A MIDWEEK MATCH DOWN SOUTH

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WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Wednesday's road match against Nashville SC begins at 8:30 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 8:00 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 July 21 of this year, when the Crew hosted Nashville SC at Lower.com Field. During the match, the two clubs battled to a scoreless draw. Goalkeeper Eloy Room made one save on the way to recording his fourth clean sheet of the 2021 regular season, the Club's fifth of the regular season, and his sixth across all competitions this year for Columbus. Forward Erik Hurtado made his first start as a member of the Crew, playing the first 45 minutes. 

NAGBE MAKES 300TH MLS REGULAR-SEASON START 

With his start in Saturday's match against Inter Miami CF for the Crew, midfielder Darlington Nagbe reached 300 regular-season starts in Major League Soccer. Nagbe was selected second overall by the Portland Timbers in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and has made 313 regular-season appearances with the Timbers, Atlanta United and Columbus Crew during his time in MLS, winning three MLS Cups (2015 with Portland Timbers, 2018 with Atlanta United, 2020 with Columbus Crew). Nagbe becomes the 22nd player in MLS history to make 300 regular-season starts and only the eighth active player to reach the mark. 

ZARDES RECORDS SECOND BRACE OF SEASON, 10TH AS MEMBER OF CREW 

Gyasi Zardes' brace against Inter Miami CF on Saturday marked the third time in 2021 that he has recorded a brace in a regular-season contest. The forward previously achieved this against Chicago Fire FC (June 19) and CF Montreal (September 25). Zardes has now registered 10 braces and 11 multi-goal games for the Club since joining prior to the 2018 season and needs only one multi-goal match to equal Stern John's Club record (12). Notably, the Black & Gold are undefeated in regular-season matches where Zardes has scored two or more goals with a record of 11-0-0. 

ZARDES AMONG CLUB LEADERS IN GAME-WINNING GOALS 

Gyasi Zardes’ 39th-minute goal against Inter Miami CF this past Saturday proved to be the game-winning tally – his fourth game-winning strike in 2021 MLS regular-season action. The goal was also Zardes’ 12th game-winner since joining the Crew, moving him into a tie with Federico Higuain for fourth place all-time in game-winning goals for the Club. 

ROOM RECORDS SIXTH SHUTOUT OF 2021 REGULAR SEASON 

Goalkeeper Eloy Room recorded his sixth shutout of the regular season and his eighth across all competitions on Saturday versus Inter Miami CF. The victory also marks the 10th shutout for the Crew this season and the second straight clean sheet at home across all competitions, having previously held Cruz Azul scoreless during the 2021 Campeones Cup on September 29. 

SANTOS SCORES, ADDS TWO ASSISTS AGAINST INTER MIAMI CF 

Midfielder Pedro Santos scored his third goal of the 2021 MLS regular season during the Crew's 4-0 win against Inter Miami CF on Saturday. Santos' 44th-minute goal was assisted by Darlington Nagbe. Additionally, Santos provided helpers on Gyasi Zardes' 39th-minute and 64th-minute goals. This was the second time Santos provided two assists in one match, as he previously achieved this earlier this season against Toronto FC (May 29).

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