Ola Kamara

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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.

Ola Kamara brace guides Crew past Revs to keep playoff hopes alive

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Thereare still signs of life in the Columbus Crew after they defeated the New England Revolution, 2-0, at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday night.

Ola Kamara scored both goals in the 42nd and 83rd minute to clinch the victory for the hosts. The Crew have now won two straight matches and are justfive points away from a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand.

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.

Undefeated in Eight: Union 3-2 Crew

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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.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Ola Kamara

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After Ola Kamara's performance over the weekend, Columbus Crew fans could soon forget about the recent exit of another striker that shares the surname.

Not only did Kamara net his first MLS goal against Real Salt Lake, but the 26-year-old went on to record a hat trick in the process.

Ola Kamara nets hat-trick for Crew in win over RSL

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Kei Kamara's exit may not be as big of an issue for Columbus Crew SC if they get production out of the striker's successor like they did on Saturday night.

The Crew outlasted a difficult Real Salt Lake side at MAPFRE Stadium, 4-3, behind Ola Kamara's first career MLS hat trick.

MLS Ticker: Crew, Rapids, Red Bulls, Galaxy and more

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A pair of teams made signings of international players, while two others revealed new looks for the 2016 season.

The Columbus Crew announced on Monday that the club had signed Norwegian international forwardOla Kamara. The 26-year-old most recently featured forMolde FK in the top flight of Norway whileon loan from FK Austria Wien.

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Chris Pontius

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While Ola Kamara keepsscoring for Columbus Crew SC, Chris Pontius continues to impress in his first season with the Philadelphia Union.

The 29-year-old netted his fifth goal of the season, helping the Union defeat the Crew 3-2 at Talon Energy Stadium.

Three questions with Massive Report

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We spoke with Pat Murphy from Massive Report, SB Nation's Columbus Crew SC blog, about what to expect from the Crew in tomorrow's match against the Philadelphia Union.

tBG) Columbus was within a goal of winning the MLS Cup last season. The club made quite a few moves during the offseason - can you tell us about the comings and goings and whether you think it'll be enough to put Columbus over the top.

Alberg signed and more Union news, BSFC to face HCI in preseason, USMNT hosts Canada, more news

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Details on the Roland Alberg signing. Bethlehem to host Harrisburg in preseason on March 15. USMNT hosts Canada tonight. More news.

The Rest

Jay Heaps on Controversial Penalty Call: “The Consistency Has to be Better”

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The Revolution gaffer spoke out about the mysterious penalty call on London Woodberry

There was nothing controversial about the Revolution's performance on Sunday evening. The club sat back and allowed Columbus to dictate the flow of play, an approach that resulted in an uninspiring 2-0 loss.