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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...
Columbus Dispatch Nov 14, 2015

Soccer | Crew to take advantage of break in playoffs

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Logic would dictate that Crew SC should be playing the New York Red Bulls today in Mapfre Stadium in the opening leg of the two-game, total-goals Eastern Conference final. But that won’t happen for another week, in part because a tiny tournament called the World Cup will be played in 2018.
CSN Washington Nov 14, 2015

DeLeon re-signs with D.C. United

Nick DeLeon will be returning to the nation's capital after signing a contract extension with the Black and Red.
CSN Washington Nov 14, 2015

Altidore scores twice as US routs St. Vincent 6-1

Jozy Altidore scored twice and the Americans rolled to a 6-1 victory Friday night over 129th-ranked St. Vincent.
Boston Herald Nov 12, 2015
College soccer players disciplined for vulgar tweets

College soccer players disciplined for vulgar tweets

BOSTON — Three members of the University of Massachusetts-Boston men's soccer team are facing disciplinary action after sending out vulgar tweets directed at former professional player Taylor Twellman.The tweets were in response to Twellman's support of new rules limiting heading for youth soccer players. Twellman, who played for the New England Revolution and U.S. national team, had his career cut short by concussions.The players at the NCAA Division III school blamed Twellman for thwarting the growth of soccer in the country.
CSN Washington Nov 12, 2015

U.S. Soccer bans headers for children under age 10

U.S. Soccer banned headers for children younger than 10 in a move that will reverberate across the most popular youth sport in America.
Washington Post Nov 10, 2015

As D.C. United closes book on 2015 season, bottom line remains the bottom line

From the middle of May until late August, D.C. United stood atop the Eastern Conference – the longest stretch any of the 20 MLS clubs spent in first place this season. United was a good team, a playoff team, yet belying the bountiful summer, it was not a great team. Ben Olsen’s bunch was getting […]
Columbus Dispatch Nov 10, 2015

Soccer | Crew gets two-week break before next round

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Crew SC advanced past the Montreal Impact in thrilling fashion Sunday at Mapfre Stadium, winning its Eastern Conference semifinal series 4-3 after forward Kei Kamara scored the deciding goal deep into extra time. It has been seven years since the Crew advanced this far in the postseason.
The Crew Nov 10, 2015
Five Crew SC players receive international call-ups for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches

Five Crew SC players receive international call-ups for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches

Columbus Crew SC today announced that five of its players have earned senior National Team call-ups from their respective federations ahead of upcoming qualification matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup: Harrison Afful (Ghana), Kevan George (Trinidad & Tobago), Cedrick Mabwati (DR Congo), Justin Meram (Iraq) and Tony Tchani (Cameroon). Following Crew SCs advancement to the Eastern Conference Championship on Sunday evening, the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs resume on Sunday, November 22 after a League-wide bye weekend for the FIFA international window.   Read More

Gina Lewandowski's national team dream finally comes true

By her own admission, Lehigh Valley native Gina Lewandowski had all but given up on any chance of joining the U.S. women's national team. At 30 years old, she figured her time had passed - especially with a new generation of young stars starting to finally crack coach Jill Ellis' lineup.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 9, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased to reconnect with George Hejduk

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};For the first time in more than a half-century, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got a chance to say thanks. As a sixth-grader, the player who would go on to become the all-time leading scorer in NBA history was, as he put it, “Six-foot-two and a day-old colt.” All legs and arms and short on coordination, the youngster then known as Lew Alcindor was playing for St. Jude’s Elementary School when coach Farrell “Sal” Hopkins introduced him to a man with a drill specific for his skill-set....
Toronto Sun Nov 9, 2015
New York City name former France midfielder Vieira coach

New York City name former France midfielder Vieira coach

Former France international Patrick Vieira has been appointed head coach of New York City FC, the Major League Soccer club said on Monday.
The Crew Nov 9, 2015
Black & Gold show character, resiliency and fight

Black & Gold show character, resiliency and fight

Sunday night was by far Columbus Crew SC’s most exciting match of 2015. In thrilling fashion, the Black & Gold defeated the Montreal Impact 4-3 on aggregate scoring to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship. Read More
The Crew Nov 9, 2015
Kamara goes one-on-one with CNN's Don Riddell

Kamara goes one-on-one with CNN's Don Riddell

Kei Kamara took CNNs Don Riddell on a Skype tour of MAPFRE Stadium, talks about his matchday rituals and practices a handshake on the phone. Watch the video and read CNNs Five things you didnt know about the Columbus Crew SC star. Read More

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