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Black & Gold Bullets: September 24

 ·         While coverage of forward Dominic Oduro’s Papa John’s (of Columbus) celebration continues to be a hot topic, his 15th-minute goal against the Chicago Fire has also received a lot of notoriety. On Monday, it was announced that Oduro was one of five nominees for the AT&T MLS Goal of the Week for Week 30. To vote for Dom, and to see how his strike stacks up against the rest of the competition, check out the recap on

·         Last week we brought to you part one of our ¡Viva el Futbol! series featuring Agustin Viana as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. In episode two, Crew midfielder Matias Sanchez opens up on his youth in Argentina and why cooking the traditional asado dish is all about family.

·         Tony Tchani’s efforts in central midfield earned him entry to Sports Illustrated’s MLS Team of the Week. According to Avi Creditor, “The Crew had everything working Saturday night, with Tony Tchani commanding the center of the park,” giving the Black & Gold a crucial three points and a two-spot jump in this week’s Power Rankings

·         With only five weeks left in the regular season, there are plenty of points to be won as teams as four teams continue to battle for the Eastern Conference’s fifth and final playoff spot.’s Cody Sharrett breaks down the standings and how each team fared in week 30 of the playoff hunt. 

LATEST CREW KITS: The official jerseys featuring Nationwide Children's Hospital are out now!