MLS Week 6: Crew schedule is 'ridiculous'

How's this for a schedule? Columbus has had byes two of the last three weeks -- and played the week most clubs around the world were off for national team action. Now, it is off for an unprecedented MLS road trip. It plays a game at Vancouver on Wednesday and turns around and plays at New England on Saturday. About the only solace for Crew players is they'll rack up those frequent-flier miles: 6,500 for the round trip.

“The schedule has been ridiculous so far,” captain Michael Parkhurst told the Columbus Dispatch. “We’ve got two bye weekends on either side of an international break, but we play on the international break. There are no favors over there for sure. I don’t know what’s going on with that.”

The trip marks the first time in MLS history a team that has had to play road games three days apart first in Vancouver and then on the East Coast.

MLS, Week 6 Schedule:
Wednesday, April 8
Vancouver vs. Columbus, 10 pm
Friday, April 10
FC Dallas vs. Colorado, 7 pm UniMas
Saturday, April 11
New England vs. Columbus, 3 pm
Philadelphia vs. New York City, 4 pm
D.C. United vs. NY Red Bulls, 7 pm
Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake, 8:30 pm
Houston vs. Montreal, 8:30 pm
San Jose vs. Vancouver, 10:30 pm
Sunday, April 12
Portland vs. Orlando, 5 pm ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle, 7 pm Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
Note: All times ET.

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
9 D.C. United 3-1-0 3/2
7 NY Red Bulls 2-0-1 5/2
7 New England 2-2-1 4/6
6 Chicago 2-3-0 5/7
5 New York City 1-1-2 3/2
5 Orlando City 1-2-2 4/5
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3 Columbus 1-2-0 3/3
3 Toronto FC 1-3-0 6/8
2 Montreal 0-1-2 2/3
2 Philadelphia 0-3-2 5/9

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
12 Vancouver 4-1-0 7/4
10 FC Dallas 3-1-1 7/4
8 Real Salt Lake 2-0-2 6/4
8 Sporting KC 2-1-2 6/6
7 Seattle 2-1-1 6/3
6 Portland 1-1-3 6/5
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6 San Jose 2-3-0 6/67
5 LA Galaxy 1-2-2 5/6
5 Houston 1-2-2 2/23
3 Colorado 0-1-3 0/2

Leading MLS Scorers:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
4 Octavio Rivero (Vancouver)
3 Fernando Aristeguieta
(Philadelphia)
3 Obafemi Martins (Seattle)
3 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
3 Clint Dempsey (Seattle)
3 Fanendo Adi (Portland)
3 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

Week 7:
Thursday, April 16
New York City vs. Philadelphia, TBD
Friday, April 17
NY Red Bulls vs. San Jose, 7 pm UniMas
Saturday, April 18
Montreal vs. Chicago, 3 pm
D.C. United vs. Houston, 7 pm
Columbus vs. Orlando, 7:30 pm
FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC, 8:30 pm
Colorado vs. Seattle, 9 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver, 9:30 pm
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC, 10:30 pm
Sunday, April 19
Philadelphia vs. New England, 5 pm ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
New York City vs. Portland, 7 pm Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
Note: All times ET.
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