11:10 AM EDT, Thu October 30, 2014
Eastern Conference Rumors & News
Leftback Waylon Francis made MLSsoccer.com’s Week 33 Team of the Week. Read More
COLUMBUS CREW SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER On tonight’s game effort: We had a goal and it was to win the game. I’m proud of the guys for grinding it out. It certainly wasn’t our best performance but on a day when you chose to rest Federico Higuain and make couple of other changes, I think that it was great that we got the victory. 52 points in the season isn’t bad. On what didn’t work tonight: Read More
Late Sunday night, after the Crew put a bow on its 2014 regular season campaign with a thrilling win over Philadelphia, it was official: the Black & Gold were through to the Conference Semifinals by virtue of New Yorks win over Sporting Kansas City. Now that the match-up is official and the Crew is slated to play the Revolution in a home-and-home aggregate series, the club is excited to get going on Saturday. Read More
The Crew appears to be ratcheting up its efforts to secure a naming-rights partner for Crew Stadium. Yesterday, a handful of banners were hung at the south end of the stadium with the name “ Mapfre Stadium,” a Spanish insurance company that purchased Commerce Insurance Group, based in Massachusetts, in 2007. Through a spokesman, the Crew issued a statement — “We remain active in pitching potential sponsorship rights to several potential partners” — but declined further comment.
philly.com Oct 27, 2014
Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz has become a lightning rod for criticism of a team that missed the Major League Soccer playoffs for the fourth time in its five-year existence.
Blogging the Dynamo | Houston Chronicle Oct 27, 2014
After a successful four-year move to the Eastern Conference, the Dynamo are headed back to the Western Conference in 2015. Major League Soccer announced Monday that the Dynamo and their Eastern Conference nemesis Sporting Kansas City will move to the West next season. The Dynamo won two Eastern Conference titles and appeared in three Eastern […]
Toronto Sun Oct 27, 2014
Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley will undergo surgery in New York Tuesday to correct a lingering nerve issue in his foot, a club spokesman said Monday.
Washington Post Oct 27, 2014
With the regular seasons nearing the end, we shine the spotlight on five teams from the D.C. region carrying postseason promise: 1. The best female player in the NCAAs missed five consecutive matches while on a U.S. national team assignment. The Virginia women won all five without enormous difficulty. Now, after helping the United States qualify for the World Cup, senior midfielder Morgan Brian is back in Charlottesville for the regular season finale Saturday against Pittsburgh and the four-team ACC tournament next week in Greensboro, N.C. The third-ranked Cavaliers (16-1-0, 8-1-0 ACC) have...
Soccer Insider | Washington Post Oct 27, 2014
With the regular seasons nearing the end, we shine the spotlight on five teams from the D.C. region carrying postseason promise: 1. The best female player in the NCAAs missed five consecutive matches while on a U.S. national team assignment. The Virginia women won all five without enormous difficulty. Now, after helping the United States […]
The third-seeded Crew will face second-seeded New England in a home-and-home series starting on Saturday afternoon (4 p.m.) at Crew Stadium and concluding on Nov. 9 at Gillette Stadium.
philly.com Oct 27, 2014
Playoff-bound Columbus ends the Unions season with a 2-1 defeat on a stoppage-time goal.
With one toe in the moment and another dipped into the future, the Crew took a big leap into the postseason with a 2-1 home win over the Philadelphia Union yesterday.
New England Revolution Blog | ESPN Boston Oct 26, 2014
The New England Revolution will face the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals after Gregg Berhalter’s side beat the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City lost to the New York Red Bulls on the final day of the regular season. The first leg of the conference semifinals will take place at Crew Stadium on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. The second leg will be played at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. ET. What it means: While some Revolution fans may have wanted to see their side square off against Sporting Kansas City for a rematch of last year’s conference semifinals, the New...
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