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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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By DAN KARELL

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.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Adam Bedell

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By DAN KARELL

Adam Bedell probably wasn't expecting to come on in the first half against the New York Red Bulls, but he took his chance and made something out of it.

Come on for the injured Jairo Arrieta in the 25th minute, the towering Bedell fired home a first-time strike on the half-volley in the 39th minute for his first career MLS goal, tying the game at 1-1 at the time at the New York Red Bulls.

Henry leads Red Bulls over Crew with goal, three assists

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By RYAN TOLMICH

HARRISON, N.J. — Soccer may be a young man's game, but New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry demonstrated that there's still some spectacular skill remaining in his 36-year-old legs.

Henry led the way with a goal to go with a trio of assists Saturday as the Red Bulls took down the visiting Columbus Crew by a 4-1 scoreline at Red Bull Arena.

MLS Notes: McCarty making progress; Jimenez out for 2 months; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Dax McCarty's long injury layoff could end as soon as this weekend.

Ahead of the New York Red Bulls' match on Saturday against the Columbus Crew, head coach Mike Petke teased to reporters that the 27-year-old midfielder could be back in the starting lineup after missing more than a month with a knee injury.

Crew, Rapids finish locked in stalemate

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By DAN KARELL

With his team struggling to score, Ethan Finlay has stepped up to be the Columbus Crew's top scoring option.

Finlay took advantage of a crucial Colorado Rapids mistake midway through the second half and punished them, giving the Crew a deserved point in a 1-1 draw on Friday at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

MLS Ticker: Feilhaber ready to return; Impact sign Piatti as DP; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Benny Feilhaber is hoping he can give Sporting Kansas City some much needed midfield relief.

After joining the team's long injury list on June 6 and missing the last three Sporting KC games in all competitions, Feilhaber says he's healthy enough to return to the field this Sunday against the Chicago Fire, if coach Peter Vermes picks him.

Crew, FC Dallas end in stalemate in hot, muggy conditions

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By DAN KARELL

After a three week break in Major League Soccer action, both FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew showed that they still need some more time before they hit fifth gear.

On a hot and muggy afternoon at Crew Stadium, neither side could find a goal as the match finished in a scoreless draw.

Crew match postponed after fan struck by lightning

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Columbus Crew called off Saturday evening's match against FC Dallas due to "extenuating circumstances" after a fan was injured outside of the stadium during inclement weather.

Local reports have identified the injured fan, in critical condition, as off-duty firefighter Stu Tudor, 54, who was attending the game for a charity event.

The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Columbus Crew

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With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

Late penalty doesn’t pay off, D.C. United draw with Crew

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By MITCHELL NORTHAM

LANDOVER, Md. Preceded by a Spain-El Salvador friendly on Saturday night, D.C. United (6-4-4) faced off against the Columbus Crew (4-5-6) at a site that was home away from home. Sure, United fans were in the building, but this wasn't RFK; it was Fed-Ex Field, home of the NFL's Washington Redskins.

MLS Week 14: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

One of Major League Soccer's youngest rivalries steps back into the spotlight this weekend as Real Salt Lake host the Portland Timbers in a likely sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium.

It's the eighth time in the last 12 months that these two clubs are facing off, and with the Timbers beginning to turn their season around, it should make for a great match.

TFC acquire Crew speedster Oduro, send Rey to Columbus

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By DAN KARELL

Toronto FC made a move on Friday that bolstered their hopes to make a playoff run this fall.

The Canadian club traded for Columbus Crew winger/forward Dominic Oduro, sending Spanish winger Alvaro Rey to the Crew in the deal.

Of Flops and Witch Doctors: DC United, MLS, NWSL, and World Cup Links for 6 June 2014

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Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic condescend to join MLS? Will Alex Morgan play tomorrow? Will Columbus stop talking trash about El Salvador? All of these questions and more are pondered, if not definitively answered, in your Friday Freedom Kicks!

If a player is offside, can the human eye see it? The answer isno.

Late Finlay goal saves point for Crew in draw vs. RSL

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ethan Finlay is a man in form.

The second-year midfielder came on for the Columbus Crew in the second half with his team down a goal and answered his coach's call, scoring an 88th minute goal to save a point for the Crew in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at Crew Stadium.

New York Red Bulls

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.

RBNY vs Columbus: King Thierry The 14th

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It was truly the Thierry Henry Show at Red Bull Arena this past Saturday. On the strength of "Le Roi's" one goal, three assist performance, the New York Red Bulls crushed the visiting Columbus Crew 4-1.

Not only was this a landmark performance for TH14, with his on the field performance, but this one also saw the return of "Angry Henry".

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.

Colorado Rapids

Sanchez Suspended Two Games

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Today the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced a 2-game suspension for Vicente Sanchez after his tackle on Hector Jimenez last week against the Columbus Crew. You can see the tackle here. He'll miss the road games tomorrow in Philly and next Friday in Portland.

