Here we go again. It was just two week ago when these two clubs faced each other in Ohio and now they’ll do it all over at Gillette Stadium. Kick off for the match is 2:30 ET this Sunday, May 21st. The match will be in honor of local military and first responders as the annual ‘Salute to Hero’s’ match. Please visit Vet’s Inc for way’s you can help the support effort.
The Black & Gold have an overall 34-22-12 record over the Revs and a 15-14-6 record in New England. The Crew who sit in 3rd, enter the match as one of the early heavy hitters in the East with a record of 6-5-1 (19pts). Columbus have already claimed wins in 2 road games this season, only Toronto have more. They are coming off one of those road wins, an impressive 2-3 victory versus the Impact. Justin Meram who leads the team with 7 goals found the back of the net three times in the match getting himself a hat trick. Ola Kamara is 2nd in team scoring with six goals thus far. Columbus didn’t make too many changes this off season but they did bring in DP Jonathan Mensah from Anzhi Makhachkala to sure up the defense.
New England are also coming in hot off a big win, a 4-0 result against Real Salt Lake. The Revs are currently in 8th place with a record of 3-4-4 and are undefeated at home. New England may be without their leading scorer Juan Agudelo but do have former Crew and DP Kei Kamara available. Kamara scored his 3rd of the season in the 4-0 win against Real Salt Lake. The Revs have also recently brought in Gershon Koffie on loan to sure up the defensive middle but its unlikely he’ll see any minutes having just trained with the club for the 1st time (in the 2017 season) just days ago. New England will be the more desperate club having yet to beat an Eastern Conference side and is sitting outside the playoff picture.
Referee: Alan Kelly
OUT: D – Gaston Sauro (left PCL surgery, out for season), M – Ben Swanson (right ankle surgery, out for season)