FOXBOROUGH. New England comes back against Columbus Crew with a goal on the M. Berry 27′ and a goal on the E. Hurtado 89′. New England was much superior in terms of ball possession (64%)
The match was played at the Gillette Stadium stadium in Foxborough on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Nima Saghafi assisted by Jason White and Meghan Mullen. The 4th official was Chris Ruska. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold at 6.9 degrees Celsius or 44.46 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 74%.
New England was in firm control of the ball 64% while Columbus Crew was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
New England was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough New England to win the match.
New England shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. Talking about the opposition, Columbus Crew shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.
New England received 1 yellow card (A. Farrell). On the other side, Columbus Crew received 2 yellow cards (A. Morris and Artur).
After playing this contest, New England will have 11 points like Atlanta United, Toronto and Portland Timbers to go down in the 21st place. On the opposite side, Columbus Crew will have 13 points like New York City, Charlotte and Cincinnati to sit in the 15th place.
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, New England will play away against Chicago Fire on the 8th of October with a 23-18 head to head in favor of Chicago Fire (13 draws).
Columbus Crew will play away agasint Orlando City on the 8th of October with a 7-6 head to head statistic in favor of Orlando City (3 draws).
New England – Formation
New England started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Bruce Arena decided to play with the following team: .
New England made 3 changes: D. Rivera for E. Boateng (67′), A. Farrell for J. Altidore (68′) and S. Lletget for O. Gonzalez (84′).
Columbus Crew – Formation
Columbus Crew started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Caleb Porter played with: .
Columbus Crew made 4 changes: M. Berry for L. Zelarayan (46′), Y. Yeboah for L. Diaz (72′), A. Morris for E. Hurtado (84′) and J. Igbekeme for M. Degenek (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.