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New England Revolution

Revolution 2, Crew SC 1: Revs extend home unbeaten streak to 10

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Diego does the double to help the Revs avenge their recent loss to Crew SC.

The New England Revolution extended their home unbeaten run to 10 when they defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Crew SC were dangerous early on, as they used the flanks to disturb the Revolution defense.

Technically Speaking: #NEvCLB

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The Revs beat the Crew 3-1 Sunday night in a game that was essentially decided in the first half, given the Revs three-point aggregate goal differential at halftime. Although the Crew put intense pressure on the Rev defense in the first half, Lee Nguyen's nifty goal in the 43rd minute strike (what a beautiful run he made!

Revs Advance to Conference Final

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Despite a holding atwo-goal aggregate leadentering into the second leg of the two-game Eastern Conference Semi-finals, the Revolution came out firing andgrabbed a 3-1 victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Lee Nguyen scored for the sixth straight game and netted his 20th goal of the year between the regular season and playoffs.

A Bold Approach

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The Revolution's offense last weekend was fueled by three things: Charlie Davies's nose for goal, Lee Nguyen's persistence, and the team's overall ability to create and convert chances when play opens up.

That combination of factors meant thatColumbus, even withitstalented midfield,simply couldn't keep up, as the Revolution picked up an impressive 4-2 road victory in game one of the conference semifinal series.

Major League Soccer

Union vs. NYRB film breakdown, Arsenal downs Southampton: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/11/17

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It's a bird, it's a plane! No, it's today's links!

Philadelphia Union News

Union notes: Bone bruises, dieting through illness and the Dave Matthews Band
Two players were limited at Wednesday's Union training session while a third was absent entirely.

FROM THE FILM ROOM: Breaking down Union vs.

Major Link Soccer: USA make the Semi's, but with casualties

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Have you heard about Federico Higuain's hernia? Did you see the shoes Zlatan was wearing? A Timbers USL affiliate in Boise?

Copa America Centenario

USA! USA! USA! All our coverage of the Copa America Quarterfinal that saw the USMNT defend their slim lead to defeat Ecuador is here in this convenient storystream.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/17/16

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The USMNT won and the Union return to MLS action tomorrow. Let's celebrate with some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union and Vincent Nogueira mutually agree to part ways
Huge blow to the Union's chances this year, as Nogueira has been one of the best players this year.

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

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New York (AFP) Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain.

Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal.

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

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New York (AFP) Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain.

Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-9-15

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Hey Union fans. After saying good-bye to so many Union players yesterday I think it's safe to say that the Earnie Stewart era has officially begun. Time to see what potential fruit it may bear. Check out today's hottest links below.

MLS 101: How does free agency work? | FOX Sports:
Clubs and players are grappling with limited free agency for the first time this year.

Columbus Crew

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew GIFs

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We look at some moments of curiosity.

Well, watching D.C. United keep its 2017 goals account closed for the time being with a 2-0 loss against Columbus Crew SC was hardly fun by any means, but in attempting to look deeper there may be some other causes of concern.

First and foremost is Bill Hamid's early game save.

Crew drop D.C. United to earn first win of 2017

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The Columbus Crew recorded their first win of the MLS season, beating D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

The scoring began when Columbus was awarded a penalty following Steve Birnbaum's foul on Ola Kamara in the 38th minute. Federico Higuain stepped up to take the penalty, and though Bill Hamid dove the right way, the Argentine still managed to score his first goal of the season.

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: Columbus Crew

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Will Columbus bounce back after a disastrous 2016?

In 2015, just about everything went well for the Columbus Crew. Gregg Berhalter's system was forcing Crew opponents to play a game they were deeply uncomfortable with, the entire Columbus front four couldn't stop scoring goals, and all was well.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew Community/Site Player Ratings

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We look at your votes and prepare for unpleasantness today.

