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31 July 9:25 am

Matt Lampson continued his LLS Hero program through a busy month of July by meeting with many special Heroes and their families. To date, Lampson has honored 18 Heroes at Crew matches.

Continuing the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will work with LLS to invite a child and his or her family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.

 

 

30 July 1:33 pm

Consecutive victories have vaulted the Crew into MLS Cup Playoff position in the Eastern Conference, and national writers have noticed.

The Black & Gold have risen in all three of the major national Power Rankings rundowns. See below for the Crew's position, with the previous week's rank noted afterward:

MLSsoccer.com: 13 (15)

SI.com: 14 (15)

ESPNFC: 13 (15)

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

30 July 8:34 am

Crew rookie defender Ben Sweat made a surprise visit to the Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio Summer Day Camp to play games and interact with the campers.

Sweat taught the children a few tricks while working with them to improve their passing and shooting abilities.

30 July 8:28 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 12:27 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.

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29 July 11:24 am

Columbus Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter joined members of the Crew front office at the Habitat for Humanity Home of Hope dedication ceremony last week. The ceremony wrapped up a four-month long project that began in March with Crew players and coaching staff. 

See below for photos of the dedication and the work-in-progress, as well as a video of the project.
 

28 July 4:14 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

28 July 12:07 pm

Fresh off of their successful debuts in Crew shirts against Crystal Palace FC, Matt Walker, Ross Friedman and Matt Wiet returned to the Dayton Dutch Lions, all starting in the club's home bout against OKC Energy FC on Saturday, July 26.

The match, which was won by OKC by a 3-0 final, saw all three Crew loanees go the full 90 minutes.

Friedman registered one shot in the contest.

Photo Credit: Daniel Herlensky