The favored DC United is set to take on the Columbus Crew in a tantalizing faceoff between star forward Wayne Rooney and impressive keeper Zack Steffen.
Under the lights this Saturday night, the pressure will be on both teams to succeed.
How to Watch
What: DC United vs Columbus Crew
Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
When: Saturday May 4 @ 8 PM EST
How: TSN2, MLS Live on ESPN+, Sports Time Ohio, FloFC
Columbus Crew (Away)
Head Coach: Caleb Porter
Key Players: Gyasi Zardes, Federico Higuain, Zack Steffen
Standings: 4-5-1 (5th Eastern Conference)
The Columbus Crew is an underdog but they are not without talent.
Standout midfielder Federico Higuain leads the team with three assists and is hunting for his first goal.
Goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been outstanding with 40 shots faced and 32 saves.
Throughout Saturday he will be a deciding factor as he looks to continue his impressive season against Wayne Rooney and company.
DC United (home)
Head Coach: Ben Olsen
Key Players: Wayne Rooney, Júnior Moreno, Bill Hamid
Standings: 5-3-2 (1st Eastern Conference)
DC United is favored in this matchup because of elite forward Wayne Rooney.
With 5 goals on 27 shots and 3 assists, this makes him one of the top performers in the league.
The defensive strength of DC is parallel to that of Columbus; goalkeeper Bill Hamid has 5 shutouts and 31 saves.
Odd and Predictions
DC United is favored but yields an impressive payout.
Star forward Wayne Rooney will be a worthy test for Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
However, while their defense is strong, Columbus lacks the offensive game changer that DC United boasts.
In the end the lethality of the number one team in the eastern conference will persevere.
This contest is filled with promise as two of the better goalkeepers in the league will be the focal point. Saturday evening will be full of exciting highlights, so tune in!
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