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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 17

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Rescinded red cards, the firing of a coach and a last-gasp equalizer made for another eventful week across MLS.

Drew Moor and Sebastian Giovinco helped lead Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. (READ)

FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw, splitting points for the second time this season.

Crew score three goals in second half in 4-1 blowout of Impact

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It was one substitution from Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter that changed what seemed to be a close game to a blowout. After Kekuta Manneh stepped on MAPFE Stadium's grass, a 1-1 draw became a 4-1 win for the Crew at home against the Montreal Impact.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Is Columbus’ Season Falling Apart?

It was a bad week for the Columbus Crew, who lost to Cincinnati in the US Open Cup and then were handily beaten by Atlanta on Saturday night.

Atlanta DPs power commanding victory over Crew

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Atlanta United broke out of a slump on Saturday night, and they did so with the help of all three of their designated players.

Atlanta ended its two-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Crew in a dominant 3-1 win at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday for its first win of June.

The home side took the advantage 16 minutes in, through an error from Josh Williams.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Saturday's MLS action is an all-day affair.

Action begins at 1 p.m. as NYCFC faces off with the Seattle Sounders, kickstarting a long day on the MLS schedule. Saturday concludes with a late-night kickoff between the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, leaving plenty of options for the day's soccer viewing.

Crew blow past depleted Sounders at home

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The Columbus Crew took advantage of a depleted Seattle Sounders lineup to roll to a 3-0 victory at Mapfre Stadium on Wednesday night.

Federico Higuain, Justin Meram and Ola Kamara scored a goal each to earn the Crew's first victory since May 13.

The Crew set the tone early on, grabbing their first goal of the night just ten minutes in.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 13

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Week 13 in MLS provided plenty of entertainment, with some rivalry matches and plenty of high scoring games.

The action got underway on Thursday, as the Chicago Fire beat FC Dallas, 2-1, with all of the goals coming in the first nine minutes. (READ)

Toronto FC continued their strong run of form with a dominant performance against the Columbus Crew, putting five goals past them.

Vazquez, TFC thrash Crew to extend unbeaten streak

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TORONTO No Sebastian Giovinco, no Jozy Altidore, no problems.

Toronto FC was missing its two top scorers, but it still managed to extend its unbeaten streak as it shut out the Columbus Crew 5-0 at BMO Field on Friday night.

A sixth-minute penalty opened the scoring early for TFC after Jonathan Mensah hauled down Tosaint Ricketts in the box.

Win for Toronto, playoffs open in Liga MX

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Toronto FC got a 90th minute goal to beat Columbus 2-1 on the road. Federico Higuain converted a 28th minute penalty to put the Crew up at MAPFRE Stadium. Tosaint Ricketts equalized in the 81st and scored Toronto's winner in the 90th.

"That was by no means perfect from our side," Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney said.

Kamara and Steffen shine to help Crew top Revs

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The Columbus Crew went back to their winning ways on Saturday, beating the New England Revolution, 2-0, at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday.

The game's first goal went the home team's way, with Justin Meram finding Ola Kamara outside of the penalty area. Kamara then darted into the penalty area, sending the ball into the top right corner of the goal to give his team the lead in the 13th minute.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Month: Alex Crognale

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With all the upgrades the Columbus Crew made in defense during the offseason, a rookie like Alex Crognale wasn't expected to get a ton of playing time.

But the 22-year-old Homegrown player has worked his way into Gregg Berhalter's starting XIand made an instant impact on the field for the fourth-place team in the Eastern Conference.

Harrison lifts NYCFC to road victory over Crew

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Early into the second half at MapfreStadium, it looked as if the Columbus Crew would earn a huge three points at home against New York City FC.

However, With 15 minutes left to go, NYCFC forward Jack Harrison had other ideas as the 20-year-old scored the game winner in a 3-2 comeback win for Patrick Vieira's men to complete a two-goal performance.

FPI Major League Soccer Week 8 Power Rankings

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A new week, a new number 1 in the FPI as previous title holder Columbus Crew fell on the road to NYRB. Biggest winners this week are NYRB and Seattle Sounders both jumping 6 spots following solid performances. The biggest loser is Chicago, dropping 6 spots following a 3-1 loss at Toronto.

What goes into the FPI?

