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Major League Soccer – Match-day 44: D.C. United v Columbus Crew

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

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D.C. at home against Columbus – Sunday – 1:30am GMT – Audi Field.

It’s a clash of seventh vs tenth, as D.C. host Columbus at Audi Field.

D.C. United have so far accrued 44 points in this season of the Major League Soccer

D.C. come to this fixture on the back of a 1-0 home win against New York Red Bulls at Audi Field.

Also, Their position is seventh in the League and they have 44 points, that is, 13W, 14L and 5D having won 13 meetings, drawn five matches, and lost 14 games.

Given Columbus’s form at this time, it will be a significant challenge for them to overturn D.C.’s home record. They have won 11 fixtures, drawn one game, and lost four matches so far this season. The prospects of a positive result for Columbus are concerning for the visitors.

Winning this fixture will see D.C. United on 47 points.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for D.C., in terms of goals scored (52). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Bill, Chris, and Jonathan. D.C. have a poor defensive record so far, having conceded 50 goals in their previous matches.

Columbus Crew arrive at this fixture, having secured 41 points so far this season

Columbus will take a huge positive from their recent 3-2 win against Orlando City at MAPFRE Stadium.

Also, Columbus have now lost 10 of their last 17 meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Caleb Porter. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 41 points for a total of 11 wins, 13 losses and 8 draws having won 11 meetings, drawn eight games, and lost 13 matches.

It must be a worrying prospect for Columbus to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured two victories and five darts to the home team.

A win in this fixture, would take Columbus Crew’s points from 41 to 44, so far this season.

D.C. United v Columbus Crew – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 74 matches, Columbus have won 30 wins and D.C. 27 wins. The last time they played each other in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-4 away win for The Crew.

Other players of note for D.C. are Chris and Jonathan with respectively and for Columbus are Eloy Victor and Aboubacar with respectively.

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