Columbus Crew SC went on the road last week and got its second straight win, an impressive 3-2 victory against the New York Red Bulls. Now the Black & Gold need to bottle that magic and carry into Saturday night’s game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium.
While the Crew are starting to move in the right direction at the right time, the Earthquakes are one of Major League Soccer’s better teams, and certainly a top side at home. The Black & Gold hope to be just the fourth team to win away at Avaya Stadium this year.
Here is everything you need to know heading into the midweek matchup.
What to read:
The Massive Report podcast crew took a look at the win at the Red Bulls and looked ahead to the matchup with San Jose. Aboubacar Keita had a good 45-minute performance in the MLS Homegrown game this week. Patrick Murphy wrote about what the Crew believe is the reason for the recent turnaround as well as looking at the rare challenge the Earthquakes provide. It’s a mixed bag of thoughts from the Massive Report staff in our prediction for this game. Ralph Schudel gives some analysis of what San Jose will do and how Columbus can win again. Patrick talked with the folks at Center Line Soccer about the Earthquakes.
Columbus Crew SC:
San Jose Earthquakes:
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Injuries, suspensions and call-ups:
Columbus Crew SC: The visitor’s injury list is getting a bit better. Left back Milton Valenzuela and playmaker Federico Higuain are both out for the year with ACL tears. Center backs Gaston Sauro (thigh) and Josh Williams (hamstring) and left back Waylon Francis (leg) are all also out for this game. Center back Jonathan Mensah (knee) and central midfielders Wil Trapp (knee) and Ricardo Clark (foot) are all questionable.
San Jose Earthquakes: Defensive midfielder Anibal Godoy is the only player still out with an injury.
How to Watch:
Date/Time: August, 3 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Avaya Stadium (San Jose, California)
Watch: FOX Sports Ohio
Stream: Fox Sports GO/ESPN+