LINED UP IN A 4-2-3-1 AT AUDI FIELD

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WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Saturday's road match against D.C. United begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and is set to be locally televised on Bally Sports Great Lakes and via stream on the Bally Sports App. Neil Sika, Jordan Angeli and Brett Hiltbrand are slated to have the call in English. Pre-match coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Great Lakes. The contest is also available in English on 1460 ESPN and streaming via "Listen Live" on 971TheFan.com, with Chris Doran calling the match. A Spanish audio stream is available on ColumbusCrew.com, with Juan Valladares on the call. 

LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING

The two sides last met on August 4 of this season, when the Crew faced D.C. United at Lower.com Field. D.C. opened the scoring through Ola Kamara in the 19th minute, added a second goal in the 40th minute through Yordy Reyna, and scored a penalty kick from Kamara in the third minute of first-half stoppage-time. The Crew scored two second-half goals to lessen the deficit. Midfielder Kevin Molino scored his first goal for the Club in the 65th minute and midfielder Lucas Zelarayan scored in the 71st minute. Reyna added a fourth goal for D.C. United in the 74th minute, giving D.C. a 4-2 win.

ZELARAYAN SCORES NINTH GOAL OF 2021 REGULAR SEASON 

Midfielder Lucas Zelarayan scored his ninth goal of the 2021 MLS regular season in Wednesday's match against Orlando City SC. The Armenian international netted the eventual game-winning goal in the 61st minute and was assisted by Steven Moreira. The goal was nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 32. This season, Zelarayan has made 30 regular-season appearances (26 starts), scoring nine goals and providing seven assists. Additionally, with his performance against Orlando City SC on Wednesday, Zelarayan was named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week presented by Audi for Week 33. Zelarayan has now been named to the Team of the Week five times this season, (Weeks 4, 6, 12, 22, 33).

ZELARAYAN LEADS LEAGUE IN GOALS SCORED OUTSIDE OF THE 18-YARD BOX 

Through 32 matches of the 2021 MLS regular season, midfielder Lucas Zelarayan currently leads MLS in goals scored outside of the 18-yard box, having scored seven goals from that area. 

BERRY SCORES SEVENTH GOAL OF 2021 MLS REGULAR SEASON 

Forward Miguel Berry scored his seventh goal of the 2021 MLS regular season in Wednesday's 3-2 victory against Orlando City SC. The goal was Berry’s second in as many matches for the Black & Gold, having scored in the Crew’s game against the New York Red Bulls last Saturday (October 23). Notably, both goals were assisted by Lucas Zelarayan. In 2021, Berry has made 16 regular-season appearances (six starts), scoring seven goals and adding one assist. 

BERRY AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS IN GOALS PER 90 MINUTES

Through 32 weeks of MLS regular-season action, forward Miguel Berry currently has the second-highest goals per 90 minutes ratio among players with 500 minutes of action or more. Berry has played 663 minutes this year for the Crew, tallying seven strikes. 

MOREIRA TALLIES SECOND REGULAR-SEASON ASSIST 

Defender Steven Moreira tallied his second assist of the 2021 MLS regular season on Lucas Zelarayan’s 61st-minute goal during Wednesday's match against Orlando City SC. The helper was Moreira’s second in as many matches for the Black & Gold, having been credited with an assist on Miguel Berry’s 18th-minute goal during last Saturday's match against the New York Red Bulls. To date, Moreira has made five regular-season appearances (all starts) for the Crew.

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