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MLS in Atlanta, Grant Wahl and Dillon Powers | Episode 408

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Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses MLS in Atlanta, Arthur Blank, and more. In the second segment Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers checks in to talk about mullets, burritos, and ... his video making skills.

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Columbus Welcomes Atlanta To MLS

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I freakin' love this. Well done Massive Report.

Welcome to the league, @MLSAtlanta2017. #MLS pic.twitter.com/MJN901JufC

— MassiveCity (@MassiveCityFFC) April 16, 2014

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Crew’s Gonzalez for embellishment

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Giancarlo Gonzalez's embellishment late on Sunday has not gone unpunished.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Tuesday that it has fined Gonzalez an undisclosed amount for trying to dupe match officials into thinking he had been struck by Chris Wondolowski late in the 1-1 draw between the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes.

SBI MLS Save of the Week: Steve Clark

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Earthquakes, Crew settle for draw in physical battle

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By DAN KARELL

Federico Higuain's late first half goal was canceled out by Chris Wondolowski's early second half header as the San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew settled for a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Despite a defeat to Toronto FC last week, Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter went with the exact same starting eleven and while they came out in the opening 20 minutes with more energy, they failed to find any targets in the box on crosses.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week Five)

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By DAN KARELL

FC Dallas are showing no signs of slowing down.

Oscar Pareja's club re-captured "El Capitan" from the Houston Dynamo last weekend with a tremendous 4-1 performance, backed by the play of midfielder Mauro Diaz. The Argentine has been the key to FC Dallas' recent success but the addition of Hendry Thomas in defensive midfield combined with Matt Hedges and Chris Seitz has given FC Dallas one of the best spines in MLS.

SBI MLS Team of the Month (March): Columbus Crew

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By DAN KARELL

Plenty of coaches talk about their desire to play attractive, possession-based soccer, but few can back up their words. So far, Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter is one of them.

In the first month of the season, the Crew put together a 3-0 record including a dominant win at D.

SBI MLS Best XI of the Month (March)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Columbus Crew enjoyed a perfect 3-0 month of March and they landed one player on the SBI MLS Best XI of the Month for March for each win they registered.

SBI MLS Player of the Week Federico Higuain leads a group of Crew players that includes Michael Parkhurst and young midfielder Wil Trapp.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 4)

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By IVES GALARCEP

If you would have asked most people which MLS team would wind up being the final one with a perfect record, few people outside of Ohio would have every considered saying the Columbus Crew.

That's where the Crew stand though, a perfect 3-0 after a dramatic last-second winner from Justin Meram helped Gregg Berhalter's side improve to 3-0 and climb even further up the SBI MLS Power Rankings.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 4: Crowdsourced edition

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In what is to be a monthly tradition, I take a break from the power rankings and let you tell me who are the best and worst teams in MLS.

It has come to that time of the month in which I throw open the job of creating the MLS power rankings to you, our dear readers. We have had over a month of Major League Soccer action, so we know at least a few things about each of the teams in the league, even if they challenge the narratives we all had in our minds going into this season.

Crew stay perfect as Meram winner stuns Sounders

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By JASON MITCHELL

SEATTLE The Columbus Crew came into Saturday's match riding the first 2-0 start in franchise history. But a road game against the Seattle Sounders promised to provide a much stiffer test than the Philadelphia Union at home or D.

MLS Match Week 4: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

U.S. Men's National Team teammates Michael Bradley and Kyle Beckerman will face off in a clash of top teams as Toronto FC visits Real Salt Lake in one of the marquee match-ups of MLS Week 4.

The unbeaten Columbus Crew will look to improve to 3-0 when they visit CenturyLink Field to take on a Seattle Sounders side still missing suspended star Clint Dempsey.

Jumping on an MLS Bandwagon

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It's not too late to find a seat on an MLS bandwagon for 2014. Pick well, and you'll only need the edge. Read More

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Bernardo Anor

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By FRANCO PANIZO

MLS Ticker: Crew part ways with president McCullers; Revolution install new FieldTurf; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt is focused on the future.

After going through a busy offseason with plenty of change to the club, the Crew announced on Monday morning that president Mark McCullers had agreed to part ways with the club. McCullers will remain until April 30 to help with the transition but Precourt has taken over day-to-day duties effective immediately.

