Time has arrived as Columbus Crew get ready to host Chicago Fire FC in finale at Historic Crew Stadium

Saturday’s match against Chicago Fire FC marks the Columbus Crew’s finale match at Historic Crew Stadium, as the Black & Gold seek their third-straight win (7:30 p.m. ET, Bally Sports Ohio, 97.1 FM The Fan).

The Crew is unbeaten in its last 10 home games against Chicago (W7 D3) dating back to a 2-1 Chicago win in 2013. Chicago’s only longer road winless run against a single team came against Dallas from 1999 to 2008 (11 regular season, 14 including playoffs).

Including last season’s playoffs, Columbus has won 16 of its 18 matches at Historic Crew Stadium since the start of last season (D1 L1). The Black & Gold have won nine of their last 10 at home, only drawing the Union, 0-0, in the opening game of the 2021 season.

The Fire are winless in all 14 away matches since the start of the 2020 season (D5 L9). It’s the longest active winless run away from home in MLS and equals the third-longest in Fire history (also 14 straight in 2004-05).

The last three goals Chicago has conceded have all been headers. They’ve conceded four headed goals this season, only CF Montréal (5) has allowed more. The Fire and Crew are two of eight teams that have not scored a headed goal this season.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

COURTESY COLUMBUS CREW COMMUNICATIONS

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