Defending MLS champion Crew SC heads to Sunshine State to play much-improved and pesky CF Montreal

Caleb Porter Crew SC head coach (megasportsnews.com photo)
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COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC travels to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to face CF Montreal in an MLS regular-season contest at DRV PNK Stadium today, Saturday, May 1 [3:00 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App / 97.1 The Fan (English), ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish)]. Today’s match is set to be the 22nd all-time regular-season meeting between the two sides.

In its last MLS regular-season match, Crew SC played the Philadelphia Union to a 0-0 draw at Historic Crew Stadium (April 18). Goalkeeper Eloy Room made five saves as he recorded his fourth consecutive clean sheet across all competitions, dating back to MLS Cup 2020 (December 12). Midfielder Alex Matan made his Black & Gold debut as an 88th minute substitute for Pedro Santos. Most recently, the Black & Gold played CF Monterrey to a 2-2 draw at home (April 28) in the First Leg of the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, with goals scored by defender Milton Valenzuela and midfielder Lucas Zelarayan.


The Crew leads in the all-time regular-season series with a record of 10-8-3. CF Montreal is currently tied for first place in the Eastern Conference standings with four points and a record of 1-0-1 and lead the Eastern Conference on goal differential. In its last match, CF Montreal played Nashville SC to 2-2 draw in a road contest (April 24).

2021 MLS Regular Season
Columbus Crew SC at CF Montreal
Saturday, May 1 – 3:00 p.m. ET – DRV PNK Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Regional Television: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) | Coverage begins: 3:00 p.m. ET
Crew SC Radio: 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via “Listen Live” at 971TheFan.com. (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish).


ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW SC
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer. Crew SC 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 2020 campaign was the Crew’s 25th season in MLS and the 21st season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. 

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