Columbus Crew SC returns home this week for CONCACAF match and MLS Home Opener

(courtesy MLS & Crew SC)

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC is set to host Nicaraguan side Real Esteli FC (Second Leg of their 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16) and 2020 MLS Supporters’ Shield winner the Philadelphia Union at Historic Crew Stadium (MLS Opening Match to begin 2021 regular-season) over the next seven days. Both home contests are set to be nationally televised. Ahead of these matches, Crew SC is set to train at the Crew SC Training Center at Obetz.

Crew SC hosts Real Esteli FC on Thursday, April 15 [8:00 p.m. ET/ FS1 (English), TUDN (Spanish)] . The Crew recently defeated Real Esteli 4-0 in the First Leg of the Round of 16 which was held in Managua, Nicaragua on April 8. Following Thursday’s match, the Black & Gold host the Philadelphia Union for the Club’s 2021 MLS season Opening Match on Sunday, April 18 [5:30 p.m. ET / FS1 (English), FOX Deportes (Spanish) / 97.1 The Fan & (English); (Spanish)].

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. 

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