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By The Numbers pres. by Ohio Organization Machines | Crew faces Red Bulls on Saturday 


Mar 16, 2023

Fresh off a draw with a rival, the Columbus Crew faces an additional a single Saturday evening when they clash with the New York Red Bulls in Red Bull Arena.

four – The Crew enters the fourth match of the season with 4 points from its 1st 3 games and encouraging performances. At this point in the season, it is essential for players to turn into much more comfy playing with head coach Wilfried Nancy’s preferred style and techniques – against a Red Bulls side that almost certainly has the most established club identity in the league.

eight – Aidan Morris was named to the MLS Group of the Matchday earlier this week right after an influential efficiency against Toronto FC final Saturday. Morris’ lovely chip to Jimmy Medranda led to the match’s equalizer, and it iterated Morris’ high quality on each ends of the pitch. The 21-year-old midfielder leads the league with ten tackles and has 90.9% passing accuracy in his 3 begins alongside Darlington Nagbe.

two – The household side enters Saturday evening nevertheless looking for a 1st win in the young campaign. New York has two points from its 1st 3 games, which consists of draws in the two prior matchups. A group identified for its higher press, it’ll be an exciting matchup to see how Nancy’s Crew pounce on the opposition’s aggression and produce attacking possibilities on the other finish of the pitch. Intriguing sidenote: Speaking of the Red Bull’s aggression, they’ve attempted 37 shots this season via 3 games. Opponents have attempted 22. If New York deploys a higher press, Columbus will have to break it to stay clear of a defensive bombardment.

The final meeting was arguably the higher point of the 2022 season – at least in terms of drama – as the Crew trailed, 1-, late in the match on Oct. 1. Former Crew forward Derrick Etienne Jr., against his old club, created the equalizer in the 89th minute, then sealed the 3 points with a 93rd-minute target. With a comeback comprehensive, it was bedlam inside Reduce.com Field. The clubs drew, 1-1, in their final meeting at Red Bull Arena, on Mar. 20, 2022.

Who: Columbus Crew at New York Red Bulls

When: Saturday, Mar. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

How to Listen: 97.1 HD3/The Fan Stream, La Mega 103.1 FM

Existing Standings: Columbus Crew – Ninth in Eastern Conference New York Red Bulls – 12th in Eastern Conference

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