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The Crew 18 hours ago
Crew preparing for tough fight in first leg against Revs

Crew preparing for tough fight in first leg against Revs

For the first time since 2010, Columbus is hosting an MLS Cup Playoff match. Saturdays first leg of the 2014 Eastern Conference Semifinals is the first postseason encounter in Columbus Crew Stadium since November 6, 2010, when the Colorado Rapids were in town for the second leg of the Conference Semifinals. This time around, the New England Revolution is the opponent, a side that the Crew went 2-1-0 against in 2014 and has faced twice in the postseason before. Now that the calendar has flipped to November, however, its all business for the Black & Gold. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 21 hours ago

Around Major League Soccer: Red Bulls rally, eliminate defending champs

Red Bulls 2, Sporting Kansas City 1: Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final 13 minutes to rally host New York over Sporting Kansas City last night, eliminating the defending MLS Cup champion from the playoffs and sending the Red Bulls to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Boston Herald Oct 31, 2014
No doubt Nguyen most valuable to Revs

No doubt Nguyen most valuable to Revs

Lee Nguyen took the long and winding road from promising midfielder to Revolution linchpin. His journey included stints in Denmark, Netherlands and Vietnam and a brief and humbling interlude in Vancouver. He toiled away earnestly for the chance to reveal his best qualities consistently, secure a prominent place in a successful team and transform into one of the top candidates for MLS’ Most Valuable Player award.
CSN Washington Oct 30, 2014

D.C. United will face Red Bulls in playoffs on CSN

Watch D.C. United take on the Red Bulls at 4 p.m. this Sunday on CSN in MLS Playoff action.
Seattle Times Oct 30, 2014
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm

Stefen Frei, like Sounders goalkeepers before him, knows all eyes will be on him as his team enters the MLS playoffs. But with Seattle the top seed, the pressure could be intense.
Washington Post Oct 30, 2014

Soccer Insider: D.C. United will face New York Red Bulls in MLS playoffs

MLS’s longest enduring rivalry is set for a renewal in the playoffs. Bradley Wright-Phillips, the league’s top scorer, struck twice in the last 13 minutes, including a header in the 90th, as the New York Red Bulls overturned a deficit and ousted reigning champion Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, in a first-round match Thursday night in Harrison, N.J. Read full article >>

D.C. United will face New York Red Bulls in MLS playoffs

MLS’s longest enduring rivalry is set for a renewal in the playoffs. Bradley Wright-Phillips, the league’s top scorer, struck twice in the last 13 minutes, including a header in the 90th, as the New York Red Bulls overturned a deficit and ousted reigning champion Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, in a first-round match Thursday night in […]
Denver Post Oct 30, 2014
Colorado Rapids sue Ciao Telecom over missed sponsorship payments

Colorado Rapids sue Ciao Telecom over missed sponsorship payments

The Colorado Rapids filed a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court alleging Ciao Telecom's parent company has failed to make nearly half a million dollars in jersey-sponsorship payments.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 30, 2014

Soccer: Crew enters playoffs short on postseason experience

With the Crew set to host the New England Revolution on Saturday to open a two-game Eastern Conference semifinal series, Tony Tchani is one of only five players on the roster with MLS postseason experience.
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 30, 2014

Marshall sees championship quality in close-knit Sounders

Winner of a double in Columbus, the two-time MLS defender of the year wants a treble in Seattle.

Football Manager projects Sounders as MLS Cup champs

Experts are split on the MLS Cup favorites as the playoffs kick off this week. Sports Illustrated is torn between the Sounders and Galaxy in the West, while two out of the three ESPNFC writers have tabbed Seattle has the team to beat. Football Manager, "the most realistic, in-depth and immersive soccer management game," according to its own release -- and the basis for the greatest soccer video game fan fiction of all-time --  agrees with the latter. A simulation run ahead of the game's release on Nov. 7 ended with the Sounders as MLS Cup champs, 2-0 winners over D.C. United in the...
Washington Post Oct 30, 2014

D.C. United enters playoffs as top seed in East after finishing 2013 with just three wins

Heading into the 2014 season, it was hard to know how good D.C. United would be. After setting several all-time MLS records for futility in 2013, the club underwent a massive roster overhaul in the offseason. Read full article >>

Sounders look ahead, knowing it’ll be Dallas

The Soudners trained for the first time this week, knowing who they’ll play this weekend in the aggregate-score Western Conference semifinal: FC Dallas, which knocked out Vancouver last night, 2-1. The Sounders will visit FC Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, with the resolution game coming up Nov. 10 at CenturyLink Field. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say today: On the Dallas-Whitecaps match: It was good. Obviously there was some discussion over the PK call at the end of the game. I thought in the first half Dallas was the better team. In the second half, I … Read more »

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