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Kamara, Meram, Manneh score goals to lead Crew SC to 3-1 win over Chicago Fire

MATCH RECAP: COLUMBUS CREW SC 3, CHICAGO FIRE 1

Black & Gold reach 1,000 goals all-time in regular-season action;
Ola Kamara scores 12th goal of the 2017 MLS season, while
Justin Meram scores 10th goal of the 2017 MLS season;
Kekuta Manneh scores his 25th MLS career goal



Columbus Crew SC 3 – Chicago Fire 1
MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

SCORING SUMMARY
CHI – Michael de Leeuw (Dax McCarty) 13’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2vQv25z]

CLB – Kekuta Mannah (Unassisted) 18’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2wELLGm]

CLB – Justin Meram (Waylon Francis, Wil Trapp) 73’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2hUU5OS]

CLB – Ola Kamara (Penalty Kick) 87’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2vtEnzf]

NEXT MATCH FOR CREW SC (11-12-2, 35 points):
Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC (Orlando City Stadium – Orlando, FL)

Saturday, August 19 (7:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream available on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 


MEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABLE

FULL BOX SCORE: http://bit.ly/2uQMX7C

TEAM STATISTICS: http://bit.ly/2w1Ay54


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:
http://bit.ly/2vQ7RYX

HEAR FROM SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER IN POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE: http://bit.ly/2uCa6eC

AUDIO FROM DEFENDER WAYLON FRANCIS: http://bit.ly/2uCa6eC

AUDIO FROM MIDFIELDER JUSTIN MERAM: http://bit.ly/2uCa6eC

AUDIO FROM FORWARD KEKUTA MANNEH: http://bit.ly/2uCa6eC



TODAY’S MATCH INFO:


Venue:
MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistants: Corey Parker, Kevin Klinger
Fourth Official: Younes Marrakchi
VAR: Hilario Grajeda
Attendance: 18,690
Weather: 76 degrees and clear

 

GOALS/ASSISTS

CHI – Michael de Leeuw (Dax McCarty) 13’

CLB – Kekuta Manneh (Unassisted) 18’

CLB – Justin Meram (Waylon Francis, Wil Trapp) 73’

CLB – Ola Kamara (Penalty Kick) 88’


DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CHI – Joao Meira (caution) 26’

CLB – Justin Meram (caution) 59’

CLB – Jonathan Mensah (caution) 67’

CHI – Matt Polster (caution) 73’

CHI – Matt Lampson (caution) 89’


LINEUPS

Columbus Crew SC: Zack Steffen; Jonathan Mensah, Josh Williams, Lalas Abubakar; Harrison Afful (Hector Jimenez 45’), Artur, Wil Trapp ©, Waylon Francis; Kekuta Manneh (Cristian Martinez 65’), Justin Meram (Adam Jahn 90’); Ola Kamara

Substitutes not used: Brad Stuver; Nicolai Naess, Jukka Raitala, Mohammed Abu

Chicago Fire: Matt Lampson; Matt Polster, Johan Kappelhof, Joao Meira, Patrick Doody; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Dax McCarty ©; David Accam (Jonathan Campbell 90’), Michael de Leeuw, Luis Solignac (Arturo Alvarez 60’); Nemanja Nikolic


Substitutes not used:
Stefan Cleveland; Djordje Mihailovic, Drew Conner, Christian Dean, Juninho

TEAM NOTES

Justin Meram tallied his 10th goal of the 2017 MLS regular season in tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire. Meram scored Crew SC’s game-winning goal in the 73rd minute and was assisted by Waylon Francis and Wil Trapp.  Additionally, this was Meram’s fifth game-winning strike of the 2017 MLS regular season. This year, Meram has made 25 regular-season appearances (24 starts) while registering 10 goals and seven assists. Since joining Crew SC in 2011, Meram has made 179 regular-season appearances (126 starts) while scoring 33 goals and notching 32 assists. In 2017, Crew SC is undefeated with a record of 7-0-0 in regular-season matches in which Meram has scored a goal.

