New York City FC host the Columbus Crew on Saturday in a MLS Eastern Conference fixture. New York City FC is sixth in the conference table 4-2-3 on 14 points with a goal difference of +9. New York City FC had a US Open Cup round of 32 match Wednesday before hosting Columbus. NYCFC battled at home to a 0-0 draw with Sporting Kansas City in its most recent MLS fixture last Saturday.
New York City FC has three wins and two draws in its most recent five matches across all competitions and during that span has scored 15 goals and conceded five. NYCFC’s goalkeeper and backline have three clean sheets in the last four matches. Valentin Castellanos is the leading goal scorer for NYCFC with five and Talles Magno is the leader in assists with four.
Columbus Crew is ninth in the conference table at 3-4-3 on 13 points with a goal difference of + 14. Columbus Crew battled on the road last weekend to a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution. Columbus is unbeaten in each of its last three MLS fixtures. Over that stretch of three matches, Columbus Crew has allowed only two goals.
Columbus Crew has one win, two draws and two losses in its most recent five matches across all competitions and over that span has scored six goals and conceded four. The Columbus goalkeeper and back line have two clean sheets in the last three matches. Lucas Zelarayan is the leading goal scorer for Columbus with four and Derrick Etienne is the leader in assists with four.