MATCH RECAP: Columbus Crew 3, New York Red Bulls 0; Midfielder Aidan Morris scores 5th career goal in dominating win

By Mariana Smithfield

Aidan Morris in 2023 with Columbus Crew. By Hayden Schiff – https photos, 52914988142, CC BY 2.0, https

Aidan Morris Crew Midfielder Postgame Locker Room March 16, 2024 Crew 3 NY Red Bulls 0.mp3


Match Notes:

  • The Crew earned a 3-0 win against the New York Red Bulls in tonight’s home match at Field in Columbus, Ohio.
    • With the home victory, the Black & Gold have earned 10 points (3-0-1) through their first three MLS matches, tied for best total to begin a season. It’s only the third time the Club has registered 10 points through its first four matches (2018 and 2020).
    • The result also marks the seventh time in Crew history the team has started a season 3-0-0 at home (1997, 1998, 2008, 2010, 2020, 2023 and 2024).
    • The Black & Gold have netted at least one goal in all their 2024 MLS matches to date. The Club has scored in their first four matches each of the past three seasons (2022-2024), the longest such streak in Club history.
    • The Crew have only allowed two goals through four matches in MLS play, tied for second fewest in Club History (1 allowed in 2020, 2 in 2007).
    • With tonight’s victory over the New York Red Bulls, the Crew have extended their home unbeaten streak to 15 regular-season matches, the second-longest streak in club history (22 games from 2008-09).
    • Columbus is currently only one of two teams that have yet to trail in a match this season, joining FC Cincinnati who play at the New England Revolution tomorrow.
    • The Crew have scored in 20 consecutive matches across all competitions, registering 41 goals in the stretch, and 18 in MLS play.


  • Homegrown midfielder Aidan Morris scored the third goal for the Crew in the 67th minute.
    • It marked Morris’ first goal of 2024 and fifth career goal.
  • Registering the assist to Aidan Morris’ 67th minute goal, midfielder Sean Zawadzki registered the first assist of his MLS career.



Diego Rossi Crew striker fights for ball 3 16 2024 vs. NY Red Bulls Crew 3 NYRB 0 (courtesy Crew Communications)


Rudy Camacho Crew defender looking to advance ball 3 16 2024 vs. NY Red Bulls Crew 3 NYRB 0 (courtesy Crew Communications)


Steven Moreira Crew defender moving ball quickly past defense 3 16 2024 vs. NY Red Bulls Crew 3 NYRB 0 (courtesy Crew Communications)


Yaw Yeboah Crew MF ready to strike ball 3 16 2024 vs. NY Red Bulls Crew 3 NYRB 0 (courtesy Crew Communications)


  • With the assist to Cucho’s first half goal, midfielder Yaw Yeboah recorded the 10th assist of his MLS career and fourth in the past four matches.
    • Yeboah becomes the ninth player in MLS history to record an assist in each of their first four or more matches of a season and is the second Crew player to accomplish the feat. The Black & Gold’s Andy Williams possesses the MLS record after registering an assist in each of his first seven matches in 1998.
    • The Ghanian midfielder became the 10th player in Crew history to register an assist in four or more consecutive games at any point of a single season.