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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.

Another loss for Minnesota United in MLS week 4

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It didn't get any better for Minnesota United in week 4 of the 2017 MLS season. With most of the league taking the international weekend off, Minnesota United didn't get a break. Instead, it was another lopsided loss, this time on the road at New England. The Revolution opened their home schedule with a 5-2 win.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 4

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The international break only slows down MLS, it rarely ever shuts it down for a weekend. That's the case for Week 4, as three matches take place on Saturday at a trio of Eastern Conference venues.

Among the small slate of matches in MLS is a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup and a crucial match for a team that fired its manager earlier in the week.

Best of MLS Week 3: Larin, Timbers and more

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We're down to five undefeated teams in Major League Soccer after Week 3.

The Portland Timbersleads the pack after picking up the club'sthird win of the season on Saturday over previously-perfect Houston Dynamo. FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City picked up wins at home to also remain without a loss out West.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 3

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With week three all wrapped up, several teams continued to establish themselves as the real deal, while others have fans bracing for the long season ahead in unfulfilling fashion.

New York City FC missed several key opportunities as the Montreal Impact battled from behind at Yankee Stadium en route to a 1-1 draw.

Crew drop D.C. United to earn first win of 2017

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The Columbus Crew recorded their first win of the MLS season, beating D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

The scoring began when Columbus was awarded a penalty following Steve Birnbaum's foul on Ola Kamara in the 38th minute. Federico Higuain stepped up to take the penalty, and though Bill Hamid dove the right way, the Argentine still managed to score his first goal of the season.

MLS Ticker: Trapp inks new deal with Crew, Rapids sign defender and more

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Since signing with the club as a homegrown player, Wil Trapp has been one of the faces of the Columbus Crew, and the midfielder is set to remain one for at least the next several seasons.

The Crew announced Tuesday that Trapp has signed a new multi-year contract with the club. Targeted Allocation Money was used to sign the midfielder, who was named the team's captain prior to the start of the season.

Quick start propels Dynamo to another win as Crew fall again

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The Houston Dynamo made it back-to-back league wins to kick off 2017 after a convincing 3-1 victory over the visiting Columbus Crew on Saturday evening.

After an impressive 2-1 home victory at BBVAA Compass Stadium last weekend over the defending MLS Champions Seattle Sounders, the Houston Dynamo got goals on Saturday from all three of their attacking forwards to keep their strong start going.

Fire and Crew Share the Points in Opening Game Tug-of-War

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Both the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew come into 2017 looking to turn a page and forget about their respective dismal 2016 campaigns. They squared off on Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium in the season opener on a chilly afternoon and battled to a 1:1 draw. Based on the soccer on display it's unlikely that either side learned much about whether 2017 will bring more joy than 2016 did, but both teams have a lot of work ahead if they want to be competitive.

Columbus Crew Unveil 2017 adidas Home Kit with Acura as Sponsor

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Major League Soccer originals Columbus Crew SC today revealed their 2017 adidas primary jersey. It is the first from the Ohio club to feature the logo of new shirt sponsor Acura emblazoned across its front. The new kit will be on sale atWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer Shop. Known internationally for their trademark [.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Columbus Crew

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Motivation can be borne out of success and failure. The Columbus Crew have experienced both in the last two seasons, with the latter fueling the start of the 2017 campaign.

"I think it's extremely motivating," Crew manager Gregg Berhalter told SBI. "I think sometimes you can be motivated by success and motivated by failure.

MLS Ticker: NYCFC adds Wallace, Minnesota makes deal with Revs, and more

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A former MLS Cup winner is set to add even more firepower to NYCFC.

NYCFC announced on Wednesday that the club has signed former Portland Timbers midfielder Rodney Wallace, who joins fromSport Recife in Brazil. As part of the acquisition process, NYCFCtraded $75k GAM and $50k TAM to Portland Timbers in exchange for the Right of First Refusal for the Costa Rica international.

MLS Ticker: Montero linked to Whitecaps, Crew sign young Brazilian and more

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Fredy Montero has been linked with a return to MLS with a surprising club named as the reported frontrunner.

According to El Heraldo, Montero is close to a move back to MLS as a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps. Montero, who played for the Seattle Sounders during his six-year MLS stay, currently plays for Tianjin Teda in China.

