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Columbus Crew's Jonathan Mensah, center, carries the trophy on stage after the Crew defeated the Seattle Sounders 3-0 in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

Dec. 13, 2020 12:41 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves. Porter's players responded, putting aside the recent history of the defending champion Seattle Sounders and capping the most unpredictable of MLS seasons with one of...

Columbus Crew win MLS Cup final, beating defending champion Seattle Sounders 3-0 for second title

Dec. 12, 2020 10:36 PM EST
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Crew win MLS Cup final, beating defending champion Seattle Sounders 3-0 for second title.
Final preparations were underway at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, for Saturday's MLS Cup between the Seattle Sounder and Columbus Crew SC. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sounders seeking 3rd title in 5 years facing Crew in MLS Cup

Dec. 11, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Having played in three of the previous four MLS Cup finals, the Seattle Sounders know what to expect on this stage. The difference this time around? The opponent won’t be wearing red. “Well, we’re not playing Toronto for one,” Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan said. “That is a...

Crew rule out Darlington Nagbe, Pedro Santos for MLS Cup

Dec. 10, 2020 11:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have ruled out midfielders Darlington Nagbe and Pedro Santos for Saturday’s MLS Cup final against the Seattle Sounders. The Crew announced Thursday night that Nagbe and Santos weren't medically cleared to play. Columbus also announced it had a player test...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2005, file photo, Sigi Schmid talks to reporters after he was hired to be the head coach of the Columbus Crew MLS soccer team in Columbus, Ohio.  Nearly two years after he died, Schmid’s presence and influence is being heavily felt heading into Saturday’s MLS Cup final between Columbus and Seattle. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Sigi Schmid's influence still felt in Columbus, Seattle

Dec. 10, 2020 6:31 PM EST

Before he moved on to the professional ranks, before he became a thorn in the side of the man he wanted to learn from, Caleb Porter was a highly successful college coach at Akron. On occasion, Porter would make the two-hour trip to watch the Columbus Crew practice and see what tidbits he might be able to lift...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the leagues 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Garber said while Major League Soccer is on track to have losses nearing $1 billion because of the coronavirus, he's proud of how the league was able to navigate the pandemic and complete a difficult season. Garber gave his annual state of the league address on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in advance of the MLS Cup final on Saturday between the Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Garber recounts MLS successes, but acknowledges losses

Dec. 8, 2020 4:32 PM EST

Commissioner Don Garber said while Major League Soccer is on track to have losses nearing $1 billion this year because of the coronavirus, he's proud of the way the league was able to navigate the pandemic and complete a difficult season. Garber gave his annual State of the League address Tuesday in advance of...

Seattle Sounders players celebrate with the championship trophy after the team beat Minnesota United in an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-2. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders score twice late, stun Minnesota United 3-2

Dec. 8, 2020 1:08 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the confetti flew and the fireworks popped before an empty stadium, the Seattle Sounders were handed the Western Conference championship trophy for the fourth time in five years. Only a few minutes earlier, the Sounders appeared on the verge of relinquishing their claim of being...

Crew downs Revolution 1-0 to reach MLS Cup final

Dec. 6, 2020 7:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artur scored in the 59th minute and the Columbus Crew advanced to the MLS Cup title game with a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Sunday in the Eastern Conference final. The third-seeded Crew will face the winner of the Western Conference final Monday night between the...

Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro pumps his fist as he heads off the field after the team's 1-0 win over FC Dallas in an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders seek another MLS Cup, but up first is Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2020 6:36 PM EST

Sure, the Seattle Sounders have an expectation that they're going to win another MLS Cup, but that doesn't mean they're looking beyond Minnesota in the Western Conference final — especially given United's upset victory over Sporting Kansas City. The defending MLS Cup champion Sounders have played for the...

Crew score twice in OT, beat Nashville to reach East finals

Nov. 29, 2020 10:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pedros Santos and Gyasi Zardes scored three minutes apart early in overtime and the Columbus Crew beat expansion Nashville SC 2-0 on Sunday to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference finals. The third-seeded Crew will host eighth-seeded New England next Sunday for a spot in the MLS Cup....