamara long to acclimate to his new surroundings. Following the New England Revolution's training session on Friday morning, the 31-year-old spoke candidly about his new teammates and what he anticipates his role being at Gillette Stadium.

MLS Week 11: A Look Ahead

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The MLS schedule was heavy on midweek games, but league action returns over the weekend with a schedule of nine additional matches.

Headlining the proceedings is a rivalry clash that pits D.C. United against the New York Red Bulls. The meetingof Eastern Conference foes isn't the only rivalry matchon the docket, as Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Canadian clash.

Kei Kamara looking for Revs trade to provide another chance at MLS Cup

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After making the MLS Cup final with the Columbus Crew last season, freshly-acquired New England Revolution Designated Player Kei Kamara said he wants to end the Revs 0-5 cold streakwhile leading his new team to the league's ultimate prize.

"I returned back into the league to really try to win something, to win a championship," Kamara said on Friday at Revs training.

Crew, Revolution believe they are better after Kamara trade

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The Columbus Crew lost one of the league's best forwards. The New England Revolutionpicked him up.

Both teams believe that they will be better off because of it.

The Crew and Revolution announced a trade on Thursday morning that sent Designated Player Kei Kamara from Columbus to New England in exchange for General Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money, a first-round draft pick in 2017, a second-round draft pick in 2018, an international roster spot, and a percentage of any future transfer fee.

Kei Kamara Forced His Way to the New England Revolution

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New England has made a last-minute blockbuster move, sending an unbelievable package of assets to Columbus Crew SC in exchange for their 2015 leading scorer Kei Kamara. The Revs hope this will address their massive discrepancy between chances created and chances converted.

2015 MVP runner-up and goalscoring machine Kei Kamara is a Revolution player.

Blockbuster: Revs Acquire Kamara

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Hours before the close of the league's transfer window, the Revolution acquired 2015 MVP finalist Kei Kamara from Columbus Crew SC on Thursday for allocation money, two draft picks, and an international roster spot.

Kamara, whose 22 goals tied him for the league lead in 2015, was also named to the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star roster, chosen for end-of-the-year MLS Best XI, and nominated for the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the month four times, helping lead Columbus to its first MLS Cup final since 2008.

Crew trade Kei Kamara to Revs for allocation money, draft picks

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Kei Kamara's time with the Columbus Crew came to an end on Thursday morning via a blockbuster deal.

After earning a suspension for lashing out at Federico Higuain on Saturday night, Kamara was traded to the New England Revolution on Thursday.

Crew trade Kei Kamara to Revs for allocation money, draft picks

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Kei Kamara's time with the Columbus Crew came to an end on Thursday morning via a blockbuster deal.

After earning a suspension for lashing out at Federico Higuain on Saturday night, Kamara was traded to the New England Revolution on Thursday.

The Revolution should pursue Kei Kamara at the trade deadline

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The MLS primary transfer window closes today, and the Revs should make moves.

The MLS transfer window closes today, meaning no players will be traded or loaned to the Revs until the 4th of July when it reopens. The Revolution have not been good this season, and that notion is clear to the front office and the coaching staff.

A look at MLS clubs that could use Kei Kamara

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The Columbus Crew are saying they plan to keep Kei Kamara. Reports are saying the opposite.

It is a messy situation all around for a club that already has enough problems.

The Crew have dominated headlines since the weekend due to Kamara's public outburst against teammate Federico Higuain following a 4-4 draw with the Montreal Impact.

Some Soccer News for May 10, 2016

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It's Day 131 of 2016.


After all the fallout from the mess on the field for Columbus Crew (see my full breakdown yesterday) the team has decided to suspend forward Kei Kamara for this weekends game.
  • Coach Gregg Berhalter was quote today by Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: "Kei speaking out against a teammate is unacceptable.

Kamara stands by his Higuain comments

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Kei Kamara is fully aware that he will miss out on Saturday's clash with the Colorado Rapids, but the Columbus Crew striker doesn't agree with the decision to suspend him.

Kamara told reporters on Tuesday that he believes that his suspension is "not at all" warranted, and that he did not agree with the decision.

