Dominic Oduro

Columbus Crew

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

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In which we check up with Pat Murphy from Massive Report to preview the Crew once again.

In D.C. United's first bid for revenge this season, they take on the Columbus Crew in Columbus. To preview the game, we went back to our friend Pat Murphy from Massive Report for his take on the Crew so far this season.

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.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew - Week 1 Predictions Thread

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We polled the staff here at B&RU about what we'll see on the field tomorrow when United open their season against Columbus.

It's new feature time, sports fans! This year, we're going to poll our staff before each D.C. United game for predictions and share them in a post. You're encouraged to share your predictions for the game in the comments.

Crew re-sign leading scorer Oduro

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By DAN KARELL

Arguable the fastest player in Major League Soccer has decided to stay right where he is for the upcoming season.

Following a year where he scored a career-high 13 goals for the Columbus Crew, forward Dominic Oduro has decided to remain with the Crew for next season by signing a new contract with the club.

Three’s Fantastic

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution grabbed a crucial three points with a back-and-forth 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew to keep their playoff hopes alive heading into the final game of the season. A.J. Soares, Chris Tierney and Diego Fagundez all scored in the win to send a season high crowd of 26,458 at Gillette Stadium home happy as the Revolution – temporarily, at least – moved into a playoff spot.

Another FC Dallas loss and almost out of chances

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In a game that was a must-win for FC Dallas, it was the visiting Columbus Crew that was the better side, scoring three times in the first half and adding an insurance tally in the 86th minute as the Crew handed FCD a 4-2 defeat before 11,422 fans at Toyota Stadium.

"Yeah, I think this is a terrible loss for us.

MLS Player Scores A Goal and Celebrates By Eating A Slice of Pizza On the PItch [VIDEO]

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Ghanian footballer Dominic Oduro scored a goal in MLS Saturday night and celebrated in a unique way by eating a slice of pizza near the corner flag.

Oduro scored the goal for Columbus against Chicago in a match that ended 3-0 to the Crew.

After scoring the goal, Oduro celebrated in front of the fans but then turned around and ran over to the corner of the stadium where one of the Crew employees was holding a pizza box.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Columbus Crew #3

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The Columbus Crew have only managed a penalty kick goal against the Austin Berry and the Fire so far in 2013
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OTF's Jon Denham likes Cacha Rios to net his first Fire goal and Helltown Beer's Larry W. Johnson scratches his head regarding Dominic Oduro's role under Brian Bliss.

Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew #3

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Macho men

OTF's Stephen Mangat grabs his Ouiji to get signals from beyond on Chicago's nemesis...

This week in Columbus, a group of Ohio State University studentswho joked their off-campus home was haunted found out that a strange man had been living for months in a secret room inside their house.

Comparing Fabian Castillo’s production to that of Dominic Oduro

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Almost from the moment Fabian Castillo debuted for FC Dallas two seasons ago, it wasn't hard to see what the Colombian youngster's calling card was, his blistering pace. Castillo's ability to blow by defenders on the flanks and send balls into the box was the primary reason he was signed by FCD in the first place.

Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew #2

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Burn baby, burn. (image: deadspin.com)

OTF's Stephen Mangat puts on his hazmat suit to give you the lowdown on the team you love to hate...

Phormio was an Athenian admiral during the Peloponnesian War who commanded several famous victories in the 420s B.C. Considered the first great admiral in human history, Phormio was immortalized in the Roman Terence's second century B.

Oduro leads injury-hit Crew to shock win over first-place Impact

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Columbus Crew came into Saturday's Eastern Conference showdown vs. the Montreal Impact looking like a team poised to fall apart.

After losing their second starter in the past three weeks to a torn ACL (Glauber joined Eddie Gaven on the season-ending injury), and suffering a U.

Episode 316: Kyle Martino and Dominic Oduro

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NBC Sports Network soccer analyst Kyle Martino talks about NYCFC, Chivas USA and more. In the second segment, Columbus Crew forward Dominic Oduro joins the show to talk about pizza, his speed, and his national team hopes.

Follow @kylemartino on Twitter | Follow Domini Oduro on Twitter (@Freakyfast8)

SHARE: Dominic Oduro interview | Full episode

WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT?

Oduro goal leads Crew over Toronto FC

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By DAN KARELL

Ryan Nelsen will have to wait another week for his misfiring side to end their winless streak at home.

