Columbus Crew SC Continue Their Home Dominance

Published on April 9, 2019

Columbus Crew SC continued their success at home defeating New England Revolution 1-0. The Crew are undefeated at MAPFRE Stadium across all competitions dating back to June 13 of last year.

Home Field Advantage

No other team in the MLS has earned more points at home in the regular season since 2017 than the Crew; they’ve posted an impressive record of 18-5-8.

Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew Communications

Columbus Crew SC vs. New England Revolution

The Crew came into this game with a lot of momentum- not only were they at home, but they’ve also won three of their last four which includes two away games, and one of which was a 2-0 victory over the Revolution.

New England, however, has dropped three of their last four games with three of those games being at home.

Courtesy of Columbus Crew Communications

The Crew were able to break through with a 42’ goal off the head of Josh Williams eight yards out, into the far post, which was his first of the season, the ball was fed in on a free kick by Federico Higuain. This assist gives him joint ownership of the Crew all-time regular-season assist leader with Robert Warzycha at 61.

Following the win Josh thought the team had trouble getting started, although they were able to keep up the intensity stating the Crew had a “great performance, gutsy performance, gutsy win.”

Courtesy of Columbus Crew Communications

This win also gave goalkeeper, Zack Steffan his  fourth consecutive clean sheet, which currently leads the MLS. 

This shutout (23) passes Crew great Steve Clark for third place on the Crew all-time regular-season shutout leaders only behind Jon Busch (25) and  William Hesmer(41).

The brotherhood and camaraderie that they bring is unmatched,” Steffan stated.

Steffan has only allowed one goal this season, and extended his scoreless streak to 444 minutes.

Current Standings

With the loss by D.C United, tie from Toronto FC, and the win Saturday, the Crew are now in sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.

Columbus Crew will be taking on Montreal Impact at Stade Staputo on Saturday April 13th 1:00 PM ET.


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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