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Columbus Crew adds slate of preseason matches 

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew today announced the slate of preseason matches in advance of the 2023 Major League Soccer season opener on Feb. 25. 

The Crew are currently in Columbus and will train in-market through Feb. 5, during which the team will host USL Championship side Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in a closed-door match on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Historic Crew Stadium. 

The Black & Gold then hit the road for the second trip of preseason and will train in Fort Lauderdale from Feb. 6-18. While in South Florida, the Crew will face fellow MLS sides Inter Miami on Feb. 11 and Houston Dynamo on Feb. 15, and USL Championship side Hartford Athletic on Feb. 18. Per agreements with the clubs, the three matches will be played behind closed-doors.

The Crew began the preseason slate of matches against NPSL side Naples City SC on Friday, Jan. 27 while training in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The Black & Gold are set to open the 2023 MLS season on the road against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Feb. 25 and hosts D.C. United for the home opener at Field on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET.   

Single-game tickets are now on-sale for the general public and are available here.   

Soccer fans looking to experience Crew matches have a number of options as Season Ticket Membership for the 2023 season, which are currently on sale, includes benefits such as a subscription to Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass, exclusive, member-only events, a discount at the Crew Shop, monthly, interest free payment plans, the ability to purchase discounted parking, pre-sale access to all events at Field, Historic Crew Stadium and FirstEnergy Stadium, and a dedicated account manager and service representative. Fans interested in purchasing Season Ticket Memberships are encouraged to call 614-447-2739, email, or visit to get connected with a Season Ticket Member representative.

The schedule of upcoming preseason matches can be found below. 

Saturday, Feb. 4

Columbus Crew vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL Championship) – Columbus, OH – Closed-door scrimmage

Saturday, Feb. 11

Columbus Crew vs. Inter Miami – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Closed-door scrimmage

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dynamo – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Closed-door scrimmage

Saturday, Feb. 18

Columbus Crew vs. Hartford Athletic (USL Championship) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Closed-door scrimmage

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