Toronto FC lost their fourth match in a row despite new acquisitions Steven Caldwell, Jeremy Brockie, and Bobby Convey making their debuts for the club.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew: Recap & Highlights - United Routed On A Strange Night In Ohio

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D.C. United's abysmal start to the 2013 season hit a new low at Crew Stadium tonight, where the Black-and-Red gave up three avoidable goals in the first half en route to a 3-0 defeat. Dominic Oduro, Josh Williams, and Federico Higuain - from the penalty spot - got on the scoresheet for the Crew in a game that was delayed for 50 minutes before kickoff due to a scoreboard fire.

United vs. Columbus: Mysery continues as United is hammered 3-0 in Columbus

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The Columbus Crew took advantage of more defensive mistakes from D.C. United and rolled to a 3-0 win tonight at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Dominic Oduro, Josh Williams and Federico Higuain all scored for the Crew in the first half to put United out of the match early. Despite a 50-minute delay to the [.

Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew

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Free nose plugs for the first 5,000 fans this Saturday at Toyota Park! (photo: theendline.com)

OTF's Stephen Mangat brings you a world history primer and a look at Chicago's nemesis...

In the late 1400s, some idiot Italian navigator, going against the scholarly consensus of his day, thought the distance from the Canary Islands to Japan was about 2300 miles.

Oduro equalizer helps Crew earn draw in Montreal

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By DAN KARELL

The match was as cold as the pitch beneath the 22 players running on it. That was until a four-minute second half stretch when both Marco Di Vaio and Dominic Oduro scored spectacular goals for their clubs.

The result was that the Montreal Impact drew with the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Sunday afternoon at Stade Saputo, with the match being played 24 hours after it's originally scheduled time due to snowfall in Montreal.

Higuaín Leads Crew Past Chivas USA 3-0

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The Columbus Crew scored three times in the second half to defeat Chivas USA 3-0 at the Home Depot Center on Saturday. The two teams were fairly evenly matched until the final few minutes when the Crew took advantage of [...]

Chicago Fire

#cf97Uncomfortables

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"Hello Neo." (photo: chicago-fire.com)

Chicago Fire Fluff. There's no better way to battle the #cf97Withdrawals...

Welcome to OTF 2014, dear reader!

So here I am in the middle of the Polar Vortex, still jet lagged after my trip Down Under (and seriously reconsidering my ill-timed return home to #Chiberia).

Carlton Cole to MLS? - Fire in pursuit

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With the summer transfer window quickly approaching MLS clubs are looking outside of the league for reinforcements. The Fire have been in the market for an upgrade at the striker position for what seems like an eternity with last year's mid-season designated player addition Sherjill MacDonald falling out of favor and Dominic Oduro being shipped out to Columbus.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago vs. Columbus Crew

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Will Patrick Nyarko return to the Fire's starting XI on Saturday night? (photo: zimbio.com)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick looks back on the week that was in Fireland and looks ahead to Saturday's derby with the yellowest team known to mankind...

If recent history tells us anything, Chicago has a good chance of getting at least a point at home this weekend.

The State of the Eastern Conference

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The big talk this off-season across MLS was the number of teams looking for head coaches three of them being in the Eastern Conference. Surprisingly not all of the teams who axed their coaches were bottom feeders and not all teams held onto their top players.

Here's how it breaks down-

Chicago Fire

The Chicago Fire made it into the first round of the playoffs only to be knocked out by the Dynamo.

Chicago Fire 2013 Season Preview: They’re Better, but are they The Best?

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2012 MLS Record: 17 W-11 L-6 D, GD: +5 (4th in East, lost to Houston Dynamo in Eastern Conference knockout round)

Key Additions: M Joel Lindpere (trade), M Jeff Larentowicz (trade), M Brendan King (signed), M Dilly Duka (trade), M Yazid Atouba (SuperDraft), F Maicon Santos (Re-Entry Draft), F Quincy Amarikwa (trade)

Key Losses: GK Jay Nolly (option declined), M Pavel Pardo (retired), M Alvaro Fernández (loan), F Federico Puppo (loan), F Dominic Oduro (traded), F Guillermo Franco (option declined, later retired)

Projected Starting XI - 4-4-2: GK Sean Johnson, LB Gonzalo Segares, CB Arne Friedrich, CB Austin Berry, RB Logan Pause, LM Dilly Duka, CM Jeff Larentowicz, CM Joel Lindpere RM Patrick Nyarko FWD Chris Rolfe FWD Sherjill MacDonald

Optimistic Predictions: The Men in Red turn out to be as good as they played last August and September during their hottest streak of the season.

Philadelphia Union

Sak says money allocated for “3 or 4″ quality players, Perez deal to Malaga close, Valdes update, more

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Nick Sakiewicz on what the Union need, how far the club has come. Reports suggest Union transfer target Pablo Perez deal to Malaga nearly done. Carlos Valdes update. More news.

