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06 May 2:53 pm

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Federico Higuain is also just five corner kicks shy of recording his 200th corner as a member of the Crew. Currently at 195 in 50 career games played, Higuain could become just the third player in Crew history to record 200 or more corner kicks. Robert Warzycha is the club’s all-time leader with 503 and Guillermo Barros Schelotto is in second with 423. Both players are finalists for the Crew’s 2014 Circle of Honor Induction. Higuain recorded eight corner kicks in a match earlier this season on March 29 at Seattle.

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The Crew announced last week announced that Crew Juniors entered a partnership with the Centerville United Soccer Association (CUSA) in Dayton, Ohio. The affiliation is the most comprehensive Crew Youth partnership in the Crew’s history, as approximately 40 teams and 500 select players in the Greater Dayton area will now become the CUSA Crew Juniors and wear the club’s signature Black & Gold colors. CUSA is also set to send 40 teams to Crew Youth events throughout each year.

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Federico Higuain recorded his 50th career appearance in MLS for the Crew on Sunday at Sporting KC. Higuain, who has played 50 matches -- starting 48 of them -- has scored 20 goals and 18 assists in his time in Columbus since arriving in August 2012. Five of his goals have been game-winners and six of his helpers secured a victory for the Black & Gold.

06 May 10:06 am

Columbus' 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sporting Kansas City saw the club drop an average of just over four spots across national Power Rankings.

See the full rankings below, with last week's rankings in parentheses:

MLSSoccer.com: 10 (6)

ESPNFC: 9 (5)

Sports Illustrated's Planet Fútbol: 10 (5)

05 May 1:42 pm

No fewer than five Columbus loanees featured in the starting lineup for Sid van Druenen’s side on Sunday, May 4 as the Dutch Lions fell, 2-0, to Charleston. Kevan George, Ben Sweat, Ryan Finley, Matt Walker and Aaron Schoenfeld all saw action. Additionally, Brad Stuver served as the backup goalkeeper for the contest.

Schoenfeld and Finley each notched two shots, while George tallied one.

The 2-0 loss to Charleston dropped the Dutch Lions to 2-3-1 on the season. Dayton next plays on May 10, when they host LA Galaxy II.

05 May 12:16 pm

Ashleigh Ignelzi joined The BIG Show on Monday to recap the Crew's defeat at Kansas City and preview the Wednesday match at Houston.

02 May 8:29 pm

Dan Haiek and Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle preview the Sunday afternoon match between Sporting KC and the Columbus Crew. Will Benny Feilhaber have space to operate against the Crew midfield? How will Columbus attack with Aurelien Collin missing the match? Find out Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

02 May 5:02 pm

The Black & Gold take on Sporting KC in the Crew’s lone nationally televised match on the NBC Sports Network. The Crew picked-up its first win on the network -- a 2-1 victory on March 23, 2013 at D.C. United -- the Black & Gold fell 1-0 to New York on May 4, 2013. Sunday marks the fifthe match for the Crew on NBC Sports Network after NBC partnered with MLS ahead of the 2012 season. In 2012, the Crew went 0-1-1 on NBCSN: losing 1-0 at Philadelphia on April 14 before playing to a 1-1 draw against LA on August 15 at Crew Stadium.

Here's a look back at the Crew's past four matches on the network.

April 14, 2012 - Crew at Philadelphia Union

August 15, 2012 - Crew vs. LA Galaxy

March 23, 2013 - Crew at D.C. United

May 4, 2013 - Crew vs. New York Red Bulls

02 May 2:39 pm

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Federico Higuain’s next match is set to be his 50th career appearance in MLS for the Crew. Higuain, who enters the weekend with 49 appearances and 47 starts, has scored 20 goals and 18 assists in his time in Columbus since arriving in August 2012. Five of his goals have been game-winners and six of his helpers secured a victory for the Black & Gold.

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Federico Higuain is also just eight corner kicks shy of recording his 200th corner as a member of the Crew. Currently at 192 in 50 career games played, Higuain could be- come just the third player in Crew history to record 200 or more corner kicks. Robert Warzycha is the club’s all-time leader with 503 and Guillermo Barros Schelotto is in second with 423. Both players are finalists for the Crew’s 2014 Circle of Honor Induction. Higuain recorded eight corner kicks in a match earlier this season on March 29 at Seattle.

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Last Saturday’s 1-1 draw marked a couple of Crew milestones for a goal-scoring duo. The match was Dominic Oduro’s 40th appearance in a Crew jersey. The Ghanaian has scored 13 times for the Black & Gold. In his 50th career game for the Crew, Jairo Arrieta scored his 14th goal for the Black & Gold with a penalty kick strike. Both players have three career goals against Sporting KC as members of the Crew.