New York City FC hosts defending MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew this evening

Ronny Deila NY City FC head coach (courtesy CONCACAF)

MLS Regular Season 2021
New York City FC vs Columbus Crew
Saturday, May 22, 2021
7:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena – Harrison, NJ

TV USA: YES Network / YES App / ESPN+ (out of market)
Commentary: Joe Tolleson/Ian Joy
Radio English: TuneIn; NYCFC.com/radio
Commentary: Glenn Crooks/ Matt Lawrence
Radio Spanish: TuneIn; NYCFC.com/radio
Commentary: Roberto Abramowitz/Ariel Judas

Referee: Drew Fischer
AR1: Logan Brown
AR2: Cory Richardson
4th Official: JC Griggs
VAR: Sorin Stoica
AVAR: Brian Dunn

NYCvCLB

2021 Records (W – D – L)
New York City FC (3rd Eastern Conference)
2 – 1 – 2 (8 points)
Columbus Crew (11th Eastern Conference)
1 – 2 – 2 (5 points)
standings as of 5/21

2020 Meetings:

March 1, 2020 (MLS Regular
Season)
Columbus 1 – 0 NYCFC
MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus, OH
August 24, 2020 (MLS Regular
Season)
NYCFC 1 – 0 Columbus
Red Bull Arena – Harrison, NJ
October 18, 2020 (MLS Regular
Season)
Columbus 3 – 1 NYCFC
MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus, OH

Availability Report

QUESTIONABLE
Alexander Callens – Hamstring
Maxime Chanot – Adductor
Alfredo Morales – Adductor
Maxi Moralez – Quad
Anton Tinnerholm – Hamstring

OUT
Gedion Zelalem – Hamstring
Heber – Knee
Thiago Andrade – MLS H&S
Talles Magno – MLS H&S

KEY POINTS

New York City FC comes into
Saturday’s matchup against the
reigning MLS Cup Champion
Columbus Crew unbeaten in the last
four matches. The Clubs met three
times last season and NYCFC’s only
result came during a 1-0 win at Red
Bull Arena.

This is the last match of a four-game
stretch for NYCFC that featured all
four teams that finished above the
Club in the 2020 Eastern Conference
table (Toronto FC, Orlando City SC,
and Philadelphia Union as the others).
The Boys in Blue have earned five
points from a possible nine so far.

Earlier this week, the Club signed
Talles Magno from Vasco da Gama as
a Young Designated Player. The
match against Columbus comes too
soon for the 18-year-old to make his
debut. His compatriot Thiago Andrade
is expected to arrive in market in the
coming days and will be available for
selection following a mandated
quarantine.

Jesus Medina scored his fourth goal of
the season last weekend against
Toronto FC. Along with fellow South
American Valentin Castellanos, the
pair are the only two teammates in
Major League Soccer with 4 or more
goals apiece heading into the
weekend.

TEAM LEADERS

2021 LEAGUE GOALS
Valentin Castellanos (4)
Jesus Medina (4)
Gudmundur Thorarinsson (1)

2021 LEAGUE ASSISTS
Anton Tinnerholm (2)
Valentin Castellanos (1)
Alfredo Morales (1)
Maxi Moralez (1)
Andres Jasson (1)

2021 Goalkeeping
Sean Johnson
Saves: 13
Goals Allowed: 4
Save Percentage: 76.5%

2021 Discipline
Fouls (13) – Castellanos
Yellow Cards (2) –Castellanos
Red Cards (0) – n/a

2021 Form Guide (Last 5)
L – W – W – D – D

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