MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew SC to open 2021 season at home against Philadelphia Union on April 18

(courtesy Columbus Crew SC & MLS)

March 10, 2021

2020 MLS Cup Champions set to host 2020 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners in nationally televised match at Historic Crew Stadium on Sunday, April 18

COLUMBUS – Major League Soccer today announced that 2020 MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew SC will begin the 2021 MLS regular season at Historic Crew Stadium by hosting 2020 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The match is set to be nationally televised on FS1 and FOX Deportes. A complete MLS regular-season schedule is set to be announced by MLS in the near future, with a local broadcast schedule to follow.

Additional ticketing information regarding upcoming home matches, including details on selection and distribution process for 2021 matches will be made available in the near future to Season Ticket Members as well as to the general public. 

The Crew is undefeated in its last seven matches at Historic Crew Stadium, compiling a record of 7-0-0 across all competitions dating back to a 2020 win over New York City FC (October 18). Notably, Crew SC outscored opponents 13-5 while registering three shutouts over that span. The Crew is undefeated in its last four home-opening matches dating back to 2017, with a record of 2-0-2 over that span.

The Black & Gold are currently in Chula Vista, California for the 2021 preseason before traveling to Orlando, Florida on March 21. Following the training camp in Orlando, the Crew opens the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on the road on April 8 against Nicaraguan side Real Esteli FC in the First Leg of the Round of 16, before hosting Real Esteli at home for the Second Leg on April 15 before Opening Match in MLS regular-season action on April 18.

CREW PRE-SEASON ROSTER: https://bit.ly/3bwJPGx
 
Supporters interested in learning more about purchasing 2021 Season Ticket Memberships should visit CrewStadium.com, where they can see the view from each seat location along with the benefits of each section. Fans can also schedule their own private virtual tour of the New Crew Stadium with a Crew SC ticket representative. New Crew Stadium is slated to open this July.

ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW SC
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer. Crew SC is operated by The Edwards Family and Haslam Sports Group. The Black & Gold are the 2020 MLS Cup Champions. The Club won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2020 campaign was the Crew’s 25th season in MLS and the 21st season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. 

Website: ColumbusCrewSC.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrewSC | Instagram: @ColumbusCrewSC | Hashtag: #Crew96 | Facebook.com/columbuscrewsc | Snapchat: ColumbusCrewSC | App: ColumbusCrewSC.com/app | Stadium: Historic Crew Stadium | Training Facility: Crew SC Training Center at Obetz | Future Training Facility (2021): OhioHealth Performance Center | New, downtown stadium coming July 2021

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