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30 July 9:28 am

Crew defender Giancarlo Gonzalez was recognized for his defensive efforts in New England by the League, as he was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 20.

Throughout the match at Gillette Stadium, "Pipo" recorded three tackles won, three interceptions, one blocked shot and an astonishing 14 clearances, tying Michael Parkhurst's total during the season-opener at D.C. United for the most by any Crew player in one contest this season.

Also recognized was goalkeeper Steve Clark, who made the Team of the Week bench to round out the full 18.

29 July 1:27 pm

Federico Higuain's bending free kick has been nominated for Week 20's MLS AT&T Goal of the Week.

The opening tally in the Crew's match at New England, Higuain's gorgeous free kick helped the Black & Gold on to their second consecutive victory.

Voting runs until 2:59 a.m. ET on Friday and the winner is announced on Friday.

VOTE

28 July 5:14 pm

Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark put forth another sensational performance in New England and his efforts did not go unnoticed. Clark was named by Sports Illustrated's Planet Futbol to MLS' Best XI side for Week 20. Here's what author Liviu Bird had to say about Clark:

"Important saves for Clark included an early tip over the bar from Teal Bunbury and a 1-on-1 foot save on Kelyn Rowe in a close road win over New England. Particularly away from home, a goalkeeper will likely have to play well for his team to have a chance, and Clark was as responsible for the final result as any other Crew player."

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

22 July 3:51 pm

The Crew split a pair of contests over the last matchweek, with little movement in national Power Rankings to follow.

See the full rankings below, with last week's ranks noted afterward:

ESPNFC: 15 (15)

MLSsoccer.com: 15 (16)

SI.com: 15 (13)

Photo Credit: Daniel Herlensky

16 July 9:56 am

After the Black & Gold's 4-1 loss to New York, ESPN FC has ranked them 15th in their Power Rankings, with MLSSoccer.com slotting them 16th.

See the full rankings below, with last week's ranks noted afterward:

ESPNFC: 15 (12)

MLSSoccer.com: 16 (14)

08 July 3:14 pm

The Crew's unbeaten streak has stretched to four matches, and as a result, ESPNFC bumped it up one spot in its Power Rankings, with MLSsoccer.com keeping it level.

See the links below for the full rankings, with last week's position indicated as well:

MLSsoccer.com: 14 (14)

ESPNFC: 12 (13)

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

03 July 10:21 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA
The Black & Gold will play their 11th Fourth of July contest in club history when they take on the Rapids ... this is the second consecutive year with an Independence Day showdown ... prior to 2013, the Crew had not played on the Fourth since 2009.

OTHER INDEPENDENCE DAY SHOWDOWNS
After a tough 2-1 loss last year on July 4 at LA, the Crew looks to continue its recent stretch of securing points on Independence Day ... the Crew has earned a point in three of the last four meetings, including a three-match unbeaten streak (0-0-3) on Independence Day that began in 2006 (1-1 at Houston) and continued in 2007 (0-0 at Colorado) before the 1-1 draw at RFK Stadium five seasons ago.

LAST FOURTH IN COLORADO
The Crew played Colorado on Independence Day in 2007 and played to a 0-0 draw ... it was the first July 4th contest at the new Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and it was the first scoreless League match at the venue according to ColoradoRapids.com ... in 1999, the Crew played on July 4th in Colorado before another huge crowd (51,025), winning 3-0.

02 July 11:33 am

The Crew's home draw against FC Dallas has kept it relatively steady in the national Power Rankings. See the below rankings to find out where the Black & Gold fall among the League's 19 teams.

MLSSoccer.com: 14 (12)

ESPNFC: 13 (13)

Photo Credit: Nate Smallwood