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Crew to unveil new brand and logo on Oct. 8

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By DAN KARELL

The Columbus Crew's foray into the future will begin before the end of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

In an e-mail sent out to fans, the Crew announced that they will be revealing their new brand and logo design at an event on Oct.

Crew provide fitting tribute to Donovan’s career at Crew Stadium

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By DAN KARELL

Landon Donovan played his final game at Crew Stadium last Saturday evening, 15 years, two months, and 25 days after his first appearance in the United States' first soccer-specific stadium.

Prior to the game, which finished 4-1 in favor of the Columbus Crew, the Crew honored Donovan with a video tribute anda giftthat included a piece of the net from his prior match in central Ohio, where he scored the second goal in another U.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Columbus Crew

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Saturday was supposed to be Landon Donovan's day. With retirement looming, the LA Galaxy star was meant to be the man-of-the-hour, with ceremonies, gifts and praise aplenty to make sure that Donovan's achievements were more than recognized.

Revs Draw With Portland As SKC Extends Lead At Top Of Eastern Conference

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Charlie Davies scored his second goal in as many games as the New England Revolution were held at home by the Portand Timbers while elsewhere in MLS, Sporting Kansas City opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Toronto FC.

Both teams came into the match at Gillette on the wrong side of the playoff standings, and it looked like it was going to be the Revolutions's night when in the 27th minute Davies ran onto a Diego Fagundez through ball to make it 1-0.

Crew rout Galaxy on Donovan’s final trip to Columbus

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio It was supposed to be Landon Donovan's night at Crew Stadium, but the Columbus Crew weren't having any of that.

Coming off a lackluster performance in a 3-2 defeat to Toronto FC, the Crew took their game to a new level, routing Donovan and the LA Galaxy, 4-1, in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,729.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick Hagglund

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By DAN KARELL

Toronto FC completed their first season sweep of the Columbus Crew last Saturday, and a big reason for their latest road win was rookie defender Nick Hagglund.

The No. 10 overall selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft started and playedthe full 90 minutes in TFC's 3-2 victory over the Crew, neutralizing forwards Adam Bedell, Jairo Arrieta, and playmaker Federico Higuain through the run of play.

Moore leads TFC to complete season sweep of Crew

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By DAN KARELL

For the first time in club history, Toronto FC have completed a season sweep of the Columbus Crew.

Even without Jermain Defoe in action, TFC's other forwards picked up the slack as both Gilberto and Luke Moore scored in a 3-2 victory over the Crew at Crew Stadium on Saturday evening.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United partners with Sunderland; Arena blames hits out at league; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Count D.C. United as the latest MLS sideto find a European counterpart.

D.C. United announced Friday that they have partnered with Premier League side Sunderland in an effort to expand the two side's global fan base. Sunderland, who features U.S. Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore, finished 14th in the Premier League last season.

Crew land U-20 USMNT midfielder Gall in weighted lottery

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By DAN KARELL

One of the most promising young American midfielders in Europe is leaving to join MLS.

The Columbus Crew have completed the signing of Under-20 USMNT midfielder Romain Gall from French side FC Lorient, a source told SBI.

All Mix-ed Up

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I know what to do. Considering my recent misdirection episode, I feel for any scribe handed bad info and realize it can happen to anybody. Most of you have probably seen or tangentially read a report from NSC pal Grant Wahl claiming that Mikkel Diskerud had agreed a deal with the Columbus Crew until his dad/agent asked for more money.

MLS Ticker: Diskerud talks break down; Spurs in for Yedlin; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite the long-standing rumors, it appears U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Mix Diskerud's move stateside has hit a snag.

After agreeing to a handshake deal with the Columbus Crew, talks between Diskerud's father/agent Paaland club have reportedly broken down due to a last second demand for higher pay.

Dispatch from the Abyss: Chicago Fire (1) vs. Columbus Crew (1)

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Mad Mike: The Penalty Scorerer (Chicago-Fire.com)

In the post-apocalyptic wasteland known as The Bridge View, the Chicago Fire is incapable of anything except draws, and OTF's Alex White is losing it...

Like most descents into madness, it all started reasonably enough. After last game's clean sheet, coach Frank Yallop elected to continue sacrificing offensive fire-power (personified by rookie Harrison Shipp) for a defensive set-up that achieved an elusive feat of not-bottling-things.

