Midfielder David Accam scored Crew SC’s first goal in tonight’s 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match against Atlanta United. The goal marked his second consecutive goal in as many U.S. Open Cup matches, as the midfielder had previously scored the game-winning goal against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (Fourth Round - June 11). Accam’s goal came in the 40th minute, when he received a cross from Luis Argudo inside the box before sending the ball past Atlanta’s Brad Guzan. In 2019, Accam has made four regular-season appearances (three starts) for Crew SC, while providing one assist. Additionally, Accam made two U.S. Open Cup appearances (both starts), while scoring two goals.
Midfielder Luis Argudo made his first start of 2019 for Crew SC in tonight’s 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup home contest against Atlanta United. Argudo also registered one assist, as he provided the helper on David Accam’s 40th-minute goal. Argudo played 82 minutes, registering 41 touches, making three tackles and creating two goal-scoring chances. Since joining the Black & Gold ahead of the 2018 season, Argudo has made 23 regular-season appearances (six starts). Argudo also made two appearances (one start) in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.
Defender Waylon Francis made an appearance in tonight’s 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match against Atlanta United. Francis’ appearance marked the first time he has played for the Crew since May 8, following a left thigh injury. Francis came into the match as a substitute for Harrison Afful in the 70th minute. A minute after taking the field, Francis created the play that resulted in Crew SC’s second goal, as he attempted a cross which Brad Guzan was unable to parry, resulting in a goal for the Crew. In 2019, Francis has made 11 regular-season appearances (all starts) to go along with on appearance in U.S. Open Cup.
During tonight’s contest, midfielder David Guzman registered more touches (75) and attempted more passes (64) than any other player on the field. Additionally, during his 90 minutes of action, Guzman also created four goal-scoring chances, tying with Atlanta United’s Ezequiel Barco for most chances created on the night. Guzman joined Crew SC on May 6 of this year and has made five regular-season appearances (four starts) for the Club to date, while also making two appearances (both starts) in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Up next for Crew SC is a home regular-season contest against Sporting Kansas City this Sunday, June 23 [5:30 p.m. ET / FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports GO (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish)].