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Columbus vs. Chicago Pre-Match

On Saturday, June 19, the Columbus Crew will take the field one last time at Historic Crew Stadium, as they take on the Chicago Fire. The Crew, however, will be faced with the injury bug, but should also see same new faces back at least on the bench. Below is the injury report for the Crew:


Artur (Right Hip)

Aiden Morris (Left Knee)

Bradley Wright-Phillips (Right Thigh)

Eloy Room (COVID-19 Protocols)


Kevin Molino (Left Hamstring)

Perry Kitchen (Right Thigh)

Waylon Francis (Left Thigh)

Milton Valenzuela (Right Thigh)

Luis Diaz (Right Knee)

Projected XI


Afful, Williams, Mensah (C), Valenzuela;

Nagbe, Parente;

Santos, Zelerayan, Etienne;


Heading into the long international break for the MLS, Columbus was on a high, and currently sit 6th in the eastern conference after 7 games. After beating both NYCFC and Toronto 2-1, they will be looking to start off on a good note from the break. The Crew will be hoping for goals from Gyasi Zardes, as well as Lucas Zelerayan, who currently leads the club in goals.


Injury Report:


Stanislav Ivanov (Left Knee)

Kenneth Kronholm (Right Knee)


Ignacio Aliseda (Left Thigh)

Elliot Collier (Right Leg)

Gaston Gimenez (Right Hip)

Projected XI


Navarro, Calvo, Omsberg, Sekulic;

Medran, Gimenez;

Gutierrez, Stojanovic, Herbers;


Chicago has not had a very good start to the season. They sit on just 4 points from their first 7 games. They currently sit in 13th place in the eastern Conference. The Fire will look to spoil a spectacular night for the Crew as they say goodbye to the first soccer-specific stadium in MLS, ahead of their new stadium opener at Field. Kick-off for this match is set for 7:30 pm, with post-game fireworks to follow the match.

Display Image Credits: Spectrum News


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