Columbus Coach Greg Berhalter says big U.S. international wants to come play for the Crew

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Columbus Crew Coach Greg Berhalter claims to have a "big USMNT player" coming to the Crew. Photo provided by The Columbus Dispatch.

Berhalter starts a new rumor, of an unknown USMNT player contacting him with the interest to play for Columbus.

Ethan Finlay and Charlie Davies | Episode 421

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Columbus Crew winger, Ethan Finlay joins the show talk about is scoring surge, Kirk Urso Memorial Night, and of course Settlers of Catan. In the second segment, New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies discuss his current form.

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Berhalter claims USMNT player wants to join Crew

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Another U.S. Men's National Team player may soon be joining the Columbus Crew.

Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter said following his side's practice on Thursday morning that a representative of a U.S. player reached out to him on Wednesday.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Federico Higuain

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MLS Ticker: Espindola returns to full training; Lade loaned to Cosmos; and more

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By DAN KARELL

D.C. United has been dealing with some injury issues in the last four weeks but they received some good news on Monday.

Forward Fabian Espindola returned to full training this week after missing the last four league matches with a medial collateral ligament strain in his right knee.

Heaps Coaching Decisions Cost New England At Least A Point

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The New England Revolutions losing streak is up to eight games after Saturday nights 2-1 home defeat to the struggling Columbus Crew.

A.J. Soares' 50th-minute goal brought the Revs' level after Columbus scored the first goal just before halftime, but Ethan Finley's game-winning goal in the 84th-minute sealed the win for the visiting Crew.

Parkhurst Victorious in New England Return

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. From 2005 till 2008, Michael Parkhurst was a rock in the New England Revolution's back line, earning Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, and MLS Best XI honors while leading the team to three straight MLS Cup appearances and a U.

Higuain breaks scoring drought as Crew top struggling Revs

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By TIM FONTENAULT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Federico Higuain's first goal in more than two months could not have come at a better time for the Columbus Crew, who have now won consecutive games for the first time since opening the season with three wins.

Higuain scored his seventh goal of the season on a free kick just before halftime and Ethan Finlay broke a deadlock with six minutes to play, as the Crew sent the New England Revolution to their eighth-straight loss in a 2-1 victory at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.

MLS Ticker: Bengtson loaned to Belgrano; MLS fine Whitecaps; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Jerry Bengtson's star crossed time in Boston is over.

The New England Revolution announced on Friday morning that they've sent the Honduras international forward on loan to Argentine club Belgrano through June 30, 2015.

Premier League 4-0 MLS: English teams dominant over North American counterparts

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Several Premier League clubs are currently over in North America on pre-season tours to get the squadprepared and to test out new formations for the up-coming season in Britain.

Summer Friendly Rewind: Tottenham edges Toronto, Villa blank Dallas and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jermain Defoe had a chance to topple his former club with his new one, but he and Toronto FC were ultimately undone by a late goal.

Andros Townsend scored in the 85th minute and Tottenham edged Defoe and Toronto FC, 3-2, in a thrilling friendly at BMO Field on Wednesday.

MLS Gets Wakeup Call In Night Of English Friendlies

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Remember all that gloating we had last month at the World Cup when the USA advanced out of the Group of Death while England was sent home early? How the progress of the national team was a sign of his far Major League Soccer has come? Well last night was reality check for the league as MLS sides went head to head with five Premier League sides and the results were not pretty.

Anor brace leads way as Crew knock off Impact

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the first time in eight games, the Columbus Crew left an MLS contest with all three points.

The Crew picked up their first win since May 24 by knocking off the Montreal Impact 2-1 at Crew Stadium via a Bernardo Anor brace.

It was the visiting Impact who opened the scoring by way of star forward Marco Di Vaio's 35th minute finish.

Feilhaber caps off big week, leads Sporting KC past Galaxy

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It's been a good week to be Benny Feilhaber.

The 29-year-old midfielder followed up his midweek dominance over the Columbus Crew with a marvelous free kick in a 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy Saturday to help Sporting Kansas City see its unbeaten streak move to six matches.

Feilhaber’s late strike gives Sporting KC stunning victory vs. Crew

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Sporting Kansas City have developed a knack for winning games in the dying seconds of the match.

For the second time in four days, Sporting KC won on a last-minute goal, this time coming from the right foot of Benny Feilhaber as he launched a rocket off the underside of the crossbar in the 93rd minute to give his side a stunning 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night in Crew Stadium.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Major League Soccer is in full swing again following the World Cup and will take center stage Wednesday with four matches involving teams needing results.

