Columbus Crew SC (0-0-2, 2 pts.) logged its second consecutive shutout in League play as the Black & Gold drew CF Montréal 0-0 on Saturday afternoon from DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The draw marks the second straight nil-nil result for Columbus, while Montréal (1-0-2, 5 pts.) added a third game to their unbeaten start to the season.
Both teams entered the game with changes to their starting lineups. Montréal tapped in Erik Hurtado to fill in for Mason Toye, who was down with a thigh injury. Montréal also shook up their midfield by starting Amar Sejdic over captain Samuel Piette. The Crew had Bradley Wright-Phillips up top filling in for Gyasi Zardes and Vito Wormgoor made his grand return to the team after missing most of 2020 due to injury.
The Crew had a slow start to the first half, despite holding their fair share of possession. While Montréal had their opportunities on goal to no avail, Columbus did not record a single shot. Clement Diop only broke a sweat off of an opportunity from Wright-Phillips’ but the scoring chance was ruled offside.
Montréal were forced to make an injury substitution at the 55th minute after fullback Zachary Brault-Guillard was unable to continue. The Canadian international, who was coming off the back of two straight Team of the Week presented by Audi appearances, stepped off for homegrown play Clement Bayiha.
The Crew return to action on Wednesday, May 5 at CF Monterrey in Leg Two of the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals, which both sides tied 2-2 on aggregate, though Monterrey holds the advantage with two road goals scored. Kickoff for that match is slated for 8 p.m. ET on FS2 and TUDN.
Upcoming Match: 2021 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals, Second Leg
Columbus Crew SC at CF Monterrey
Wednesday, May 5 – 8:00 p.m. ET – Estadio BBVA (Monterrey, Mexico)
National Television: FS2^ (English), TUDN (Spanish)
^ FS2 is available in Columbus by AT&T TV (618), Spectrum (67/328). It is also available on YouTube TV and Hulu Live. The match can also be streamed via the FOX Sports App.
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 2021 campaign is the Crew’s 26th season in MLS and the 22nd season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States.
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