Columbus Crew SC play the team’s second match in the Carolina Challenge Cup on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET against tournament hosts Charleston Battery.
The Black & Gold came from behind to defeat Atlanta United on Saturday night in the first game of the tournament. That turnaround was sparked by a second half brace from playmaking midfielder Federico Higuain.
Charleston also found themselves down in their first game of the Cup against the Seattle Sounders. It was a stoppage time equalizer for the Battery that saw them draw 1-1 with the defending MLS Cup Champions.
In the first contest with United, Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter used a mix-bag lineup, including multiple rookies. Columbus fans should expect something similar from this game before a close to first-choice starting 11 in Saturday’s game against the Sounders.
Fans may get a first look at new Designated Player Jonathan Mensah who, along with Harrison Afful, has been on international duty all of preseason as part of Ghana’s run in the African Cup of Nations.
The game can be viewed above or on ColumbusCrewSC.com.