If the 2008 Columbus Crew, winner of the MLS Supporters' Shield for the best regular-season record, aren't all that different than the '07 version that missed the playoffs, how can they be so much better?
"I can't speak for last year because I wasn't here last year," says midfielder
Carroll said this back in May, long before Columbus clinched the Eastern Conference title with weeks to spare,
"Toward the end of last year we took a couple of steps forward and the important thing is that we were able to build on those things," says forward
"Obviously Brian Carroll has added a lot to our team and certainly now
Those three players have combined for just 14 goals, but added to Moreno's nine and Schelotto's seven, the Crew attack presents myriad difficulties for opposing defenses.
The Crew defense may represent Schmid's best work. He moved defensive midfielder
This formidable opponent doesn't faze Kansas City, which sputtered through parts of the season, then won five of its last seven thanks in part to a rebirth of Argentina attacker
López is the perfect meld of guile, experience, and surprise to upend the league's best team, but only if the Wizards can contain Columbus. Joining veteran
"Jonny Leathers is somebody who has really canceled a couple of really big threats in the last couple of games in [New England's]