Columbus Crew SC finished the team’s busy week strong with two straight wins with three shutouts in a row. The task gets harder as the group travels to the outskirts of Boston to face the New England Revolution.
Columbus is in a fine run of form, going five games without a loss, kicking off with a 2-2 draw against the Revolution on April 21st. New England’s form is a bit more erratic, winning at home, but stumbling on the road.
This has been a common refrain in 2018, as the Revolution are tough at home. Thirteen of New England;s 17 points have come from Gillette Stadium. The Black & Gold’s road form is a mirror of the hosts, earning five of 21 points away from the friendly confines of MAPFRE Stadium.
Ralph Schudel checks in on what the Revs have been doing right this year. Pat Murphy takes a look at the depth that’s powering Crew SC. One key will be Federico Higuain, Eliot McKinley digs into the numbers that makes Pipa so great. Winning on the road is hard, or at least that’s what the staff thinks in their predictions for tonight’s match.
Lineups will be added once released.
Injuries & Suspensions:
Crew SC: Pedro Santos is out with a right thigh strain. He is likely to be out for at least two weeks according to head coach Gregg Berhalter.
New England: Midfielder Isaac Angking is out of the lineup due to illness. Forward Juan Agudelo is questionable with a hamstring injury. Diego Fagundez is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
How to watch:
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
TV: The CW Columbus, MyTV Columbus, Spectrum Sports