COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew will play its final match at Historic Crew Stadium when it hosts Chicago Fire FC tonight, Saturday, June 19 [7:30 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio / 97.1 FM The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English), ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)]. Ahead of the match, Bally Sports Ohio is scheduled to host a one-hour pre-match special commemorating the day, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
In honor of Juneteenth, Men After God’s Heart – a local male gospel group – are set to sing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ as well as the U.S. national anthem. Players from both teams will be wearing jerseys with special uniform numbers as part of the Juneteenth commemoration. Immediately following the contest, a post-match fireworks show is set to take place on the Historic Crew Stadium pitch.
he Juneteenth-inspired jerseys will be auctioned off after the match on the Fanatics Authentic MLS Auction site, with the proceeds going to the VoyceNow Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to speaking up, creating equal opportunities, supporting youth sports and after-school programs. The VoyceNow Foundation was founded in 2020 by current Manchester City FC goalkeeper and former Crew player Zack Steffen, along with former Crew defender Alex Crognale.
The match is set to be the 69th all-time regular-season meeting between the two clubs, with the Crew holding a 14-11-10 all-time regular-season record at home against Chicago and out-scoring Fire FC 62-40 in home matches. Additionally, the Crew currently holds a six-match regular-season unbeaten streak against Chicago, dating back to the 2018 season.
2021 MLS Regular Season
Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC
Today, Saturday, June 19 – 7:30 p.m. ET – Historic Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)
Regional Television: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Ohio App (Stream) | Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew Radio: 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via “Listen Live” at 971TheFan.com. (English). ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish).
ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW
Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew 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 2021 campaign is the Columbus Crew’s 26th season in MLS as well as the Club’s final season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – and the Crew’s inaugural season at Lower.com Field.
Website: ColumbusCrew.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrew | Instagram: @ColumbusCrew | Hashtag: #Crew96 | Facebook.com/columbuscrew | App: ColumbusCrew.com/app | Stadium: Historic Crew Stadium | Training Facility: OhioHealth Performance Center | Lower.com Field coming July 2021
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