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Crew not relying on momentum in playoff run

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Momentum is a fickle thing in soccer, and in all sports really.

The Columbus Crew certainly have a lot of it after demolishing New York City FC 4-1 in the first leg of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final at MAPFRE Stadium last night. It was the latest success in what is now a 12-match unbeaten run that sees the team awfully close to a berth in the Eastern Conference Final.

Tactical analysis: Columbus Crew 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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Neither team was good in the final third, but Columbus stuck to their gameplan and it paid off with a big win over the Union

MLS Spotlight: Steffen evolving as he handles ups and downs of first season as a pro starter

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Sometimes in life, you need to just admit you have made a mistake. You need to acknowledge that things went wrong and own it. Things happen, and sometimes those things aren't entirely in your control. What you can control, though, is how you bounce back, how you respond in the face of adversity.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 3-2 Crew

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Mike and Greg's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Remarks from Fabian Herbers, Matt Jones, Chris Pontius, Keegan Rosenberry, and more.

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.

Some Soccer News for May 10, 2016

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It's Day 131 of 2016.


After all the fallout from the mess on the field for Columbus Crew (see my full breakdown yesterday) the team has decided to suspend forward Kei Kamara for this weekends game.
  • Coach Gregg Berhalter was quote today by Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: "Kei speaking out against a teammate is unacceptable.

Sounders vs Columbus Crew: Three Questions

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Two preseason MLS Cup contenders battle to get above the red line and right their currently flawed seasons.

Back before the season started the Columbus Crew SC were among Eastern Conference favorites. The same was said of the Seattle Sounders. Now the two teams combined point totals wouldn't be enough for third place in the Supporters' Shield standings.

Meet the trialists and guest players trying to earn an MLS contract

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Roster spots are at a premium. These are the 13 players competing with the four draftees for a pro contract with Seattle Sounders FC.

After Tuesday's practice Sigi Schmid clarified that not all players at practice are trialists. Both Tally Hall and Josh Ford are with the club getting extra training in as they continue to find their path to contracts in 2016.

Crew view veteran Conor Casey as perfect fit

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The Columbus Crew needed a forward, while Conor Casey needed a team, prompting a pairing that made all too much sense for both parties involved.

A free agent after spending the past three seasons with the Philadelphia Union, Casey joined the MLS Cup runners-up on Tuesday.

Berhalter expects Kamara in camp despite reported contract dispute

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Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter is fully expecting to see Kei Kamara in the very near future, despite reports stating the otherwise.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Kamara is currently seekingto renegotiate his deal before reporting to training camp inLakewood Ranch, Fla.

MLS Ticker: Berhalter, Fagundez, Laryea, and more

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Much of the focus in MLS this week is on Thursday's schedule release for the entire season and Friday's start to the MLS Combine. Here, however, are some other news and notes from around the league:

The Columbus Crew have been so impressed with the job head coach Gregg Berhalter has done that they have signed him to a multi-year extension.

2015 MLS Cup: Gregg Berhalter could still emerge as the biggest winner

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The Columbus Crew may not have won MLS Cup, but Gregg Berhalter still has the opportunity to emerge as the biggest winner.

The Portland Timbers won the 2015 MLS Cup after beating Columbus Crew SC 2-1 at Mapfre Stadium. The match was filled with twists and turns, yet it was the lumberjacks from PDX lifting the fabled and historic Philip F.

MLS Cup Final Preview Interview: Portland Timbers at Columbus Crew

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In just two short days the Portland Timbers will be playing the Columbus Crew SC in the MLS Cup Final. To get a better look at the Timbers opponents, we reached out to Patrick Murphy of our sister site the Massive Report and he was happy to answer a few questions for us.

The Timbers got a 2-1 win on the road in Columbus late in the regular season, jump-starting the team's push up the standings in the Western Conference.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 1-2 Crew

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Mike and Eli's postgame wrap. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Locker room interviews with Brian Carroll, Richie Marquez, and John McCarthy.

Post Match Interview: Columbus Crew Manager Gregg Berhalter

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Post game interview with the Columbus Crew manager after his teams 0-0 draw against the New England Revolution today.

Filibuster podcast episode 106: The end of D.C. United's playoff run

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On tap tonight: Delirium Nocturnum, Old Fashioned, Sam Adams Winter Lager

Sadly it is the end of D.C. United's 2014 season, and the Filibuster crew is here to talk you through it. We start, of course, with the game itself. We ask if there was more that D.C. United could have done in this game, we debate the strategy of the opening 30 minutes, we pine for Luis Silva, we talk about the away goals rule and whether or not in penalizes the higher seed, and we talk about novel playoff formats that might make things more interesting.

Crew Notes: Clark comes up big in win; Tchani dominates in midfield; and more

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By DAN KARELL

When the Columbus Crew traded for the rights and then signed goalkeeper Steve Clark, there were few expectations from the fan base and media about if he'd be a solid replacement for Andy Gruenebaum.

