Ola Kamara

LA Galaxy

Schmid confused by Zlatan red card incident, while Kamara steps up in his absence

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MONTREAL — Despite having only played 41 minutes before getting sent off, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was still able to make the headlines following the LA Galaxy's 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Monday.

Michael Petrasso backed up onto the former Sweden international, stepping Sigi Schmid "confused" with Zlatan incident, red-hot Ola Kamara scores in his absenceon his foot.

Galaxy looking to 'move forward' after lackluster attacking effort against Atlanta

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Since the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the LA Galaxy's attack has been one of the biggest talking points in MLS. On Saturday, that attack experienced a down game.

In a highly-anticipated battle of attacking heavyweights, the Galaxy were shut out by Atlanta United in a 2-0 defeat. It was the third time this season the Galaxy were shut out as part of an inconsistent start to the 2018 campaign.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta's Martinez injured in training, Galaxy's Kamara signs new deal, and more

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One of the league's best forwards picked up an injury in training on Wednesday.

Josef Martinez reportedly left practice early with an apparent injury. Little is known about the issue, but Martinez's absence would pose a big problem for the second-year side. Martinez has scored five goals in as many games this season after scoring 19 in his debut 2017 campaign.

Major Link Soccer: Carli Lloyd scores 100th USWNT Goal

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Carli Lloyd's international legend continues

Seattle:

S2 experienced their own red card wedding in Sacramento, losing 1-0 to Sacramento Republic thanks to an Adam Moffat penalty kick.

MLS:

The long rumored Iker Casillas to Chicago Fire transfer might not happen, but for the time being its still on the table.

A look at how the Galaxy could line up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come to conquer Los Angeles. What's left to be determined is how exactly to fit a player and personality as large as Zlatan in the already-existing Galaxy.

Though, the Swedish star could debut as soon as Saturday's clash with rivals LAFC, it remains to be seen just how fit Ibrahimovic.

Kamara, Alessandrini LA Galaxy over Portland

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Ola Kamara started his LA Galaxy career right and he got some help from last year's team MVP in a winning cause.

Kamara scored his first goal with his new team and Romain Alessandrini added the would be winner a couple minutes later as the Galaxy took down the visiting Portland Timbers by a 2-1 score.

Philadelphia Union

The MLS report: Week Four

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Another week, another Union bye. Here's the latest recap of the week that was in MLS.

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.

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.

AFP

Kamara hat-trick as Norway spoil Van Marwijk’s Socceroos start

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Oslo (AFP) – Brought in to oversee Australia’s 2018 World Cup finals campaign, Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk watched his new charges lose 4-1 to Norway on a freezing night in Oslo on Friday.

The man who coached the Netherlands to the 2010 finals was overseeing his first match in charge of Australia and would have been heartened when Jackson Irvine’s towering header gave his cautious side a 19th minute lead with their first serious attack.

Kamara hat-trick as Norway spoil Van Marwijk’s Socceroos start

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Oslo (AFP) – Brought in to oversee Australia’s 2018 World Cup finals campaign, Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk watched his new charges lose 4-1 to Norway on a freezing night in Oslo on Friday.

The man who coached the Netherlands to the 2010 finals was overseeing his first match in charge of Australia and would have been heartened when Jackson Irvine’s towering header gave his cautious side a 19th minute lead with their first serious attack.

Columbus Crew

MLS recap: Week 2

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We're trying something new — a weekly recap of all the MLS action. This week's storylines include Champions League success, a rash of late winners, and goals galore.

SBI Question of the Day: Which team will benefit most from the weekend's big trades?

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The MLS Draft is a day for young players to start their MLS careers, but some of the biggest moves of the weekend came as teams made trades for veteran stars.

It started midway through the first rounds of the MLS Draft when the Philadelphia Union brought in a much-needed difference maker in David Accam.

News roundup: Noonan to Union, players fleeing Columbus, and Eric Lichaj’s weekend

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Also Sugarman cashes out, Atlanta spends big, and PSG walking all over Rennes

Crew rip New York City 4-1 in MLS playoffs

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New York (AFP) – Norwegian striker Ola Kamara scored in the sixth minute and the host Columbus Crew thumped 10-man New York City FC 4-1 Tuesday in a Major League Soccer playoff match.

Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful added second-half goals after NYCFC lost Alexander Callens to a red card in the 52nd minute, putting the Manchester City-owned side in a major hole in the two-match, total goals series.

Crew rip New York City 4-1 in MLS playoffs

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New York (AFP) – Norwegian striker Ola Kamara scored in the sixth minute and the host Columbus Crew thumped 10-man New York City FC 4-1 Tuesday in a Major League Soccer playoff match.

Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful added second-half goals after NYCFC lost Alexander Callens to a red card in the 52nd minute, putting the Manchester City-owned side in a major hole in the two-match, total goals series.

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.

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.

Jack Harrison

News Roundup: David Accam!, MLS SuperDraft, and classy Middlesbrough fans

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Plus- Big moves in the NWSL, roster moves from around MLS, and bonus FIFA corruption

Midweek MLS: Big wins for Columbus and Houston

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Week 14 of the 2017 MLS season started on Wednesday with Columbus shutting out Seattle 3-0 at MAPFRE Stadium. Federico Higuain scored in the 10th with Justin Meram doubling the lead in the 21st. Meram assisted on Ola Kamara's goal in the 59th. Zach Steffen kept the clean sheet with three saves.

NYCFC and New England drew 2-2 at Yankee Stadium.

New England Revolution

Benjamin Angoua Suspended for Red Bulls Match

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee was very busy this week, but still managed to notice this incident.

New England Revolution centerback Benjamin Angoua will serve a one game suspension for this play in last week's 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC. Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake and Michael Murillo of the New York Red Bulls were also suspended one match this week by the DisCo.

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.

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.

The Rest

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.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/11/17

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Union's next opponent, MLS results, and Messi's new Barcelona contract "soon."

Philadelphia Union News

Red Bulls Hold on to a draw at Chicago
Union face the Red Bulls in a marque Sunday afternoon, let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Ola Kamara strikes to help Columbus to 1-1 draw with Sporting KC
Ola Kamara scored his 15th goal of the season in first-half stoppage time as the Columbus Crew played to a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City.

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.