Black & Gold Bullets: October 4
It was a September to remember for the Crew as it went 4-1-0 to climb back into the playoff picture with three matches remaining. No one enjoyed September than forward Dominic Oduro, who scored three game-winning goals during that stretch. Oduro was rewarded for his stellar play by being named Major League Soccer’s Player of the Month for September. More on his efforts to earn him the honor can be found in this MLSsoccer.com article.
Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City will be Interim Head Coach Brian Bliss’ sixth at the helm for the Crew. So far, Bliss is 4-1-0 in his tenure, with the only loss coming at the hands of this week’s opponent. Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch explains why Bliss believes this meeting with Kansas City will be different than the last.
Remember Federico Higuain’s perfectly-placed chip shot versus the New York Red Bulls on August 10? Of course you do. But just in case you need a refresher, FutbolMLS.com is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by counting down the top plays by Latin American players of 2013. Pipa’s exquisite strike comes in at number five.
Many players have flourished in the up-tempo playing style implemented by Interim Head Coach Brian Bliss. One of those players has been Homegrown Player Wil Trapp. Not always the most noticeable to the average fan when in his defensive midfield role, Trapp has been instrumental in the Crew’s three-game winning streak. Andrew King from MLSSoccer.com explores how Bliss’ system fits Trapp’s game perfectly.