MLS Ticker: Polster to miss seven weeks, several stadium updates, and more

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The Chicago Fire have composed a solid offseason so far as they seek to escape the gutter of the Eastern conference, but an unfortunate injuryhas thrown a wrench into their plans.

Fire defender Matt Polster could reportedly miss up to seven weeks after suffering a knee sprain in preseason training last week.

MLS Ticker: Spector nearing Orlando move; Minnesota signs Taylor, Anor; and more

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Jonathan Spector appears bound for Orlando City.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Spector is set to join Orlando City if his current club, Birmingham City, signs off on an early release. Spector is reportedly in Orlando on Tuesday and could prove an answer at both fullback and centerback for a Lions team that struggled in defense throughout 2016.

Conor Casey announces retirement

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After 17 seasons split between the Bundesliga and MLS, Conor Casey is calling it a career.

The 35-year-old forward announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a career that saw him seal a spot as one of the more productive Americans Abroad of all time.

Sounders to play in 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup

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The Sounders will join Charleston Battery, Columbus Crew and Atlanta United in the Carolina Challenge Cup.

We know the Seattle Sounders will spend at least some of their 2017 preseason in Tucson. We've now learned the team will also head East to take part in the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup.

MLS Decision Day: East Rewind (Red Bulls win again, NYCFC grabs 2nd place, and more)

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The Eastern Conference playoff participants were pretty much decided before Sunday's Decision Day showdowns, but that didn't stop the New York Red Bulls from sending one more statement of intent as the conference's top team.

The Red Bulls ran their unbeaten streak to 16 matches after beating the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, to secure first place in the East.

Playing for next season with a game left in MLS

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Game 34 of the 2016 MLS season means different things for clubs already focusing on what they need to do for better results in 2017.

Red Bulls outlast Crew behind Wright-Phillips brace

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It came down to some scary moments at the end for the New York Red Bulls, but the reigning Supporters' Shield champions managed to hold on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.

A trio ofsecond-half finishes from the hosts gave the Red Bulls a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew, all but locking up the top spot in the Eastern Conference for Jesse Marsch's side.

D.C. United

4 thoughts on D.C. United’s unsettling loss to the Columbus Crew

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After an aggravating loss, The Last Word is focused on the bad, the good (no, really), and United's disjointed attempts to press teams

I don't think I was the only D.C. United fan who walked into RFK Stadium expecting a win over Columbus Crew SC. The Crew were struggling, after all, and United showed a knack for bouncing back last season after defeats.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew Community/Site Player Ratings

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We go through the pain a little bit here.

D.C. United came back home to Estadio RFK to face a Columbus Crew SC team who was reeling in their own right. The Crew rolled out a new formation, frustrated the Black-and-Red players and faithful en route to a 2-0 win which left D.C. winless and goalless.

Player of the week: Zack Steffen

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This week, PSP's player of the week is a Downingtown native Zack Steffen of the Columbus Crew.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew GIFs

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We look at some moments of curiosity.

Well, watching D.C. United keep its 2017 goals account closed for the time being with a 2-0 loss against Columbus Crew SC was hardly fun by any means, but in attempting to look deeper there may be some other causes of concern.

First and foremost is Bill Hamid's early game save.

Penalty nightmare for D.C. United in 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew

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Steve Birnbaum conceded two penalties as United remain without a goal in 2017

D.C. United's winless, and scoreless streak to start the 2017 season continued on Saturday night, as United lost 2-0 to Columbus Crew SC at RFK Stadium. Gonzalo Higuain and Ola Kamara provided the goals for the Crew, both coming from the penalty spot.

D.C. United one of the MLS Cup longshots

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At least, if you listen to the oddsmakers

D.C. United is tied for the third-worst odds, at 25/1, to win the 2017 MLS Cup, according to a recently published list by the oddsmakers at Bovada. The Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, and San Jose Earthquakes come in at 33/1, and the poor Chicago Fire bring up the rear at a whopping 100/1.

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How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 3, TV and Streaming Listings

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It's a big weekend for streaming. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Atlanta United started their expansion lives with a 2-1 home loss to New York Red Bulls but followed that up with a 6-1 demolition of fellow expansion side Minnesota United last week.

What tactics to watch for in final phase of preseason

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There are just two games left in preseason. Wednesday the Sounders face Atlanta United at 4:30 PM and Saturday they take on the Columbus Crew at 1:30 PM.