Bernardo Anor wins MLS Player of the Week

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Columbus Crew forward Bernardo Anor is MLS Player of the week for week 3 of the 2014 season. Read More

Columbus Crew ‘parts ways’ with president Mark McCullers

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The Columbus Crew announce that club president Mark McCullers has resigned effective the end of April. Read More

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Bernardo Anor

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Columbus Crew have a new head coach, and several new faces, but it has been many of the returning players who have stepped up to help the team get off to a good start.

Count Bernardo Anor among that group. The young midfielder has stepped in nicely to help fill the void left by the retirement of Eddie Gaven, and his two goals on Saturday not only helped the Crew post an impressive 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Union.

Anor’s first-half goals lead Crew to victory vs. Union

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Crew benefited from a little bit of magic in their home opener. It just didn't come from the expected source, Federico Higuain.

Unheralded midfielder Bernardo Anor scored two goals, including a long-range blast in first-half stoppage time to help lead the Crew to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday evening in the team's home opener at Crew Stadium.

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MLS 2014 Week 7: D.C. United versus Columbus Crew

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D.C. United gets its first chance at revenge this season, traveling to Columbus to take on the Crew.

When D.C. United takes on the Columbus Crew this Saturday, it will be their first chance for revenge this season. As I'm sure you remember, the Crew convincingly beat United 3-0 in the opening game of the season, causing all of the fears and frustrations of last season to boil up once again.

D.C. United versus Columbus Crew lineup: A first chance at revenge

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D.C. United gets its first chance at revenge this season, traveling to Columbus to take on the Crew.

When D.C. United takes on the Columbus Crew this Saturday, it will be their first chance for revenge this season. As I'm sure you remember, the Crew convincingly beat United 3-0 in the opening game of the season, causing all of the fears and frustrations of last season to boil up once again.

Filibuster podcast episode 76: You donated just enough to not boil my flesh and bones

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On tap tonight: Gin and Red Bull, Stella Artois, Resurrection Ale

D.C. United are on a two game winning streak, and your favorite podcast is back to talk about that and more. We start with a review of the game against the New York Red Bulls, talking about the Jeff Parke and Bobby Boswell bunkering in after the goal, Andrew Dykstra and his experience in Richmond helping him this season, Eddie Johnson's scoring woes and if they matter, and how Chris Rolfe has looked so far.

Toronto FC

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick Hagglund

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By IVES GALARCEP

When Toronto FC drafted Nick Hagglund as one of the first centerbacks taken in the 2014 MLS Draft, the rookie didn't figure to see much playing time with the likes of Stephen Caldwell, Doneil Henry and Bradley Orr on the squad.

It didn't take long for Hagglund to get his chance though, with Caldwell and Henry suspended for Saturday's match against the Columbus Crew.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Toronto FC

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By RYAN TOLMICH

It was viewed as a battle of two heavyweights. On one side was the Columbus Crew, undefeated and coming off of a potentially season-defining 90th minute winner over Seattle. On the other, Toronto FC, the big-money side who were humbled in their last contest with a 3-0 beating at the hands of Real Salt Lake.

Brian Straus | Episode 405

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We go around the league with Sports Illustrated writer Brian Straus. Are TFC and the Crew for real? Can David Beckham get things done in Miami? And we run through the U.S. Men's National Team roster ahead of the friendly against Mexico.

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D.C. United vs. Toronto FC: Player Ratings

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More low ratings and disappointment in this installment of player ratings.

Deja Vu all over again. Most of the problems that plagued D.C United during their 3-0 capitulation against the Columbus Crew we're repeated yesterday against Toronto. Again United failed to control the midfield way and failed to create anything worthwhile in the attack.

Toronto FC 1-0 D.C. United: Tactical review of another toothless day for United's attack

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In which I humbly promise to do my best not to overuse the term "cutting edge," of which the Black-and-Red have none.

It was true last game against the Columbus Crew, and it's true again this week against Toronto FC: D.C. United lost this game in the midfield. Unlike the season-opening debacle against Columbus, though, it was not the wide spaces that will dominate our discussion today.

