Know Your Opponent | Columbus Crew SC

Know Your Opponent | Columbus Crew SC

The Lions return to Exploria Stadium for the final week of MLS regular season play. City will begin the week facing Columbus on Fox 35 Plus with coverage starting at 7:00 pm ET. Here is what you need to know about City's opponents: 

Key Transactions and Player News 

Key Additions: Darlington Nagbe (11/13/19 - trade from Atlanta), Lucas Zelarayan (12/20/19 - transfer from Tigres UANL), Fanendo Adi (1/27/20 - waivers), Derrick Etienne Jr. (2/4/20 - free), and Krisztian Nemeth (10/5/20 - free)

Key Departures: David Accam (1/1/20 - traded to Nashville), David Guzman (10/21/19 - option declined), Federico Higuain (10/21/19 - option declined), Wil Trapp (1/31/20 - traded to Miami)

You can view Columbus Crew SC's full roster here

Injury Report: Vito Wormgoor (ankle injury) is listed as out. 

Team Form 

Columbus currently sits 3rd in the East with 38 points. Columbus have hit an inconsistent stretch with a 2-2-1 in their last five matches but are coming off of a 2-1 win over MLS Shield leaders Philadelphia.    


This will be the first match between City and Columbus in 2020. The two sides met twice in 2019 with City claiming both games with a 2-0 win at Columbus and a 1-0 win at Exploria Stadium.   

Rasmussen College Fact

The Lions remain unbeaten at Exploria Stadium in 2020. 


September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.