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Preview: Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls | MLS is Back Tournament, Group E

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group E, Matchday 9
Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thurs., July 16 – 10:30 PM ET

TV: FS1, TUDN; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: FOX Sports App, TUDN App in USA; TSN App in Canada

It's a matchup between longtime Eastern Conference foes as Columbus Crew SC take on the New York Red Bulls in Group E play on July 16.

This is the second group stage match for both teams, following Crew SC's Hell is Real opener against FC Cincinnati and the Red Bulls encounter with heated rival Atlanta United, both on July 11.

Each team secured four points from their first two league tilts before the stoppage of play in March. Led by big offseason signing Lucas Zelarayan, Crew SC defeated 10-man NYCFC, 1-0, in their season-opener at MAPFRE Stadium and earned a 1-1 road draw against the Seattle Sounders. 

The Red Bulls stormed out of the gate to defeat FC Cincinnati at home before drawing Real Salt Lake, 1-1, at Rio Tinto Stadium, a Damir Kreilach stoppage-time equalizer separating them from maximum points.