D.C. United was coming into a RFK Stadium clash with Columbus Crew with a game that they should have won beforehand; the team was, is, buzzing, the Crew were without several players, including Federico Higuain, and the Crew were dealing on slightly shorter rest.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

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Last game before the two-week Copa America Centenario break...can the Union head into the break unbeaten in eight straight matches?

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 11 of the 2016 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season.

1. Columbus Acts, Trades Kei Kamara

Thanks in part to a well-placed transfer deadline, it took just four days for the Columbus Crew to ship Kei Kamara out of town after his incredible tirade against Federico Higuain a week last Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 11 of the 2016 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season.

1. Columbus Acts, Trades Kei Kamara

Thanks in part to a well-placed transfer deadline, it took just four days for the Columbus Crew to ship Kei Kamara out of town after his incredible tirade against Federico Higuain a week last Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium.

Kei Kamara Forced His Way to the New England Revolution

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New England has made a last-minute blockbuster move, sending an unbelievable package of assets to Columbus Crew SC in exchange for their 2015 leading scorer Kei Kamara. The Revs hope this will address their massive discrepancy between chances created and chances converted.

2015 MVP runner-up and goalscoring machine Kei Kamara is a Revolution player.

Major Link Soccer: Catastrophe in Columbus

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That title was not simply born of alliteration, I'll have you know. Had it been, Kamara's name would have shown up somewhere.

Seattle

This was the only week of worry about making it to the game with a closed viaduct; Alaskan Way has reopened ahead of schedule as Bertha has passed underneath without incident.

Kamara lashes out at Higuain, reveals chemistry issues after PK incident

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Playmakers and strikers are supposed to be on the same page. Kei Kamara and Federico Higuain might not even be reading the same book.

The Columbus Crew were dealt their latest bitter blow of the season on Saturday when they allowed a three-goal lead to slip away in a 4-4 draw at home against the Montreal Impact.

Sounders vs. Columbus Crew: Community player ratings form

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Another home win for the Seattle Sounders, and crisis is averted, for now. While Seattle dodged a salvo of bullets in the first half, the team came out in the second 45 and brought the match to Columbus.

How did Zach Scott do in place of captain Brad Evans? How about the Honey Badger and Mini Badger ranging all over the midfield?

Match Day 7: Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew

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The Houston Dynamo need to right the ship before their season slips away. Can they do it against the Columbus Crew?

The Dynamo head back on the road a week after a disastrous loss to LA. Columbus is the destination for this Saturday's match against the 2015 MLS Cup runner up Columbus Crew SC.

Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew Preview: Dynamo Travel to Face Uncertain Foe

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The Dynamo have a match against the reigning eastern conference champions, but is that the only battle they face?

The Dynamo head back on the road a week after a disastrous loss to LA. Columbus is the destination for this Saturday's match against the 2015 MLS Cup runner up Columbus Crew SC.

Fire 0 Crew SC 0 - recap and ratings

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The Fire accomplished what they wanted to do defensively against the Columbus Crew. The 3-5-2 formation, which essentially places five defenders on the field was able to deny the Crew's wide players the time and space needed to serve balls into Kei Kamara and limit Federico Higuain's influence in the middle of the pitch.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Federico Higuain

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Friends, countrymen, rival playmakers Valeri and Higuain set for MLS Cup clash

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COLUMBUS, Ohio From playing against one another in Argentina to sharing meals at the dinnertable in the United States, Diego Valeri and Federico Higuainhave seen their relationship grow from that of just competitors to that of actual friends.

The Columbus Crew will welcome the Portland Timbers to MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday in the MLS Cup Final, and a game within the game will be seeing which Argentinian playmaker outdoes the other to help will his side to victory.

Diego Valeri and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 530

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MLS Cup Preview Edition: We talk to Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri about his playoff beard, trash talking with Federico Higuain, craft beer drinker and MLS Cup. In the second segment, CSN-Washington anchor and reporter Sebastian Salazar joins us to breakdown MLS Cup. Don't miss this one!

MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, How to Watch: TV and Streaming Listings

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The MLS Cup Playoffs return after the international break with the first leg of the Conference Finals. Three Big Storylines, How to watch on TV and online and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your MLS Cup Conference Finals First Leg Gamethread

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The last time Columbus Crew SC played the New York Red Bulls in the playoffs, it was MLS Cup 2008.

The revival of the Columbus Crew and what it means for American soccer

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On a hot Midwest day two years ago, the Columbus Crew beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 at what was then Columbus Crew Stadium.

By the end of the season, the Timbers would be Western Conference champions playing a slick style of soccer under a young manager with confidence and vision. The Crew was mired in a stretch in which they'd lose six of seven games.

The revival of the Columbus Crew and what it means for American soccer

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On a hot Midwest day two years ago, the Columbus Crew beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 at what was then Columbus Crew Stadium.

By the end of the season, the Timbers would be Western Conference champions playing a slick style of soccer under a young manager with confidence and vision. The Crew was mired in a stretch in which they'd lose six of seven games.

Preview: Union at Columbus Crew

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The Union will face a motivated Crew team fighting for third place finish in the East.

The Warm-Up: #NEvCLB

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution face off against the Columbus Crew Saturday night in a critical late-season matchup with both squads battling for postseason seeding.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro

Scheduled kick-off: 7:30 pm

TV/Radio: Comcast Sportsnet; 98.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick Hagglund

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By DAN KARELL

Toronto FC completed their first season sweep of the Columbus Crew last Saturday, and a big reason for their latest road win was rookie defender Nick Hagglund.

The No. 10 overall selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft started and playedthe full 90 minutes in TFC's 3-2 victory over the Crew, neutralizing forwards Adam Bedell, Jairo Arrieta, and playmaker Federico Higuain through the run of play.

Kei Kamara

Union host Galaxy tonight, Reading United and West Chester in US Open Cup play tonight, more

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Previews and Union news ahead of tonight's game against LAG. Area clubs begin US Open Cup play tonight. More news.

Should the Union make a play for Kei Kamara?

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The 31-year-old forward would be an instant upgrade at forward, but at what costs?

Following a spectacularly disastrous interview on Saturday in which he tore into teammate Federico Higuain, Columbus Crew SC striker Kei Kamara has reportedly been placed on the trading block. Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl (the real one) has the scoop:

Hearing Columbus is trying to trade Kei Kamara pre-deadline, but it's hard to move DPs since so many teams have the maximum 3 DPs already.

Philadelphia Union

Snow talk, more Union news, new Bethlehem and USNT kits, more

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Snow forecast for Sunday's Union home opener. New Bethlehem home and away kits unveiled. More news.

MacMath loan, other player moves from across the league, Jordanian prince to run against Blatter, more

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League source tells PSP Zac MacMath loan to Colorado could happen within next 24 hours. Other player moves from across the league. Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency. More.

The Rest

Bedoya, Blake, Burke get international call ups, Rosenberry wins Fair play award, Ivory Coast Unity Cup champs, more

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Union and BSFC international call ups. Rosenberry wins Fair Play Awards. Strong weekend for Union Academy. Ivory Coast wins inaugural Unity Cup. US WC qualifiers roster announced. More.

10 Stupid Good Goals Scored Against the Portland Timbers

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The Portland Timbers have started off the 2016 season by conceding a pair of ridiculous goals; Federico Higuain's opening-day bicycle kick and Quincy Amarikwa's week two stunner.

Of course, those were not the first very, very good goals to be scored against the Timbers. In the spirit of soccer, let's take a look back and check out some of those goals that you can't even be mad about; the crazy goals that just make you shake your head in debrief and, eventually, appreciation; the goals that bring a tear to your eye and you are not quite sure if it is because they came against the Timbers or because they were just so damn pretty.

Fantasy Focus: Up and Accam

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Just as he's heating up, he leaves on international duty.

Our overall leader is our leader for the week. Poor Man's Porales went for 98 points, and extended the overall lead to 99 points. Leading the team was Federico Higuain (CLB, $10.5), who wore the armband and scored 24 points with one goal.