Report: Crew trying to move Kamara before trade deadline

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Saturday's dust-up with Federico Higuain could prove the beginning of the end to Kei Kamara's tenure with the Columbus Crew.

Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Crew are actively shopping Kamara in advance of Wednesday's MLS transfer deadline.

Major Link Soccer: Catastrophe in Columbus

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That title was not simply born of alliteration, I'll have you know. Had it been, Kamara's name would have shown up somewhere.

Seattle

This was the only week of worry about making it to the game with a closed viaduct; Alaskan Way has reopened ahead of schedule as Bertha has passed underneath without incident.

Kamara lashes out at Higuain, reveals chemistry issues after PK incident

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Playmakers and strikers are supposed to be on the same page. Kei Kamara and Federico Higuain might not even be reading the same book.

The Columbus Crew were dealt their latest bitter blow of the season on Saturday when they allowed a three-goal lead to slip away in a 4-4 draw at home against the Montreal Impact.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Giovinco, Lahoud, Ciman and more

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A veteran midfielder wasthe focus of several transactions on Monday, while several MLS stars learned their fates for the upcoming Euro 2016.

Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo have been omitted from Italy's preliminary roster ahead of Euro 2016. (REPORT)

Michael Lahoud wasreportedly sold to the NASL's Miami FC on Monday.

Stay in line: Players always come second in MLS

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Kei Kamara moving from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution raises a tough question over what MLS really wants from its star players.

The Kei Kamara controversy

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Kei Kamara openly complaining about a teammate has pulled Columbus into the kind of controversy clubs prefer to keep to themselves.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Ignacio Piatti

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With his side down three goals on the road, Ignacio Piatti showed the traits of a superstar to lead the Montreal Impact to a dramatic result.

Piatti scored a pair of goals while also earning a penalty kick to help boost the Impact to a come-from-behind 4-4 draw against the Columbus Crew.

MLS Week 10: A Look Ahead

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Several contenders collide over the weekend, andit's a Rocky Mountain clash that headlines this week's MLS action.

Both Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids have emerged as surprise contenders out West, and the two will collide for the second time this season on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Manneh, Rolfe, Thiam, Ribeiro and more

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Two MLS forwards have been issued suspensions by the Disciplinary Committee, while the Chicago Fire have finalized all the steps necessary to add a new player.

MLS announced on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh has been fined and suspended one game for a dangerous foul on NYCFC midfielder Federico Bravo.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, USMNT, and MLS links for Wednesday May 4, 2016

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Steve Birnbaum, Jordan Morris, and the man who will inadequately coach both of them this summer

Almost forgot to set this up to publish. Let's talk about soccer!

D.C. United news and notes | Soccer Insider
Key here is Dave Kasper saying D.C. United is not interested in selling Steve Birnbaum.

Seattle Sounders

Erik Friberg's return is anchoring a resurgent Sounders attack

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The Sounders' new look midfield trio is anchored by Erik Friberg's return from injury

The first half of the Seattle Sounders' 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday was a microcosm of their season to date. A deep, and at times staunch defense, was paired with a high anemic attack that ultimately failed to give the defense breathing room and the chance to reset.

Jordan Morris' scoring form thanks to confidence and chemistry with teammates

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The hometown hero has scored three goals in as many games, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Despite not scoring his first goal until Week 6 of the MLS season, Seattle Sounders rookie forward Jordan Morris has been on a bit of a hot streak in the last few weeks. His goal against the Philadelphia Union flicked a switch in Morris' game, as he's scored goals in both matches since.

Sounders vs. Columbus - Aftermatch Aftermath: The Art of Stealing

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A home win. Another goal by Jordan Morris. Beating the bitter Crew. Nothing could dampen my mood, right?

On Saturday the Seattle Sounders beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 in a game that won't be saved for posterity. It wasn't the prettiest game, with both teams missing plenty of opportunities to score until Jordan Morris put the ball into the back of the net with minutes to play.

