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Spotlight Stories Presented By AEP Energy: February 22, 2016

Bryan Kay of The Guardian profiles Columbus Crew SC midfielder Justin Meram as the first Chaldean Catholic in MLS and the only Christian on the Iraqi National Team.

The Black & Gold played their second match in the Desert Diamond Cup against Real Salt Lake this weekend. Massive Report and The Columbus Dispatch recapped the 1-1 draw.

Kei Kamara recorded his third goal in two games this preseason, leading the Desert Diamond Cup Copper Boot race. Shawn Mitchell of ​The Columbus Dispatch wrote on Kamara's goal-scoring run as did the Desert Diamond Cup local Tucson Sentinel.

Tyson Wahl, Conor Casey and Gregg Berhalter gave their thoughts on the team's performance against Real Salt Lake. Check out what they had to say about their second preseason match.

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