12:07 AM EST, Thu November 26, 2015
Washington Post 12 hours ago

D.C. United and Perry Kitchen ‘pretty far apart’ on new contract

D.C. United and midfielder Perry Kitchen are pretty far apart in contract negotiations, the Insider has learned, increasing the likelihood the five-year starter will pursue opportunities in Europe. Kitchens current deal $172,000 in base salary and $257,450 in total compensation expires next month. He is seeking a substantial pay raise. Since the season []
Columbus Dispatch 19 hours ago

Soccer | Crew’s Wahl makes case to remain a starter

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Tyson Wahl hadn’t started for Crew SC in nearly two months. On Sunday, Gaston Sauro’s one-game suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards gave Wahl his shot. His reward? Major League Soccer’s highest-scoring offense, the New York Red Bulls, and Bradley Wright-Phillips, the league’s fifth-leading scorer.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 23, 2015

Soccer | Win puts Timbers in control in West finals

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};PORTLAND, Ore. — Liam Ridgewell, Dairon Asprilla and Nat Borchers scored, and the Portland Timbers beat FC Dallas 3-1 on Sunday night in the first leg of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference finals.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 22, 2015

Michael Arace commentary | Numbers all add up to opening victory for Crew

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};There are 20 teams in Major League Soccer, and 16 of them are on vacation. The four that remain in contention for the MLS Cup are playing in another universe, physically speaking. As the stakes grow, intensity rises, pace quickens and space shrinks. Forces difficult to calculate come into play.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 22, 2015

Soccer | Crew rides fast start past Red Bulls

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Justin Meram had the fastest goal in MLS Cup playoff history, Kei Kamara also scored and the Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 tonight in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 22, 2015

Game preview | Crew vs. Red Bulls

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Regular-season records: New York 18-10-6, 60 points (first in Eastern Conference); Columbus 15-11-8, 53 points (second in Eastern Conference)
Columbus Dispatch Nov 21, 2015

Soccer | Crew gets Wil Trapp back just in time for aggressive Red Bulls

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Crew SC knows the New York Red Bulls’ press all too well. In three regular-season games, New York’s aggressive tendencies created problems for the Crew, with the Red Bulls winning two of three. Their fast-paced attack starts, Crew captain Michael Parkhurst said, with a talented set of midfielders, including Sacha Kljestan, Felipe and captain Dax McCarty.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 20, 2015

Michael Arace commentary | Berhalter’s vision for Crew nearly realized

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Gregg Berhalter, the first American to manage a professional soccer team in Europe, was fired by Hammarby of the Swedish league after 18 months on the job. Berhalter had shored up Hammarby’s defense, as he was directed to do — but his team could not score. See ’ya.

Philadelphia confirmed as 2016 Copa America Centenario host venue

After months of waiting, Philadelphia has finally been confirmed as a host city for next summer’s much-anticipated Copa América Centenario soccer tournament.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 18, 2015

Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark holding up well as foes fire away in playoffs

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};The Crew's Steve Clark has played every minute of every game the past two seasons. During the regular season, he faced more shots on goal (168) than all but one other Major League Soccer keeper. In two games of a 4-3 aggregate series win over the Montreal Impact, Clark faced 18 more, saving 14 of them.
Houston Chronicle Nov 18, 2015

AEG inches closer to selling 50% stake in Dynamo

Three years after a sale fell through in the final stages, Phil Anschutz's Anschutz Entertainment Group appears close to selling its 50 percent share in the Houston Dynamo.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 18, 2015

Reader Rewards | Win tickets to the Crew game on Sunday

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};Our latest Reader Rewards contest gives you a chance to win two tickets to the Eastern Conference Championship match between Columbus Crew SC and the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 17, 2015

Soccer | Crew: Wright-Phillips presents another big challenge

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Crew SC has advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2008 in large part because it frustrated and ultimately shut out one of Major League Soccer’s most potent scorers, Didier Drogba of the Montreal Impact, during a conference semifinal series. Now, to do it again.
Chicago Tribune Nov 17, 2015

France, England fans gather ahead of soccer match at Wembley

With a police helicopter whirring above and armed officers on patrol, England and France soccer fans were mingling outside Wembley Stadium ahead of what should be an emotionally charged international friendly taking place four days after the deadly attacks in Paris. The atmosphere was calm on a...

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