Columbus Crew SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
Columbus Crew SC vs. LAFC
MAPFRE Stadium — Columbus
May 11 - 7:30 PM ET


After a midweek win over the LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew SC are seeking the rare L.A. sweep Saturday night when they host LAFC at MAPFRE Stadium.

Columbus (5-6-1) snapped a five-match losing streak with an emphatic 3-1 win over the Galaxy Wednesday night. Gyasi Zardes scored against his former team and then set up Federico Higuain before Hector Jimenez added a third goal in the 66th minute. 

LAFC (7-1-3) are looking to rebound from a pair of draws, including a 0-0 stalemate against the Chicago Fire Saturday at Banc of California Stadium.   

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - torn ACL
    • OUT: Harrison Afful (D) - broken jaw
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Los Angeles Football Club

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Danilo Silva (D) - right hamstring strain
    • OUT: Javier Perez (M) - groin strain
    • OUT: Alejandro Guido (M) - right quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Eduard Atuesta (M)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Crew SC

  • This is the first meeting at Crew SC. LAFC won, 2-0, in the first all-time meeting last year at Banc of California Stadium


  • Referee: Nima Saghafi
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Garner, Jeff Hosking
  • 4th Official: Sergii Demianchuk
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez