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12 September 10:29 am

Sunday against Chivas USA, the Columbus Crew achieved a feat it had done just eight other times in club history: register three separate three-goal performances over a four-match span. Excluding overlaps, the club has only been on a stretch of this nature just four other times since its inaugural season in 1996.

Here is a table of every stretch where the Crew has bundled three separate three-goal performances over a four-match span in club history:

Date Opponent Goals Scored
1998
8/8/98 NE 6
8/12/98 @MET 1
8/16/98 KC 5
8/22/98 TB 3
8/29/98 @LA 3
9/6/98 MET 4
9/9/98 MIA 1
2001
8/1/01 CHI 3
8/4/01 @KC 3
8/11/01 @SJ 2
8/15/01 DAL 3
2002
7/31/02 @MET 3
8/10/02 @COL 1
8/14/02 LA 3
8/18/02 @KC 4
8/31/02 NE 0
9/7/02 @SJ 3
2009
7/18/09 RSL 3
7/25/09 TFC 3
8/1/09 @COL 1
8/8/09 @SJ 3
2014
8/16/14 LA 4
8/23/14 HOU 3
8/30/14 @MTL 0
9/7/14 CHV 3

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

10 September 3:05 pm

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09 September 11:18 am

 

The Crew's home victory over Chivas USA resulted in varying levels of movement across national Power Rankings. In fact, across the three weekly polls, the Crew rose in one, remained the same in one and dropped a spot in the other. Such is the reality of MLS parity and the League-wide movement. The bottom line: it was a successful week in Crewville, as the Black & Gold earned three points and remained above the MLS Cup Playoffs threshold.

See below for the rankings, with last week's position indicated afterward:

MLSsoccer.com: 10 (9)

ESPNFC: 11 (11)

SI.com: 8 (10)

Photo Credit: Daniel Herlensky

08 September 5:17 pm

For his brace in the Crew's 3-0 win at home over Chivas USA on Sunday, winger Justin Meram was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 26 of MLS action. The honor makes for the University of Michigan product's second appearance on the Team of the Week in 2014 following his goal and assist on August 23 against Houston. 

SEE THE FULL TEAM ON MLSSOCCER.COM

08 September 4:11 pm

Brad Stuver's run of strong play for the Wilmington Hammerheads continued over the previous week. Over three matches played, the Crew loanee went 1-1-1 in goal with two clean sheets and just two goals conceded over the span.

Stuver began yet another busy week by blanking Orlando City SC to the tune of a 0-0 draw on Wednesday, September 3. On Friday, September 5, the former Cleveland State Viking traveled to Dayton and faced his fellow Black & Gold loanees Matt Walker, Ross Friedman, Matt Wiet and Ben Sweat, who all started for the Dutch Lions in a 4-0 Hammerheads win. Stuver concluded the week by dropping a 2-0 decision to the Rochester Rhinos.

The match against Wilmington was the final contest of the season for Dayton, which finishes 2014 with a 6-18-4 record. As such, all Crew loanees have returned to training with the Black & Gold on a regular basis. Wilmington finished the regular season with a 9-8-11 record, qualifying for the playoffs as the number-seven seed. The club is set to face Sacramento Republic FC in the first round of the postseason.

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

08 September 2:10 pm

Justin Meram's curling effort is nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week following the Crew's 3-0 win over Chivas USA. The winger's strike is up against the New York Red Bulls' Thierry Henry, LA Galaxy's Baggio Husidic, Portland Timbers FC's Alvas Powell and Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborío for the weekly honor. 

Voting runs until 2:59 a.m. ET on Fridays. 

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08 September 11:11 am

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