Reporters Game Notes from Crew-New York City FC Game


Ronnie Diallo, head coach

Were 5-2-4, 17 points, 6th in the MLS Eastern Conference before the game

Luis Barraza was in goal, his second MLS start

Valentin Castellanos hasn’t scored in 9 games after Saturday’s game

In a soccer rarity, Coach Diallo subbed in 3 players at one time in the second half

After the contest, NY City FC dropped to 7th with a record of 5-5-2, 17 points and a record of 2-3-1 away


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Came into the game at 4-3-4, 17 points, 8th in the MLS Eastern Conference

All-time vs. New York City FC, Crew has 7 wins, NYCFC has 5 wins, there have been 4 ties. In Columbus, Crew is 4-1.

Crew led 1-0 at halftime on a Darlington Nagbe goal in stoppage time

The Crew got the game-winning goal on a Lucas Zelarayan set play, free kick. His 5th goal of the season, but 4th on free kicks which ties David Beckham with 4 in a season.

Bradley Wright-Phillips made his 225th MLS appearance

Two players who are playing well for Columbus includes Saad Abdul-Salaam and Marlon Hairston. Add Miguel Berry to the list too.

In the 80th minute of the contest, the Crew and its crowd, paid tribute to the late CBJ goalie Matiss Kivlenieks who died earlier this month in a fireworks accident

The Crew held on to win despite 7 minutes of 2nd half stoppage time. Extra time is not kind to the Crew sometimes

After the game, Columbus moved up to a tie for 5th with the Philadelphia Union with 20 points and a record of 5-3-5. They are 4-0-2 at home

***Website Crew beat reporter Stuart Mason contributed to this report***