Columbus SC Game Notes for New England Game

COLUMBUS
SC
2021 REGULAR SEASON:
(1-1-2, 5 pts.)

NEW ENGLAND
REVOLUTION
2021 REGULAR SEASON:
(2-1-2, 8 pts.)

Date: Sunday, May 16
Match Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Kickoff: 6:13 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
National TV: ESPN2 Jon Champion (play-by-play) Taylor Twellman (analyst)
97.1 The Fan [Radio]: Chris Doran (play-by-play) Neil Sika (analyst)
Jordan Angeli (analyst)
ColumbusCrew.com Spanish Audio Stream: Juan Valladares (play-by-play)

OHIOHEALTH PLAYER AVAILABILITY REPORT
Out: Kevin Molino – L Hamstring Injury Aidan Morris – L Knee Injury Marlon Hairston – L Knee Injury Perry Kitchen – R Thigh Injury Milton Valenzuela – R Thigh Injury
Questionable: Josh Williams – R Shoulder Injury Pedro Santos – L Knee Injury

Health and Safety Protocols
A player may be listed as “Questionable” or “Out” due to Health and Safety Protocols
for the following reasons:
• Quarantine due to participating in high risk behavior. • Quarantine related to being a high risk close contact. • Pending COVID-19 test results. • An inconclusive COVID-19 test result. • A positive COVID-19 test or a confirmed case of COVID-19. • Other illness not related to COVID-19.

LAST MATCH RECAP

COLUMBUS SC FALLS 2-0 TO TORONTO FC
Columbus SC traveled to Exploria Stadium in Orlando,
Florida on Wednesday for a match against Toronto FC in the
first leg of this season’s Trillium Cup. Toronto FC opened the
scoring in the 13th minute through midfielder Michael Bradley. Toronto added a second goal in the 87th minute when
forward Jozy Altidore headed in a goal to make the final
score 2-0. Crew midfielder Alex Matan made his first MLS
regular-season start in this match.

COLUMBUS SC VS. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION AT A GLANCE

Columbus SC record: 38-23-13 (113 GF, 88 GA)
Home games: 21-8-7 (67 GF, 39 GA)
Road games: 17-15-6 (46 GF, 49 GA)
05/19/2018 CLB 1 at NER 0 W Gillette Stadium
03/09/2019 CLB 2 at NER 0 W Gillette Stadium
04/06/2019 CLB 1 vs NER 0 W Historic Crew Stadium

THE CREW TRAVELS TO FACE NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION ON SUNDAY
Columbus SC travels to Foxborough, Massachusetts for a match against
the New England Revolution on Sunday, May 16 at Gillette Stadium. The
match is set to be the 75th all-time regular-season meeting between the
two clubs, with The Crew holding a 38-23-16 record against New England.
The match will be a rematch of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, in
which the Black & Gold won 1-0 thanks to a 59th-minute goal from midfielder Artur to advance to MLS Cup 2020.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING
The two sides did not meet during the 2020 regular season, and last met
twice during the 2019 regular season. In the first meeting, Columbus SC
traveled to Foxborough, Massachusetts on March 9. Forward Gyasi Zardes
scored twice and goalkeeper Zack Steffen stopped a Diego Fagundez penalty kick as The Crew took a 2-0 victory at Gillette Stadium. Columbus SC
then hosted the Revolution on April 6 at Historic Crew Stadium. Defender
Josh Williams scored the lone goal in the 42nd minute in a 1-0 victory for
the Black & Gold.

COACHES
Caleb Porter: 91-73-67 (Portland Timbers: ‘13 – ’17; Columbus SC: ’19 – Present) vs.
Bruce Arena: 220-132-107 (D.C. United: ’96 – ’98; New York Red Bulls ’06 – ’07; LA
Galaxy ’08 – ’16; New England Revolution ’19 – Present)
Records listed are MLS regular-season totals