Re-entry Draft list, KC GK Nielsen retires, USOC games during WC break, more news

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Lots of local connections and other names of interest on Re-Entry Draft list. Jimmy Nielsen announces his retirement. Looks like USOC games will take place during the World Cup break. More news.

Union 3-0 Crew: Postgame quotes and video

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Video of John Hackworth's postgame press conference and locker room intervies with Ray Gaddis, Jack McInerney, Brian Carroll, and Amobi Okugo, plus postgame quote sheet.

“Massive game”: Getting ready for the Crew, Union trade talk, more

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Hackworth says game against Crew is "massive." Union plan summer moves. Did Sakiewicz nix Califf and Harvey returns? More.

FC Dallas

Schellas Hyndman talks left back

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Left back is a position that appears to be in somewhat of a state of flux right now for FC Dallas. Zach Loyd started there in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Columbus with Jair Benitez unavailable due to an injury but Michel has also seen time there this season.

This writer asked FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman a few questions about his current left back situation earlier in the week and here's what he had to say:

Did you think Loyd showed some rust in the loss to the Crew?

FCD isn’t scoring, but some former players are

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There are always players who fans and media for that matter hate to see leave a club they follow or cover and three such individuals who are now playing for other members of Major League Soccer had big goals for their sides on Saturday and here's a quick look at this trio of FCD expats and what they did.

Remember the last time FCD faced Chivas USA on the Fourth? Ramon Nunez does.

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The only other time FC Dallas has hosted Chivas USA in Frisco on the Fourth of July came in 2007 under then head coach Steve Morrow. Dominic Oduro and Ramon Nunez hit the back of the canvas for FCD in a 2-0 win over the Red-and-White.

Nunez's goal, one where he went upper 90 from beyond the top of the arc, came in the 41st minute of what was then a scoreless affair.

Mike Magee

Fantasy Focus: Rising to another Lovel

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Scoring 72 points this week vaulted Galacticos FC to the top of the round's leaderboard. Federico Higuain (CLB, $9.8M) wore the armband and notched a goal and an assist to get to 20 points. Columbus teammate Dominic Oduro ($7.0M) also notched a goal and an assist for 11 points, and Mike Magee (CHI, $10.

Fire land Magee in trade for Rogers

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Now the Dominic Oduro trade doesn't look so bad. The Fire have traded the rights to Robbie Rogers, acquired in the Dilly Duka for Oduro deal to the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for Chicago native Mike Magee. The 28 year old forward/midfielder has scored 6 times for the Galaxy this year equaling the Fire's output for the entire season and will be a welcome addition to a struggling offense.

The Rest

Fantasy Focus: Kofi Corner

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With 79 points, Olsen's Army led the round. Sean Franklin (LA, $5.5M) played two games and contributed two clean sheets as captain to score 26 points. Backing him up was Matt Hedges (DAL, $5.4) with a clean sheet, a goal, and 14 points, as well as Dominic Oduro (CLB, $7.0M) with a goal, an assist, and 11 points.

Why we all still love Dom Oduro

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Dominic Oduro is one of those former FC Dallas players who we all have wished nothing but the best since he was traded to New York during the 2008 season. Of course, the Ghanian-born striker who was drafted by Colin Clarke in 2006 has since also played for the Dynamo and Fire before landing with the Crew earlier this season.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Crew

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Jose Goncalves, seen here during pre-game warmups earlier this month, scored the game-winner in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Crew. (Photo: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz)

You could say that Jose Goncalves made his penance on Saturday.

Three days after his own goal gave the Rapids a 2-1 win in Colorado, the Portuguese center back made amends on Saturday by scoring the game-winner in stoppage time in Columbus.

Rogers deal in the works? - Soumare trade update and more

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This afternoon, the Fire's President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon acknowledged that talks are ongoing with Robbie Rogers and the Los Angeles Galaxy pertaining to the player's future in MLS. While the Fire would prefer to negotiate a deal with Rogers to play in Chicago the club will continue to listen to offers which would facilitate a move to Los Angeles now that the Galaxy has officially expressed interest in pursuing a trade.

MLS Fantasy 2013: Round 4 & 5 Recap

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Hey there. So yeah, you know how I said I would get out a fantasy update weekly? You can thank life for being life, and being unpredictable and simply unexplainable. Either way, though, going forward you can expect weekly updates.

Through the end of round 4, we now have only four teams with an undefeated record.

MLS Fantasyland: Week 2

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Greetings from San Juan, Puerto Rico! Finally found a good pocket of wi-fi so it's time to break down all that went down in Fantasyland last weekend.

First and foremost, kudos to a few of my fantasy sleepers having nice games, like my man Dominic Oduro who got on the scoresheet quickly in his new uniform.