Columbus Crew is currently in 10th place on the Eastern Conference table, three points behind D.C. 7th place side D.C. United. The two will battle it out on Saturday to maintain their 2021 MLS playoff dream alive.
D.C. United triumphed against the Crew in their last meeting on August 4, now the men in black and red will attempt to do it all again in order to qualify for post season.
Here’s what you need to know about the match...
What TV channel is D.C. United vs Columbus Crew on?
When is kick off? Saturday, October 30th, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Where is the match being played? Audi Field, Washington, DC
What TV channel is it on? NBCSWA+, TeleXitos
What streaming services is it on? MLS Live on ESPN+
D.C. United team news
D.C. United took home a massive three points against New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, ending a four-game winless streak. The victory put D.C. into the Eastern Conference playoff picture at 7th.
Kevin Paredes, the 18-year-old from Virginia who scored in the 9th minute against the Red Bulls, left with an injury in the match. The midfielder reportedly underwent an MRI exam for a possible hip flexor and is unlikely to return soon.
Columbus Crew team news
The Crew, fresh off of a home win over Orlando City SC, are looking to avoid becoming the fifth team in MLS history to miss the playoffs the season after winning the MLS Cup.
Brazilian midfielder Artur is questionable for the match due to recovery from hip surgery he underwent in August. He returned to training two weeks ago, but has yet to return to the pitch for a match.
D.C. United: Hamid; Najar, Pines, Birnbaum, Mora, Canouse, Moreno, Gressel, Robertha, Arriola, Kamara
Columbus: Room; Valenzuela, Wormgoor, Mensah, Moreira, Nagbe, Hairston, Santos, Zelarayan, Etienne, Berry
D.C. United vs Columbus Crew head to head record
The two MLS charter clubs have played 82 times since the league’s inaugural season in 1996, with D.C. United holding a 38-33-11 lead in the all-time series over the Crew.
The teams last faced off August 4th at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, with D.C. United winning the match 4-2 thanks to two goals each from Ola Kamara and Yordy Reyna.
D.C. United vs Columbus Crew score prediction
D.C. United have been hard to pin down the last few weeks, bouncing back from the worst loss in team history to a crucial win over a rival. While D.C. United won as the away team last time, the Crew have an excellent chance at securing a vital three points on the road this time around.
Prediction: D.C. United 0-2 Columbus Crew