MLS Notes: Crew, Wizards draw in Arizona, Chicago falls to Atlas and more

MLS Notes: Crew, Wizards draw in Arizona, Chicago falls to Atlas and more

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MLS Notes: Crew, Wizards draw in Arizona, Chicago falls to Atlas and more

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By TRAVIS CLARK

The long and grueling MLS preseason continues to wind on as the start of the season is just under three weeks away.

Preparations for the Columbus Crew and Kansas City Wizards continued in Arizona this weeks, and the two sides met for a friendly on Thursday. Columbus got on the board first when Brian Carroll scored in the 18th minute.

Graham Zusi answered after the break for Kansas City as the two teams fought to a 1-1 stalemate.

Here's a look around Major League Soccer:

CHICAGO FALLS TO ATLAS

As the start of the season looms, roster decision day is right behind, and new Chicago coach Carlos de los Cobos is getting a long look at his players. A mixture of trialists and first team players took on Mexican side FC Atlas Wednesday, falling by a score of 2-0.

Chicago's next leg of the preseason takes them to Jackson, Mississippi. They were scheduled to arrive there Thursday afternoon and will take on FC Dallas on Sunday.

CASEY SIGNS EXTENSION WITH COLORADO

Local Denver native Conor Casey signed a three-year contract extension Thursday, as the Rapids secured the long-term future of their leading scoring from 2009. On Sunday, the club will begin training in London at Arsenal's North London facilities.

SEATTLE PREPARES FOR VANCOUVER FRIENDLY

Saturday will mark the first time Seattle plays a preseason friendly since they concluded their time in Spain last week.

They'll take on a familiar foe in the Vancouver Whitecaps up in British Columbia. The two sides previously met earlier in preseason down in Arizona, with Seattle coming from behind to win 3-2.

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What do you think of the preseason this far? Can Collins John catch on in Chicago? Think Colorado was smart to re-sign Casey?

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