MLS Regular Season
Without stepping onto the field, the Columbus Crew clinched their first playoff berth since 2011 with Toronto FC's draw against Montreal Saturday.
But a day later in New York, the Crew showed no signs of being satisfied with sneaking into the postseason. Instead, they blasted the New York Red Bulls 3-1 to rise to fourth in the East, level on points (but losing in a tiebreaker) with Sporting Kansas City for the third seed with just one match remaining in the season.
New York Red Bulls 1-3 Columbus Crew | El Crew demuestra que su pase a los Playoffs no fue accidente goleando a los taurinos
Columbus Crew demostró este domingo que su clasificación a los Playoffs no fue un accidente.
Un día después de haber conseguido su pase a la postemporada en una combinación de resultados, el Crew se impuso 3-1 ante el New York Red Bulls en el Red Bull Arena, y de paso, desbancar a los neoyorquinos de la cuarta posición del Este.
HARRISON, N.J. – The Columbus Crew showed Sunday they are not content with merely getting into the playoffs.
A day after earning a postseason berth, the Crew went into Red Bull Arena and defeated the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, to move up the Eastern Conference table.
Aaron Schoenfeld led the way for Columbus, bagging a brace with goals on each side of halftime.
WASHINGTON - Thirty-one minutes into D.C. United’s 2-1 triumph over the Chicago Fire on Saturday evening, United midfielder Nick Deleon collected the ball near midfield. Taking a couple of touches forward, he played the ball out wide, to the right side to a streaking Eddie Johnson.
By now you know the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy will square off twice in the next week to finish out the season. The first match is Sunday evening in Southern California, and the second is on October 26 in Seattle.
The two clubs are currently tied for the best record in the league and the two-game series will end up determining the winner of this year's Supporters' Shield, given annually to the club with the best regular-season record in MLS.
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Week 31 saw five teams clinch playoff berths in addition to the three that had already booked their ticket to the postseason. And after Toronto FC failed to defeat Montreal on Saturday afternoon, only one spot remains up for grabs after the Columbus Crew booked their place without taking the field.
TUKWILA, Wash. -- The Seattle Sounders kick off the first of two season-closing matches with the LA Galaxy Sunday night at StubHub Center, with a chance to wrap up the franchise’s first-ever Supporters’ Shield.
If history & stats matter, LA Galaxy should get better of Seattle Sounders in Supporters' Shield deciders
CARSON, Calif. -- Statistics don't always matter for much, but some numbers are more important than others. And most of them add up nicely for the LA Galaxy heading into the first of a season-ending home-and-home set with the Seattle Sounders to determine the Supporters' Shield winner.