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New York City FC vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 25
New York City FC vs. Columbus Crew SC
Yankee Stadium - Bronx
August 21 – 7:00 PM ET

TV: TSN2

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Riding a six-match unbeaten streak, albeit with three consecutive draws, Columbus Crew SC look to continue a playoff push when they head to the Bronx Wednesday night to meet an NYCFC side that has lost just once out of 11 games at Yankee Stadium this season.

NYCFC (11-5-8) bounced back from a loss at Atlanta United to defeat FC Cincinnati, 4-1, at Nippert Stadium Saturday night, moving up to third in the Eastern Conference. Taty Castellanos and Heber produced a brace apiece and Sean Johnson made a penalty-kick save as the Cityzens erased an early deficit to sweep the expansion side during the regular season. Heber also scored twice in a 5-2 win at Yankee Stadium in June. 

Crew SC (7-14-6) are seven points adrift of the playoff line in the East following a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium. Jonathan Osorio gave the visitors a halftime lead with a 42nd-minute goal, but Pedro Santos equalized three minutes after the restart and David Accam broke the stalemate with the go-ahead goal in the 82nd minute. However, Jozy Altidore headed in the 90th-minute equalizer as Columbus settled for a third consecutive draw.

This is the second meeting this season with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw at MAPFRE June 1. Gyasi Zardes and Santos staked Crew SC with leads before Castellanos and Heber leveled in the second half.

NYCFC
NYCFC vs. Columbus

Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

Columbus

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
    • Injury Report:
      • OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
      • OUT: Isamael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury
      • OUT: Ebenezer Ofori (M) - knee injury
      • OUT: James Sands (D) - collarbone injury
    • Suspended: None
    • Suspended after next caution: Ben Sweat (D), Valentin Castellanos (F), Alex Ring (M), Maxime Chanot (D)
    • International duty:  None

    Columbus Crew SC

    Project Starting XI
    • Injury Report:
      • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
      • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
      • OUT: Hector Jimenez (D) - left knee injury
      • OUT: Aboubacar Keita (D) - left thigh injury
      • OUT: Ricardo Clark (M) - left foot injury
      • QUESTIONABLE: Waylon Francis (D) - left thigh injury
    • Suspended: None
    • Suspended after next caution: None
    • International duty:  None

    Series Matchup at NYCFC

    • NYCFC: 2 wins, 9 goals
    • Crew SC: 1 win, 5 goals
    • 1 draw

    Officials

    • Referee: Allen Chapman
    • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Nick Uranga
    • 4th Official: Lorant Varga
    • VAR: Geoff Gamble
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Current Form

NYCFC
W
W
L
W
L
W
Columbus
D
W
W
D
D
D

Season Stats

New York City FCColumbus Crew SC
24Games Played27
11Wins7
5Losses14
8Draws6
45Goals29
32Goals Conceded41
284Shots235
139Shots on Target87
332Fouls committed319
285Fouls suffered289
45Offside43
136Corners157

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NYC46743451.9
CLB107820291.1
01234+Avg
NYC321322
CLB455101.2
01234+Avg
NYC146111.8
CLB623100.9

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NYC76821321.3
CLB410850411.5
01234+Avg
NYC434001
CLB355201.4
01234+Avg
NYC334211.6
CLB153301.7
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