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Columbus Dispatch May 23, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Injured Sauro out 4 months

Crew SC defender Gaston Sauro suffered a torn knee ligament during a scoreless tie at Toronto on Saturday and is expected to miss at least four months, coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter said this morning. Sauro, the Crew’s second-highest paid player ($601,000), suffered the injury to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as he made contact with Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco in the 31st minute in Toronto.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 22, 2016

Crew SC 0, Toronto FC 0 | All things considered, tie not so bad

Crew SC failed to score a goal and, as logic dictates, failed to beat Toronto FC on Saturday in front of 26,252 at BMO Field. But it would be hard to consider a 0-0 tie with Toronto a failure.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 21, 2016

Crew SC 0, Toronto FC 0 | All things considered, tie not so bad

Crew SC failed to score a goal and, as logic dictates, failed to beat Toronto FC on Saturday in front of 26,252 at BMO Field. But it would be hard to consider a 0-0 tie with Toronto a failure. The Crew limited Toronto to a season-low eight shots, kept league MVP and top scorer Sebastian Giovinco in check and left Canada with a good road point. That it did so with rarely used rookie midfielder Rodrigo Saravia playing out of position at center back made it all the more impressive.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 20, 2016

Soccer | Crew had to move on with star Kamara gone

When Crew SC traded star striker Kei Kamara last week, there was no time for his Columbus teammates to dwell on his departure.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 19, 2016

Soccer | Salary shows Crew's faith in Kamara

Crew SC sporting director and coach Gregg Berhalter has held little-known forward Ola Kamara in high regard since he was signed on Feb. 3. On Thursday, it became clear just how high.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 17, 2016

Soccer | Crew game at Toronto on Saturday moved up to 5 p.m. start

Crew SC's game at Toronto on Saturday has been moved up to 5 p.m. , the MLS teams announced this afternoon. The game will now be televised on WTTE (Ch. 28) instead of Ch. 53. It will remain as scheduled on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 17, 2016

Soccer | Midfielder Cristian Martinez joins Crew for remainder of season

Crew SC said this morning it has acquired Panamanian midfielder Cristian Martinez for the rest of the 2016 MLS season. Martinez, 19, will be on loan from Chorrillo FC of the first-division Liga Panamena de Futbol. He will occupy an international roster slot on the Crew's roster.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch May 16, 2016

Soccer | Revolution gives Kamara a warm welcome

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};When striker Kei Kamara left Crew SC last week, not many teammates had much to say about what led to him being traded away one season after he tied for the most goals in Major League Soccer. But that wasn’t the case with Kamara’s new team, the New England Revolution.
Columbus Dispatch May 15, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Season has become page-turner for Crew

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};There will be at least three chapters to the 2016 Crew SC season. The first chapter included Kei Kamara, the big finisher, who tied for the league lead with 22 goals last season. Eight days ago, Kamara got into an on-field spat with teammate Federico Higuain about a penalty kick. Subsequently, Kamara spoke the truth to the media, and to fans, and was run out of town like Leon Trotsky.
Columbus Dispatch May 15, 2016

Crew SC 1, Rapids 1 | Win eludes Crew, but Mabwati deliver goal in rare start

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};High-revving Crew SC midfielder Cedrick Mabwati got a rare starting nod from coach Gregg Berhalter on Saturday, and he took full advantage. The Congolese midfielder scored the only goal of the first 54 minutes of a 1-1 tie over the first-place Colorado Rapids, and for an hour or so, the goal put departed star Kei Kamara in the rear-view of a crowd of 15,023 in chilly Mapfre Stadium.
Columbus Dispatch May 13, 2016

Crew SC | Goals must come from different Kamara

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};The complexities of Kei Kamara are hard to explain, even for the former teammates and coaches who have known him well over the course of his 11-year career.
Columbus Dispatch May 12, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Kamara trade might help Crew heal, win

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Kei Kamara, among the best strikers in Major League Soccer and a Crew SC fan favorite, was traded in the wee hours of Thursday morning, just before a league transfer window closed. He was shipped to the New England Revolution, situated in Massachusetts, the land of John and Samuel Adams, of R.W. Emerson and H.D. Thoreau, of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team. It is an area steeped in the traditions of free speech and civil disobedience. Kei will fit in well.
Columbus Dispatch May 12, 2016

Soccer | Crew trades Kei Kamara

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};The Crew made the biggest trade in its 21-year history this morning, sending unsettled star striker Kei Kamara to the New England Revolution in exchange for a lengthy list of resources in return.
Columbus Dispatch May 11, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Rift hovers over exhibition win

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Goalkeeper Brad Stuver pitched a shutout, forward Ola Kamara scored a first-half goal and much went right for Crew SC in a 1-0 win over Veracruz of Mexico on Wednesday night in Mapfre Stadium. It was a well-timed performance by a 19-man mix of starters and reserves, a 90-minute distraction from the rift between Crew SC designated players Kei Kamara and Federico Higuain.
Columbus Dispatch May 11, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Blame can be shared in Crew controversy

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};There is a hockey term of older vintage that applies to ravenous goal scorers. It is “Cookie Monster,” and it fits. The most prolific scorers want as many sweet cookies as they can get their hands on, to grab, to throw down their gullets, to let the crumbs fly.

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