New York Red Bulls (9-9-5, sixth in the Eastern Conference) v Columbus Crew SC (12-6-5, third in the Eastern Conference)
Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Crew will host the New York Red Bulls in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
The crew is 11-6-2 in conference games. Pedro Santos chairs the Eastern Conference with eight proposals. Columbus has 26 templates.
The Red Bulls are 9-9-4 against opponents from the Eastern Conference. New York have given up 20 of their 31 goals in the second half.
The teams will meet on Saturday for the second time this season. Columbus won the last meeting 2-0.
TOP PERFORMER: Gyasi Zardes has 13 goals and two assists for Columbus. Santos has scored three goals for the crew in the last 10 games.
Brian White has five goals and one assist for New York. Tom Barlow has scored three goals for the Red Bulls in their last 10 games.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Columbus: 3-5-2, average 1.4 goals, 0.8 assists, 3.4 shots on goal and 4.3 corners per game, while 1.6 goals per game are possible.
New York: 4-3-3, average 1.6 goals, 1.2 assists, 3.6 shots on goal and 5.1 corners per game, while 1.6 goals per game are possible.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Columbus: Vito Wormgoor (injured), Hector Jimenez (injured), Fatai Alashe (injured).
New York: Patrick Seagrist (injured).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.
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