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07 August 9:16 am

Crew defender Michael Parkhurst started for the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night in Portland against FC Bayern Munich, playing the first 45 minutes for the League at leftback.

The Crew captain, wearing number 23, went toe-to-toe with FC Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski on numerous occasions.

It was the Black & Gold's first All-Star appearance since 2010, when Chad Marshall and Guillermo Barros Schelotto played in the match.

MLS won the match by a 2-1 final courtesy of second-half goals by the New York Red Bulls' Bradley Wright-Phillips and LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan.

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

06 August 11:12 am

Crew play-by-play man Neil Sika joins Matt Finkes on The BIG Show every Wendesday on 95.5 The Game to discuss the latest happenings with the Black & Gold. 

05 August 2:51 pm

Following the Black & Gold's 1-1 draw in Chicago, the club experienced little movement in the national Power Rankings.

See below for the Crew's weekly placement, as well as its ranking from last week:

MLSsoccer.com: 14 (13)

ESPNFC: 13 (13)

SI.com: 15 (14)

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

05 August 2:21 pm

Crew midfielder Agustín Viana and his wife Nani welcomed a new member into their family yesterday when their son Álvaro was born. 

Álvaro joins his new brother Santiago and his sisters Milagros and Sofía as the fourth child of the Viana family. 

"Perfect and healthy! Thanks to God that everything is okay," said Viana. "[Álvaro] has a great mom and she is doing great also. We are happy."

In an odd coincidence, Álvaro was born in Columbus as the Crew was returning home from a road match in Chicago – the identical circumstances under which Sofía was born during last season.

"It's amazing – life, huh? As I said last year or so, it was a sign, because I was born in Chicago," said Viana. "It's incredible. We're happy. The most important thing is that everyone is okay."

05 August 9:50 am

Crew players Matt Lampson and Wil Trapp featured in last night's first-ever Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, playing 45 minutes each in a 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers U-23 side.

Lampson started the match and kept Timbers U-23 off the scoreboard for the opening 45 minutes. Trapp entered at halftime as a substitute for Vancouver's Russell Teibert.

The festivities continue on Wednesday night with Michael Parkhurst and the MLS All-Stars facing off against German double-winners FC Bayern Munich.

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

04 August 2:01 pm

Crew loanees Ross Friedman (pictured), Matt Walker and Matt Wiet again all started for the Dayton Dutch Lions in their match on Saturday, August 2 against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Friedman and Wiet each played 90 minutes in the contest, while Walker played 85. Harrisburg won by a 1-0 final score on an eighth-minute tally by Garret Pettis.

Walker notched two shots in the clash for Dayton, which next plays on both Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton

01 August 9:13 pm

Columbus Crew winger Ethan Finlay was a guest on national radio show Pitch Pass, hosted by Greg Roche.

Finlay joined the show and talked about his recent run of form, Kirk Urso Memorial Night and his favorite board game, Settlers of Catan.