Major League Soccer: Columbus Crew conquers New York City 3-2

Columbus Crew overcame New York City.


Columbus Crew beat New York City. New York City lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was held on Saturday and this began at 11:30 pm UTC. In the presence of 18,609 spectators.​ The referee was Rubiel Vazquez who was helped by Kevin Klinger and Gjovalin Bori. The 4th official was Adam Kilpatrick.

Match Statistics

New York City was in firm control of the ball 56% while Columbus Crew was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

New York City was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. Nevertheless, Columbus Crew was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Columbus Crew shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, New York City shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target.


Columbus Crew received 2 yellow cards (J. Mensah and D. Etienne). On the other side, New York City received 4 yellow cards (S. Rodriguez, A. Morales, A. Tinnerholm and M. Meineche).

After playing this match, Columbus Crew will have 30 points like Orlando City to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, New York City will stay with 42 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    J. Mensah (OG)

  • 6'

    J. Mensah

  • 18'

    S. Rodriguez

  • 20'


  • 27'

    L. Zelarayan

  • 47'

    A. Morales

  • 56'

    A. Morris


  • 57'

    M. Moralez


  • 57'

    A. Tinnerholm

    T. Gray

  • 63'

    D. Etienne

  • 64'

    G. Pereira

    S. Rodriguez

  • 72'

    M. Chanot

    A. Callens

  • 74'

    A. Tinnerholm

  • 75'

    L. Zelarayan

  • 77'

    T. Andrade

    G. Pereira

  • 82'

    M. Meineche

  • 89'

    J. Igbekeme

    L. Diaz

  • 90'

    E. Hurtado


Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Columbus Crew will play away against Colorado Rapids on the 14th of August with a 10-9 head to head record in favor of Colorado Rapids (6 draws).

New York City will play away with Inter Miami on the 14th of August with a 5-0 head to head in favor of New York City (0 draws).

Columbus Crew: Formation and Lineups

Columbus Crew adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Caleb Porter chose to play with the following team: Eloy Room (7.0), Steven Moreira (6.6), Jonathan Mensah (6.6), Miloš Degenek (7.2), Pedro Santos (5.7), Artur (6.8), Darlington Nagbe (7.1), Luis Díaz (8.2), Lucas Zelarayán (8.7), Derrick Etienne Junior (6.7) and Cucho Hernández (8.3).


Columbus Crew made 2 changes: Artur for A. Morris (56′) and L. Diaz for J. Igbekeme (89′).

Top player: Lucas Zelarayán

The player who no doubt impressed Columbus Crew the most was Lucas Zelarayán.

His rating is (8.7) with 2 goals, 35 passes (77% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 5 crosses.

New York City: Formation and Lineups

Also New York City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Nick Cushing played with: Sean Johnson (5.8), Tayvon Gray (6.1), Thiago Martins (6.7), Alexander Callens (6.2), Malte Amundsen (6.8), Alfredo Morales (7.1), Nicolás Acevedo (6.1), Gabriel Pereira (7.2), Santiago Rodríguez (6.9), Talles Magno (5.8) and Héber (6.5).


New York City made 4 changes: Heber for M. Moralez (57′), T. Gray for A. Tinnerholm (57′), A. Callens for M. Chanot (72′) and G. Pereira for T. Andrade (77′).

Top player: Gabriel Pereira

Probably the most impressive player in New York City was Gabriel Pereira.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 26 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

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