COLUMBUS CREW BEGINS TWO-MATCH HOMESTAND AT LOWER.COM
Black & Gold host the Sounders tonight in a nationally televised
COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew (6-8-6, 24 points) hosts Seattle Sounders FC (11-3-6, 39 points) at Lower.com Field in a nationally televised contest tonight, Saturday, August 21 [5:30 p.m. ET / FOX, FOX Deportes / 97.1 The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)]. Tickets for the match are available at columbuscrew.com/tickets.
On Saturday, Lower.com Field is set to hold Youth Soccer Night presented by OhioHealth. The first 5,000 fans ages 14 and under who enter through the southwest entrance will receive a mini-soccer ball.
Tonight’s match is a rematch of the 2020 MLS Cup, in which the Columbus Crew defeated the Sounders 3-0 at Historic Crew Stadium (December 12, 2020), capturing the Club’s second MLS Cup title (2008, 2020). Midfielder Lucas Zelarayan scored two goals and provided an assist en route to MLS Cup MVP honors, while midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr. also netted a goal in the match. In regular-season action, the two sides last met in Seattle on March 7, 2020, playing to a 1-1 draw behind a goal from forward Gyasi Zardes.
2021 MLS Regular Season
Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Saturday, August 21 – 5:30 p.m. ET – Lower.com Field
National Television: FOX, FOX Deportes
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: Lower.com Field | Training Facility: OhioHealth Performance Center
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