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D.C. United wins while their (soon to be) new owner talks business: Freedom Kicks for 4/16/18

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Quick and to the point, these links are.

Hi! Scientifically proven that winning > losing, or something I guess.

Recaps of D.C. United's 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew SC from us (with more from us here), WaPo, MLS and Pro Soccer USA. Massive Report has things from the Yellow side of the aisle.

Crew making zero excuses after losing third straight

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Sometimes in Major League Soccer, teams expected to do successful things will hit road bumps along the way. The nature of the sport poses challenges to teams that will only make them better for the future.

For the Columbus Crew, they are one of these teams not making any excuses for the rocky road they are currently on.

Late Gyasi Zardes penalty helps Crew get past Impact

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The Columbus Crew were bailed out in stoppage time as a late penalty handed them their second win to start the 2018 season.

Gregg Berhalter's Crew used a penalty from Gyasi Zardes in the 94th minute to beat Montreal 3-2 on Saturday.

The Crew were far from deserving of the result, as the Impact controlled the contest for throughout the second half, as they made up a two-goal deficit.

MLS Ticker: Sounders acquire Francis from Crew, Galaxy ink Norwegian defender to deal and more

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It took less than a week for the Seattle Sounders to fill the void left open by Joevin Jones' departure.

The Sounders acquired full back Waylon Francis from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.

The 27-year-old left back has played the last four season in Columbus, and he brings needed depth to the position in Seattle after Jones left the club for Darmstadt at the end of the 2017 season.

Report: Columbus Crew ownership considering moving team to Austin

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Major League Soccer could have a third Texas team in its future, but it could come at the cost of one of the league's original markets.

Multiple reports surfaced on Monday night revealing thatColumbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt is working on plans to relocate the team to Austin, Texas if the team cannot seal a deal for a new downtown stadium in Columbus by 2019.

Crew clinch playoff berth with win over D.C. United

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After a year away from the postseason, the Columbus Crew are headed back to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Crew took care of D.C. United by a comfortable 2-0 score line in their home finale at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday night to seal their spot in the MLS postseason party. It was also the club's 12th home win of the season, which is a franchise record.

The Best of MLS Week 23: Justin Morrow, Columbus Crew, Jonathan Lewis and more

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This week saw players and teams not normally in the spotlight come through with big goals and big results.

We saw a rookie score his first career goal in impressive fashion for one of the league's top teams on national television. One team still clawing for a playoff spot scored a huge victory over one of the best in the Eastern Conference.

2026 United States projected lineup, Manchester United draws Manchester City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/28/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Go Behind the Scenes with Alejandro Bedoya at the ESPN Studios
Alejandro Bedoya visited the ESPN studios today and sat down with Bernardo Osuna in the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room.

How the Union gambled its way into the Eastern Conference cellar
Winter's three areas of need still look like question marks, leaving Philadelphia at the bottom of MLS' Eastern Conference.

Fire v Crew match preview

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What Are They All About? Columbus Crew SC

Five points. After four matches played in MLS, the Chicago Fire sit on five points. It must be noted that this is the same points total at this juncture of the season last year, and has been about average for the Fire over the last seven playoff-less years.

D.C. United

Russell Canouse inching closer to return after injury layoff

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The midfielder has yet to play for the Black-and-Red this year

After impressing during the second half of last season, when D.C. United brought him over from Germany, Russell Canouse had hopes for himself, and the Black-and-Red coming into 2018. The season has not been so kind to United thus far, and same goes for Russell, who has yet to feature for the team this year, as he continues to recover from an injury suffered in the first preseason camp.

Recap: D.C. United outclassed as Crew roll to 3-1 victory

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Despite a lively first half, United saw their mistakes punished as Columbus went into a tie atop the Supporters Shield standings

D.C. United was hoping to build on last week's comeback draw, but against a high-flying Columbus Crew SC, they instead got a familiar result. The Crew won 3-1 at Mapfre Stadium, extending United's winless streak in the state of Ohio to 11 games over the last decade.

USA vs. Honduras preview with Matt Doyle, D.C. United vs. Columbus review: Filibuster 229

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We have to reflect on D.C. United before getting to the USMNT

D.C. United is off this weekend, but Filibuster is not! Jason, Ben, and Adam are here to talk about (another) depressing game. We talk about the penalty kicks in the recent loss to Columbus Crew SC and wonder why D.C. United is so bad in March throughout their history.

