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Columbus Crew SC vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 18
Columbus Crew SC vs. Seattle Sounders FC
 MAPFRE Stadium — Columbus
July 6 - 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

Two teams looking to rebound from midweek road defeats square off at MAPFRE Stadium when the Columbus Crew host the Seattle Sounders Saturday night. 

Crew SC (5-12-2) suffered a third consecutive defeat and extended a winless streak to seven games with a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Sam Johnson scored the lone goal in the 38th minute, his 10th of the season and third in the last two games. It was Columbus' seventh defeat in eight road contests. 

The Sounders (8-5-5) are now winless in eight straight road games following a 3-0 defeat to surging New York City FC Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Following a scoreless first half, the Cityzens struck for three unanswered goals in the final 35 minutes against a heavily-rotated Sounders side.

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • OUT: David Accam (F) - hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Josh Williams (D) - right foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: David Guzman (M) - right knee injury
  • Suspended:None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Zack Steffen (GK), Wil Trapp (M), Gyasi Zardes (F), Jonathan Mensah (D)

Seattle Sounders FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty: Jordan Morris (F), Cristian Roldan (M), Raul Ruidiaz (F)

Series Matchup at Crew SC

  • Crew SC: 2 wins, 7 goals
  • Sounders: 3 wins, 9 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Eric Boria
  • 4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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Current Form

Columbus
L
L
D
L
L
L
Seattle
D
L
L
L
W
L

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Columbus Crew SCSeattle Sounders FC
19Games Played18
5Wins8
12Losses5
2Draws5
16Goals27
28Goals Conceded24
150Shots153
58Shots on Target73
230Fouls committed195
193Fouls suffered230
36Offside32
120Corners112

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
CLB95410160.8
SEA38412271.5
01234+Avg
CLB442101
SEA043111.9
01234+Avg
CLB512000.6
SEA341011.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
CLB47350281.5
SEA64521241.3
01234+Avg
CLB342201.3
SEA432000.8
01234+Avg
CLB131301.8
SEA213211.9
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