Forward Ola Kamara made his 50th regular-season appearance (44th start) for Crew SC in tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire, scoring in the 89th minute. With his appearance, Kamara is now one of only eight players on the current Black & Gold roster to have achieved this 50-appearance feat while with the club, joining Harrison Afful (54 appearances, 53 starts), Waylon Francis (80 appearances, 72 starts), Federico Higuain (141 appearances, 136 starts), Hector Jimenez (83 appearances, 53 starts), Justin Meram (178 appearances, 125 starts), Wil Trapp (117 appearances, 114 starts) and Josh Williams (83 appearances, 74 starts).

Ola Kamara scored Crew SC’s third goal in tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire. Kamara’s goal came in the 88th minute, as he converted a penalty kick to score his 28th regular-season goal for Crew SC since joining the club on February of 2016. This season, Kamara has made 25 regular-season appearances (24 starts) and is currently the leading scorer for the Black & Gold in the 2017 MLS regular season with 12 goals, ahead of Justin Meram (10 goals) and Federico Higuain (nine goals).

Forward Kekuta Manneh tallied his third goal of the 2017 MLS season in tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire. Manneh scored in the 18th minute to bring the Black & Gold level with the Fire. This was Manneh’s 25th career goal in MLS regular-season action and his third goal for Crew SC since joining the club on March of this year. Through 114 regular-season appearances (70 starts) in MLS, Manneh has registered 25 goals and 13 assists.
Defender Waylon Francis recorded his first regular-season assist of 2017 in tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire. Francis provided the pass that led to Justin Meram’s 73rd-minute, game-winning goal after receiving a pass from Wil Trapp. In 2017, Francis has made 10 regular-season appearances (eight starts), recording one assist. Since joining the Black & Gold in November of 2013, Francis has made 81 regular-season appearances (73 starts), recording 17 assists for Crew SC.

Midfielder Wil Trapp registered his fourth assist of 2017 in regular-season action, tying his career best which he achieved during the 2014 MLS regular season. Trapp provided an assist on Justin Meram’s game-winning goal in the 73rd minute. This year, Trapp has made 24 appearances (all starts) for the Black & Gold, providing four assists.

Defender Josh Williams made his 75th start (84th appearance) for Crew SC in tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire. Williams played the entire 90 minutes, completing 37 passes and making one tackle. In 2017, Williams has made 13 regular-season appearances (10 starts).

In tonight’s match against the Chicago Fire, Crew SC reached its 1,000th MLS regular-season goal dating back to the beginning of the 1996 MLS season. The Black & Gold’s 1,000th goal was scored by Justin Meram in the 73rd minute. With the goal, Crew SC becomes one of only five teams to have scored 1,000 goals or more in regular-season action since 1996, joining the LA Galaxy, D.C. United, the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas.

Tonight’s match was Crew SC’s 61st regular-season all-time match against the Chicago Fire. With the win, the Black & Gold bring their regular-season record against the Fire at MAPFRE Stadium to 12-10-8. Additionally, in all-time regular-season matches, Columbus has scored 55 goals against Chicago at home, while only allowing 39.

With the win in tonight’s match, Crew SC brings its home record to 8-3-1 at MAPFRE Stadium. Next up, Crew SC travels to take on Orlando City SC for the second of three regular-season matches against the Lions in 2017, this time at Orlando City SC Stadium on Saturday, August 19 (7:30 p.m. ET / (7:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Crew SC plays well enough at a place they normally have trouble; Rio Tinto Stadium to tie Real Salt Lake

 

 

MATCH RECAP: COLUMBUS CREW SC 2, REAL SALT LAKE 2
Ola Kamara scores 10th and 11th goals of 2017 MLS regular season;
Ethan Finlay makes 150th regular-season appearance for Crew SC;
Connor Maloney makes first regular-season start, records first career assist for the Black & Gold

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2017


Columbus Crew SC 2 – Real Salt Lake 2
Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Utah)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

