Can Can Columbus Crew SC Continue Winning Ways Against Montreal Impact?

Published on April 12, 2019

The Montreal Impact host Columbus Crew SC Saturday April 13, 2019 1:00 PM ET at Stade Saputo. Montreal has back-to-back scoreless road draws as Columbus has posted back-to-back wins and seated on-top of the Eastern Conference.

Crew SC Best Start Since 2010

Through the first six matches in 2019 the Crew have a winning record of 4-1-1, which is the Club’s best record since 2010 when they began 4-0-2. The Crew is also undefeated when playing at MAPFRE Stadium with a regular season record of 3-0-1.

Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC Communications

History at Stade Saputo

Impact: 5 wins, 16 goals

Crew SC: 2 wins, 7 goals

Combined: 1 draw

Strength of Crew Defense

The Crew have only allowed four goals through six regular-season matches, including four shutouts. They’ve allowed the second-fewest goals only behind Seattle Sounders FC at three goals.

Francis to Make his 100th Appearance

Waylon Francis is closing in on making his 100th regular-season appearance in the MLS. Francis played for Crew SC from 2014-2018, playing for Seattle Sounders FC in 2018 before rejoining the Crew. Francis currently has 99 regular-season appearances with 85 starts and providing 19 assists.

Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC Communications

Injury Report

Columbus Crew SC

OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D)- torn ACL

OUT: Harrison Afful (D)- broken jaw

Montreal Impact

OUT: Ken Krolicki (M)- dislocated right elbow

OUT: Jason Beaulieu (GK)- cyst on left knee

OUT: Ignacio Piatti (M)- knee injury


Referee: Armando Villarreal

Assistant Referees: Jason White, Gianni Facchini

4th Official: Fotis Bazakos

VAR: Christina Unkel

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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