Black & Gold Bullets: May 22

Thursday's Crew headlines

Michael Parkhurst is ecstatic to be back in Major League Soccer and each opportunity that is coming from it. With the chance to make the 23-man roster for the USMNT as they head to Brazil, Parkhurst is focusing on what he can control. Find out more about how Parkhurst is handling the pressure and how he is enjoying the journey as the June 1 roster deadline approaches.

Costa Rica is three cuts and 10 days away from naming their complete 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but the question of who will replace left back Bryan Oviedo is still undecided. Black & Gold leftback Waylon Francis is spending his time at training camp making his case for the spot, with the mind-set to prove that he belongs there. Read more about how Francis and Costa Rica are preparing for the World Cup at ESPN FC.

On Monday Dominic Oduro's love for Papa John's pizza reached a new level when the Crew forward starred in his very own Papa John's commercial with the Papa himself. Check out the gift The Papa had for Oduro and the fun they had behind the scenes at MLSsoccer.com

In the Crew’s 3-3 draw against the Timbers, Federico Higuain turned in a performance that would land him on the MLS Team of the Week on Goal.com Check out what who else’s performance landed them as a feature this week.