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Crew vs Vancouver: live stream, time, TV schedule, lineups and highlights

Final push for playoff hopes continues

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Three games left in the regular season. The Columbus Crew hope there’s more after that. The team begins the weekend six points out of the last playoff spot, currently held by New England.

The Crew need to win today in Vancouver against the Whitecaps to keep any realistic hope for a post season spot alive. They can be eliminated if they lose and the Revolution win or tie, Montreal wins, or both Chicago and Orlando win. A tie and a Revs win also bounce the Crew from the playoff race. Three points and Columbus lives to fight another week.

Vancouver have no playoff hopes after being eliminated from the Western Conference race. The first season with Marc Dos Santos at the helm has not gone to plan. The team is last in the conference. Fredy Montero and Yordy Reyna lead the team with seven goals, but there has been no consistent creator with fullback Ali Adnan leading the team in assists with four.

What to read:

Nick Hudak scouts Vancouver and how the Crew can respond. The Massive Report staff feels pretty good about the long road trip to the West Coast.


Injuries, suspensions and call-ups:

Columbus Crew SC: David Accam makes an appearance on the injury list. He’s questionable with a thigh injury. Left back Waylon Francis remains out. Second choice left back Hector Jimenez is also sidelined with his MCL strain. Josh Williams hasn’t recovered from his thigh injury, further impacting defensive depth. Midfielder Ricardo Clark is sidelined with a foot injury. No surprise with on the long term injury list, left back Milton Valenzuela and playmaker Federico Higuain are both out for the year with ACL tears.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Stalwart defender Erik Godoy is probable as his right calf is healing. He looks to return after missing four games. Fellow defender Jake Nerwinski also may be back in the lineup after missing last week’s game against Houston with a left ankle injury. Starting goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau likely returns to the lineup after missing last week’s game with a right ankle injury. Homegrown midfielder Michael Baldisimo hasn’t made an appearance this season and likely won’t today as he’s doubtful with a left ankle injury.

How to Watch:

Date/Time: September 21st, 5:00 p.m. ET

Venue: BC Place (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Watch: FOX Sports Ohio

Listen: 1460 AM ESPN/ - Streaming (English) & (Spanish).

Stream: Fox Sports GO/ESPN+