SCORING SUMMARY
CLB – Ola Kamara (Connor Maloney) 15’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2u8xOhD]
RSL – Joao Plata (Penalty kick) 50’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2eY2Gzc]
RSL – Jefferson Savarino (Luis Silva) 53’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2vavqLt]
CLB – Ola Kamara (Unassisted) 60’ [Highlight: http://bit.ly/2vUeYNm]

NEXT MATCH FOR CREW SC (10-11-2, 32 points):
Columbus Crew SC at San Jose Earthquakes (Avaya Stadium – San Jose, CA)

Saturday, August 5 (10:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream available on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 


MEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABLE

FULL BOX SCORE: http://bit.ly/2vU566d

TEAM STATISTICS: http://bit.ly/2waaDow


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:
http://bit.ly/2uNBKq2



TODAY’S MATCH INFO:


Venue:
Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Utah)

Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistants: Brian Poeschel, T.J. Zablocki
Fourth Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Attendance: 18,758
Weather: 91 degrees and clear

GOALS/ASSISTS

CLB – Ola Kamara (Connor Maloney) 15’

RSL – Joao Plata (Penalty kick) 50’

RSL – Jefferson Savarino (Luis Silva) 53’

CLB – Ola Kamara (Unassisted) 60’


DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

RSL – Sebastian Saucedo (caution) 88’


LINEUPS

Columbus Crew SC: Zack Steffen; Josh Williams, Alex Crognale, Nicolai Naess; Connor Maloney (Hector Jimenez 82’), Artur, Wil Trapp ©, Waylon Francis (Jukka Raitala 78’); Ethan Finlay, Justin Meram (Kekuta Manneh 66’); Ola Kamara

Substitutes not used: Brad Stuver; Mohammed Abu, Cristian Martinez, Adam Jahn

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Marcelo Silva, Justen Glad, Danilo Acosta; Sunny, Kyle Beckerman ©; Jefferson Savarino (Brooks Lennon 68’), Albert Rusnack, Joao Plata (Sebastian Saucedo 82’); Luis Silva (Yura Movsisyan 78’)


Substitutes not used: Lalo Fernandez; David Horst, Luke Mulholland, Chris Wingert

 

 

TEAM NOTES

Forward Ola Kamara recorded a brace in in tonight’s match against Real Salt Lake, scoring goals in the 15th and the 60th minute. With the brace, Kamara has now scored 27 goals for Crew SC in 48 regular-season appearances (42 starts). Kamara is now Crew SC’s all-time leading scorer against the Claret-and-Cobalt in regular-season action, having scored five goals in two matches against the Western Conference team, one more than former Crew SC player Jason Garey. Last season, Kamara recorded a hat trick against Real Salt Lake in Crew SC’s 4-3 win at MAPFRE Stadium (May 28). This season, Kamara has made 23 regular-season appearances (22 starts) and is currently the leading scorer for the Black & Gold in the 2017 MLS regular season with 11 goals.

Midfielder Ethan Finlay made his 150th regular-season appearance (102 starts) for Crew SC in tonight’s match against Real Salt Lake. With his appearance, Finlay is now one of only eight players to have made 150 or more regular-season appearances for the Black & Gold, joining the likes of Chad Marshall (253 appearances), Mike Clark (221 appearances), Eddie Gaven (209 appearances), Jeff Cunningham (203 appearances), Justin Meram (177 appearances), Brian Maisonneuve (172 appearances), Brian McBride (161 appearances) and Robert Warzycha (160 appearances). Additionally, Finlay is one of only two players on Crew SC’s current roster to have made 150 or more appearances in regular-season action, behind Justin Meram (177 appearances, 124 starts) and ahead of Federico Higuain (141 appearances, 136 starts).