The action kicks off with the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. The Red Bulls haven't lost a league fixture in five matches and will be looking to extend that statistic to six against a laboring Union squad led by interim head managerJim Curtin.

MLS Ticker: O’Neill suspended, Anor cleared; Rey leaves Crew for Spain; and more

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By DAN KARELL

The Colorado Rapids will be without one of their starting defenders when they face the Portland Timbers on Friday on national television.

Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee announced on Tuesday that defender Shane O'Neill has been suspended one match and fined an undisclosed amount for "aserious foul play which endangered the safety of an opponent" in the Rapids' 3-3 draw at the Philadelphia Union.

Red Bulls notes: Petke embracing youth; McCarty’s role in midfield; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The first big test of New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga's young career came Sunday night in the Red Bull's clash with the Columbus Crew.

After having a major part in conceding a first-half equalizer, the 18-year-old Miazga drew the ire of star Thierry Henry and head coach Mike Petke heading into halftime.

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AFTER 90: Big Gulp

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From Ohio With Love  COLUMBUS VS. TORONTO
CREW STADIUM

FIRST HALF:
1' - A beautiful evening in Central Ohio as the rivalry between Crew and TFC continues. What better way to celebrate the Trillium Cup glory than with a big jug of refreshing imported Ohio drinking water!

Higuain equalizer leaves Crew, Fire tied at Toyota Park

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By JUSTIN REASH

The Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew, two of the oldest MLS teams renewed their rivalry in a match requiring the Fire to earn three points to keep their playoff hopes alive. In the end, the points were shared after an open and entertaining match.

Goals from Mike Magee and Federico Higuain left the Eastern Conference rivals tied, and both having missed a chance to bolster their playoff hopes.

Sporting Kansas City

Match Day 20 - Looking for Some Home Form

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Sporting KC are the defending MLS Cup champions. Tomorrow at Sporting KC welcome the winner of the previous two MLS Cups, the LA Galaxy to Sporting Park. Kansas City will be looking for their first win at home since early May when KC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0. Since then they have played four games at home, getting a loss and three draws in those four games.

Collin Red Card Rescinded

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Aurelien Collin will get the opportunity to be on the field tomorrow against the LA Galaxy after an independent review panel agreed with Sporting KC's appeal of his red card. Collin picked up his second red card of the season in the 55th minute of Wednesday's game against the Columbus Crew when he went up for a header against Adam Bedell.

Late Feilhaber Goal Sees KC Get All 3 Points

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Sporting Kansas City set a club record tonight on the road against the Columbus Crew, winning their fourth straight road game 2-1 over the Crew thanks to a late winner by Benny Feilhaber.

Sporting came out in the first half and looked the better side during the half, pressuring the Crew high up the field as they've shown to do on the road.

Match Day 19 - Travel Woes Done, Time to Continue a Busy Stretch

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Sporting KC had quite a bit of trouble getting to Columbus for tomorrow's game against the Crew. After a flight delay to DC, the team split up and headed to Chicago and New York. The Chicago crew, including the coaches made it to Columbus later in the day Monday. The group that went to New York though weren't so lucky.

The Rest

Job done, road travelled, crew subdued - Columbus Crew 2 Toronto FC 3

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Toronto defeated the Columbus Crew for the third time in the 2014 season. I am not going to head to the TFC archives just now, but I suspect that it is the first time an opponent has been beaten three times by Toronto in a year. It was TFC's ninth victory and it is more than a little satisfying to calculate that a third of those victories were against Columbus.

THE MATCHUP: It's a Crew, Crew Summer

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COLUMBUS VS. TORONTO
CREW STADIUM - SATURDAY 7:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET 360

MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME:
"The New Soft"

FACTS* AND STATS**
COLUMBUS CREW
- Crew Stadium is the USA's first soccer-specific stadium and winner of the "Most Flammable Scoreboard Award" 2010 - 2013.

The Warm Up: #NEvCLB

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The New England Revolution return from a trying,cross-country road trip to face the Columbus Crew at home on Saturday night.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.

Scheduled kick-off: 7:30 p.

A closer look at the struggling Red Bulls, and a potential cause for their woes

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The New York Red Bulls came off their World Cup break not that long ago, yet much of the talk surrounding the club last week was about how fatigued some of the players felt during a challenging but not uncommon three-games-in-eight-days stretch.