Black & Gold Bullets: March 4

Tuesday's headlines around the soccer world

After Dominic Oduro joined the Crew during the 2013 preseason, he ended last year’s campaign tied for fifth place in the League for goals. Now, Oduro is looking go beyond that performance in 2014. “I don’t even want to just top it — I want to beat it. I want to beat my totals.” Read more of Oduro’s feature by Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch here. 

The United States Men’s National Team’s Wednesday night match with the Ukraine National Team has been moved to Cyprus due to political turmoil in Ukraine. The USMNT will be showcasing its newly unveiled 2014 World Cup kits in the tune-up game against the Ukraine. Read more about the game’s move from Ukraine to Cyprus in Nate Scott’s USA Today article and the new USMNT kits on FOX Soccer.

Ever wonder how the Crew’s Soccer Academy and Homegrown Players stack up against the rest of the MLS? Dave Clark from Sounder at Heart ranked each MLS team’s effectiveness to develop players and Columbus ranked second in the League. Check out Clark's article to read how the list was compiled and how the rest of MLS fared against the Crew.