Last Saturday, the Sounders ran out as close to a first team lineup as they have had this preseason against the Charleston Battery. While the game finished as a 1-1 draw, the Seattle Sounders deployed a very fluid 4-2-3-1 formation that focused on the talents of Nicolas Lodeiro.

Major Link Soccer: Bruce Talks Soccer

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Bruce Arena shared his opinion, Sounders won't sign a DP anytime soon, and Goals of the Week.


Don't expect any huge moves from the Seattle Sounders this winter. With Nelson Valdez now back in his native Paraguay, the MLS Cup champions have one Designated Player spot available and won't use it just yet.

Chicago Fire

Fire v Real Salt Lake match preview

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What Are They All About? Real Salt Lake

A point is a point is a point is a point. The Chicago Fire rebounded from a lackadaisical first half against Columbus Crew SC this past weekend to dominate the second half and leave Ohio with a draw. David Accam opened his account for the season in the 73rd minute while Nemanja Nikolic showed his quality, but just missed out on etching his name onto the score sheet.

Accam equalizer helps Fire earn draw vs. Crew

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The Chicago Fire looked like a work in progress on Saturday afternoon, but the rebuiltsquad did just enough to earn a come-from-behind point. Outplayed for a majority of the match, the Fire benefited from a late David Accam equalizer en route to a 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday at MAPFREStadium.

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5 Revolution Road Matches Worth the Trip

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Pack your bags for one of these 2017 away games.

The Revolution schedule dropped nearly two months ago, yet now, less than a week from First Kick 2017, the matchups finally feel tangible.

As you anticipate another MLS season, consider road-tripping to one of these five Revolution away matches:

Saturday, May 6 vs.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Crew

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Will Columbus bounce back after a disastrous 2016?

In 2015, just about everything went well for the Columbus Crew. Gregg Berhalter's system was forcing Crew opponents to play a game they were deeply uncomfortable with, the entire Columbus front four couldn't stop scoring goals, and all was well.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew, preseason: Stats and quotes

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"Am i going to take stock in a loss, or am I going to be more informed about how we lost, why we lost, why we couldn't generate more attacking movements?" -Brian Schmetzer

The Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 to a first-choice Columbus Crew squad in the final preseason warmup before the 2017 MLS season begins.

Seattle Sounders v Columbus Crew, Carolina Challenge Cup: Game time, TV schedule and live stream

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With preseason ending expect a regular season lineup.

In their final tuneup before the 2017 season the Seattle Sounders take on the Columbus Crew SC. The previous three preseason matches lacked scoring by the starting XI, but that same XI saw few minutes with Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro on the pitch at the same time.


Former Union prospect Connor Maloney signs with Columbus Crew

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Maloney was the 49th overall pick in January's SuperDraft

Add Connor Maloney to the list of former Philadelphia Union youth to join Major League Soccer.

The 21-year-old who starred for four years at Penn State was officially signed by Columbus Crew SC on Monday.

"I'm very honored to have this opportunity and I'm definitely not going to take it for granted," he said in a video on the Columbus Crew website.

Union Academy alum Connor Maloney drafted by Columbus Crew

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Maloney was the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall

Philadelphia Union Academy alum Connor Maloney was drafted on Tuesday by the Columbus Crew SC with the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Maloney, who will turn 22 in May, was on the Union team that won the 2012 Generation adidas Cup but did not qualify to sign a homegrown contract despite spending time at Reading United and training with the first team as recently as last summer.

The Rest

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston host Columbus in week 2.


Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew


Week 2 action! Houston host the Columbus Crew in week two. The Dynamo attack looked strong in their first game out this season. You can check out our full preview here.

Fun Stuff

The Dynamo will be honoring former player Corey Ashe on Saturday.

Highlights of the Brad Evans-Chad Marshall Facebook chat

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Sounders teammates got together to help Facebook celebrate "Friends Day."

By now, you probably are aware that Brad Evans and Chad Marshall are good friends. Their relationship goes back to their days with the U20 national team and when they were teammates with the Columbus Crew.

They've been reunited in Seattle since 2014, but this is actually the first time since the 2009 Gold Cup that they've both been called into the senior national team at the same time.

Once again, the USMNT calls on Columbus

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The USMNT plays Mexico at Columbus with a legacy of 2-0 wins when it counts most in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.