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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

27 June 12:59 pm

BACK ON THE MLS GRIND ...

The Crew resumes MLS action for League contest number 16 in 2014 as the Black & Gold return with a 4-5-6 record ... after Saturday’s tilt against FC Dallas, the Crew has several pairs of grouped home and road matches to begin the middle of summer ... following back-to-back road contests at Colorado (July 4) and New York (July 12), the team is home for a stretch of three home matches in eight days, including League matches against Sporting KC (July 16) and Montreal (July 19) before an international friendly against Crystal Palace (July 23).

... BUT THE FIFA WORLD CUP BREAK WAS BUSY FOR CREW

The Crew’s last League match was June 7 at FedExField in a 0-0 result against D.C. United ... after getting a bit of rest, the team played two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches during the most recent 2014 FIFA World Cup break ... after playing 120 minutes on June 17 against North American Soccer League side Indy Eleven, the team again saw an extra-time match on Wednesday night in Chicago.

STRONG TRENDS AGAINST FC DALLAS

The Crew welcomes FC Dallas to Columbus on Saturday as the Black & Gold look to continue its recent success against the Hoops ... since falling in both 2007 League matches, the Crew has secured points in eight out of its last 10 matches against FC Dallas dating back to August 16, 2008 ... the Crew has won its last two matches against the Hoops and within this current 10-match trend, the Black & Gold put together a four-match unbeaten streak (2-0-2) from August 2009 through April 2011.

10 June 2:35 pm

Columbus came away from a double-match week with two points, helping it hold firm in the national Power Rankings.

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

ESPNFC: 13 (14)

MLSSoccer.com: 12 (12)

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

29 May 5:02 pm

MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle preview the Saturday afternoon Trillium Cup match between Toronto FC and the Columbus Crew. With Michael Bradley and Federico Higuain both missing the match, who will win the midfield? Can Toronto generate enough chances to defeat its rivals?

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

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

23 May 1:29 pm

EA Sports has selected Crew forward Federico Higuain to the FIFA Ultimate Team - Team of the Week for May 21.

The Argentine notched two goals and one assist in a 3-3 draw at Portland last Saturday.

Higuain, who was the only MLS player to make the worldwide list of the players judged to have the best performances for the week, is joined by players such as Antonio Di Natale and Dries Mertens on the squad.

You can view the entire Team of the Week selection here.