Its a fair punishment for what was, unintentionally, a horrible tackle.

Rapids Hope To Go Boom On The Fourth!

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Bellingham Bay, WA fireworks, same ones we saw 16 years ago at our wedding reception
The annual Independence Day game tomorrow with the Columbus Crew as the opponent. With the post-game fireworks the kickoff will be at 7:30pm instead of the normal 7pm. That means the tailgate starts at 4:30 and its not in its normal spot due to preparations for the World Lacrosse Championships that start next week.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew and USA vs. Nigeria World Cup Send-Off Series: TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and unified gamethread

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IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME. D.C. United host the Columbus Crew, and the United States play their final World Cup tuneup against Nigeria, simultaneously this evening. Plus California Chrome goes for the Triple Crown. What else can we pile into this superthread?

This is the one gamethread to rule them all.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew staff and reader predictions

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Always bet on black (and red).

The last time D.C. United played at FedExField, an Higuain scored against them in a 3-0 win for the visitors. The last time the Columbus Crew played in DC, a different Higuain scored for the visitors as they downed the Black-and-Red. But tomorrow evening, when United take on the visiting Crew out at FedExField, no Higuain will be playing.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Columbus Crew

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D.C. United has already had an embarrassing loss and a frustrating draw against the Columbus Crew. It's time to get a win. With Federico Higuain and several others unavailable, there may not be a better time to play Gregg Berhalter's side. B&RU takes a look at a tired, short-handed Columbus.

There was a brief period in MLS history where teams only played each other twice, and the games were virtually always far apart.

D.C. United versus Columbus Crew preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Columbus blog Massive Report

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We talk to Pat Murphy to preview this weekend's Crew-United match.

It is apparently Don Garber's wish that D.C. United and the Columbus Crew play every month forever. To get the lowdown on our eternal opponent, we talk to Pat Murphy of Massive Report.

Question for Massive Report

B&RU: After a torrid start, the Crew have gone ice cold with only one win since March.

MLS 2014 Week 13: D.C. United versus Columbus Crew StoryStream

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Without his rock in the center of midfield, what will Ben Olsen do against the Crew?

D.C. United will meet the Columbus Crew this Saturday for the third time this season, and in the third different stadium. At this pace, it seems inevitable that these two teams will also meet in the US Open Cup, and then again in the playoffs, and then once a month until the end of time.

D.C. United versus Columbus Crew lineup: Who will take Perry Kitchen's place?

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Without his rock in the center of midfield, what will Ben Olsen do against the Crew?

D.C. United will meet the Columbus Crew this Saturday for the third time this season, and in the third different stadium. At this pace, it seems inevitable that these two teams will also meet in the US Open Cup, and then again in the playoffs, and then once a month until the end of time.

The Rest

FC Dallas, Columbus Crew show support for fan struck by lightning outside of stadium Saturday

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Jun 29, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; An FC Dallas staffer wears a red ribbon honoring Lt Stu Tudor, a Columbus firefighter who was struck buy lightning outside the stadium, postponing the Columbus Crew-FC Dallas game by a day at Crew Stadium. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Wire Reports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas paused before their scoreless draw Sunday to support the recovery of a firefighter who was struck by lightning in the southwest parking lot of Crew Stadium.

USOC match day - Fire v Riverhounds

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Expect the Fire to field a strong side against USL-Pro's Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The visitors feature former Fire bust Collins John and ex-MLS players Joseph Ngwenya and Danny Earls but they currently sit at the bottom of the USL table with a 1-7-5 record. Frank Yallop will have a full squad at his disposal with the exception of Patrick Nyarko and Gonzalo Segares, who both underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in their ankles over the last few weeks.

It's been a slice! Alvaro Rey delivered to Columbus for quick Dominic Oduro

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Hold the anchovies. Every week is MLS Rivalry Week in Toronto FC's front office! Hot off the heels of #inhumanely dealing Issey Nakajima-Farran to The Cheesemakers, The Reds sent another winger in Alvaro Rey to Columbus today. Coming in return from the Ohio Riviera is Ghanaian midfielder and speed merchant Dominic Oduro.

THE STARTING 11: Trillium Cup privileges

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Take that, Budweiser FA Cup!
We have banged on for years now how the Trillium Cup is a farcical corporate faux trophy. Despite TFC's exciting comeback victory on Saturday, the reward for winning the annual series of matches between Columbus Crew and The Reds is still lame-o. To watch a player like Jermain Defoe look at the local tin-cup and sort of lift it in sort of victory is all a bit cringe.

Strong finish, stumbling until Defoe's strike TFC 3 Columbus Crew 2

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More to come JD
A beautiful day down by the lake, but you could not describe much of Toronto's play as beautiful. Could it have been that plentiful sunshine and perfectly mild temperatures were the conditions to lull fans and players alike?