Desperately seeking a win, the Columbus Crew head to suburban Denver. After breaking the five game losing streak, the Black & Gold have now lost two games in a row. They have slipped below the playoff line. Without three points, the playoff gap likely widens.
The Crew will get some reinforcements as Pedro Santos returned from compassionate leave. He’ll come back into the team after missing last week. He’ll help an ailing offense that once again has been shut out in back to back games.
The Colorado Rapids won their first game of the season last week against the LA Galaxy to move to five points on the year. Their start has cost their coach his job and has left the team six points out of second to last place in the conference.
What to read:
Nick Hudak previews what to expect from the previously winless Rapids. Can the Black & Gold get a win on the road? The staff is mixed on the chances. Could the floodgates open for the Crew? The Rapids defense provides the opportunity according to Jimmy Lentz.
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Injuries, suspensions and call-ups:
Columbus Crew: Milton Valenzuela remains on the season-ending injury list. Defender Harrison Afful was at practice this past week but is still not cleared for contact while he works back from a broken jaw. Defender Waylon Francis and Zack Steffen trained this week, but are listed as questionable. Steffen hasn’t played since missing the LAFC game. Francis missed last week’s game.
Colorado Rapids: Only defender Kortne Ford is out. He had knee surgery in April and is still working to return.
How to watch:
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00 pm.
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colorado)
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Radio: 97.1 The Fan (streaming), Spanish - columbuscrewsc.com
Streaming: FOX Sports GO/ESPN+