LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2016 MLS Match Preview
LA GALAXY vs. COLUMBUS CREW SC
StubHub Center | Carson, California
Saturday, September 3 | Week #26 | MLS Game #270
10:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE)
The LA Galaxy and Columbus Crew SC meet for the only time this season when the clubs face off in an interconference clash on Saturday evening at StubHub Center. The Galaxy come into the game looking to put an end to a six-game winless run, now sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference following their home scoreless draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC last weekend. Crew SC have two wins in their last three matches, coming off a 2-0 defeat of the San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday at Mapfre Stadium, still sitting six points below the red line in the Eastern Conference.
- The Galaxy had their winless streak extended to six games with a fifth draw in that time, playing a goalless stalemate with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at StubHub Center.
- Crew SC put an end to their seven-game home winless streak – one game shy of the club record – winning for the first time at Mapfre Stadium since May 28 in their 2-0 win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening. Justin Meram scored a goal and set up another.
- The teams met once a year ago, reaching a 1-1 draw June 13 in Columbus. The Galaxy have won five of the last eight meetings between the teams, with two draws; the lone Crew SC win in that span came in 2014 in Columbus.
- The Galaxy have a four-game home undefeated streak alive vs. Columbus dating back to 2007, with two wins and two draws in that time. The Galaxy have not won in Columbus since 2011, though the teams have played to draws in two of the last three meetings there.
REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Eduardo Mariscal; AR2 (opposite): Jose da Silva; 4th: Alex Chilowicz
MLS Career: 290 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 71; pens: 76
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: LA: Jelle Van Damme
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: LA: A.J. DeLaGarza
DISABLED LIST: CLB: Matt Pacifici, Ben Swanson (season-ending injury)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: CLB: Rodrigo Saravia (Guatemala; 9/2 at Trinidad & Tobago; 9/6 vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines); Tony Tchani (Cameroon; 9/3 vs. Gambia; 9/6 vs. Gabon); Justin Meram (Iraq; 9/1 at Australia; 9/6 vs. Saudi Arabia); Harrison Afful (Ghana; 9/3 vs. Rwanda; 9/6 at Russia)
ALL-TIME (40 meetings): Galaxy 14 wins (0 shootout), 50 goals … Crew SC 16 wins (3 shootout), 55 goals … Ties 10
AT LA (21 meetings): Galaxy 10 wins (0 shootout), 29 goals … Crew SC 7 wins (2 shootout), 24 goals … Ties 4
- Coaches' record: Bruce Arena vs. CLB: P28 W15 L9 T4 … Gregg Berhalter vs. LA: P2 W1 L0 T1