Five-year-old Leukemia survivor Luke Brenner joined the rest of the Crew faithful at Crew Stadium last Saturday night to watch his favorite team take on New York. Luke and his family were there as guests of Matt Lampson and his LLS Hero program and had the opportunity to come down onto the field after the match to meet with the goalkeeper and many of his Black & Gold teammates.
Looking to continue the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will be working with LLS to invite a child and their family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.
Play-by-play man Neil Sika joined 95.5 The Game's Matt Finkes on Wednesday morning for his weekly Sika the Truth segment on The BIG Show.
Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter discusses the Crew's upcoming match at Sporting Kansas City.
Dominic Oduro's latest Papa John's-inspired haircut certainly got a rise out of soccer fans around the world. Check out the highlights below.
The Guardian’s Football Weekly Podcast (listen at 32:15 mark)
FOX Sports 1 – Crowd Goes Wild
CBS Sports Network – The Jim Rome Show
Comcast SportsNet – SportsTalk Live
Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard
MLSsoccer.com’s “The Sideline”
Following a third-straight draw, the Crew saw very little movement in this week's Power Rankings. The only change for the Black & Gold was a one-spot drop in Sports Illustrated's Planet Fútbol's rankings, while holding firm on MLSsoccer.com and ESPNFC's lists.
See the full rankings below with last week's ranking in parenthesis.
MLSsoccer.com: 6 (6)
ESPNFC: 5 (5)
In just two seasons with the Black & Gold, Dominic Oduro has wowed Crew fans with his blazing speed and colorful hairstyles. Perhaps the Ghanaian's most extravagant follicle fashion statement came over the weekend when the Papa John's-loving forward debuted a new pepperoni pizza 'do for the Crew's match against the weekend.
Here's a lookback at Oduro's most memorable hairstyles, cast a vote for your favorite at the bottom!
The Papa Dom
The Gold Star
Breast Cancer Awareness
Stripes & Zig-Zags
The Classic Fro-Hawk
A pair of Steve Clark's saves on Saturday against the New York Red Bulls are nominated for Save of the Week this week. Clark's mulitple efforts are up against Houston's Tally Hall, New York's Luis Robles and FC Dallas' Chris Sietz for the Week Eight crown.
Voting runs until 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday.
Called into action early against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark earned MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week honors for his five saves to help the Black & Gold to a point at home. The accolade is Clark's first in 2014.
In a surprise move, Jairo Arrieta stepped up to the spot against the Red Bulls to convert the penalty drawn moments before by Justin Meram on Saturday night. It marked just the second time since Federico Higuaín joined the Crew in August 2012 that someone other than the Argentine has taken a spot kick in game action. A similar move occured earlier this year in the Crew's 4-1 preseason win over Sporting Kansas City in which Arrieta and Higuaín elected to have Arrieta take -- and convert -- the penalty.
After the match, Sporting Director and Head Coach revealed that he lets his players decide who should take penalties in game action.
"[Arrieta and Higuaín] decided [who would take it] between themselves," Berhalter said. "Jairo wanted to get off the mark, he was anxious to score, and it was good that he took it and made it."
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Only in his third season with the Black & Gold, Higuaín is just four penalties short of Guillermo Baros Schelotto's club record for spot kicks taken and two tallies shy of Brian McBride's Crew record for penalty kick goals.