New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 21
New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew SC
Red Bull Arena - Harrison
July 27 - 7:30 PM ET


The New York Red Bulls are enjoying a good run of form, but they take on a Columbus Crew SC side that won handily in their last regular-season meeting at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls (10-8-4) moved ahead of rivals NYCFC and into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0 win over Orlando City SC Sunday night at Exploria Stadium. Brian White latched onto a sublime ball from Kaku and slid in to score the lone goal in the 32nd minute and the visitors breathed a sigh of relief when the Lions hit the woodwork three times after halftime. 

Crew SC (6-14-3) snapped a 10-match winless streak by defeating the Montreal Impact 2-1 at MAPFRE Stadium last Saturday. Josh Williams got on the end of a Wil Trapp corner kick to put Columbus in front after six minutes and, after Zakaria Diallo leveled in similar fashion in first-half stoppage time, David Accam scored what proved to be the decisive goal one minute into the second half. 

This is the second meeting this season, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw at MAPFRE Stadium March 2. Gaston Sauro canceled out Andreas Ivan's first league goal with a 41st-minute equalizer. 

NY Red Bulls
NY Red Bulls vs. Columbus

Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 PM ET
Red Bull Arena


New York Red Bulls

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn ACL
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kyle Duncan (D)
  • International duty:  None

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Gaston Sauro (D) - left thigh injury
    • OUT: Josh Williams (D) - right thigh injury
    • OUT: Waylon Francis (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: David Guzman (M) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan Mensah (D) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ricardo Clark (M) - left foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: David Guzman (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Red Bulls

  • Red Bulls: 18 wins, 54 goals
  • Crew SC: 11 wins, 39 goals
  • 5 draws


  • Referee: Fotis Bazakos
  • Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Adam Garner
  • 4th Official: Michael Radchuk
  • VAR: Jon Freemon