Defender Connor Maloney made his first regular-season start for Crew SC in tonight’s match against Real Salt Lake and recorded his first MLS assist by setting up Ola Kamara’s 16th-minute goal. The defender played 82 minutes against the Claret-and-Cobalt, creating three chances, making one tackles and completing 32 passes, the third most on the team. Maloney is one of four rookies to make a regular-season start for Crew SC this year, joining Lalas Abubakar, Alex Crognale and Niko Hansen. In the 2017 MLS regular season, Maloney has made two appearances (one start) and provided one assist.

Tonight’s match was Crew SC’s 20th all-time regular-season match against Real Salt Lake. With the draw, the Black & Gold’s regular-season record against the Claret-and-Cobalt is now 11-5-4. Additionally, Crew SC is undefeated in its last four matches against Real Salt Lake with a record of 1-0-3. Tonight’s win also brought the Black & Gold’s record against Western Conference opponents to 3-2-1 in 2017.

Next up, Crew SC finishes its stretch of three road matches by traveling to take on the San Jose Earthquakes for their lone regular-season meeting of 2017 at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, August 5 (10:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Crew SC looks for 10th win of season Saturday night against visiting Philadelphia Union

MATCH PREVIEW:

Black & Gold face the Philadelphia Union for first of two matches between the clubs in a five-day span

For Immediate Release: July 21, 2017

 

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC (9-10-1, 28 points) hosts the Philadelphia Union (6-8-5, 23 points) at MAPFRE Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, July 22. The match kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. ET and is set to be televised regionally on The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports and BCSN2, with Neil Sika, Dwight Burgess and Marisa Contipelli on the call. Coverage on The CW Columbus begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Exclusively on Spectrum Sports and BCSN2, “Crew SC Matchday,” the pre-match show, begins at 7:00 p.m. ET, with “Crew SC Post-Match” immediately following the action. Saturday’s match also airs locally on the radio on CD102.5 FM in English, featuring simulcast audio from the television broadcast. La Mega 103.1 FM has the match airing in Spanish, with Juan Valladares behind the microphone. The Spanish radio calls are also set to be streamed in Spanish on the LaMega1 App and via Tunein Radio as WVKO-FM. The club’s official website, ColumbusCrewSC.com, is set to stream the English-language radio broadcast online

MLS GAME NOTES PACKAGE: http://bit.ly/2017GameGuides

Crew SC is set to host the Philadelphia Union at MAPFRE Stadium for its 21st match of the MLS season. This will be the first of two meetings between the two clubs in 2017 with both meetings taking place within a week. The Black & Gold then travel to Philadelphia for a road contest against the Union at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday, July 26. Saturday’s match also marks the 19th regular-season meeting between the two clubs, with Columbus holding a winning record of 10-7-1 against Philadelphia.
In Crew SC’s last match before the MLS 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup break, the Black & Gold played Minnesota United FC on the road on July 4, defeating Minnesota 1-0 thanks to a goal by forward Kekuta Manneh. This past Monday, the Black & Gold hosted German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt at MAPFRE Stadium for an international friendly match. Crew SC emerged 1-0 winners courtesy of forward Ola Kamara’s 26th-minute goal, assisted by midfielder Cristian Martinez. This was Martinez’s first assist for Crew SC and also marked his first appearance of 2017 for the club. After the match, Martinez was voted Crew SC’s Acura Man of the Match by supporters.

 

Heading into the match against the Philadelphia Union, midfielder Justin Meram is one appearance away from reaching 175 regular-season appearances for the Black & Gold. In 2017, Meram has made 20 regular-season appearances (19 starts) while registering eight goals and six assists. Since joining Crew SC in 2011, Meram has made 174 regular-season appearances (121 starts) while scoring 32 goals and notching 32 assists.

