Columbus Crew looks to rebound against always tough Philadelphia Union in 6 PM matchup

COLUMBUS
CREW
2022 REGULAR SEASON:
(2-1-2, 8 pts.)

Philadelphia Union
2022 REGULAR SEASON:
(4-0-1, 13 pts.)

Date: Saturday, April 9
Match Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Kickoff: 6:08 p.m. ET
Location: Subaru Park (Philadelphia, PA)
Local TV: WWHO (CW Columbus) Neil Sika (play-by-play) Jordan Angeli (analyst) Brett Hiltbrand (sideline)
1460 ESPN [Radio], 971TheFan.com [Stream]: Chris Doran (analyst)
ColumbusCrew.com Spanish Audio Stream: Juan Valladares (play-by-play)

OHIOHEALTH PLAYER AVAILABILITY REPORT

OUT: Kevin Molino – R Knee Injury
Isaiah Parente – Illness
QUESTIONABLE: None
Health and Safety Protocols
A player may be listed as “Questionable” or “Out” due to Health and Safety Protocols
for the following reasons:
• Quarantine due to participating in high risk behavior. • Quarantine related to being a high risk close contact. • Pending COVID-19 test results. • An inconclusive COVID-19 test result. • A positive COVID-19 test or a confirmed case of COVID-19. • Other illness not related to COVID-19.

MISCELLANEOUS TEAM NOTES

COLUMBUS CREW FALL TO NASHVILLE SC
Columbus Crew hosted Nashville SC before a sold-out crowd at
Lower.com Field on Saturday, April 2. Nashville SC took the lead
in the 28th minute of the contest, through Alex Muyl who was
assisted by Taylor Washington. Despite the setback, the Black &
Gold continued to push for the goal, outscoring the visitors 19-6
while maintaining 67% of possession. In the end, Nashville SC
won the contest 1-0.

COLUMBUS CREW VS. Philadelphia Union AT A GLANCE

Columbus Crew record: 15-11-4 (37 GF, 39 GA)
Home games: 11-2-3 (26 GF, 13 GA)
Road games: 4-9-1 (11 GF, 26 GA)
10/03/2021 CLB 0 at PHI 3 L Subaru Park
06/23/2021 CLB 0 at PHI 1 L Subaru Park
04/18/2021 CLB 0 vs PHI 0 D Historic Crew Stadium
THE CREW TRAVELS TO FACE THE PHILADELPHIA UNION
The Columbus Crew look for their first road win of the 2022 MLS
Season as they take on the top-ranked Philadelphia Union. The
match will be the 31st all-time regular season meeting between
the two teams dating back to 2010.
LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING
Columbus Crew traveled to Subary Park to face the Philadelphia
Union on October 3, 2021, when Philadelphia Union hosted the
Columbus Crew at Subaru Park. Philadelphia found the back of the
net early when Jack Elliott scored in the 25th minute. Alejandro
Bedoya scored a second for the Union in the 46th minute followed
by Leon Flach’s 89th minute goal. The Philadelphia Union went on
to win 3-0.
COACHES
Caleb Porter: 105-86-75 (Portland Timbers: ‘13 – ’17; Columbus Crew: ’19 –
Present) vs.
Jim Curtin: 102-87-61 (Philadelphia Union: ’14 – Present)
Records listed are MLS regular-season totals

2022 REGULAR-SEASON SNAPSHOT

2022 MLS Regular Season: 2022 MLS Regular Season:
Points: 8 Points: 13
Points Per Game: 1.6 Points Per Game: 2.6
Eastern Conference: Fifth Eastern Conference: First
Home: 2-1-0 Home: 2-0-1
Away: 0-0-2 Away: 2-0-0
Goals For: 9 Goals For: 9
Goals Against: 5 Goals Against: 2
+/-: +4 +/-: +7
2021 Regular-Season Leaders
Goals: Zelerayan (4) Goals: Gazdag (4)
Assists: Three Players Tied (2) Assists: Wagner (3)
Shots: Zelarayan (16) Shots: Gazdag (11)
Shots on Goal: Etienne (8) Shots on Goal: Gazdag (9)
Fouls Suffered: Zelarayan (14) Fouls Suffered: Carranza (12)
Fouls Committed: Santos (10) Fouls Committed: Santos (13)
Yellow Cards Issued: Four Players Tied (1) Yellow Cards Issued: Three Players Tied (2)
Saves Leader: Room (11) Saves Leader: Blake (13)
GAA Leader: Room (1.2) GAA Leader: Blake (0.4)
Wins: Room (2) Wins: Blake (4)

COLUMBUS CREW SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CAPS (AS OF 3/9/22)
Player National Team Caps Last Appearance
Milos Degenek Australia 34 3/24/22 vs. Japan (FIFA WCQ)
Luis Diaz Costa Rica 8 10/7/21 vs. Honduras (FIFA WCQ)
Eloy Room Curacao 40 6/15/21 vs. Panama (FIFA WCQ)
Jonathan Mensah Ghana 68 1/5/22 vs. Algeria (Friendly)
Derrick Etienne Jr. Haiti 32 3/27/22 vs. Guatemala (Friendly)
Kevin Molino Trinidad & Tobago 53 7/18/21 vs. Guatemala (Concacaf Gold Cup)
Perry Kitchen United States 5 10/11/16 vs. New Zealand (Friendly)
Darlington Nagbe United States 25 3/28/18 vs. Paraguay (Friendly)
Yaw Yeboah Ghana 4 10/9/21 vs. Zimbabwe (FIFAWCQ)
Gyasi Zardes United States 68 1/30/22 vs. El Salvador (FIFA WCQ)
Lucas Zelarayan Armenia 4 11/4/21 vs. Germany (FIFA WC)

BLACK & GOLD NOTES

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN
Saturday’s home match against the Philadelphia Union
begins at 6:00 p.m. ET and is set to be locally televised on
WWHO (CW Columbus). Neil Sika, Jordan Angeli and Brett
Hiltbrand are slated to have the call in English. Pre-match
coverage will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.
The match is also available in English on 1460 ESPN and
streaming via “Listen Live” on 971TheFan.com, with Chris
Doran calling the match. A Spanish audio stream is available
on ColumbusCrew.com, with Juan Valladares on the call.

CREW’S FIRST APRIL SELL-OUT SINCE INAGURAL SEASON
The Columbus Crew’s match on April 2 vs. Nashville
SC marked the first April sell-out for a regular-season
Crew home match since the inaugural season (1996)
of the Club — 26 years ago when the team played at
Ohio Stadium (1996-1998) — before the team played at
Historic Crew Stadium (1999-2021) and Lower.com Field
(2021-Present). Excluding the Historic Crew Stadium
inaugural match played in May 1999, the Crew’s earliestin-season sellout at its soccer-specific home venue was
previously June 13, 2015 which fell on regular-season
home match number eight of that year.

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