Philadelphia Union

PSP Postgame Show: Union 0-0 Columbus Crew

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/5/18

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Philadelphia Union News

Three Things we learned from the Philadelphia Union's win over New England
David Accam's influence on the wing, the importance of Homegrown players and Jim Curtin's substitution policy stood out in the Union's win over the Revolution.

Five Philadelphia Union away trips worth making this season

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A look at the away games we're most looking forward this season

With the release yesterday of the full 2018 schedule for Major League Soccer, fans across the league were officially able to start making travel plans to catch a game or two on the road.

The Union will play 16 teams away from Talen Energy Stadium this season, including two visits to MAPFRE Stadium to play the Columbus Crew SC.

Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move

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As Columbus Crew SC is ripped away from it's fanbase, a Lehigh Valley native ponders how moving a team could be a good thing.

Is Kei Kamara a long-term answer for the Revolution?

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Or should the team trade him in the offseason? Tell us in today's open thread.

Kei Kamara has endured his share of criticism since joining the Revolution a year-and-a-half ago. In his first 38 games with the Revs, he scored 11 goals. Yet during his two-season stint with Columbus Crew SC, he scored once every one-and-a-half matches.

In defense of Roland Alberg

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The Union have a problem. After a very public confrontation on Wednesday night, Roland Alberg is the most disliked player on the team. With fans, media, and teammates all angered, Nick Fishman comes to Alberg's defense.

Halftime report: Philadelphia Union 1, Columbus Crew SC 0

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The Union grab a lead on a great goal while drama will make the second half anything but dull.

A much different start by the Philadelphia Union tonight against Columbus Crew SC, as they go into the locker room up 1-0.

Disaster almost struck in the third minute when a bad pass forced John McCarthy to come out out of the 18 yard box to do a sliding tackle to clear the ball before the onrushing Kekuta Manneh gets there.

Philadelphia Union preview, Gold Cup Final preview, transfer news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/26/17

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Big game tonight as the Union look to take the second leg of the Columbus match up, read more in the links.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC
The return leg of the home-and-home may not technically be a must win game, but it still feels like one.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

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A second date with Columbus, this time in Chester, is a must-win game for the Union.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

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The return leg of the home-and-home may not technically be a must win game, but it still feels like one.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

Date: Wednesday, July 25th

Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 p.m. Central, 4:30 p.

Halftime report: Columbus Crew SC 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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It wasn't the most eventful first half, but the Union were able to go to the locker room tied at 0-0.

Forget about attractive, attacking soccer. The Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC's first half was a grinding 0-0 affair that neither team should be proud of but both could be somewhat happy with.

Match preview: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to Ohio to face the Crew in the first of back-to-back meetings between the clubs.

Game: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, July 22nd

Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 p.m. Central, 4:30 p.m. Pacific, 11:30 p.

Scott Caldwell becomes third MLS homegrown to play 10,000 minutes

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Two of three most seasoned homegrowns play for the Revolution

In the 72nd minute of Saturday's 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC, Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell became just the second homegrown field player—and third homegrown player overall—to eclipse 10,000 regular-season minutes played.

D.C. United use bye week to recharge, focus on scoring first goal of season

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United welcome the Philadelphia Union to RFK Stadium, looking for their first win in 2017

The start of the 2017 season has not been the best for D.C. United. Through three games, the Black-and-Red have just one point, in a season opening scoreless draw against Sporting Kansas City. That was followed up with a 4-0 loss to New York City FC, and a 2-0 defeat at home to Columbus Crew SC.

Houston Dynamo

Ricardo Clark Signs with Columbus Crew SC

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Dynamo legend Ricardo Clark has signed with Columbus Crew SC

It appears that Houston Dynamo legend Ricardo Clark will be stepping away from his longest tenured club for a second time. This time he's signing with Columbus Crew SC as a free agent.

Words will never be enough.

MLS Playoff Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The MLS Playoffs continue tonight with a pair of matches that bring a lot of intrigue with them.

Tonight's action gets started with Atlanta United hosting a playoff game in the inaugural season. The youngest team in the Eastern Conference takes on one of the oldest as the Columbus Crew come to town.