Trillium Cup

AFTER 90: TFC 2 Live-ly 4 Crew

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"We lost to TFC?! Gimme some Colombian 'nose kibble'!" COLUMBUS CREW - 0

TORONTO FC - 2
Michael Bradley - 11'
Issey Nakajima-Farran - 86'

 

WHAT WE EXPECTED: A really ugly affair with TFC forced to field a line-up of subs, kids and also-rans with a Columbus Steamroller (not a sex act - we presume) as the result.

THE MATCHUP: "Hey You, The Not Red-dy for The Crew"

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Yeah. No drugs there.  COLUMBUS VS. TORONTO
CREW STADIUM - SATURDAY 6PM ET TV: SPORTNET 360
WHY SHOULD I WATCH THIS?
- Well apparently Columbus are our heated rivals. Apparently. - Can TFC manage to look much different than TFC 2012 without the likes of Jermain Defoe, Steven Caldwell, Jonathan Osorio and (PENDING) out of the line-up?

Philadelphia Union

HOT TOPIC QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Time For A Change?

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Something is holding the Union back from their true potential. Having dominated the better part of their 360 minutes played thus far, is it time to change?

Another match down and yet another result that wasn't quite indicative of the Union's performance. Stood toe to toe with the Timbers in Portland: 1-1 draw.

The US Roster To Face Mexico: The Last Ride for Edu

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Remember me?

GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.

The Union’s co[l]itis attack, and other early season surprises

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PSP's Dan Walsh was surprised to find the Union-Crew game unavailable on Match Day Live. When he found out why, it was just one of the surprises from the first three weeks of the Union season.

Crew Notes: Anor takes advantage of Berhalter’s system; defense saves team again; and more

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By DAN KARELL

How does Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter get a performance like he did out of Bernardo Anor this week? Give him free rein to take chances.

"That's what the game is about," Anor told SBI. "We just have to try to shoot from everywhere and hope for something good to happen and that's exactly what happened today.

GAME CHANGERS Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union 3-22-14

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We "Monday morning coach" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.

The Union have never won in Columbus, and despite positive vibes coming from the Union in the previous games, that did not change this time.

Match Report: Columbus Crew 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Leo Fernandes' second half goal, his first in MLS, would not be enough to overcome Bernardo Anor's two first half goals for the Crew.

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union seek to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they travel to Columbus to take on conference rivals Columbus Crew.

UNION GAME #3
VS
Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
March 22, 2014
6:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Federico Higuain, Jairo Arrieta Forward Cristian Maidana, Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux
Hector Jimenez, Wil Trapp, Tony Tchani, Bernardo Anor Midfield

Vincent Nogueira

Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu

Josh Williams, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Parkhurst, Waylon Francis Defense Fabinho, Aaron Wheeler, Amobi Okugo, Raymon Gaddis
Steve Clark Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Matt Lampson, Chad Barson, Tyson Wahl, Agustin Viana, Justin Meram, Adam Bedell Bench Andre Blake, Ethan White, Corben Bone, Leo Fernandes, Danny Cruz, Antoine Hoppenot, Conor Casey
Stats (Explained Here)
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The Whole Story: Matchday 3 The Union go to Columbus

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Get The Whole Story of Matchday 3 as the Philadelphia Union travel to play the Columbus Crew from match preview to post match analysis.

Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union
Columbus Crew Stadium - Columbus, OH
March 22nd, 6:00pm Eastern - Comcast SportsNet, MLS Live

The Philadelphia Union look to continue their strong start Saturday as they travel to the Buckeye State to face the Columbus Crew in the first of three matches between the two teams this season.

Union vs Crew quick reference

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The Union are 3-5-1 against Columbus all time. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

The Rest

Is This a Must Win Game?

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JC Escobar looks at the upcoming match against the Montreal Impact and wonders if it's the 2014 Union's first "must win" match and it's implications on the rest of the season

I'm sitting here trying to contain my excitement about the upcoming game. After all, this is my home opener (I missed the home opener against New England).

SBI MLS Team of the Week: FC Dallas

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By RYAN TOLMICH

A trio of goals in just 15 minutes were enough for FC Dallas to overwhelm Chivas USA 3-1 Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

Fabian Castillo, Je-Vaughn Watson and Michel all found the back of the net between the 71st and 86th minute for the hosts, who now sit undefeated atop the Western Conference.