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Tough to swallow a loss when the other team scores a late goal, but the Impact players have had the right attitude in training this week and seem to have turned the page as it prepares for the Crew in Columbus this weekend.
- Times two - Two solid performances in its last two games, yet the Impact finds itself without a point from either matchup after mistakes late in both games cost the bleu-blanc-noir. The good news is that the Impact, despite those two losses, has been consistent since returning from the World Cup break, with solid outings in all five matchups.
- Tough stretch for the Crew – Columbus has not seen victory in its last eight games, going 0-4-4 over that span and has been struggling big time defensively, allowing 15 goals against.
- Tale of two games – Both the Impact and the Crew faced off against Sporting KC in their most recent matchups and both lost the game 2-1 on a really late goal by the defending MLS Cup champs. Both sides felt they played well enough to earn at least a point.
So, will the intenisty be multiplied as both teams look for redemption?