Slumping Columbus Crew hits road to Windy City to play improved Chicago Fire FC

Black & Gold unbeaten against Chicago in seven previous regular-season matches dating back to the 2018 campaign

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew (6-6-6, 24 points) travels to face longtime Eastern Conference foe Chicago Fire FC (4-9-5, 17 points) at Soldier Field tomorrow, Sunday, August 15 [6:00 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & (English); (Spanish)]. Coverage of the match on Bally Sports Ohio is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The Crew enters Sunday’s contest against Chicago Fire FC unbeaten in the last seven regular-season matches between the two sides, with a record of 3-0-4 while outscoring the Fire 14-6 dating back to the 2018 campaign. Notably, Crew forward Gyasi Zardes has netted seven of the Black & Gold’s 14 goals against the Chicago Fire during their unbeaten run, including both goals in a 2-0 victory over Chicago in the final match at Historic Crew Stadium (June 19, 2021).

Crew offense needs to get Lucas Zelarayan 10 open for scoring chances (photo by Osvaldo Figueroa Jr.)

2021 MLS Regular Season

Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire FC
Sunday, August 15 – 6:00 p.m. ET – Soldier Field (Chicago, Illinois)

Local Television: Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) | Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew Radio: 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via “Listen Live” at (English). (Spanish).

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 Field.

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