The Columbus Crew host Toronto FC on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference matchday 3 fixture. Columbus Crew is third in the conference table at 1-1-0 on four points with a goal difference of +4. Columbus opened its 2022 campaign with a 4-0 rout of Vancouver and followed that last weekend with a 3-3 draw on the road against San Jose. The Columbus back line looked much weaker against San Jose then they did at home against Vancouver on opening day.
Columbus has four victories and one draw over its last five matches in the MLS and during that span has scored 15 goals and conceded six. Columbus Crew’s goalkeeper and back line have two clean sheets in the last three matches. Lucas Zelarayan is the leading goal scorer for Columbus with three and four others have scored one goal each. Four players including Zelarayan each have one assist.
Toronto FC is tenth in the conference table at 0-1-1 on one point with a goal difference of -3. Toronto opened its 2022 campaign with a hard-fought 1-1 draw on the road against FC Dallas. However, Toronto was defeated by the New York Red Bulls 4-1 at home last weekend in their second match of the season. Scoring the only goal for Toronto was Jesus Jimenez in the 35th minute.
Toronto has three draws and two losses over its last five matches played in the MLS and over that span has scored six goals and conceded 11. Jonathan Osorio and Jesus Jimenez each have scored one goal for Toronto in MLS action. Luca Petrasso and Jimenez each have one assist to lead Toronto.