New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara was itching to score against the team that jettisoned him in May coming off of an MVP finalist season in 2015.
After working hard and coming up empty all game, Kamara pounced in the 71st minute when Revs teammate Teal Bunbury went down in the box and the Columbus Crew defense gave up on the play, allowing their former teammate to swoop in and cap off a 3-1 Revolution home win.
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jul 13, 2016) US Soccer Players - The MLS schedule is that the games get heaviest just as the weather outside gets hottest. The MLS schedule makers seem to have a streak of the sadist in them. The turnaround shortens during the months when it's most difficult to play.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Goals haven't come easily for Kei Kamara since he was—much to his surprise—traded from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution on May 12th. One of the top scorers in MLS over the past few seasons, Kamara had just two goals in seven MLS matches for the Revolution going into the match, with both goals coming in a 3-2 losing effort in Montreal last weekend.
Saturday's 4:30 PM match on JOEtv features two teams that started 2016 with goals of winning the MLS Cup. Now, a third of the way through the season, it's two teams trying to reboot midseason and just make the MLS Cup Playoffs. New England Revolution are 2-4-7 -7 and Seattle Sounders are 2-6-1 -3.
The Sounders coach praised the Revolution's attack, but believes that his team can come away with a win
As the Seattle Sounders head to the East Coast this weekend for their two-match road trip, head coach Sigi Schmid previewed the team's first match against the New England Revolution. He praised new signing Kei Kamara, a player that he had originally drafted when he was the manager of the Columbus Crew.
Several MLS teams completed signings on Tuesday, while a veteran defender could be on the move to an Eastern Conference side.
The Chicago Fire have acquired Dutch attacker Michael de Leeuw on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old joins the Fire from FC Groningen as a Discovery signing and won't be available to play until July 4.
CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union have become used to receiving contributions from their rookie class in 2016.
Forward Fabian Herbers, who was one of three top-six selections in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, delivered his first-career MLSstrike in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew at Talen Energy Stadium.
CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union had a goal in mind that few could have envisioned them realizing before the season began, but Jim Curtin can put a check mark next to it after the club's latest impressive performance.
The Union achieved their goal of securing first place in the Eastern Conference at the Copa America Centenario break after beating the Columbus Crew, 3-2, at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday.
The Union took down the Crew to maintain two undefeated streaks.
After disposing of Columbus Crew SC, the Philadelphia Union will head into the summer break with an undefeated streak of eight games. Goals from Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira, and Fabian Herbers ensured the home side all three points, though the Crew stayed competitive until the end, narrowing the lead to one in second-half stoppage time.
One of the brightest prospects in the U.S. soccer pool has returned stateside with a move to MLS.
The Columbus Crew announced on Friday that the club has signed U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The 21-year-old goalkeeper joins as a Discovery Signing after spending the last year-and-a-half with German club SC Freiburg.
In their first league game back from the Copa America Centenario, both Matt Besler and Graham Zusi made their presence felt for Kansas City as they picked up a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew at Children's Mercy Park. It took both players until the second half to really take the game over, but when they did both players did well.
Our David Musante put together some of his favorite photos from the Union's win on Wednesday.
It is always a fun experience to shoot a Union match at Talen Energy Stadium. I was out for my first match Wednesday night that saw the Union take on the Columbus Crew before the Copa America Centenario break.
The Union did well to get three points at home, but how did each player do individually?
After a meatgrinder stretch that saw the Union play six games in just 21 days, the guys are getting a well-deserved break to rest and recuperate. Tonight's win against a dangerous Columbus Crew SC team was a real gut check for the team, and they rose to the occasion.