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Chicago Sun-Times Aug 31, 2014

More late heroics for Robert Earnshaw in Fire’s 1-0 win

There’s been plenty of discussion around the Fire about the players they didn’t get this summer. They didn’t acquire midfielder Jermaine Jones thanks to a blind draw, and a deal to bring in forward Silvio Romero fell through at the last minute before the transfer window closed. But the Fire did get forward Robert Earnshaw, and the free-agent signing paid dividends again Saturday night. Earnshaw’s goal in the 83rd minute gave the Fire a 1-0 win over FC Dallas...

Jones debuts in Revs' 3-0 win in Toronto

Newly acquired designated player Jermaine Jones made his much-anticipated debut for the Revolution, while Lee Nguyen gave them an early lead en route to a convincing 3-0 win over Toronto FC on Saturday at BMO Field. Nguyen struck his team-leading 10th goal of the season in the second minute, while Kelyn Rowe blasted a shot from distance in the 21st minute to secure his second goal of the season. Teal Bunbury piled it on with his third goal of the season in the 58th minute.
Toronto Sun Aug 30, 2014

Toronto FC loses badly against New England in MLS action

There was confusion, squabbling and, after New England put two early goals past Joe Bendik, dejection at BMO Field.
The Crew Aug 30, 2014
Post-match quotes: Crew at Montreal Impact

Post-match quotes: Crew at Montreal Impact

CREW SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER On his spot in the standings now… We’re in a dog fight right now and we know how sensitive this situation is. We have eight games left, so that’s eight more finals that we need to play, like it is our last game. What made it so hard to get through Montreal’s defense… Read More
The Crew Aug 30, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS: Impact 2 - Crew 0

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The Crew Aug 30, 2014
MLS Match Recap: Montreal Impact 2 - Columbus Crew 0

MLS Match Recap: Montreal Impact 2 - Columbus Crew 0

 Ignacio Piatti’s work has started. The Impact’s new Designated Player notched his first two goals in MLS this Saturday night at Stade Saputo, leading Montreal to a 2-0 win over the in-form Columbus Crew. Montreal (5-15-5, 20 pts) remains bottom of the Eastern Conference despite the win, while the Crew (8-9-9, 33 pts) is still in fifth place. The New York Red Bulls could, however, leapfrog them with a win at DC United on Sunday. Read More
Washington Post Aug 30, 2014

D.C. United needs win vs. New York Red Bulls before another tough stretch

With a fifth match in 15 days, D.C. United will complete the most congested stretch of the 7 1 / 2-month schedule Sunday afternoon against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium. The club will then catch its breath and begin planning for the most demanding travel period of the season: Vancouver, New York, Jamaica and Chicago over two weeks. Read full article >>
CSN Houston Aug 30, 2014

Dynamo beat KC for 2nd road win of season

Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on Friday night for the Dynamo's second road win of the season.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 30, 2014

Soccer: Practice change sparks Crew

A change in routine might help the Crew shake the late-season woes that have dogged it the past few seasons. After a stretch in which Crew played four games in 11 days culminated with a 2-1 home victory against New England on July 26, players were treated to an adjustment in their weekly preparation. The typical Monday of rest was swapped for Wednesday, providing a midweek respite during the hottest stretch of the year.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 30, 2014

Game preview: Crew vs. Impact

• On the Crew: The Crew took 19 players for the trip to give coach Gregg Berhalter another last-minute lineup option. … Midfielders Tony Tchani and Wil Trapp remain one yellow card away from a one-game suspension for accumulation. … Justin Meram has scored in three straight games for the second time in his career, and six of the past seven Crew goals have been scored by different players.
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 30, 2014

Fire coach Frank Yallop tries to move forward after losing out on Jones

Fire coach Frank Yallop believes in honesty. When he or his players haven’t been good enough, he has said so. So while the franchise recovers from losing Jermaine Jones to the New England Revolution via a blind draw, Yallop isn’t hiding from the disappointment. Yallop’s view of the Fire goes beyond this season. He knows that at 4-6-14 with 26 points and outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture entering the game Saturday night against FC Dallas...
Toronto Sun Aug 29, 2014
Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko: 'We need to win'

Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko: 'We need to win'

The Reds trained under the watchful eye of the club’s general manager Friday afternoon.
CSN Washington Aug 29, 2014

The Original Rivalry: Can United tame Red Bulls?

D.C. United-New York Red Bulls is the original MLS rivalry. Will we see some sparks fly on Sunday at RFK? Preview it here.

W2W4: Revs at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. Saturday

Following all the hype and hoopla surrounding the Jermaine Jones signing earlier this week, it's back to the task at hand for New England Revolution (9-12-3, 30 points), who head to BMO Field on Saturday to take on Toronto FC (9-8-6, 33 points). Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. It's uncertain whether Jones, the club's most expensive addition ($4.7 million over 18 months) to date, will be ready to go for Saturday's clash. The 32-year-old midfielder is nearly two full months removed from his last meaningful match, which came in the United States' 2-1 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 at the World...

Eastern Conference Player News

  • 2 Jermain Defoe

    Jermain Defoe

    Jermain Defoe to remain at Toronto FC

  • 1 Romain Gall

    Romain Gall

    Coming off debut, Gall settling into Columbus off the pitch

  • 1 Luis Silva

    Luis Silva

    Around Major League Soccer: Red Bulls blow chance to pass Crew

  • 1 Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson

    D.C. United forming a dynamic duo up top

  • Zac MacMath

    Zac MacMath

    Union has MacMath now, and goalie of the future

Eastern Conference Photos