It’s going to be quite a day at historic Crew Stadium as the Columbus Crew plays its final game before the June break against Toronto FC. This game will be the penultimate contest at historic Crew Stadium and will be accompanied by a plethora of unique events. It will be Pride Night at the stadium, both teams will wear the commemorative PRIDEBLUE parley ocean jerseys (Crew in blue, Toronto in white) and the stadium will have multiple sections of vaccinated supporters.
The Black & Gold are coming off the team’s first road win in over a year thanks to Lucas Zelarayan. The Columbus superstar scored two direct free kicks late in the second half to secure a 2-1 win against New York City FC last Saturday and break a two-game losing streak. In the final Trillium Cup match ever at historic Crew Stadium, the Crew will try and beat Toronto for the first time since March of 2018.
Toronto has had a less than favorable start to this MLS season with just five points in six matches and one win in the last month. That win was against Columbus on May 12 in Florida with goals from Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, who both make their final trip to a stadium where they saw success for TFC and the United States Men’s National Team. The Reds desperately need three points as they await the return of MVP Alejandro Pozuelo.
Injuries and Suspensions:
Crew: Will be updated when announced
Toronto FC: Will be updated when announced
How to watch:
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021, 3 p.m. ET
Venue: Historic Crew Stadium - Columbus, Ohio
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Radio: English: 97.1 The Fan - Spanish: Columbus Crew YouTube
Streaming: ESPN+ (out of market)
8. Columbus Crew (6 GP, 8 PTS)
9. Inter Miami (7 GP, 8 PTS)
10. New York Red Bulls (6 GP, 6 PTS)
11. D.C. United (7 GP, 6 PTS)
12. Toronto FC (6 GP, 5 PTS)
Around the league:
Memorial Day weekend MLS will be covered in blue and white with the entire league wearing the PRIDEBLUE parley kits for a 13 match weekend. Saturday’s highlight matches include Orlando City SC trying to keep its unbeaten record intact at the New York Red Bulls, Atlanta United playing host to unbeaten Nashville SC, an inter-conference clash in Los Angeles as LAFC takes on New York City FC followed by the Cali Clash with the San Jose Earthquakes visiting the LA Galaxy.
Sunday will be an evening national doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports 1 with the Philadelphia Union taking on the Portland Timbers in Chester, Pennsylvania. After that, the Seattle Sounders, the best team in MLS, play its first-ever match against expansion side Austin FC at 9:30 p.m. on FS1.
Last five matches:
May 12, 2021: Toronto FC 2, Columbus Crew 0 (Exploria Stadium)
September 27, 2020: Toronto FC 3, Columbus Crew 1 (Rentschler Field)
October 6, 2019: Toronto FC 1, Columbus Crew 0 (BMO Field)
August 17, 2019: Columbus Crew 2, Toronto FC 2 (Historic Crew Stadium)
June 2, 2018: Columbus Crew 3, Toronto FC 3 (Historic Crew Stadium)