Minnesota United FC vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season  Week 12
Minnesota United FC vs. Columbus Crew SC
Allianz Field — St. Paul
May 18 - 8:00 PM ET


Minnesota United FC are looking to extend their unbeaten streak at Allianz Field and hope to hear Oasis' "Wonderwall" after the final whistle when they host Columbus Crew SC Saturday night in St. Paul.

The Loons (4-4-3) are looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at Chicago in Week 11 and have scored just one goal, off the head of defender Ike Opara, in two games without a win.

Crew SC (5-7-1) sit just above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference after a rollercoaster week that saw them snap a five-match losing streak with an impressive 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy, but then fell at MAPFRE Stadium 3-0 to LAFC on Saturday. 

This is the third all-time meeting, with Crew SC winning the previous two, including 1-0 at TFC Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on the Fourth of July two years ago.

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Bobby Shuttleworth (GK)- right knee injury
    • OUT:  Chase Gasper (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Romain Metanire (D)
  • International duty: None

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - torn ACL
    • OUT: Harrison Afful (D) - broken jaw
    • QUESTIONABLE: Waylon Francis (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Zack Steffen (GK) - right foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Wil Trapp (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Minnesota United FC

  • Minnesota United FC: 0 wins, 0 goals
  • Crew SC: 1 win, 1 goal
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Dave Gantar
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Kyle Longville
  • 4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
  • VAR: Malik Badawi

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