MLS Ticker: Diaz back in training, Crew linked to Brazilian midfielder, and more

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FC Dallas is on a roll so far this season, and it has gone unbeaten without one of the team's key players.

However, that may soon change because midfielder Mauro Diazhas returned to training and is participating fully in team drills.

Mauro Diaz back in near full training with @FCDallas tonight.

The SBI Show: Episode 274 (with special guest Kekuta Manneh)

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This weekend features a stacked schedule of top soccer action, both in the USA and abroad, and the latest episode of The SBI Show covers it all.

Episode 274 of The SBI Show takes a close look at MLS Week 8, and welcomes special guest Kekuta Manneh, who was recently traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the Columbus Crew.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

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Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.

Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.

SBI Spotlight: Meram enjoying personal form as Crew get off to fast start

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With six weeks gone in the 2017 Major League Soccer season, there's an unexpected name on top of the Eastern Conference. The Columbus Crew are one of three teams in the league with more than 10 points, and the only team in the East to have reached that milestone.

Fire snap Crew's three-match winning streak with home victory

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Following a late draw against the Montreal Impact a week ago, the Chicago Fire made sure to earn all three points on Saturday with a win over an Eastern Conference contender.

The Fire took down thevisiting Columbus Crew, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park, earning the club's second win and seventh point of the season.

Meram's brace sparks Columbus to victory against Orlando

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The Columbus Crew made it three consecutiveleague victories after a 2-0 win at Mapfre Stadiumover visiting Orlando City on Saturday.

Justin Meram did the majority of the damage for Gregg Berhalter's men in front of the home support in Columbus. The two-goal performance from the midfielder was his first multiple-goal showing since September 7, 2014.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 4)

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Photo by Greg Bartram-USA TODAY SportsWith most teams having been off for the international break, there isn't much movement in this week's power rankings, but a few teams in action earned some solid points for themselves.

The New England Revolution are the big winners of the weekend, as their 5-2 dismantling of Minnesota United will bump them up the standings while leaving the Loons stranded at the bottom.

Crew spoil Timbers' perfect start with late winner

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The Columbus Crew earned their second consecutive league victory after a dramatic 3-2 home win over the visiting Portland Timbers on Saturday.

Gregg Berhalter's side received an 84th-minute game-winner from Niko Hansen to earn all three points at Mapfre Stadium.

Colorado Rapids

Alan Gordon making the most of a bench role in Colorado

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Alan Gordon is on a bit of a hot streak.

The Colorado Rapids' backup forward has the winning goal in each of their last two games and both came in the dying minutes of the game. The first of them was a header against Columbus Crew in the 86th minute of play that barely snuck inside the far post.

Late Gordon goal leads Rapids to come-from-behind win over Crew

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A quiet first half gave way to a dramatic second half as the Colorado Rapids snagged three points late in the match.

It was Alan Gordon who scored the winner just four minutes before full time of the Rapids' 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Seattle Sounders

The good and bad of losing Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris to the USMNT

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The two USMNT players missed two regular season games, and possibly more.

There are a wide range of feelings about losing Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris for the loss to the Columbus Crew and the win over the Houston Dynamo. Both could have helped the Seattle Sounders more than they did the United States.

Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"I thought some of the heads went down after a couple of mistakes and for guys that haven't been playing a lot or guys that are getting their chance sometimes confidence is a big deal." -Brian Schmetzer

With a severely reduced lineup, things weren't looking good for the Seattle Sounders heading into the match against Columbus Crew SC.

Sounders at Columbus Crew: Three Questions

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Prepare for tonight's match at 4:30 PM on Q13.

Over the life of this one-way rivalry (it's HatWeek for a reason), the Seattle Sounders have dominated Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium (3-1-1, +5). Due to a series of injuries and national team call-ups, it will be difficult for Brian Schmetzer to extend that dominance another season.

Sounders at Columbus Crew: TV Schedule, news, highlights, analysis

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Q13 FOX is carrying the match at 4:30 PM. ROOT Sports NW has it outside of the Seattle area.

Columbus Crew SC enter the match with a 6-7-1 -4 record good for 6th in the East. The Seattle Sounders are 4-5-4 -2 and 8th in the West. At home the Crew are 4-2-1 +4 while on the road the Sounders are 1-4-2 -5.

New England Revolution

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Fagundez brace pushes Revs to come-from-behind win over Crew

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FOXBOROUGH New England Revolution winger Diego Fagundez has quietly been heating up over the past month and it finally paid dividends with his first brace since May 2014.

After scoring his first goal of the season in last weekend's win over Real Salt Lake, Fagundez had both tallies to rally the host Revolution back from an early deficit to beat theColumbus Crew, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 18,651 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette State.

How To Watch: Revolution at Crew SC

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We were not aware the Revs were allowed to play teams from the Eastern Conference.

The New England Revolution end a two-game road trip with a trip to MAPFRE Stadium and a match with the Columbus Crew SC later tonight.

New England has drawn three straight and are winless in four games while Columbus have lost two in row and three of four overall.

Fire v Revolution match preview

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What Are They All About? New England Revolution

Dare they believe? This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Columbus Crew SC 1-0 on the back of a Nemanja Nikolic goal and what appeared to be a strong tactical display. A formation change, organizational fortitude, and an air of confidence saw them across the line in more ways than one with Chicago finding themselves in fourth place at the end of the week's matches.

Mapfre

Engine Company: Who The F#*k is D.C. United? – Answered

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To experience the joys of supporter cultureby-proxy OTFcontributor Jacob Peters provides us some backgroundon Fire history, rivalries, and some footnotes onhow to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire games. Next up,Saturday's awaymatch-up against D.

Engine Company: Crew on Fire — A History of Hate

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To experience the joys of supporter cultureby-proxy OTFcontributor Jacob Peters provides us some backgroundon Fire history, rivalries, and some footnotes onhow to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire games. Next up,Saturday's home match-up against Our All-Time Most Disliked Team, the ClevelandCincinnatiColumbus Crew.

Toronto FC

Late Ricketts goals lead TFC to comeback victory over Crew

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Toronto FC entered Wednesday's match with the Columbus Crew winners of four straight and, for about 80 minutes, it didn't look possible that that streak could get to five. Then, Toisiant Ricketts struck.

The TFC forward fired a pair of goals within the last 10 minutes, leading his side to a 2-1 win over the Crew on Wednesday at MAPFRE Stadium.

MLS Midweek Preview: Crew, TFC face off in battle of Eastern Conference contenders

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Toronto FC has lost just once this season and now, in the midst of an overwhelming run of games, the MLS Cup runners-up get a chance at some revenge against a fellow Eastern Conference contender.

Winners of four straight, TFC visits the Columbus Crew on Wednesday in the Canadian club's third match in an eight-day run.

Crew rallies at home to topple TFC

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Two of the most offensive-minded teams in MLS combined for an exciting match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, as the Crew bested Toronto FC in a comeback 2-1 win.

Jozy Altidore struck first, but his goal was answered by strikes from Ola Kamara and Justin Meram, who helped the Crew move into

The Crew fought off a steady barrage of attacks from TFC.

The Rest

MLS Spotlight: Crew rookie Crognale evolving as a defender following early-season tests

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Life as a professional came pretty fast for Alex Crognale. Just three games into his pro career, the Columbus Crew rookie was thrown into the starting XI, playing for a new club in a new system with plenty of pressure. He stepped up, helping anchor the Crew's defense for the first two months of the season.

MLS Spotlight: Steffen evolving as he handles ups and downs of first season as a pro starter

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Sometimes in life, you need to just admit you have made a mistake. You need to acknowledge that things went wrong and own it. Things happen, and sometimes those things aren't entirely in your control. What you can control, though, is how you bounce back, how you respond in the face of adversity.

Meram hat-trick lifts Crew to thrilling win over Impact

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After losing to Toronto FC on Wednesday, the Columbus Crew managed avenge their loss by defeating a different Canadian opposition.

Despite an electric comeback by the Montreal Impact in the second half, Justin Meram had a hat-trick afternoon with a third goal in stoppage time to beat the Canadian side, 3-2.

Red Bulls seal statement victory over Crew

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The New York Red Bulls rose to the top of the Eastern Conference standings as they beat the team level on points with them at the top, the Columbus Crew, 2-0 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

The first goal of the match came just 11 minutes in, when Sacha Kljestan found Kemar Lawrence running into the penalty area.