Columbus Crew SC is looking for the team’s first win of 2019 as the Black & Gold head to suburban Boston to face the New England Revolution. Both teams tied 1-1 in their opening matches but Columbus did it at home and New England managed a draw on the road.
The Crew struggled with a reserve-heavy New York Red Bulls squad on opening day. The Black & Gold gave up an early goal before scoring on a great Gaston Sauro header. Otherwise, the offense didn’t really create many chances in the first game under Caleb Porter.
Today is the Revs’ home opener after the team traveled to FC Dallas and tied the hosts, putting in an impressive effort to claw back an equalizer after giving up an early goal. New England showed an ability to counter attack and a solid defense, an area the team struggled with last season.
Follow along with live updates as the game kicks off.
Mike Crosky previews the game while the staff feels pretty positive that the Crew can get something out of the game. Pat Murphy talked to Jake Catanese of The Bent Musket about the offseason and how he expects the Revs to play. Murphy also looked at Porter’s plan to get points on the road.
Injuries & Suspensions:
The Crew: Milton Valenzuela is out for the season with a torn ACL. Niko Hansen is still recovering from a strain to his right thigh.
The Revolution: Defender Andrew Farrell is the only Revs player listed as out, with an eye injury. Offseason signing, forward Juan Fernando Caicedo is likely to play. He’s been limited by a muscle injury.
How to watch:
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Come back here once the lineups are announced to take part in our game thread. You can chat with members of our staff and other Crew fans throughout the match in the comment section below.