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Columbus Dispatch Oct 19, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Lineup in flux for season finale

One familiar face could return to the Crew SC lineup for Sunday, but two others are done for the season.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 13, 2016

Soccer | Crew 2, Fire 2: Playoff hopes officially ended

The Major League Soccer regular season meanders through 34 games for almost eight months, a test of skill, endurance and guts. Through twists and turns that included a feud between its top players, a blockbuster trade and injuries to key players, Crew SC stubbornly kept up the fight for one of six playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 12, 2016

Soccer | Desperate Crew not taking Fire for granted

Near the end of a season of fits and starts, a game tonight may be Crew SC’s last chance at the playoffs. Despite putting together a decent string of results during the past month, Columbus sits on the edge of postseason elimination, needing a win or a draw in Chicago to remain in the playoff race until at least Sunday.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 10, 2016

Soccer | Prospect of playing for Crew excites Gahanna's Crognale

Until he was 16 years old, Alex Crognale wasn't surprised to see his name on a goal sheet. The former Gahanna standout played forward for most of his formative years before a Crew SC Academy coach approached him during tryouts and told him he should consider changing positions.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 9, 2016

Crew SC | Broken bones in back didn’t stop Mohammed Saeid

Mohammed Saeid isn’t the type of player to draw attention to himself. Whether he’s abstaining from food during daylight hours while celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, concealing a diamond on his tooth or capably filling in for any missing player in the Crew SC midfield, the native of Sweden has proven to be a steady contributor during his two years with the team.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 6, 2016

Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Crew not given much of a chance to make playoffs

Sitting seven points out of the sixth and final playoff spot in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, and with three road games remaining in the regular season, Crew SC is given a 0.5 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to sportsclubstats.com.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 5, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Jimenez's versatility evident with play at left back

Hector Jimenez’s actual roster position was the subject of a debate Wednesday on the team’s practice fields in Obetz.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 2, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Crew’s problems may be greater than coach, fans wish to admit

The Crew beat up Saturday night on the Chicago Fire, which, as fires go, is of the dumpster variety. The score was 3-0. The game had playoff implications if you were one to believe the Crew still has a chance to make the playoffs. And if you do, bless your innocent soul.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Oct 2, 2016

Soccer | Crew 3, Fire 0: Crew keeps playoff hopes alive

Harrison Afful gave Crew SC an early lead, Justin Meram pushed it out of reach in the second half and the Crew staved off playoff elimination for another day with a 3-0 win against Chicago on Saturday night.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Sep 30, 2016

Soccer | Playoff fate now out of Crew's hands

As bleak as the postseason picture has looked during the final weeks of the Major League Soccer season, Crew SC actually still controlled its destiny.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Sep 29, 2016

Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Higuain's days with Crew could be numbered

Crew SC midfielder Federico Higuain is still trying to recover from a lingering muscle tear in his midsection. With four games left and likely no playoffs in the offing, doubts about his future with the team — for this season and next — are growing.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Sep 28, 2016

Soccer | Late onslaught of goals buries Crew

RFK Stadium has historically been a house of horrors for Crew SC. Now, with its days numbered and a new stadium on the way for D.C. United, the crumbling fortress in Washington rose up again to deliver a stinging blow to an original rival.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Sep 27, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Heard this before? Every game is a must-win

It’s do-or-die Wednesday night for Crew SC at D.C. United — just like a game Sunday at Mapfre Stadium against the New England Revolution. Or a game Sept. 17 at Orlando City. Or, basically, any game the past few weeks as the Crew has tried to fight its way into contention for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Sep 26, 2016

Soccer | Crew 2, Revolution 0: Ola Kamara’s two goals keeps playoff hopes alive

The name Kamara was on the minds of most during Sunday night’s game at Mapfre Stadium. It would be Ola Kamara who grabbed the headlines on Kei Kamara’s first return to Columbus, as Ola scored both goals in Crew SC’s 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Sep 25, 2016

Soccer: Victory gave Crew SC players needed morale boost

At the current juncture, there aren’t a lot of positive adjectives to describe the 2016 Crew SC season. How about frustrating? Star-crossed? Disappointing? To some extent, they all fit. So when the Crew went to Florida last weekend, battled through heat and humidity on turf and came out with an exciting 4-1 victory against an Orlando City team it’s trying to climb past in the chase for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, another word came to the forefront. Wasn’t that game actually — dare we say it — fun?adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" :...