Columbus Crew Game Notes for D.C. United Match

COLUMBUS
CREW
2022 REGULAR SEASON:
(2-3-3, 9 pts.)

D.C. United
2022 REGULAR SEASON:
(3-4-0, 9 pts.)

Date: Saturday, April 30
Match Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Kickoff: 7:38 p.m. ET
Location: Lower.com Field (Columbus, OH)
Local TV: Bally Sports Ohio Neil Sika (play-by-play) Jordan Angeli (analyst) Brett Hiltbrand (sideline)
97.1 The Fan [Radio], 971TheFan.com [Stream]: Chris Doran (analyst)
ColumbusCrew.com Spanish Audio Stream: Juan Valladares (play-by-play)

2022 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

2022 MLS REGULAR-SEASON RECORD: OVERALL: 2-3-3 HOME: 2-2-0 AWAY: 0-1-3
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET)/RESULT TV STATION
Sat., Feb. 26 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC W, 4-0 Bally Sports Ohio
Sat, Mar. 5 @ San Jose Earthquakes D, 3-3 Bally Sports Great Lakes
Sat., Mar. 12 TORONTO FC W, 2-1 Bally Sports Ohio
Sun., Mar. 20 @ New York Red Bulls D, 1-1 Bally Sports Great Lakes
Sat., Apr. 2 NASHVILLE SC L, 0-1 Bally Sports Great Lakes
Sat., Apr. 9 @ Philadelphia Union L, 1-0 WWHO (CW Columbus)
Sat., Apr. 16 ORLANDO CITY SC L, 0-2 Bally Sports Ohio
Sat., Apr. 23 @ Sporting Kansas City D, 0-0 Bally Sports Ohio
Sat., Apr. 30 D.C. UNITED 7:30 p.m. Bally Sports Ohio

OHIOHEALTH PLAYER AVAILABILITY REPORT

OUT: Kevin Molino – R Knee Injury
QUESTIONABLE: Milos Degenek – L Thigh Injury Luis Diaz – Back Injury Lucas Zelarayan – R Knee Injury
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 confirm

LAST MATCH RECAP

COLUMBUS CREW EARNS DRAW ON THE ROAD
Columbus Crew traveled to face Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday, April 23, in what was the 57th
all-time regular season meeting between the two teams. The
two teams braved the elements as the game was delayed 45
minutes due to lightning. The Crew outshot Kansas City 9-3, but
ultimately could not find the back of the net. Eloy Room recorded
his second clean sheet of the season with four saves. The match
ended in a 0-0 draw, earning the Crew a point on the road.

COLUMBUS CREW VS. D.C. United AT A GLANCE

Columbus Crew Record vs. D.C. United: 31-32-11 (109 GF, 102 GA)
Home games: 20-9-7 (60 GF, 33 GA)
Road games: 11-23-4 (49 GF, 69 GA)
10/30/2021 CLB 3 at DC 1 W Audi Field
08/04/2021 CLB 2 vs DC 4 L Lower.com Field
05/08/2021 CLB 3 vs DC 1 W Historic Crew Stadium

COLUMBUS CREW HOSTS D.C. UNITED
Columbus Crew looks to level its all-time record against D.C. United
when the two meet at Lower.com Field for the 75th all-time regular
season meeting between the two sides. The Crew currently sits one
game back of D.C. United with 31 wins, looking to add another on
Saturday.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING
Columbus Crew traveled to Audi Field on October 30, 2021, to face D.C.
United. Paul Arriola opened the scoring for D.C. United in the third minute. The Crew responded to D.C.’s goal with three unanswered goals
starting with a penalty kick from Lucas Zelarayan in the 45th minute.
Pedro Santos scored the club’s second in the 66th minute, assisted
by Darlington Nagbe. Zelarayan scored his second of the match in the
76th minute, assisted by Miguel Berry. Columbus went on to win 1-3.

COACHES
Caleb Porter: 105-88-75 (Portland Timbers: ‘13 – ’17; Columbus Crew:
’19 – Present) vs. Chad Ashton: 3-3-1(D.C. United: ’20 – Present*)
*Coached seven games as interim head coach
Records listed are MLS regular-season totals

2022 REGULAR-SEASON SNAPSHOT

2022 MLS Regular Season: 2022 MLS Regular Season:
Points: 9 Points: 9
Points Per Game: 1.13 Points Per Game: 1.29
Eastern Conference: Twelfth Eastern Conference: Eleventh
Home: 2-2-0 Home: 2-3-0
Away: 0-1-3 Away: 1-1-0
Goals For: 10 Goals For: 10
Goals Against: 9 Goals Against: 10
+/-: +1 +/-: 0
2021 Regular-Season Leaders
Goals: Zelarayan (4) Goals: Kamara (4)
Assists: Three Players Tied (2) Assists: Gressel (3)
Shots: Zelarayan (22) Shots: Kamara (14)
Shots on Goal: Etienne (9) Shots on Goal: Kamara (8)
Fouls Suffered: Zelarayan (22) Fouls Suffered: Hines-Ike (13)
Fouls Committed: Santos (13) Fouls Committed: Smith (11)
Yellow Cards Issued: Two Players Tied (3) Yellow Cards Issued: Najar (3)
Saves Leader: Room (21) Saves Leader: Hamid (24)
GAA Leader: Room (1.13) GAA Leader: Hamid (1.33)
Wins: Room (2) Wins: Hamid (2)

BLACK & GOLD NOTES

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN
Saturday’s home match against D.C. United begins at 7:30
p.m. ET and is set to be locally televised on Bally Sports
Ohio. Neil Sika, Jordan Angeli and Brett Hiltbrand are
slated to be on the call. Pre-match coverage will begin at
7:00 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio. The match is also available in English on 97.1 The Fan 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

COLUMBUS CREW SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CAPS (AS OF 3/28/22)

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)
Lucas Zelarayan Armenia 4 11/4/21 vs. Germany (FIFA WCQ)

BLACK & GOLD QUOTES

ON BUILDING OFF MATCH AGAINST SPORTING KANSAS CITY
“It’s good for the confidence of the team. We needed it. And of
course, we’re coming here for the three points; we had some
chances but at the end I think this is a good result for us, we
can build from this. The next game at home, we need to win
against D.C. United. But this is a good start and it gives the
team confidence, and I think it was a really good game from
our side.”

  • ELOY ROOM
    ON THE CREW’S HUNGER AGAINST SPORTING KANSAS CITY
    “The whole group had a hunger. That was really important to
    see and for me to know that that’s there. And for the supporters, for them to see that the club is fighting – we are in every
    game, and we are fighting. And this group is together, we are
    united, and you’re going to see that every single game.”
  • CALEB PORTER

MILESTONES ON THE HORIZON

JALIL ANIBABA
• Has made 241 MLS regular-season appearances
and needs nine more to reach 250.
ERIK HURTADO
• Has made 149 MLS regular-season appearances
and needs one more to reach 150.
KEVIN MOLINO
• Has made 98 MLS regular-season starts and needs
two more to reach 100.
JOSH WILLIAMS
• Has made 140 regular-season starts for the Crew
and needs 10 more to reach 150.

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