2021 REGULAR-SEASON SNAPSHOT

COLUMBUS SC NEW ENGLAND

2021 MLS Regular Season: 2021 MLS Regular Season:
Points: 5 Points: 8
Points Per Game: 1.25 Points Per Game: 1.6
Eastern Conference: Ninth Eastern Conference: Second
Home: 1-1-0 Home: 2-0-0
Away: 0-1-1 Away: 0-1-2
Goals For: 3 Goals For: 6
Goals Against: 3 Goals Against: 6
+/-: 0 +/-: 0
2021 Regular-Season Leaders
Goals: Zelarayan (1) Goals: Five players tied (1)
Assists: N/A Assists: Gil (2)
Shots: Diaz, Zelarayan (7) Shots: Buksa (17)
Shots on Goal: Diaz, Zelarayan (3) Shots on Goal: Buksa (5)
Fouls Suffered: Zelarayan (10) Fouls Suffered: Gil (17)
Fouls Committed: Diaz (9) Fouls Committed: Buksa (10)
Yellow Cards Issued: Seven players tied (1) Yellow Cards Issued: Seven players tied (1)
Saves Leader: Room (9) Saves Leader: Turner (16)
GAA Leader: Room (0.75) GAA Leader: Turner (1.2)
Wins: Room (1) Wins: Turner (2)

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN
Sunday’s road match against the New England Revolution begins
at 6:00 p.m. ET and is set to be nationally televised on ESPN2.
Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman are slated to have the call in
English on ESPN2. Locally, the contest is available in English on
97.1 The Fan, as well as via stream on 971TheFan.com, with Chris
Doran, Neil Sika and Jordan Angeli on the call. A Spanish audio
stream is available on ColumbusCrew.com, with Juan Valladares
calling the match.

COLUMBUS SC SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CAPS

Player National Team Caps Last Appearance
Luis Diaz Costa Rica 4 11/13/20 vs. Qatar (friendly)
Waylon Francis Costa Rica 7 3/22/19 vs. Guatemala (friendly)
Eloy Room Curacao 34 11/15/19 vs. Costa Rica (Concacaf Nations League)
Harrison Afful Ghana 77 9/08/18 vs. Kenya (AFCoN qua.)
Jonathan Mensah Ghana 60 6/29/19 vs. Cameroon (AFCoN)
Derrick Etienne Jr. Haiti 22 11/18/19 vs. Costa Rica (Concacaf Nations League)
Kevin Molino Trinidad & Tobago 50 10/10/19 vs. Honduras (Concacaf Nations League)
Perry Kitchen United States 5 10/11/16 vs. New Zealand (friendly)
Darlington Nagbe United States 25 3/28/18 vs. Paraguay (friendly)
Gyasi Zardes United States 56 2/1/20 vs. Costa Rica (friendly)

THE CREW WITH TWO REGULAR-SEASON MATCHES
REMAINING AT HISTORIC CREW STADIUM
After a 3-1 victory against D.C. United in their last home
match (May 8), the Black & Gold return to MLS regular
season play at Historic Crew Stadium on May 29 when
The Crew hosts Toronto FC for the second of two Tril- lium Cup matches. Columbus SC’s final match at Historic
Crew Stadium against Chicago Fire FC is set to take
place on June 19 and will celebrate Major League Soc- cer’s first soccer-specific stadium.

MILESTONES ON THE HORIZON

CALEB PORTER
• Has won 91 MLS regular-season matches as a head
coach and is nine wins away from reaching 100 all-time.
SAAD ABDUL-SALAAM
• Has made 96 regular-season appearances and needs four
more to reach 100.
WAYLON FRANCIS
• Has made 96 regular-season starts for The Crew and
needs four more to reach 100.
PEDRO SANTOS
• Has made 97 regular-season appearances for The Crew
and needs three more to reach 100. • Has made 92 regular-season starts for The Crew and
needs eight more to reach 100.
GYASI ZARDES
• Has scored 49 goals across all competitions for The Crew
and needs one more to reach 50.
• Has 199 MLS regular-season starts and needs one more
to reach 200 all-time.

BLACK & GOLD QUOTES

ON WHAT THE CREW NEEDS TO DO MOVING FORWARD IN
THE SEASON
“For me, we have to find a way to win, no matter what. It
doesn’t matter if we have a thin bench. It doesn’t matter
if we have rotated guys in. It doesn’t matter the travel on
game days. It doesn’t matter the heat. It doesn’t matter
the short window. We’re never going to make those excuses. We need to find a way to score a couple goals, we
need to find a way to not give up a couple goals and we
need to find a way to get a result, and we didn’t.”-CALEB PORTER

ON COLUMBUS SC’S PERFORMANCE AND WHAT NEEDS
TO IMPROVE
“We were missing a couple of guys, but I believe whoever
steps in [the] game plan and what is expected of them
is to give their best for the team. I believe we can all do
better. I’ll start with myself: I can defend better, I can
help my teammates communicate. We learn from this,
we move on and we go again hard in the next game.”-JONATHAN MENSAH

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