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STARTING XI | Columbus Crew SC vs. Nashville SC - Sept. 19, 2020

TONIGHT'S LINEUP

CREW SC REMAINS ATOP MLS SUPPORTERS’ SHIELD RACE

With its 2-2 draw against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, Crew SC continued its lead atop the MLS Supporters' Shield race. The Crew's current record of 7-1-3 in regular-season action puts the Club three points ahead of Eastern Conference rivals Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union (21 points each).

CREW SC OFF TO BEST START IN CLUB HISTORY

Crew SC's current record of 7-1-3 with 24 total points through the first 11 matches marks the best regular-season start in Club history. Crew SC's previous best start through 11 regular-season matches came in 2010, when the Club posted a record of 6-2-3 while securing 21 points. Notably, the Black & Gold are undefeated at home with a record of 5-0-0.

BLACK & GOLD UNDEFEATED IN LAST NINE REGULAR-SEASON MATCHES AT MAPFRE STADIUM

Crew SC is undefeated in its last nine regular-season matches at MAPFRE Stadium, with a record of 6-0-3. The streak dates back to a 2-1 victory last year over the Montreal Impact (July 20). Additionally, the Crew has won all of four of its regular-season matches at MAPFRE Stadium this year, posting a record of 4-0-0. In addition to its nine-match undefeated streak at home, the Black & Gold have only lost three matches - home or away - in their last 24 regular-season contests. This streak began with a 2-2 draw on the road last year against Chicago Fire FC (July 17), with the Crew posting a winning record of 12-3-9 over that span.

ROOM RECORDS THIRD LONGEST SHUTOUT STREAK IN CLUB HISTORY

Goalkeeper Eloy Room's shutout streak came to an end in the 12th minute of Saturday's road match against Chicago Fire FC. Room’s shutout streak ended at 473 consecutive minutes, making it the third-best streak in Crew SC history behind two of Zack Steffen's streaks (2018: 525 minutes, 2019: 499 minutes).

ELOY ROOM LEADS MLS IN REGULAR-SEASON SHUTOUTS

Goalkeeper Eloy Room currently leads MLS in regular-season shutouts, with six clean sheets to his name. This season, Room has registered shutouts against New York City FC (March 1), FC Cincinnati (July 11, August 29, September 6), the New York Red Bulls (July 16) and the Philadelphia Union (September 2). Additionally, Room's 0.38 goals conceded per 90 minutes is the lowest in the League among goalkeepers who have played five regular-season matches or more, per Opta.

CREW SC HAS CONCEDED FEWEST GOALS IN 2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON

Through 11 matches in the 2020 MLS regular season, Crew SC has only conceded four goals, less than any other team in the League. Notably, the Black & Gold have not conceded a single goal in any of their matches at MAPFRE Stadium. New York City FC and FC Dallas are tied for second fewest goals conceded, having given up nine goals each. For a list of the teams with the fewest goals conceded in the 2020 MLS regular season, please see the table below.

CREW SC HAS BEST GOAL DIFFERENTIAL IN 2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON

Crew SC's +14 goal differential in 2020 regular-season action currently leads all MLS teams. This season, Crew SC has only conceded four goals. Seattle Sounders FC has the next best goal differential, at +13.

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