6:21 AM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
Columbus Dispatch 1 hour ago

Soccer | Crew: Spirits pick up with winning streak

Is this what a second-half playoff push looks like? After scratching out just one victory during a 16-game stretch over nearly 3 1/2 months, the Crew has won two straight and sits on the happy side of the playoff line in the Eastern Conference.
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Earthquakes close out Candlestick Park with 4-3 shootout loss to Atletico

A crowd of 15,556 watches the San Jose Earthquakes lose to Atletico Madrid in final sporting event at Candlestick Park

Reign mauls Portland, 5-0

Seattle Reign FC mauled the Portland Thorns at Memorial Stadium today, 50. Goals came from Little, Rapinoe, Kawasumi (2) and Leroux. I’ll be back later with details.
Tacoma News-Tribune 13 hours ago

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Los Angeles (7-4-6) at Seattle (12-4-2), 10 p.m.
Sounders explain those Starfire barricades; GM says still “a team of our community”

Sounders explain those Starfire barricades; GM says still “a team of our community”

Yesterday I had tweeted and blogged some notes about all the many young fans waiting for the Sounders after their training session at Starfire. Today, there was a change: barricades lining the Sounders’ route from their training pitch to their locker room. Here is what general manager Adrian Hanauer said about the decision: “We have a big game Monday, obviously. We have a meeting that we do the day before every game. We wanted to make certain that the players were able to make it into the meeting on time. They obviously signed a bunch of autographs on the … Read more »
Oregonian 18 hours ago
Portland Timbers at Montreal Impact: Match predictions, poll

Portland Timbers at Montreal Impact: Match predictions, poll

Can the Timbers (5-6-9, 24 points) build on their 2-1 victory against Colorado and move up the West standings? Or will the Impact (3-11-5, 14 points) pull off a rare win?

UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football's biggest sporting event to enhance his own status. Clegg, who leads Britain's Liberal Democrats, said the Russian President had already "milked" the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February, and that hosting the...
Columbus Dispatch 22 hours ago

Kansas City 2, Toronto 1: Short-handed goal caps rally for KC

Substitute Jacob Peterson scored in the 80th minute to help visiting Sporting Kansas City beat Toronto FC 2-1 last night despite being a man down.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 27, 2014

Crew 2, Revolution 1: Ethan Finlay scores in 84th to secure win

If the Crew is to end its two-year postseason drought, it will be due to games like the one last night against the New England Revolution. Facing a team that had lost seven straight, the Crew allowed a tying goal in the second half before Ethan Finlay’s fifth goal of the season gave the Crew a 2-1 win in front of 14,542 fans at Gillette Stadium.
Boston Herald Jul 27, 2014

Revolution less than great as losing skid now 8

FOXBORO — Revolution coach Jay Heaps tried to capture his feelings after his team slipped to its eighth consecutive defeat with a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew last night.

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