IT'S COLLEGE NIGHT AT LOWER.COM FIELD
WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN
Wednesday's home match against Orlando City SC 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 97.1 The Fan 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 September 4 of this season, when the Crew traveled to Orlando, Florida to face Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium. Orlando City opened the scoring in the 26th minute through Daryl Dike and Silvester van der Water doubled Orlando's lead in the 29th minute. Orlando scored an own goal in the 52nd minute and forward Miguel Berry equalized the match for the Crew in the 54th minute. Orlando City scored the match-winning goal in the 69th minute through Junior Urso to give the Lions a 3-2 win.
BERRY AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS IN GOALS PER 90 MINUTES
Through 31 weeks of MLS regular-season action, forward Miguel Berry currently has the fourth-highest goals per 90 minutes ratio among players with 250 minutes of action or more. Berry has played 573 minutes this year for the Crew, tallying six strikes.
ZELARAYAN ADDS FIFTH HELPER OF 2021 REGULAR SEASON
Midfielder Lucas Zelarayan provided his fifth assist of the 2021 regular season on Miguel Berry's 18th-minute goal during Saturday's match against the New York Red Bulls. The helper marks an MLS career-high for the Armenian international, whose previous career-high for the Crew was four assists, set last season. Additionally, the assist was the second consecutive match in which Zelarayan and Berry have connected, with Berry tallying a helper on Zelarayan's 75th-minute goal against Nashville SC (October 20). Zelarayan is now second on the Club in assists, and only trails Pedro Santos in the category (six). He has made 29 appearances (25 starts) for the Crew this season, scoring eight goals and tallying five assists.
ETIENNE JR. MAKES 50TH MLS REGULAR-SEASON START
Midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr. made his 50th MLS regular-season start in Saturday's match against the New York Red Bulls. Notably, his 50th MLS regular start came against the Red Bulls, where he made 60 appearances (22 starts) from 2016 to 2019. Since joining MLS prior to the 2016 regular season, Etienne Jr. has made 112 regular-season appearances (50 starts), scoring seven goals and adding 10 assists. This season for the Crew, Etienne Jr. has made 26 appearances (18 starts) and has provided four assists.