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WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Saturday's home match against the New York Red Bulls begins at 6:00 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 and Brett Hiltbrand are slated to have the call in English. Pre-match coverage will begin at 5:30 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 September 14, when the Crew hosted the New York Red Bulls at Lower.com Field. The visiting side took the lead through Patryk Klimala's 25th-minute goal. Crew midfielder Darlington Nagbe netted the equalizer in the 74th minute before the Black & Gold found the game-winning goal through forward Miguel Berry in the 88th minute, helping the Crew earn three points in a 2-1 victory.

CREW RIDING SIX-MATCH UNBEATEN STREAK AT HOME AGAINST NEW YORK RED BULLS 

Entering Saturday's match against the New York Red Bulls, the Crew currently holds a six-match regular-season unbeaten home streak against New York, dating back to the 2015 regular season. Over that stretch, the Black & Gold have a 3-0-3 home record and have outscored the Red Bulls 10-7, dating back to a 2-1 victory in 2015 (July 4). The most recent win against the Red Bulls came earlier this season, when the Crew defeated the Red Bulls 2-1 at Lower.com Field (September 14) with goals scored by Darlington Nagbe and Miguel Berry.

BLACK & GOLD UNBEATEN IN NINE STRAIGHT HOME MATCHES AGAINST RED BULLS

Columbus is unbeaten in nine straight home games against the Red Bulls (W6 D3) including playoff wins in 2015, 2018 and 2020. The Red Bulls only have a longer active winless run against one opponent, failing to win any of their last 10 visits to CF Montréal dating back to 2012.

ZELARAYAN SCORES EIGHTH GOAL OF 2021 MLS REGULAR SEASON 

Midfielder Lucas Zelarayan scored the opening goal in Wednesday's match at Nashville SC. The Armenian international netted the goal in the 75th minute and was assisted by Pedro Santos and Miguel Berry. Zelarayan’s goal was his eighth in regular-season action in 2021 for the Black & Gold. This season, Zelarayan has made 28 regular-season appearances (24 starts), scoring eight goals and providing four assists. 

ZELARAYAN LEADING CREW IN COMBINED GOALS AND ASSISTS THIS SEASON 

Midfielder Lucas Zelarayan currently leads the Crew in combined regular-season goals and assists this season, having scored eight goals and providing four assists. Midfielder Pedro Santos and forward Gyasi Zardes are tied for second with a combined nine goals and assists, while forward Miguel Berry and midfielder Darlington Nagbe sit in a tie for fourth place with a combined six goals and assists. 


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