Goals and Highlights: Columbus Crew 1-0 NYC FC in 2020 MLS


3:35 PM2 years ago


Columbus starts off the season with a win and a clean sheet against the 10-man NYCFC!
3:34 PM2 years ago


It's back and forth action before Castellanos shoots towards Room. It's a poor effort and it rolls into the GK's arms.
3:32 PM2 years ago


A close-range shot from Artur hits the side netting.
3:32 PM2 years ago


Chris Cadden goes on a breakaway after an NYCFC attack but a last-ditch tackle saves the day.
3:30 PM2 years ago

90' Four minutes added on

There are 4 minutes added on.
3:30 PM2 years ago


Wormgoor is back on the field.
3:29 PM2 years ago


Wormgoor just fell really awkwardly on his knee after a collision with Castellanos. The Crew will be holding their breath that he is okay after last year's injuries.
3:27 PM2 years ago

87' Substitution

OFF: Lucas Zelarayan

ON: Chris Cadden

3:27 PM2 years ago


Keaton Parks fires a shot just wide for the boys in blue.
3:26 PM2 years ago


An NYCFC corner comes to nothing.
3:23 PM2 years ago


A soft shot from Luis Diaz goes straight to the NYCFC GK.
3:21 PM2 years ago


Point blank save from Sean Johnson on a Pedro Santos header.
3:20 PM2 years ago

80' Substitution

OFF: Gyasi Zardes

ON: Fanendo Adi

3:18 PM2 years ago

77' Yellow Card

Harrison Afful yanks down Maxi Moralez after the Argentinian turned the Columbus defender.
3:16 PM2 years ago


Mitrita fires a free-kick straight into the Columbus wall. 
3:15 PM2 years ago


Luis Diaz with a horrible miss. Zelarayan finds the Costa Rican just outside the 6-yard box with no one near him but he whiffs his shot wide. 
3:11 PM2 years ago


NYCFC is starting to push further forward but it's come to nothing so far. 
3:10 PM2 years ago

69' Substitution

ON: Valentin Castellanos

OFF: Heber

3:08 PM2 years ago


Mitrita gets through down the left-hand side and forces a close save from Eloy Room. 
3:07 PM2 years ago

66' Earlier substitution (62')

In the time that I had technical difficulties, Sebastien Ibeagha was subbed out for Keaton Parks. It looks like it was due to an injury.
3:05 PM2 years ago


Columbus are all over NYCFC right now. Cross after cross are getting put into the New York box.
3:04 PM2 years ago


After some technical difficulties, the ESPN+ stream is back. Columbus had a chance when it cut off but it looks as though it came to nothing. Still 1-0.
2:59 PM2 years ago

59' Substitution

ON: Luis Diaz

OFF: Youness Mokhtar

2:58 PM2 years ago


After some great build-up play from Columbus in the final third. The ball fell to Harrison Afful, who finds Zelarayan with a through ball into the box. The Argentinian turned and shot the ball into the top corner of the far post. 
2:56 PM2 years ago

56' GOAL

Zelarayan into the very top left corner!!
2:54 PM2 years ago


The ensuing free kick goes out for a goal kick.
2:53 PM2 years ago

53' Yellow card

Artur gets a yellow for pulling back Mitrita on a breakaway
2:49 PM2 years ago


An amazing tackle from Valenzuela leads to a quick transition from Columbus and a good save from Johnson.  The resulting corner is poor.
2:47 PM2 years ago


A short corner is taken by Columbus but no cross comes in and the ball goes out for an NYCFC throw-in.
2:46 PM2 years ago


A quick start to the half with a Zelarayan cross going into the arms of Sean Johnson.
2:45 PM2 years ago


The second half has begun!
2:35 PM2 years ago

Halftime Stats


Shots: 5-3

On target: 1-2

Possession: 59%-41%

Fouls: 6-5

2:30 PM2 years ago
Columbus will be the happier team with their play in the opening 45 minutes. NYCFC has their work cut out for them if they are to come out of this game with a win.
2:29 PM2 years ago


Columbus 0 - 0 NYCFC 
2:29 PM2 years ago


The corner comes in but goes over everyone for a goal kick.
2:28 PM2 years ago


Zelarayan with some nifty footwork before sending in a cross that leads to a corner.
2:27 PM2 years ago


NYCFC push forward one last time before the break but it ends in a foul from the Pigeons near the goal-line. 
2:25 PM2 years ago

45' 4 minutes added on

The half is winding down with 4 minutes of added time.
2:22 PM2 years ago


A shot from NYCFC deflects and forces a good reaction save from Eloy Room. 
2:20 PM2 years ago


Moralez was in acres of space but Heber's ball was behind him and the potential opportunity disappeared.
2:19 PM2 years ago


NYCFC is passing the ball well out of a very high press from Columbus
2:17 PM2 years ago


A Pedro Santos diving header gets saved by Sean Johnson.
2:16 PM2 years ago


Another cross from Columbus gets punched clear from Sean Johnson
2:13 PM2 years ago


Possession stat: CLB 63% - 37% NYCFC
2:12 PM2 years ago

31' Yellow Card

Heber gets a yellow card for an elbow into Wormgoor's head when battling for a header. I missed a yellow card for Pedro Santos for arguing with the match official in the 20th minute.
2:10 PM2 years ago


Mokhtar has a shot blocked from inside the 18-yard box. 
2:09 PM2 years ago


Mitrita gets the ball on the right side but mishits his shot. The ball slowly rolls into the arms of Eloy Room. 
2:08 PM2 years ago


Very good play on the edge of the box from Zelarayan leads to another Santos shot that *just* goes over the bar.
2:05 PM2 years ago


