Columbus Crew hits road tonight to play New York City FC, 7:30 pm; Harrison Afful gives match preview interview

The first of three matches against Eastern Conference foe this season

Harrison Afful
Harrison Afful Crew NY City FC preview A full week of practice. Still no road wins. 5 21 2021.mp3

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew continues its three-match road stretch when it travels to Harrison, New Jersey for a contest against New York City FC tomorrow, Saturday, May 22 [7:30 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio / 97.1 FM The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English), ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)]. The match will be played at Red Bull Arena, home of MLS side New York Red Bulls, due to venue unavailability at Yankee Stadium, the home stadium for NYCFC.

Last year, The Crew faced New York City FC three times during the regular season, posting a record of 2-1-0 while outscoring NYCFC 4-2. The match is set to be the 15th all-time regular-season meeting between the two sides, as well as the first of three regular-season contests between the clubs in 2021. In all, the Black & Gold has an all-time regular-season record of 5-5-4 against New York City FC dating back to 2015.

2021 MLS Regular Season

Columbus Crew at New York City FC
Saturday, May 22 – 7:30 p.m. ET – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)

Regional Television: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Ohio App (Stream) | Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew Radio: 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via “Listen Live” at 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish).

ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW
Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew 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 Columbus Crew’s 26th season in MLS as well as the Club’s final season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – and the Crew’s inaugural season at New Crew Stadium.

Website: 
ColumbusCrew.com | Twitter: @ColumbusCrew | Instagram: @ColumbusCrew | Hashtag: #Crew96 | Facebook.com/columbuscrew | App: ColumbusCrew.com/app | Stadium: Historic Crew Stadium | Training Facility: Columbus Crew Training Center at Obetz | Future Training Facility (2021): OhioHealth Performance Center | New, downtown stadium coming July 2021

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