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Columbus Dispatch Jul 26, 2014

Stu Tudor, firefighter hit by lightning at Crew game, breathing without help

Columbus Fire lieutenant Stu Tudor is breathing on his own and has been transferred to a rehabilitation center, The Dispatch has learned. Tudor, 54, was struck by lightning in the parking lot outside Crew Stadium moments before the Crew was scheduled to host FC Dallas on June 28. He was rushed to the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. Since then, Tudor has gradually shown signs of improvement, leading to his being removed from a ventilator.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 26, 2014

Soccer | Crew: Bernardo Anor turns focus to consistency

It wasn’t long into their tenure that the Crew coaching staff pulled off a makeover of sorts with midfielder Bernardo Anor. For the first time, Anor started being called “Bernie,” a nickname bestowed upon him by assistant coach Josh Wolff. Now more than halfway through the season, coach Gregg Berhalter is hoping to pull off a second transformation — one that helps turn Anor into a player who can consistently play at the level he showed last Saturday in a 2-1 home win over Montreal.
philly.com Jul 25, 2014

Union drop a friendly to Crystal Palace FC

Nobody on Crystal Palace FC could get the ball past Union goalkeeper Andre Blake in the first half Friday night. They tried a bicycle kick, headers, and took shots from the left and right and everywhere in between, only to be thwarted by Blake.
Toronto Sun Jul 25, 2014
TFC on track towards the playoffs

TFC on track towards the playoffs

Before an away date against the Crew in early April, I met with Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko in the lobby of the Columbus Sheraton.
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 25, 2014

Fire looking to rebound against Tottenham Hotspur

For Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Olympiacos, their appearances this weekend in Chicago are about building their brands. The teams are getting ready for their upcoming seasons and figure they can expose fans in another country to their players while preparing. As for the Fire, they have many other issues. On Wednesday, the Fire were humbled 5-1 by the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes had been winless in five games and entered the game last in the Western...
philly.com Jul 25, 2014

Union goalkeeper Blake shows positives despite loss

Backup goalie Andre Blake makes six saves, but Union falls, 1-0, to Crystal Palace on own goal in friendly.

W2W4: Revs-Crew, 7:30 p.m. ET

A familiar face returns to Gillette Stadium on Saturday as the New England Revolution (7-10-2, 23 points) get set for a conference clash against Michael Parkhust and the Columbus Crew (5-7-8, 23 points). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. It will be the first time Parkhurst, who played for the Revolution from 2005 to 2008, will face his former club. During his four years in New England, the Providence, R.I., native was named 2005 Rookie of the Year and 2007 MLS Defender of the Year.
Washington Post Jul 25, 2014

Soccer Insider: Manchester United vs. Inter Milan spectators guide for FedEx Field match

What you should know if you are planning to attend Manchester United’s preseason match against Inter Milan on Tuesday evening at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. … KICKOFF: 7 p.m. ET. TRAFFIC: Big event on a weeknight? Heh. Read full article >>

Manchester United vs. Inter Milan spectator guide at FedEx Field

What you should know if you are planning to attend Manchester United’s preseason match against Inter Milan on Tuesday evening at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. … KICKOFF: 7 p.m. ET. TRAFFIC: Big event on a weeknight? Heh. PARKING: $40 on-site, $35 in advance. PARKING LOTS OPEN: 4:30 p.m. STADIUM GATES OPEN: 5:30 p.m. METRO: […]

Dynamo to acquire Honduran national team midfielder

The Dynamo have reached a loan agreement to acquire Honduran national team midfielder Luis Garrido from his club team Olimpia. Garrido is the third Honduran midfielder in as many years to join the Dynamo from Olimpia. The Dynamo reached a verbal agreement for Garrido’s rights earlier this week, clearing the way for the club to […]
CSN Washington Jul 25, 2014

D.C. United set for showcase against Fulham FC

D.C. United will go up against Fulham FC at the Jacksonville Jaguars' stadium, all before a Carrie Underwood concert takes place.

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