Black & Gold Bullets: September 18
* Ahead of Saturday's clash with the Chicago Fire, Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch previews the Crew's playoff chances. The Black & Gold currently sit in eighth place, four points back of the Fire for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
* One of the most noticeable displays of patriotism at the U.S. - Mexico 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier last week was the giant red banner with the eagle embroidered into it. Andy Edwards of MLSsoccer.com discusses why the creation of the tifo was anything but easy for one local Crew supporter.
* Faced with a 1-0 halftime deficit against the Impact last Saturday in Montreal, defender Chad Marshall's 66th minute header sparked a second-half comeback as the Crew rallied for a 2-1 win. Read as MLSsoccer.com's Andrew King explains how that pivotal goal could mark the turning point for the Black & Gold this late in the season.