Report: Crew’s Gonzalez sold to Serie A side Palermo

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Giancarlo Gonzalez enjoyed a standout World Cup for Costa Rica, and generated plenty of transfer interest, and that interest has reportedly produced a dream room for the Columbus Crew standout.

Costa Rican outlet Al Dia is reporting that Gonzalez has been sold to Serie A side Palermo, and has signed a four-year contract.

Crew to unveil new brand and logo on Oct. 8

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By DAN KARELL

The Columbus Crew's foray into the future will begin before the end of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

In an e-mail sent out to fans, the Crew announced that they will be revealing their new brand and logo design at an event on Oct.

Orlando City

Around The Forest: Crew demolish NYCFC in first leg

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Kenny Cooper on trial at Orlando City, Bobby Wood in a negative spiral, Cristian Roldan loses bet and more!

Portland

Timbers rely on depth in draw, confident in heading home to Providence Park: "I just can't wait until Sunday" | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers held strong to get a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo in the first leg of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Monday night.

MLS player transfers: D.C. United acquires Costa Rican forward Jairo Arrieta from Orlando City

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Well I certainly didn't expect this.

D.C. United announced this morning that they had traded an international roster slot to Orlando City SC (for the second time this offseason) in exchange for Costa Rican forward Jairo Arrieta. OCSC had acquired Arrieta from Columbus Crew SC in last month's expansion draft after the forward had dropped down Gregg Berhalter's depth chart in C-Bus.

Jim Curtin

Union news and notes, more

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Newsie news bits.

Postgame quotes: Crew 1-2 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Keegan Rosenberry, and Fabian Herbers following the Union's big road win in Columbus.

Blake named to Jamaica provisional Copa roster, McCarthy named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Jamaica names Andre Blake to Copa AMerica roster but doesn't say when camp starts. John McCarthy named to USL's Team of the Week. Fan vote for name of Union-DC Rivalry Week matchup. More.

Postgame quotes: Crew 1-2 Union

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Jim Curtin, Andre Blake, and Chris Pontius on the Union's first-ever win in Columbus.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Garber says no pro/rel, more news

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Notes from Curtin's presser. Garber says no pro/rel in MLS anytime soon, believes league on track to join the world's best.

“Something special”: Recaps and reaction to win over Crew, Inqy calls out Sakiewicz, FIFA, more

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Recaps and reaction from Wednesday's victory over Columbus. Inquirer editorial calls comments from Sakiewicz. Blazer dishes and more FIFA corruption news.

Union 3-0 Crew: Postgame video and quotes

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Eli and Mike's postgame wrap. Interviews with Richie Marquez, Sheanon Williams, C.J. Sapong, Sebastien Le Toux. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Postgame quote sheet.

League says DC should’ve gotten two red cards, Riise “not going to happen,” Vitoria training again, FIFA, more

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League tells Jim Curtin DC should've been shown two red cards in Saturday's loss. Source says Riise to Union not happening. Vitoria returns to training. Latest on the FIFA corruption scandal. More.

Readying for Columbus, pyramid schemes, Champions League semifinal pairings set, more

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Getting ready to face the Crew. Soccernomics co-author says MLS finances resemble a pyramid scheme. USMNT will not be wearing men's version of new USWNT first kit. More

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Fernando on adjusting to MLS, big Impact road goal in CCL, terrible new USWNT’s first kit, more

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Notes from Curtin's presser. Chaco on his goal, Fernando on adjusting to MLS. Montreal draws at Azteca in CCL final first leg. New USWNT first kit released and it sucks. More.

That call, what Blake needs, league results, US qualifies for U-17 WC, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's draw at RSL. League results. US U-17s qualify for WC after PK shootout. More news.

Postgame Quotes: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Columbus Crew (5-3 on penalties)

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Comments from Jim Curtin, Fernando Aristeguieta, CJ Sapong, and Mike Lahoud following Wednesday's victory over Columbus Crew.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Chivas wins the Liga MX Title

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The victory ends a 10 year league title drought for the Guadalajara side

Seattle

Despite it's storied history in Seattle, Memorial Stadium faces an uncertain future, with many suitors for its land popping up.

MLS

Gregg Berhalter has had a strong couple of seasons at the helm of Columbus SC, but Crew fans can hope that his managerial career mimics his National Soccer Hall of Fame-nominated playing career.

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.

More Nowak details emerge, league news, more

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More details from Nowak lawsuit are emerging. More news.

Post Turkey Day news bits

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Newsy news bits for your post Thanksgiving edification. They go great with gravy.

Ben Olsen wins MLS Coach of the Year, Chris Pontius fourth in Comeback Player of the Year

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After one of the biggest turnarounds in MLS history, Ben Olsen wins MLS Coach of the Year.

On the same day that stadium votes are being held to determine the team's future, D.C. United won an honor for the season that just passed. Ben Olsen, after taking the worst team in MLS last year to first place in the Eastern Conference this year, won the Coach of the Year award by large margins.