Columbus had their chances to came away from Philly with all 3 points last weekend, but just couldn’t seem to finish them. Instead the Black and Gold came away with a point on the road, continuing their regular season unbeaten streak to 13 games. The Crew now have two shut outs to begin the season and are off to their best start since 2014.
The Massive are now home again taking on the Scum of DC. DC are 0-1-2 on the young season in a rebuilding year for head coach Ben Olsen after finishing last in the East in the previous season. DC feature F Darren Maddox, M Luciano Acosta, and M Yamil Asad. Under Olsen, DC has always been a tough team that seeks to sit back, press, and counter. They are adept at taking advantage of other team’s mistakes. DC is not a team without talent, but Columbus is vastly the better team. The Black and Gold only need to play their style of soccer and do what they couldn’t do in Philadelphia; finish.
The match kicks off at 6pm. The Nordecke will of course be out tailgating at the Megatailgate about 2.5 to 3 hrs before the match. You’re sure to find food and drink. Members can pick up or purchase Nordecke membership at the Merch tent. There are still tickets left in the Nordecke through the store. Tickets this year are being transferred via account manager. After you purchase, an email requesting that you accept the tickets will be sent to you. If any tickets are remaining on matchday they will be available on a first come basis at the tailgate.