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Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 30
Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union
MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus
September 29 – 5:00 PM ET

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

Having already been eliminated from postseason contention, Columbus Crew SC are looking to play spoilers to the Philadelphia Union, who can move a step closer to locking up one of the top two seeds in the East with a second consecutive road win.

The Crew (9-15-8), who were eliminated following the New England Revolution's 1-1 draw at Providence Wednesday, are coming off a 1-1 draw at Vancouver last Saturday. Gyasi Zardes scored from the penalty spot in the 18th minute, but Fredy Montero struck for the equalizer in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time. 

The Union (16-9-7) also left it late, rallying to beat the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium Wednesday night. Alejandro Bedoya canceled out Jackson Yueill's opening goal with a 70th-minute equalizer and Kacper Przybylko scored the decisive goal six minutes later to move Philadelphia into second place in the East, six points off the pace set by NYCFC.

This is the second meeting this year with the Union winning, 3-0, at Talen Energy Stadium March 23. David Accam struck for a first-half brace and Ilsinho added a goal three minutes after the restart.  

Columbus
Columbus vs. Philadelphia

Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 PM ET
MAPFRE Stadium

Philadelphia

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: Waylon Francis (D) - left thigh injury
    • OUT: Alex Crognale (D) - concussion
    • QUESTIONABLE: Josh Williams (D) - right thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: David Accam (M) - right thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Alex Crognale (D)
  • International duty:  None

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Sergio Santos (F) - hamstring injury
    • OUT: Matt Freese (GK) - right quad strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Mark McKenzie (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Marco Fabian (M), Haris Medunjanin (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Crew SC

  • Crew SC: 8 wins, 21 goals
  • Union: 2 wins, 12 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
  • Assistant Referees: Jason White, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
  • 4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
  • VAR: Jon Freemon
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Current Form

Columbus
D
L
W
D
W
D
Philadelphia
L
W
W
D
L
W

Season Stats

Columbus Crew SCPhiladelphia Union
32Games Played32
9Wins16
15Losses9
8Draws7
37Goals57
46Goals Conceded46
291Shots343
118Shots on Target164
373Fouls committed371
336Fouls suffered304
51Offside78
178Corners168

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
CLB119840371.2
PHI77972571.8
01234+Avg
CLB465101.2
PHI145512.2
01234+Avg
CLB733301.1
PHI634211.4

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
CLB415850461.4
PHI614723461.4
01234+Avg
CLB365201.4
PHI572201.1
01234+Avg
CLB193301.5
PHI175031.8
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