Scouting Report: How to short-circuit the Houston Dynamo

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On Sunday (7 PM, JOEtv) the Sounders host the best team in the West.

Who You'll Watch

The first place team in the Western Conference, Houston Dynamo (ed. note: what did I just read.), will be welcomed to CenturyLink Field by the Seattle Sounders this Sunday night. This is the second and final regular season meeting between the two teams.

Ola Kamara

Sounders should ignore the Justin Meram sweepstakes

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The Crew midfielder is available for a significant price, but Seattle should probably spend their TAM to extend their championship window.

A couple Columbus Crew SC players are likely to go on the move. Ola Kamara seems destined for the LA Galaxy and a massive raise, while Justin Meram is looking to contend for trophies outside of Ohio.

Fagundez brace pushes Revs to come-from-behind win over Crew

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FOXBOROUGH New England Revolution winger Diego Fagundez has quietly been heating up over the past month and it finally paid dividends with his first brace since May 2014.

After scoring his first goal of the season in last weekend's win over Real Salt Lake, Fagundez had both tallies to rally the host Revolution back from an early deficit to beat theColumbus Crew, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 18,651 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette State.

Revolution v. Crew: Three Thoughts

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The Revs were undone by the counter and two more thoughts.

The New England Revolution suffered a 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC on Saturday night. Here are three thoughts from the game:

  1. The Revolution were undone by the counter. Crew SC's strategy was clear from the beginning as the team was always looking to quickly transition to their attacking third after winning the ball.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew SC: Community player ratings form

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In another short turnaround, get in your votes for a punchless road performance from Seattle.

Well, this one was tough. A very makeshift Seattle Sounders lineup took the show on the road to MAPFRE Stadium and Columbus Crew SC, and it didn't go well. The Crew stars made some great plays, but they got plenty of help from the Sounders who seemed to have forgotten how to defend for stretched of the match.

Sounders at Columbus Crew, recap: This is a bad road team

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Crew win 3-nil after goals by Higuain, Meram and Ola Kamara

In their past three road games, the Seattle Sounders lost all three with a -9 goal differential. Wednesday's loss was partially due to call-ups, injuries and a lineup gamble that failed. Columbus Crew SC exploited the spaces where Jordy Delem and Oniel Fisher played in scoring their first two goals, and then coasted to a 3-nil win.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/9/18

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Fafa loses his appeal, Crew owner looking at sites in Austin, and Europa League results

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Fafa Picault loses appeal of suspension; won't play vs. Columbus, Colorado
Union winger Fafa Picault appealed his three-game suspension by MLS for abusive language in a preseason scrimmage, but it was denied, manager Jim Curtin announced Thursday.

Report: Revs looking to trade Nemeth

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The Revs have been shopping Nemeth for two weeks, according to

The New England Revolution are looking to move Krisztian Nemeth, according to a report from

The article, posted Wednesday, states that the Revs have been testing the market during the last couple of weeks and have spoken to multiple teams.

Crew to move, Blanc or Big Sam for USMNT coach, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 18, 2017

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A wild day in soccer news.

Happy Wednesday folks. I'm set to head to New Orleans today for the USWNT match tomorrow, but before I do that, let me hit you with the news:

Columbus Crew SC reportedly set to move barring new downtown stadium | Massive Report

Look, the Michigan native in me wants to laugh.

Know Thy Enemy: Previewing the Kamara Derby with Massive Report

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Can it be called the "Kamara Derby" if only one Kamara is going to play?

Okay, so we should address the first problem with this preview.

Kei Kamara didn't travel with the #NERevs for Saturday's game vs. #CrewSC. His wife is still expecting a child, per team source.

Tierney, Kamara status unknown for weekend match vs. Columbus Crew SC

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The two Revolution mainstays may miss out on Saturday's match in Ohio.

If the Revolution want to snap a four-match winless steak, they may have to do so without Kei Kamara and Chris Tierney.

When the club travels to Columbus this weekend to take on Crew SC, both players may miss out on the gameday 18.

Portland Timbers at Columbus Crew SC Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers are back on the road this weekend and set to take on Columbus Crew SC in their first cross-conference match of the year. With two wins in the book against the Crew in the last two years, the Timbers will be looking to extend that streak and keep their record unblemished through week four of the 2017 season.