Columbus Crew SC Crowned Eastern Conference Champion; to Host MLS Cup on December 12

Mapfre Stadium scoreboard says it all (megasportsnews.com photo)

Sunday’s Postgame Celebration (photo by Toni Fisher).

POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE WITH CALEB PORTER, CREW SC HEAD COACH (21:23)

Crew defeat New England Revolution 1-0 in 
Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final

Monday: Seattle Sounders FC host Minnesota United FC in Western Conference Final

NEW YORK (Sunday, December 6, 2020) – Columbus Crew SC have been crowned Eastern Conference Champions after defeating the New England Revolution 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Final of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.  With the win, Columbus have advanced to the MLS Cup Final, and as the highest seeded team remaining, will host the winner of Monday night’s Western Conference Final between Seattle Sounders FC and Minnesota United FC.

This will be the third MLS Cup appearance for the Columbus Crew having won MLS Cup 2008 (vs. the New York Red Bulls) and lost in 2015 to the Portland Timbers. Columbus head coach Caleb Porter and standout midfielder Darlington Nagbe will look to replicate the success they saw as members of that 2015 Portland Timbers champion team.

Columbus awaits the winner of Monday’s Western Conference Final between Seattle Sounders FC and Minnesota United FC (9:30 p.m. ET, FS1 / FOX Deportes / TSN / TVA Sports).

The 2020 MLS Cup takes place on Saturday, Dec. 12 (8 p.m. ET, FOX / UniMas/TUDN / TSN / TVA Sports)

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