New striker Fernando Aristeguieta scored again for the Union, who beat the Crew on penalty kicks to advance to Saturday's preseason tournament championship.
The Union got some depth at goalie by signing La Salle alum John McCarthy on Monday.
4mZac MacMath and the Union gave up a Crew goal in the 90th minute to drop their 2014 season finale, 2-1, in Columbus.
4mUnion interim manager Jim Curtin is using Sunday's season finale against the Columbus Crew to evaluate what his roster may look like in 2015.
4mShortly after the MLS season ends, the Union must decide which 11 players they will protect from being snagged away in the expansion draft.
4mUnion CEO Nick Sakiewicz typically ignores his critics, but this week he responded to the portion of fans calling for his job.
4mAs the Union close out the season, rookies like Brian Brown have brought some excitement for the future.
4mAmobi Okugo and Brian Carroll are two of several players who are in contract limbo with the Union. Did the duo play their last home game Saturday? We'll find out soon enough.
4mChristian Maidana, Brian Brown and Pedro Ribeiro helped the Union beat Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, in their home finale Saturday night.
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