 

Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, July 22 – 7:30 p.m. ET – MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)

 

Regional Television: The CW Columbus (coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET), Spectrum Sports, BCSN2 (Pre-match show “Crew SC Matchday” begins exclusively on Spectrum Sports and BCSN2 at 7:00 p.m. ET)

Regional Television Channel Guide: http://bit.ly/2017CrewSCBroadcast

Crew SC Radio: CD102.5 FM (English); La Mega 103.1 FM (Spanish), Spanish radio broadcast also simulcast on LaMega1 App and via TuneIn Radio as WVKO-FM, English radio broadcast also simulcast on ColumbusCrewSC.com

 

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Crew SC nips Eintracht Frankfurt with 1-0 win in International Friendly Match

 

 

Ola Kamara

MATCH RECAP:
Game-winning goal by Ola Kamara helps Crew SC maintain undefeated record against Bundesliga clubs with 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in international friendly;
Cristian Martinez makes first appearance of 2017, records first career assist for the Black & Gold;
Columbus-born Abuchi Obinwa makes club debut for Crew SC

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2017


Columbus Crew SC 1 – Eintracht Frankfurt 0 (International Friendly)
MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Monday, July 17, 2017

SCORING SUMMARY
CLB – Ola Kamara (Cristian Martinez) 26’ [HIGHLIGHT: http://bit.ly/2tzMplM]

NEXT MATCH FOR CREW SC (9-10-1, 28 points):
Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union (MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus, OH)

Saturday, July 22 (7:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream available on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 


MEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABLE

HEAR FROM SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER IN POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE: http://bit.ly/2uxiyyz

 

AUDIO FROM DEFENDER CONNOR MALONEY: http://bit.ly/2uxiyyz

AUDIO FROM MIDFIELDER ABUCHI OBINWA: http://bit.ly/2uxiyyz

AUDIO FROM MIDFIELDER CRISTIAN MARTINEZ: http://bit.ly/2uxiyyz



TODAY’S MATCH INFO:


Venue:
MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Referee: Guido Gonzalez Jr.
Assistants: Cory Richardson, Art Arustamyan
Fourth Official: Brandon Artis
Attendance: 11,301
Weather: 83 degrees and clear

 

GOALS/ASSISTS

CLB – Ola Kamara (Cristian Martinez) 26’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CLB – Mohammed Abu (caution) 18’
CLB – Cristian Martinez (caution) 39’
SGE – Gelson Fernandes (caution) 65’
SGE – Luka Jovic (caution) 74’

LINEUPS

Columbus Crew SC: Brad Stuver; Jonathan Mensah (Josh Williams © 46’), Alex Crognale, Lalas Abubakar (Nico Naess 46’); Hector Jimenez (Connor Maloney 46’), Mohammed Abu (Abuchi Obinwa 67’), Wil Trapp © (Artur 46’), Jukka Raitala (Waylon Francis 46’); Cristian Martinez, Kekuta Manneh (Ethan Finlay 46’); Ola Kamara (Adam Jahn 46’)

Substitutes not used: Logan Ketterer, Zack Steffen

Eintracht Frankfurt: Lukas Hradecky; David Abraham ©, Timothy Chandler (Noel Knothe 75’), Danny Da Costa, Taleb Tawatha; Jonathan De Guzman (Marco Russ 75’), Gelson Fernandes, Slobodan Mejodevic (Max Besuchkow 75’), Daichi Kamada (Branimir Hergota 67’); Danny Blum (Luka Jovic 67’), Sebastien Haller


Substitutes not used:
Leon Batge; Anderson Ordonez, Nelson Mandela Mbouhom, Renat Dadashov

TEAM NOTES.

Midfielder Cristian Martinez made his first appearance and first start of 2017 for the Black & Gold. Martinez played the entire 90 minutes and recorded an assist on Ola Kamara’s 26th-minute goal. This was Martinez’s first career assist for Crew SC and his first appearance for the club since making a start for the club in a regular-season road contest against New York City FC last year (October 23). The Panamanian midfielder originally arrived to Crew SC on loan from Chorillo FC last year (May 17) and was acquired on a permanent transfer ahead of the 2017 MLS season (January 25).

