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first_img Danny Simpson Orlando is right underneath the red line and tied with D.C. United with 34 points in the Eastern conference.  The Crew SC could break some hearts for the fans of Orlando if they have an interest in playing the role of spoiler.  But you can be sure Orlando would come out with a purpose.  The Crew SC would come out early with a purpose however, in the 6’ Justin Meram would play a long pass through the heart of the pitch for a sprinting Ola Kamara who would dish the ball off to Ethan Finlay to beat the keeper and the last trailing defender.  Orlando defender Seb Hines would commit an own goal off a Crew SC corner attempt in the 22’ to put Crew SC up 2-0.  Columbus would extend their lead to 3 in the 44’ when Nicolai Naess played a similar pitch splitting long distance ball to a sprinting Ethan Finlay who would return the favor from the first goal and assist Ola Kamara right before the intermission.  Score at half time would be 3-0 Columbus. As for the second half, we thought we might see more of the same from the regular season when Orlando scored in the 79’ thanks to a solid strike from Cyle Larin at the top of the box; assisted by Servando Carrasco.  Would the Crew SC collapse like they have all season? The answer; no.  The team would hold their lead and in stoppage time, Ola Kamara would strike again with an assist from guess who, Ethan Finlay, which would leave the final score at 4-1 Columbus.  If only Kamara and Finlay could have found this type of chemistry earlier in the season and tried to salvage the season. The playoffs at this point are not completely out of reach, an oversimplification would be to say we need to win and everyone needs to lose.  Hopefully the team, and especially the two bright stars that are Finlay and Kamara can carry this moo into their next match.  And I say with an emphasis on next match; singular.  Take it one match at a time, you’re still considered a long shot.  Overall record: 6 wins, 11 losses, and 11 draws.Next on the menu for Columbus Crew SC is a home match against New England on September 17th.  New England is also looking to remain in the final playoff spot or better, so the stakes will be high for both teams. Kick off is at 7:00 PM ET.   Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization.center_img Related Topicslast_img read more

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first_imgRelated2019 AITEO Cup Final: Kaduna Comes Alive as Pillars, Tornadoes, Amazons, and Angels Battle for GloryJuly 28, 2019In “Federation Cup”Women’s AITEO Cup: Bayelsa Queens, Abia Angels & Ibom Angels progress to semisSeptember 23, 2017In “Nigeria”Angels, Queens, and Amazons Clash for Berth in 2019 Women’s FinalJuly 3, 2019In “FA Cup” KADUNA – Nasarawa Amazons are the 2019 Aiteo Cup champions after they dethroned 8-time defending champions 5-4 in a penalty shootout at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.Saiki Mary scored the decisive kick for Amazons after Rita Orji had missed from the spot after the game ended goalless in regulation time.In a largely uneventful game played in front of a respectable crowd, top dignitaries of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and government functionaries, it was Amazons who last won the Aiteo Cup in 2005 that were the better side and although penalties are no measure of a team’s prowess, Rivers Angel can have no real complaints having been second best throughout.NFF 2nd Vice President and LMC Chairman Shehu DikkoNFF 1st Vice President Barr. Seyi AkinwunmiChances were few and far in between with Vivian Ikechukwu shining the brightest for Angels while Igboamalu Chinyere and Ejaloniba Adegoke both went close for Amazons.But with no real penetration from either side, it was no surprise that the game ended goalless and headed straight to penalties.Angels have held such a stranglehold on the trophy having won the trophy eight times in the last nine years and were perhaps hopeful that penalty kicks would swing the tide in their favour.And indeed, the spot-kick went as planned until Rita Orji faltered in Angels’ fourth from the spot. Philip Lola then held her nerve to put Amazons 4-3 up and although Evelyn Nwabuoku scored to keep Angels in it, Saiki Mary was a picture of calm as she rolled in the winning spot-kick to hand Amazons a first triumph in the Aiteo Cup in fourteen years.last_img read more

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