After failing to get a point on match day one of the Major League Soccer season, Columbus Crew SC makes its first appearance at MAPFRE Stadium in 2016.
The Black & Gold fans are sure to be out in number today with the inaugural "1/2 Priced Night," not to mention the usual MEGATAILGATE and all the other festivities that go along with a home Crew SC game.
Here is everything you need to know followed by hot to watch the match as the home slate of action kicks off for Crew SC! Come back and chat with us during the match in the comment section below.
- The Black & Gold are unbeaten in the club's last 11 home openers, going 6-0-5 in the first game at MAPFRE Stadium since 2005. Under head coach Gregg Berhalter, Crew SC is 2-0-0.
- Columbus is also undefeated against the Union all-time at home. MAPFRE Stadium has seen Crew SC defeat Philadelphia six times with one draw. In all meetings with Philly, the Black & Gold leads the series at 10-4-1.
- Philadelphia will be without Maurice Edu in this match due to a stress fracture in his left leg. The midfielder missed the opener, but was ruled out for three to four months this week as the diagnosis was made.
Projected Starting XI
How to Watch
Match Date & Time: March 12, 7:30 p.m. EST
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, OH
Watch: CW Columbus, TWC SportsChannel
Listen: CD102.5, La Mega 103.1
Online: MLS Live