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Columbus Dispatch Jul 21, 2014

Is the Crew turning things around?

It took a two-goal outburst from Bernardo Anor and an electrifying performance from goalkeeper Steve Clark, but the Crew earned its first MLS win in five games with a 2-1 comeback victory against Montreal. The win ended a stretch of 16 games with just one win — tied for a Crew record — and injected a much-needed air of confidence into a roster struggling to stay positive. Now the question is, will it be the start of a a second-half turnaround or just a blip on the radar?
Columbus Dispatch Jul 21, 2014

Johansen’s side pitches 2-year deal

After weeks at loggerheads, contract talks between the Blue Jackets and center Ryan Johansen might finally be progressing.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 20, 2014

Around Major League Soccer: Kansas City duo sign long-term deals

Sporting Kansas City signed U.S. national team players Graham Zusi and Matt Besler to long-term designated-player contracts after both players generated interest from abroad following strong performances in the World Cup.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 20, 2014

Bob Hunter commentary: Great ties don’t matter; it’s all about victories

The Crew’s 2-1 victory over the last-place Montreal Impact felt like a major accomplishment, which says all anyone needs to know about where the team has been. Until last night, it had been eight weeks since the Crew won a Major League Soccer regular-season game.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 20, 2014

Big Ten expansion | Bitterness subsides; Maryland Terps open to challenge

Vitriol erupted among Maryland fans when the university announced in November 2012 that it was leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference after nearly six decades to join the Big Ten. Hundreds of angry emails reportedly flooded the office of Maryland President Wallace Loh.
The Crew Jul 19, 2014
Post-match quotes: Crew vs. Montreal Impact

Post-match quotes: Crew vs. Montreal Impact

COLUMBUS CREW SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER On falling behind 1-0 and being able to come back: Read More
The Crew Jul 19, 2014
Parkhurst honored to be named an MLS All-Star

Parkhurst honored to be named an MLS All-Star

Michael Parkhust has all the qualities of an MLS All-Star. Pedigree, production, talent – you name it, the Crew captain provides it on defense. Look no further than some of his numbers for evidence of that. When asked about his feelings on being named an MLS All-Star, Parkhurst gave a leadership-based answer that perhaps shows another reason why he is so deserving – he credited his teammates. Read More
The Crew Jul 19, 2014
MLS Match Recap: Columbus Crew 2 - Montreal Impact 1

MLS Match Recap: Columbus Crew 2 - Montreal Impact 1

Thanks to a Bernardo Anor brace, the Columbus Crew found its first win in eight games by a 2-1 scoreline against the Montreal Impact on Saturday. Anors pair of thunderous strikes were his first goals since the brace he notched in the teams 2014 home opener March 22, and gave the Crew the offensive spark that it has been searching for all season. Read More
The Crew Jul 19, 2014
All-Star Michael Parkhurst has numbers deserving of selection

All-Star Michael Parkhurst has numbers deserving of selection

Michael Parkhurst came to the Columbus Crew over the offseason with the pedigree of a top defender, and the Providence native has lived up to that reputation. A mainstay in central defense for the Crew, Parkhurst has helped the club to the tune of 1.32 goals against per match, a figure that ranks seventh in MLS. Read More
The Crew Jul 19, 2014
Sirk’s Notebook: Sporting KC edition

Sirk’s Notebook: Sporting KC edition

When it rains it Sporks. Just as it appeared the Crew would at least salvage a point despite extending their winless streak to seven, Sporting Kansas City notched a 93rd minute goal off the boot of Benny Feilhaber to leave the Crew with nothing. According to Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the Crew didn’t deserve much more on the evening.   Read More
Plain Dealer Jul 19, 2014

Ohio State vs. Michigan State - Who has the edge? Series will compare Buckeyes and Spartans (poll)

Starting Friday, we'll compare the Buckeyes and Spartans in seven different areas, with help from Mlive.com. For now, vote on who you think will win the regular-season matchup on Nov. 8.
Plain Dealer Jul 19, 2014
Buckeyes' run game vs. Spartans' run game: Ohio State vs. Michigan State - Who has the edge?

Buckeyes' run game vs. Spartans' run game: Ohio State vs. Michigan State - Who has the edge?

The Buckeyes have a lot to replace when it comes to running the ball, but Braxton Miller's speed and ability to make defenders miss remains.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 19, 2014

Soccer: MLS rescinds red card for Kansas City’s Aurelien Collin

Aurelien Collin of Sporting KC will be able to play today against Los Angeles after his red card was rescinded by Major League Soccer.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 19, 2014

Game preview: Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact

• How it might play out: Chances to turn fortunes around don’t come much better than this for a team like the Crew. After losing consecutive games to the reigning Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup winners, respectively, the Crew plays a Montreal team tied for the fewest victories in the league. Although there still are 15 games left this season, anything but a victory would be a serious blow to any postseason hopes to which the Crew is clinging.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 19, 2014

Major League Soccer: Loss of Josh Williams adds to Crew’s mounting woes

The Crew will be missing an important piece while it tries to remain in the Major League Soccer playoff race during the second half of the season. On Wednesday, veteran defender Josh Williams underwent surgery to remove a rib as part of a second procedure relating to a blood clot. He is expected to miss about two months.

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