Columbus also faced Montreal in their last match, dropping a 2-1 decision thanks a 94th-minute goal by Joel Waterman. The Crew are sixth in the East.
Josh Williams is the only player absent as he is suffering from an undisclosed illness.
The Boys In Blue will be without Keaton Parks as the midfielder is dealing with a calf issue.
Columbus Crew: Room; Degenek, Williams, Mensah; Santos, Zawadzki, Morris, Nagbe, Moreira; Zelarayán, Hurtado
NYCFC: Johnson; Amundsen, Callens, Martins, Gray; Morales, Acevedo; Magno, Rodríguez, Andrade; Heber
Ones to watch
Cucho Hernandez (Columbus Crew)
Signed from English Championship side Watford, the Brazilian adds another dimension to the Columbus attack, proving he does have a keen eye for goal, scoring four times in six matches with the Crew.
Sean Johnson (NYCFC)
He's chasing the MLS record of 16 clean sheets. Currently with 12, including four in a row, his first-ever All-Star appearance is well-deserved, recognition for his leadership as captain of the Boys In Blue.
This is the second matchup of the season between Columbus and NYCFC with the Boys In Blue claiming a 2-0 victory in May.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm Eastern time.