The Rest

Crew earn road draw with Toronto FC

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In Toronto FC's first game without the ailing Jozy Altidore, the inability to find an outlet on the attacking end doomed the Eastern Conference contender to just one point.

Facing off with the Columbus Crew, TFC settled for a scoreless draw on Saturday at BMO Field.

MLS Ticker: De Leeuw, Crew and more

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Several MLS teams completed signings on Tuesday, while a veteran defender could be on the move to an Eastern Conference side.

The Chicago Fire have acquired Dutch attacker Michael de Leeuw on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old joins the Fire from FC Groningen as a Discovery signing and won't be available to play until July 4.

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 2-1 Loss to NYCFC

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The revenge of 2-1.

The scoreline used to be a favorable one for the Portland Timbers. They won MLS Cup by that margin. And they defeated the Columbus Crew in a season-opening rematch by that number.

Well, 2-1 has come back around, as the Timbers have lost three gut-punch games by that scoreline in the last eight days.

Crew earn tie with Rapids in first game since Kamara trade

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In the first game of the post-Kei Kamaraera,the Columbus Crew earned a hard-fought point against a Western Conference contender.

Following Thursday's blockbuster trade, the Crew earned a home draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

#NERevs96: Naveda Scores Before Late Collapse

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(Editor's note: To commemorate the Revolution's first season – which also happened to be the inaugural year of MLS play – NESoccerToday.com will be posting a brief snapshot of each of the club's first 32 games on its respective 20th anniversary.

Impact complete three-goal comeback to earn draw with Crew

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The Columbus Crew appeared to be cruising to a much-needed victory, but a three-goalcomeback from the Montreal Impactsealed a monumental collapse from the reigning MLS Cup runners-up.

Through 56 minutes, the Crew maintained a three-goal lead at MAPFRE Stadium, but a Dominic Oduro leveler in the 93th minute completed an epic comeback for the Impact in a 4-4 draw.

Nos Audietis, Episode 218: Jeremiah gets to discuss a win. Finally.

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Jeremiah celebrates being able to talk about a victory on the podcast, as he and Aaron recap the 1-0 victory over Columbus Crew.

Jeremiah finally records a show this year following a win! He and Aaron recap Seattle Sounders FC's 1-0 victory against Columbus Crew SC as well as discuss Cristian Roldan, the midfield lineup, Nelson Haedo Valdez, Clint Dempsey and the forward position.

Fire officially add Thiam via loan deal

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The arrival of Khaly Thiam in Chicago adds another midfield option for Veljko Paunovic. Thiam has been acquired on loan from Hungarian side MTK Budapest but in similar fashion to another Fire target, Michael de Leeuw, a competing MLS club held his Discovery Rights. In exchange for that, Chicago sent a conditional 2017 second round SuperDraft pick to the Columbus Crew.

This Week In Sounders Gifs featuring Jose Rivera: A successful #Hatweek

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The Columbus Crew visited the Seattle Sounders FC and our gif power duo pump out the animated recap just for you.

Seattle Sounders FC defeated Columbus Crew SC 1-0 on a late Jordan Morris to seal the #hatweek victory for the home side. What is #hatweek, you say? It's obviously about hats. This week Jose Rivera and I are teaming up for a gif duo so incredibly powerful you won't believe your eyes.

Sounders vs. Columbus Crew: Community player ratings form

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Another home win for the Seattle Sounders, and crisis is averted, for now. While Seattle dodged a salvo of bullets in the first half, the team came out in the second 45 and brought the match to Columbus.

How did Zach Scott do in place of captain Brad Evans? How about the Honey Badger and Mini Badger ranging all over the midfield?

DT Rewind: Week of April 24

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Houston Dynamo loss. Dash Loss. Rough week in Houston.

Sunday

DT Rewind: Week of April 17

Three things from the Houston Dynamo's loss to Columbus Crew SC

Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew: Lowlights

Monday

NWSL Gains Mentions Overseas with Damallsvenskan Yet Struggle for Mentions in the US

Carli Lloyd Suffered MCL Sprain Against Orlando Pride

Tuesday

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings VS.