Pedro Santos fires a shot just over the bar. 
2:05 PM2 years ago


Columbus are ramping up the pressure now. Multiple balls are being put into the box and NYCFC just cannot get out right now.
2:02 PM2 years ago


Santos with some tricky play on the right side but his cross finds no one but the NYCFC GK.
2:00 PM2 years ago


Columbus keeping possession in the attacking third. The attack ends with an offside call.
1:56 PM2 years ago


NYCFC has coped well with the red card up to this point. They are still pushing forward and haven't looked vulnerable on defense.
1:55 PM2 years ago


Mokhtar sends in a teasing cross that goes a little too close to the GK. Johnson saves easily.
1:54 PM2 years ago

14' Substitution

ON: Sebastien Ibeagha

OFF: Jesus Medina

1:52 PM2 years ago


We resume play after the injury due to Wormgoor's challenge.
1:52 PM2 years ago


NYCFC hasn't made a substitution yet. Instead, they have moved CDM James Sands to that CB position.
1:50 PM2 years ago

10' Yellow Card

Hard tackle from Wormgoor earns him a yellow card.
1:48 PM2 years ago


Columbus is trying to establish some control on the ball but NYCFC is pressing well for the moment.
1:46 PM2 years ago


After a long pause due to the red card and the VAR check, we finally resume play with the ensuing free kick.
1:44 PM2 years ago


NYCFC have CB Maxime Chanot sent off for tripping Lucas Zelarayan while he was the last defender. 
1:42 PM2 years ago


Good play down the left side from NYCFC but Matarrita can't quite find a pass into the box. The ball is eventually cleared.
1:40 PM2 years ago


And we are live! Make sure to stick around for live updates from me throughout the entirety of the match.
1:25 PM2 years ago

Today's benches

CLB: Tarbell, Cadden, Williams, Diaz, Berhalter, Etienne Jr., Adi

NYCFC: Stuver, Ibeagha, Zelalem, Parks, Tajouri-Shradi, Mackay-Stevens, Castellanos

1:19 PM2 years ago

Columbus Crew's Debutant's

All eyes will be on Columbus Crew's newest signings. Wormgoor, Nagbe, and Zelarayan will all be making their official first-team debuts today. Will they live up to expectation or crumble under the pressure?
1:12 PM2 years ago

How will NYCFC cope with CCL?

A running theme across MLS over the past several years is the slow start to the season for teams competing in the Concacaf Champions League. NYCFC played and beat San Carlos only 4 days ago. Ronny Deila has stuck with virtually the same exact lineup (Heber in for Castellanos). Will we see tired legs late on for the boys in blue?
1:02 PM2 years ago

Kickoff weather conditions

Temperature: 43 F

Humidity: 41%

Wind: 12 mph South

Precipitation: 0%

12:54 PM2 years ago
Excitement is building in what seems to be a windy day in Columbus. 
12:50 PM2 years ago

New York City FC Starting Lineup

Johnson; Tinnerholm, Chanot, Callens, Matarrita, Sands, Ring, Moralez, Medina, Heber, Mitrita
12:49 PM2 years ago

Columbus Crew Starting Lineup

Room; Afful, Mensah, Wormgoor, Valenzuela, Nagbe, Artur, Santos, Zelarayan, Mokhtar, Zardes
12:47 PM2 years ago

Fixture History

In 11 regular-season meetings, the Columbus Crew has 3 wins and New York City FC have 4 with the other 4 games ending in a draw. New York City will want history to repeat itself here while Columbus will be looking to break the pattern of poor results against the Northasterners 
4:45 AM2 years ago
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4:45 AM2 years ago

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4:42 AM2 years ago

New York City FC: Last Lineup

Johnson; Tinnerholm, Chanot, Callens, Matarrita, Medina, Ring, Moralez, Sands, Mitrita, Castellanos
4:39 AM2 years ago

Columbus Crew: Last Lineup

Room; Afful, Williams, Mensah, Maloney, Artur, Trapp, Diaz, Santos, Mokhtar, Zardes
4:36 AM2 years ago

New York City FC: Team News

New York City FC will be without new signing Gudmundur Thórarinsson for the opening game of the season. Gudmundur is out with a lower-body injury. The fans will be gutted to not be able to see their new man.
4:32 AM2 years ago

Columbus Crew: Team News

The Columbus Crew are coming into their opening fixture of the season with a clean bill of health, something that all their fans will love to hear. One of the Crew's main issues last year was the multiple injuries they suffered to key players in their squad. With no injuries to report, the Crew will be expected to go full strength. Columbus fans will be hoping that the injury bug can stay away this year.
4:16 AM2 years ago

On the road again...

For the 6th time in a row, New York City FC will be starting their season away from Yankee Stadium. The team has fared quite well on their day 1 travels, going a strong 2-1-2 (W-L-D) in their season openers. The past experience of going on the road first and being successful should help the team in this scenario. Can they do it again? 
3:57 AM2 years ago

The start of something special?

After a disappointing 2019 MLS campaign, the Columbus Crew has been ambitious in the winter transfer window after signing Lucas Zelarayan, Darlington Nagbe, and Vito Wormgoor, among other solid signings.  The previously successful Caleb Porter will be looking to improve upon last year's 10th place finish with the much more talented squad he has at his disposal. Many pundits have high expectations for Columbus but can they live up to the hype?
3:44 AM2 years ago

Kick-off time

The Columbus Crew vs New York City FC match will be played at the MAPFRE, in Columbus, Ohio. The kick-off is scheduled at 12:30 pm ET.
3:42 AM2 years ago
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