Lalas Abubakar - 6.23.18 - LAFC

Trio of California training camp friendlies announced for Crew SC

Columbus Crew SC today announced that it will play a trio of additional preseason matches during its California training camp between January 25 and February 6. The Black & Gold will feature in a ticketed preseason match in Irvine, California before competing in a pair of friendlies on January 31 and February 4.

On Monday, January 28, Crew SC plays Japanese side Vissel Kobe of the J-League at 7 p.m. PT (10:00 p.m. ET) at Championship Soccer Stadium. For more information on the match, including ticket details, visit

Crew SC rounds-out its friendlies in California with a pair of tune-ups: a friendly against Liga MX side Club Tijuana on January 31 in Chula Vista (closed to the public/open to media) and a preseason contest against fellow MLS side Los Angeles Football Club on February 4 at Banc of California Stadium (closed to the public/open to media).

An updated 2019 preseason schedule is provided below. Crew SC begins training on Wednesday, January 23 with a pair of sessions open to members of the media on January 23-24 at SuperKick, the Crew’s Official Indoor Training Facility. The team will be in Central Ohio from February 7-12 before traveling to Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the 2019 Carolina Challenge Cup.

Date Activity
Jan. 23-24 Team Training in Central Ohio
Jan. 25-Feb. 6 Training Camp in Chula Vista, Calif.
Jan. 28 Crew SC vs. Vissel Kobe [J-League] – 10 p.m. ET (Ticketed Friendly at Championship Soccer Stadium / Irvine, Calif.)*
Jan. 31 Crew SC vs. Club Tijuana [Liga MX] – 1 p.m. ET (Friendly in Chula Vista, Calif. - closed to the public/open to media)*
Feb. 4 Crew SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club – 5:00 p.m. ET (Friendly at Banc of California Stadium - closed to the public/open to media)*
Feb. 7-12 Team in Central Ohio for Training Sessions
Feb. 13-24 Team in Charleston, S.C.
Feb. 16 Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire – 5:00 p.m. ET (Carolina Challenge Cup)*
Feb. 20 Crew SC vs. Charleston Battery [USL] – 5:00 p.m. ET (Carolina Challenge Cup)*
Feb. 23 Crew SC vs. FC Cincinnati – 5:00 p.m. ET (Carolina Challenge Cup)*

*Members of the media interested in traveling to cover these Crew SC friendlies are asked to reach out to a member of Crew SC Communications for more details.

Note: All dates and times are subject to change. Preseason friendlies may be added at any time.


SYNC TO YOUR CALENDAR: Easily and automatically sync Columbus Crew's 2020 regular-season schedule to your phone!