The Black & Gold sit at the top of the CCC standings after a win over Atlanta United last Saturday and a draw against hosts Charleston Battery on Wednesday.
With a win, Columbus will secure the Carolina Cup, an honor it hasn’t achieved since the first year of the tournament in 2004. Although this is not the focus of the preseason Cup, it would be a nice boost to have a piece of silverware heading into the regular season.
Seattle also drew with the Battery last weekend and lost to United midweek.
As the final game of the preseason, Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter said he hoped to play close to a first-choice lineup, so this should give Black & Gold fans an idea of what the starting 11 will look like for the March 4 season opener against the Chicago Fire.
The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be watched above