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29 May 10:57 am
28 May 4:26 pm

The Crew's home win over the Fire saw it rise slightly across the national Power Rankings, rising as many as two spots in one poll.

See the full rankings below, with last week's position noted after:

MLSSoccer.com: 11 (11)

ESPNFC: 14 (15)

SI.com: 12 (14)

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

28 May 11:10 am

Crew play-by-play man Neil Sika joins 95.5 The Game's Matt Finkes for Sika the Truth every Wednesday on The BIG Show.

27 May 4:43 pm

For the second-straight week, Crew playmaker Federico Higuaín was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for his two-assist performance in the Black & Gold's 2-0 win against the Chicago Fire. The honor marked the fifth time this season in which MLSsoccer.com recognized the Argentine in its weekly Best XI.

SEE THE FULL TEAM

27 May 3:31 pm

For the first time in Columbus Crew history, the Black & Gold took to the pitch wearing a special military kit featuring custom Crew camouflage numbers this past weekend. These one of a kind match-worn jerseys were autographed by each individual player and auctioned off with proceeds benefitting USO of Central & Southern Ohio and Fisher House of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Bidding took place exclusively online through auctions.thecrew.com and the total amount raised was over $11,000.

Thank you to the fans that made donations and supported this great cause.

27 May 1:36 pm

Columbus Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter said today that he has decided to allow Kevan George to join the Trinidad & Tobago National Team for its two impending friendlies.

Berhalter, who initially decided to keep George with the Crew, confirmed that Michael Parkhurst's return led the club to change its mind.

The Soca Warriors are slated to face two sides that are headed to the FIFA World Cup early next month. George and his teammates will face Argentina in Buenos Aires on June 4 before playing Iran in Sao Paolo on June 8.

Berhalter also confirmed that the timing of the matches means that George will not rejoin the Crew until after the FIFA World Cup concludes.

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

27 May 9:41 am

Aaron Schoenfeld scored his fourth goal in three matches, this time from the spot, but the Dayton Dutch Lions fell at home to Sacramento Republic FC by a 2-1 final.

Schoenfeld was joined in the Dutch Lions starting lineup by fellow Crew loanees Fifi Baiden, Matt Walker, Ben Sweat and goalkeeper Brad Stuver.

Dayton next plays on Sunday, June 1 when it will host the Rochester Rhinos at home.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton

24 May 11:17 pm

When Ethan Finlay scored into the north goal at Columbus Crew Stadium tonight, it was the first time he hit the back of the net at home. Given the chance to finally celebrate in front of the home supporters, he did what so many have done before him: run to the Nordecke.

Standing in front of the most voracious supporters, Finlay did the one thing that felt right to him in that moment: he held up one finger on his left hand, and five on his right, forming a 15 in honor of Kirk Urso.

"It was very special," said Finlay. "I dedicate [the goal] to an old teammate, Kirk Urso. He never got to score a goal in the League. That was for him."
 
Finlay admitted that the nature of his first career MLS goal last weekend in Portland didn't give him a moment to think about celebrating, so he was happy to be able to honor his teammate in front of the home fans.
 
"They brought it all night tonight. We can’t thank them enough. They’ve been through this with us, some tough results in the last four or five, so for us to come home and get a victory for them, it’s important and it will be good going forward."