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Washington Post Feb 26, 2015

Soccer Insider: Argentina and D.C. United matches scheduled for same day at separate venues

Promoters eager to bring Lionel Messi and the powerful Argentine national soccer team to Washington initially targeted March 27 for a friendly against El Salvador at FedEx Field in Landover. Talks dragged on for weeks without an agreement. Then Thursday, organizers announced the game will take place March 28, a Saturday night, which is more conducive to ticket-selling, TV programming and transportation.Read full article >>

Argentina and D.C. United matches scheduled for same day at separate venues

Promoters eager to bring Lionel Messi and the powerful Argentine national soccer team to Washington initially targeted March 27 for a friendly against El Salvador at FedEx Field in Landover. Talks dragged on for weeks without an agreement. Then Thursday, organizers announced the game will take place March 28, a Saturday night, which is more […]
The Crew Feb 26, 2015
POLL: Who's impressed this preseason?

POLL: Who's impressed this preseason?

The 2015 MLS Regular Season is almost here! Only one more preseason match stands between Crew SC and the clubs 2015 season opener in Houston on March 7. The excitement leading up to the Black & Golds 20th season begs the question: Whos impressed you most this preseason? Vote below for one/mulitple player(s) - or even the entire team.   Read More

CONCACAF Wrap: Club América silences Saprissa

Call it the clásico of U.S. national team nightmares. The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal draw threw together Costa Rica's Saprissa and Mexico's Club América, respective lords of the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa and the Estadio Azteca.
Toronto Sun Feb 25, 2015
Who's in and who's out for TFC's opening day lineup

Who's in and who's out for TFC's opening day lineup

Head coach Greg Vanney told the Toronto Sun prior to Wednesday night’s match that he more or less knows the lineup he’ll toss out for the season opener in Vancouver. Here’s what TFC could look like to start 2015.
The Crew Feb 25, 2015
Preseason Match Recap: Columbus Crew SC 1 (3) - Philadelphia Union 1 (5) (IMG Suncoast Pro Classic)

Preseason Match Recap: Columbus Crew SC 1 (3) - Philadelphia Union 1 (5) (IMG Suncoast Pro Classic)

Columbus Crew SC played to a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union in Group Stage play at the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic, but fell in the necessary penalty shootout to decide the group winner, 5-3. The contest took place at IMG Academy Field on Wednesday evening, with Justin Meram scoring in regulation for the Black & Gold. Read More
CSN Washington Feb 25, 2015

United open Champions League play ahead of MLS start

The start of the league’s 20th season is less than two weeks away, but for DC United all that is noise in the distance as the focus is on Costa Rica.
Washington Post Feb 25, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United to begin 2015 campaign with Champions League match in Costa Rica

D.C. United put in almost six weeks of work preparing for the start of the 2015 campaign, honing a squad that remained largely intact over the winter. But without any genuine matches since November, all the groundwork — six friendlies and hours of training in three conducive locations — could not have possibly prepared United for the first test.Read full article >>

D.C. United to begin 2015 campaign with Champions League match in Costa Rica

D.C. United put in almost six weeks of work preparing for the start of the 2015 campaign, honing a squad that remained largely intact over the winter. But without any genuine matches since November, all the groundwork – six friendlies and hours of training in three conducive locations – could not have possibly prepared United […]

CONCACAF Wrap: Montréal makes history with draw at Pachuca

Even though they've only been part of Major League Soccer since 2012, the Montréal Impact have a long and rich history in the CONCACAF Champions League. On Tuesday night, they wrote another famous chapter.
The Crew Feb 25, 2015
Black & Gold Bullets: February 25, 2015

Black & Gold Bullets: February 25, 2015

Crew SC’s first game of the 2015 Major League Soccer season is just 10 days away. Head over to FOX Soccer where Kyle McCarthy previews Crew SC’s season. Also, check out SBI Soccer, where Dan Karell gives his take on what to expect during the club’s 20th campaign. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Feb 24, 2015

Crew: Hector Jimenez's versatility is ticket to playing time

A year ago, Hector Jimenez was just another Crew player trying to claim a position under new coach Gregg Berhalter. Now, as both prepare for their second seasons, Jimenez is gearing up for a more wide-ranging role than he has held before. After arriving from the Los Angeles Galaxy with a background primarily as a right midfielder, Jimenez finds himself an option at four positions in what will be his fifth season in Major League Soccer. “My preseason last year, I was doing everything in the midfield, playing right mid and getting all those moves down,” Jimenez said Tuesday. “I didn’t...
Toronto Sun Feb 24, 2015
Dark clouds loom over TFC training camp

Dark clouds loom over TFC training camp

As fog wafted in from the Port of Tampa on Tuesday during Toronto FC’s pre- season training, a cloud of uncertainty continued to hang over its players.
Oregonian Feb 24, 2015

Portland Timbers will test out different forward combinations in Wednesday's preseason match against Chicago Fire

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter plans to play Fanendo Adi and Darlington Nagbe together for 45 minutes and Gaston Fernandez and Maximiliano Urruti together for the other 45 minutes in Wednesday's preseason match against the Chicago Fire.
The Crew Feb 24, 2015
Crew SC prepares for MLS competition as clash with Union awaits in Bradenton

Crew SC prepares for MLS competition as clash with Union awaits in Bradenton

The preseason slate continues for Crew SC on Wednesday as it prepares for Major League Soccer opposition for just the second time in 2015 versus the Philadelphia Union (WATCH HERE). The Black & Gold have won their last three preseason matches against the Austin Aztex, London United and the Costa Rican Under-23 National Team after falling in their preseason opener versus FC Dallas.  Read More

Eastern Conference Player News

  • 1 Kristinn Steindorsson

    Kristinn Steindorsson

    Preseason Match Recap: Columbus Crew SC 4 - Oklahoma City Energy FC 1 (IMG Suncoast Pro Classic)

  • 1 Kei Kamara

    Kei Kamara

    Help us Kei Kamara, You're our Only Hope

  • 1 Federico Higuain

    Federico Higuain

    Preseason Match Recap: Columbus Crew SC 2 - Costa Rica Under-23 0 (IMG Suncoast Pro Classic)

  • 1 Ethan Finlay

    Ethan Finlay

    Preseason Match Recap: Columbus Crew SC 1 - FC Dallas 3 (ATX Pro Challenge)

  • Wil Trapp

    Wil Trapp

    Soccer | Crew: Time with national team valuable for Wil Trapp

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