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SBI MLS Team of the Week: Columbus Crew


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The Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire twice in five days thanks to what might be the best attacking trio in MLS.

Federico Higuain, Ethan Finlay and now Kei Kamara were in top form this week, leading the Crew to a 1-0 victory over the Fire midweek before earning a 3-1 result Sunday to earn recognition as SBI MLS Team of the Week

Led by a Kamara finish in the first clash, the Crew earned the fastest penalty in MLS history on Sunday before seeing the Fire’s David Accam net an equalizer. Kamara made it 2-1 with a powerful header—his league leading 14th of the season—and, thanks to the sending off of Jason Johnson, the Crew never looked back. Steve Clark made a couple of huge saves, but Finlay finally put the icing on the cake late in the game giving the Crew their third win in their last four.

The Crew beat out the New York Red Bulls, FC Dallas, and LA Galaxy for this week’s honors.

What did you think of the Crew’s performances this week? Which team stood out to you this past weekend?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. ___++++++++++++++++++++++++___
    ___+++~STAGE COMPLETE~+++___

    Opponent Defeated – Chicago Fire (0-1) (3-1)

    First Win in Bridgeview
    First Away Win of the season
    Earliest PK in MLS History
    Most PK’s in Crew History – 13 (tied Schelotto-Higuain)
    Current MLS Leader in Goals (Kamara)

    Ride momentum to defeat Toronto
    Win a road game against Orlando 3-1
    Keep Defense from giving up more goals than the offense can create

  2. Columbus plays some of the most beautiful attacking soccer in MLS. Hopefully getting Wil Trapp healthy and back on the field will help eliminate some of the silly defensive lapses…His ability to sit deep, break up attacks, and control the game should take a lot of pressure off of the back four…


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