The New York Red Bulls (0-1-2, 2 pts.) host the Columbus Crew (1-1-1, 4 pts.) on Saturday, March 18 at Red Bull Arena for Women’s Empowerment Night.
Here's what you need to know about the other side, Columbus Crew:
How They’re Doing
Columbus Crew are off to a similar start to the New York Red Bulls, with four points through three matches and a 1-1-1 record and a -1 goal differential.
The Crew fell to Philadelphia Union in the season opener (4-1), topped D.C. United (2-0) and drew vs. Toronto FC (1-1) in their three matches so far.
Across their history, New York and Columbus are tightly intertwined, with a nearly-similar record in head-to-head matches. The Crew have notched 38 wins, New York has picked up 34 wins and they’ve split points 13 times.
The last three matchups have seen New York win, 2-1, a 1-1 draw and Columbus come away with a 2-1 victory.
Player To Watch
Cucho Hernández, a Colombian striker and La Tricolor teammate of Andrés Reyes, has one assist in three starts in 2023. He’s coming off a season where he scored nine times and assisted thrice in 1,300 minutes with the Crew in 2022.
Hernández, paired with Lucas Zelarayán, is one to keep an eye on for the Red Bulls defense.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and New York Red Bulls Radio in English via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app, and NewYorkRedBulls.com.