Forward Ola Kamara recorded the game-winning goal in tonight’s match with a strike in the 26th minute. This season, Kamara has made 20 regular-season appearances (19 starts), registering nine regular-season goals and three assists. Since joining Crew SC ahead of the 2016 MLS season, Kamara has made 45 regular-season appearances (39 starts), scoring 25 goals and notching five assists.

Goalkeeper Brad Stuver registered his first shutout of 2017 in tonight’s 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Stuver played the entire 90 minutes and registered four saves. Stuver’s last clean sheet came in a 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies (June 15) in which he registered four saves en route to a 4-0 victory.

Midfielder Abuchi Obinwa made his debut for the Black & Gold in tonight’s match against Eintracht Frankfurt. The midfielder came into the match as a substitute for Mohammed Abu in the 67th minute, playing 23 minutes. Born in Columbus, Obinwa joined Crew SC in January of this year, ahead of the 2017 MLS season.

Tonight’s match was the Black & Gold’s 21st international friendly dating back to 1997 and marked the seventh consecutive summer that an international opponent visited MAPFRE Stadium. Crew SC is 12-6-3 all-time in international exhibitions.

Tonight’s match against Eintracht Frankfurt marked the fourth time that Crew SC faced a German club. The Black & Gold is now undefeated in as many matches, with a record of 4-0-0. Previously, the Black & Gold faced Hamburger SV (2000), Bayer Leverkusen (2001) and 1. FC Nurnberg (2002) defeating all three opponents by an aggregate score of 15-6.

Next up, Crew SC hosts the Philadelphia Union at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, July 22 (7:30 p.m. ET / (7:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

Columbus Crew SC plays International Friendly Match tonight vs. Eintracht Frankfurt at 7:30 pm

MATCH PREVIEW:

DFB-Pokal finalists Eintracht Frankfurt set to be the Black & Gold’s fourth German opponent in club history

For Immediate Release

 

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC hosts Eintracht Frankfurt of the German Bundesliga in an international friendly at MAPFRE Stadium on Monday, July 17.The match kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. ET and is set to be televised regionally Spectrum Sports with Neil Sika, Dwight Burgess and Alex Stec on the call. Coverage on Spectrum Sports begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. The club’s official website, ColumbusCrewSC.com, is set to stream the English-language audio online. The friendly match against the Bundesliga side is classified as Special Match A for Crew SC Season Ticket Members and is included in their membership.

GAME NOTES PACKAGE: http://bit.ly/2017GameGuides

 

Eintracht Frankfurt is based out of Frankfurt, Germany and was founded in 1899. The Eagles play their matches at Commerzbank-Arena and are currently in Germany’s First Division. Eintracht Frankfurt has won the DFB-Pokal – Germany’s domestic cup – four times (1974, 1975, 1981, 1988), the Bundesliga once (1959) and the Europa League (1979-80) once. The Eagles recently reached the final of DFB-Pokal, Germany’s domestic cup tournament and finished the Bundesliga season in 11th place.

Monday’s match is the Black & Gold’s 21st international friendly dating back to 1997 and marks the seventh consecutive summer that an international opponent has visited MAPFRE Stadium. Crew SC is 11-6-3 all-time in international exhibitions, last facing Liga MX club Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz from Mexico in 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in a clash that the Black & Gold won by a 1-0 score. The match against Eintracht Frankfurt marks the fourth time that Crew SC faces a German club. Previously, the Black & Gold faced Hamburger SV, Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FC Nurnberg defeating all three opponents by an aggregate score of 15-6.

Following the international friendly on Monday, the Black & Gold remain in Central Ohio and return to MLS action when they host the Philadelphia Union at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, July 22 (7:30 p.m. ET / (7:30 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 

Columbus Crew SC vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (International Friendly)

Monday, July 17 – 7:30 p.m. ET – MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)

 

Regional Television: Spectrum Sports (coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET)
Regional Television Channel Guide: http://bit.ly/2017CrewSCBroadcast
English Audio: English audio available on ColumbusCrewSC.com

 

 

MATCH PREVIEW WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF COLUMBUS CREW SC COMMUNICATIONS

 

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