By Brad Friedman
Two MLS orginals will meet on Saturday, both of which boast similar résumés over the past 20 seasons.
Both Columbus Crew SC and the Colorado Rapids have one MLS Cup in the trophy case and each team has reached postseason play 12 times. The two sides have met only three times during postseason play, but 20 years of competition have produced 38 match-ups and many memorable moments. Here, we'll break down five of our favorites.
By Brad Friedman
After spending time in England, Kei Kamara has returned to Major League Soccer with a splash.
With 12 regular-season matches left, the Crew SC forward has already surpassed his previous career-high for goals in a single season (11). His 15 goals thus far put him atop the League and earned him a spot in the 2015 MLS All-Star Game.
Whether or not Kamara will register his first ever All-Star goal vs. English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on Wednesday night remains to be seen. In the meantime, we've compiled his five most impressive goals this season so far, though this was no easy task.
If you have any disagreements with the five we've selected, or if you think we've nailed it, let us know by tweeting @ColumbusCrewSC with your feedback. Enjoy!
MLS Power Rankings are posted for Week 21 and Crew SC's 3-3 draw with Toronto FC hasn't affected the Black & Gold's standings much. While the Columbus attack is receiving praise, MLS, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report see room for improvements on defense.
MLSsoccer.com has bumped the Black & Gold up a notch from ninth to eighth, but puts them a "cut below the top teams" while they work out some defensive challenges.
SI.com drops Crew SC a spot from eighth to ninth, calling out MLS All-Stars Kei Kamara and Ethan Finlay for their impressive performances.
BleacherReport.com keeps Crew SC in 10th place, stating the Black & Gold's "attack is clicking" while calling out the team's defensive struggles.