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STARTING XI | Crew unveils lineup for MLS is Back opener vs. FC Cincinnati

STARTING XI vs. FC CINCINNATI

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN

Saturday's match against FC Cincinnati kicks-off at 10:30 p.m. ET and is set to be televised nationally on FS1, TUDN and TSN, as well as stream live on the FOX Sports App, the TUDN App and the TSN App. Locally, the contest is available in English on 97.1 The Fan, as well as via stream on 971TheFan.com, with Chris Doran on the call. A Spanish audio stream is available on ColumbusCrewSC.com, with Juan Valladares on the call.

CREW SC LOOKS TO CONTINUE UNDEFEATED STREAK IN 2020

Crew SC, which is undefeated through two regular-season matches in 2020, looks to extend its streak against FC Cincinnati this Saturday, the Crew's first competitive match since March 7. The Black & Gold hold a record of 1-0-1 in regular-season action this year, having defeated New York City FC 1-0 at during Opening Match (March 1), before earning a point on the road in a 1-1 draw against 2019 MLS Champions Seattle Sounders FC (March 7). Notably, the Crew has an all-time regular-season undefeated record against FC Cincinnati of 1-0-1.

ZARDES: CREW SC'S ALL-TIME GOAL SCORER AGAINST FC CINCINNATI

Since FC Cincinnati joined MLS, no other Crew SC player has scored more goals against them than forward Gyasi Zardes. In 2019, FC Cincinnati's first year in MLS, Zardes scored three goals - including one game-winning goal - in two regular-season meetings. In the 2020 MLS regular season, Zardes has scored one goal, which came on the road against 2019 MLS Champions Seattle Sounders FC. ARTUR AMONG MLS LEADERS IN TACKLES Through two matches in the 2020 MLS regular season, midfielder Artur is tied for most attempted tackles with 13. Of those 13 tackles, Artur has won 7 of them, tying him with Ben Sweat (Inter Miami CF), Raymon Gaddis (Philadelphia Union) and Jhegson Mendez (Orlando City SC) for second-most tackles won in MLS this season. For a list of MLS-tackling leaders in the 2020 regular season, please see the table below.

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