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Crew goes 0-for-3 during week; winless streak is at 7 with three shutout losses in a row

Carl Robinson, Vancouver's head coach said you have to speed Columbus up when playing them. They are tough when the game is slowed down (photo by Stuart Mason)

Erik Hurtado, says he likes playing with Kekuta Manneh who gets him the ball in good spots (photo by Stuart Mason)



54,264 Erik Hurtado Vancouver On his team finally playing well on the road Vancouver 1 Crew 0 5 10 2014

54,260 Dominic Oduro Crew On team winless and non scoring streak Vancouver 1 Crew 0 5 10 2014


* Columbus fall to 3-4-3 on the season, dropping out of the top half of the Eastern Conference, while Vancouver improve to 4-2-4. The Whitecaps have 16 points and the Crew are still stuck on 12 points.

* The Crew have now played 321 minutes without tallying a goal, and their last goal from the run of play came from Hector Jimenez’s late-game heroics against D.C. United on April 19.

* The Men of the Match were: Midfielder Matias Laba and Forward Erik Hurtado for Vancouver. Goalkeeper Steve Clark was the lone star for Columbus.

The road win stretches Vancouver’s unbeaten streak to four, while Columbus remains winless in their last seven MLS matches. the Vancouver Whitecaps won their second straight match, handing the Columbus Crew its third straight loss of the week.

What is surprising to everyone, fans and media, Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter named the same starting 11 as he did in Week 1. It was expected that things would be shaken up for the team’s struggling offense.

The Whitecaps scored the game’s lone goal in the 37th minute on a strike by Erik Hurtado. The Vancouver forward controlled a long free kick from his goalkeeper David Ousted from the opposite half of the field, turned left into space and unleashed a perfectly placed drive that Clark had no chance to save. That was Hurtado’s first MLS goal. and Ousted got a rare assists as a goalkeeper.

Crew loses in exhibition play to Malmo FF, 2-1


Press release courtesy of Columbus Crew


COLUMBUS – The Crew played its first game of the preseason Wednesday at the IMG Academy Fields in Bradenton, Fla., dropping a 2-1 decision to Malmö FF of Sweden. Crew forward Emilio Renteria struck first before Malmö responded through Mathias Ranegie and Jimmy Durmaz to overturn the deficit in a match that consisted of three 45-minute segments.

Emilio Renteria (courtesy of MLS)

The Black & Gold got on the board right away, as Dilly Duka dribbled down the field and took a strong shot on goal in the first minute. Malmö goalkeeper Johan Fahlin made the save, then another on Renteria’s first follow, but the Venezuelan’s second effort found the back of the net.


In the 24th minute the Swedes equalized, when midfielder Erik Friberg picked up a rebound off a corner kick cleared by Andy Gruenebaum and found an open Ranegie who proceeded to fire the ball past the Crew keeper. Five minutes later Durmaz volleyed another corner kick clearance past Gruenebaum for a 2-1 lead.


Malmö nearly increased its advantage in the 33rd minute, but Duka was quick to clear the ball off the line – and two minutes later he initiated the play that almost resulted in an equalizer. The Crew midfielder brought the ball down the left side and found an open Cole Grossman who barely missed his chance.




Slumping Crew loses in stoppage time to LA Galaxy,1-0


Chad Barrett then of FC Toronto (photo by Magnus Manske via wikipedia commons)

Late substitute Chad Barrett stunned the Crew with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time to give the LA Galaxy a  1-0 win before a sellout crowd of 21,203 Saturday at Crew Stadium.

The Crew drops to 11-11-8 good for 41 points and are tied for second-place in the Eastern Conference with Sporting KC, one point behind Houston.

The win puts LA at 17-3-10, good for 61 points ahead of Real Salt Lake atop the Western Conference.

The sellout crowd of 21,203 was the largest at Crew Stadium since October 4, 2008 against L.A.

Longtime Crew captain Frankie Hejduk returned to Columbus for the first time since joining LA prior to this season. Hejduk served as captain for the Galaxy in the match, his fourth start of the season.

Info courtesy of the Columbus Crew

Cunningham nets elusive 133rd career goal; ties all-time MLS record

Jeff Cunningham (courtesy of MLS)

Forward Jeff Cunningham’s elusive 133rd goal finally became a reality in the 90th minute and proved to be the game-winner for the Crew as it defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 Saturday night.

With his first goal of 2011, Cunningham, is now tied with Jaime Moreno for the Major League Soccer All-time scoring lead, and broke the Crew all-time record of 62 he held with Brian McBride.

Goalkeeper William Hesmer made a season-high seven saves including stopping a penalty shot in the 73rd minute and notched his 40th career shutout.

The Crew played with a man advantage for the eight time this season as midfielder Shea Salinas of Vancouver was sent off in the 77th minute for a hard tackle on Josh Gardner who assisted on Cunningham’s goal 13 minutes later.

The Crew is 7-5-6 on the season, 2-4-3 on the road.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Crew


Richmond Kickers beats Columbus Crew in U.S. Open Cup


(courtesy of Richmond Kickers via wikipedia commons)

Cole Grossman scored his first professional goal for the Crew on Tuesday night, but it was not enough as the Richmond Kickers upset Columbus 2-1 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals.

Matthew Delicate scored on a diving header in the 85th minute to give the Kickers the deciding goal at Crew Stadium.

Richmond, of the USL Pro League, broke through first on a 20-minute strike by Nozomi Hiroyama. Former Crew forward Stanley Nyazamba started the scoring play for Richmond by shoving Dejan Rusmir off the ball and spotted Hiroyama near the top left of the penalty area. Hiroyama curled a shot into the far upper netting from the top-left corner of the box.

Columbus evened the score when Grossman completed a six-pass sequence after receiving a terrific ball from Justin Meram in the 37th minute. Grossman and Meram were among five rookies in the starting lineup for the Crew.

The Crew is now 19-11-1 in Open Cup play and 11-5-1 at home.


Info courtesy of the Columbus Crew

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