After three matches played in the 2020 season, Columbus Crew (2-0-1, 7 pts) and the New York Red Bulls (2-0-1, 7 pts) sit atop in the Eastern Conference Standings. After a tough 0-1 win over Atlanta United on Saturday night, the Red Bulls will have another tough encounter in Group E play of the MLS is Back Tournament. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET this Thursday.
Get to know the matchup in By The Numbers:
0: Not only have the Red Bulls scored in the first 45 minutes of their first three games in 2020, but they also haven’t conceded a goal.
1: Columbus has only conceded one goal after three matches, currently holding the title of best defense in the Eastern Conference.
3: After three matches played in the 2020 season, the Crew’s striker, Gyasi Zardes, has scored three goals.
3: In 38 minutes played, Alex Muyl got fouled three times, the most by any Red Bulls’ player on the field during Saturday’s win.
4: Goalkeeper David Jensen recorded his first MLS cleansheet on Saturday night against Atlanta, making four saves.
6: In the win against Atlanta, Cristian Cásseres Jr. led the game in tackles with six.
9: Right-back Kyle Duncan finished Saturday night’s game with nine clearances, New York, as a team finished the night with 28.