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Preview: Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls | MLS is Back Tournament, Group E

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group E, Matchday 9
Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thurs., July 16 – 10:30 PM ET

TV: FS1, TUDN; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: FOX Sports App, TUDN App in USA; TSN App in Canada

It's a matchup between longtime Eastern Conference foes as Columbus Crew SC take on the New York Red Bulls in a top of the table clash in Group E Thursday night.

Both teams picked up rivalry victories in their MLS is Back Tournament opener, with Crew SC thrashing FC Cincinnati, 4-0, and the Red Bulls defeating Atlanta United.

Lucas Zelarayan picked up where he left off when play was halted in March, scoring the opening goal and assisting on Gyasi Zardes' second, while Youness Mokhtar set up Zardes' first and capped the scoring on the hour mark to put the finishing touches on the most dominant performance of Round 1. 

The Red Bulls continued their regular-season dominance of Atlanta United, riding an early Florian Valot goal to a 1-0 win. Valot, who also got off to a hot start to the season, was played in behind on a sensational pass from Kaku. The Red Bulls had several chances to tack onto their lead, but couldn't solve Brad Guzan and David Jensen was forced to make a stunning save at the death to deny Adam Jahn's equalizer.

Each team secured four points from their first two league tilts before the stoppage of play in March. Led by Zelarayan, Crew SC defeated 10-man NYCFC, 1-0, in their season-opener at MAPFRE Stadium and earned a 1-1 road draw against the Seattle Sounders. 

The Red Bulls stormed out of the gate to defeat FC Cincinnati at home before drawing Real Salt Lake, 1-1, at Rio Tinto Stadium, a Damir Kreilach stoppage-time equalizer separating them from maximum points. 

Project Starting XI

Updated team roster

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • Crew SC: 29 wins, 91 goals
  • Red Bulls: 30 wins, 103 goals
  • 12 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ramy Touchan
  • Assistant Referees: Chris Wattam, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official: Ismail Elfath
  • VAR: Guido Gonzales Jr.
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Current Form

Columbus
D
W
L
W
D
W
NY Red Bulls
D
L
L
W
D
W

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Columbus Crew SCNew York Red Bulls
3Games Played3
2Wins2
0Losses0
1Draws1
6Goals5
1Goals Conceded3
25Shots21
15Shots on Target12
27Fouls committed37
35Fouls suffered31
7Offside8
13Corners7

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
CLB1200062
RBNY1101051.7
01234+Avg
CLB010001
RBNY000103
01234+Avg
CLB110002.5
RBNY110001

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
CLB2100010.3
RBNY1110031
01234+Avg
CLB100000
RBNY001002
01234+Avg
CLB110000.5
RBNY110000.5
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