On Monday, Columbus Crew SC announced the club’s re-air schedule of classic matches to help fill the void of no live soccer. Both Major League Soccer and multiple clubs have provided entertainment to their respective fanbases during the coronavirus pandemic that has put a halt on all major sports. Though the players are now allowed to use outdoor facilities for individual workouts, there is still a ways to go before we get back to team training and matches.
The Crew is set to re-air two classic matches on the team’s website (columbuscrewsc.com) and SportsTime Ohio.
On Wednesday, May 6, the Black & Gold will be showing the 2015 MLS Cup Eastern Conference semifinal home match that originally aired on Nov. 8, 2015, against the Montreal Impact. Supporters can watch the stream on columbuscrewsc.com, starting at 12 p.m. ET. In the match, the Crew came back to defeat the Impact 3-1 in extra time to advance to the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Red Bulls.
Then on Saturday, May 9, SportsTime Ohio is set to broadcast the Crew’s inaugural MLS match against D.C. United from Ohio Stadium, with the broadcast set to start at 6 p.m. ET (original air date: April 13, 1996). The match will follow a special Crew Live: Home Edition, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET featuring Black & Gold head coach Caleb Porter. Neil Sika, Jordan Angeli and Brett Hiltbrand are hosting the special pregame show. Additionally, the match is also set to stream on the FOX Sports Go App. The Black & Gold dominated United 4-0 to win the team’s first MLS match.
It’s important to note that re-aired matches on columbuscrewsc.com will be geo-fenced to the Crew’s territory, per Major League Soccer guidelines. Re-aired matches on SportsTime Ohio will also be streamed on the FOX Sports Go App.
In additional programming, Columbus features multiple segments such as Kid’s Corner which has videos and activities for children, Home Workouts led by assistant strength and conditioning coach Kelly Roderick, The Breakdown featuring Jordan Angeli’s analysis of key aspects in matches and weekly Stay At Home Recipes from registered team dietitian Jay Short. Crew supporters can also listen to the club’s weekly radio show “Inside The Crew” every Tuesday on 97.1 The Fan at 8 p.m. ET.
Major League Soccer’s platform MLS Unites aims to bring the soccer community together during the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s focus is MLS Unites to Thank Frontline and Essential Workers. The Crew content to be featured in last week’s theme of MLS Unites to Discover New, included midfielder Darlington Nagbe participating in a read-along.