Crew head coach Caleb Porter previews today’s Week 3 Matchup with Toronto FC

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew (1-1-0, 4 points) hosts Toronto FC (0-1-1, 1 point) at Lower.com Field today, Saturday, March 12 [1:30 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)].

Tickets for the match are available at ColumbusCrew.com. The Match Guide, containing all the details for Family Day at Lower.com Field on Saturday can be found here.

2022 MLS Regular Season

Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC
Saturday, March 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET – Lower.com Field

Local Television: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) | Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew Radio: 97.1 The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish).

Caleb Porter Crew coach B 3 11 2022 Previews Toronto FC, On team defending, and Toronto FC’s top players .mp3

COLUMBUS CREW VS. TORONTO FC AT A GLANCE

Columbus Crew record: 15-11-12 (55 GF, 54 GA)Home games: 10-4-6 (38 GF, 29 GA)Road games: 5-7-6 (17 GF, 25 GA)05/29/2021 CLB 2 vs TOR 1 W Historic Crew Stadium05/12/2021 CLB 0 at TOR 2 L Exploria Stadium 09/27/2020 CLB 1 at TOR 3 L Rentschler Field

THE CREW HOSTS TORONTO FC FOR FIRST TIME AT LOWER.COM FIELDColumbus Crew returns home this weekend to host Toronto FC at Lower.com Field for the first time. The match will be the 39th meeting of the two teams, with the Black & Gold holding the all-time advantage over Toronto, 15-11-12, dating back to the 2007 season.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETINGThe two sides last met on May 29, 2021, when the Crew hosted Toronto at Historic Crew Stadium. During that matchup, the Crew proved victorious with a 2-1 result. Early goals from Luis Díaz in the 12th minute and from Gyasi Zardes in the 21st minute helped boost the hosts to an early lead. Despite Ayo Akinola’s 52nd minute goal, Toronto could not find the equalizer.

COACHES

Caleb Porter: 104-85-74 (Portland Timbers: ‘13 – ’17; Columbus Crew: ’19 – Present) vs. Bob Bradley: 182-129-87 (Chicago Fire 1998-2002; New York Red Bulls 2003-2005; Chivas USA 2006; Los Angeles FC 2018-2021; Toronto FC 2022 – Present)Records listed are MLS regular-season totals

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