Wed, Sep 29, 2021
Black & Gold face LIGA MX side Cruz Azul in third edition of Campeones Cup; fans attending match are encouraged to arrive early during exciting evening in Arena District and Astor Park
COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew hosts Liga MX side Deportivo Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup at Lower.com Field tonight, Wednesday, September 29 [8:00 p.m. ET / ESPN2, Univision and TUDN]. With Campeones Cup hardware on the line, the competition presents an opportunity for the Crew to secure its first international trophy in Club history. Tickets for the annual clash between the reigning MLS and Liga MX champions are available at the following link: https://bit.ly/3iBpovw.
The Crew qualified for the 2021 Campeones Cup by virtue of winning the 2020 MLS Cup, defeating Seattle Sounders FC 3-0 (December 12) – the largest margin of victory in MLS Cup history. Tonight’s contest marks the Club’s first appearance in Campeones Cup. Representing LIGA MX, Cruz Azul earned a spot in the Campeones Cup after defeating Club Leon and winning its third Campeon de Campeones match – the contest between the winners of LIGA MX’s Apertura and Clausura regular seasons, in which Cruz Azul had won the 2021 Clausura title.
Supporters planning to attend are encouraged to pre-purchase parking via arenadistrictparking.com and arrive as early as possible. The midweek contest marks an exciting evening downtown around the Arena District and Astor Park with the Crew’s neighbors the Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Clippers also hosting games this evening.
2021 Campeones Cup
Columbus Crew vs. Deportivo Cruz Azul
Wednesday, September 29 – 8:00 p.m. ET – Lower.com Field (Columbus, OH)
National Television: ESPN2, Univision, TUDN
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 Lower.com Field.
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