New York hosts Columbus after shutout win
Columbus Crew SC (6-14-3, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Red Bulls (10-8-4, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Harrison, New Jersey; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: A game after shutting out Orlando City SC 1-0, New York plays Columbus.
The Red Bulls are 6-6-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brian White leads the fourth-ranked scoring team in the MLS with seven goals. New York has scored 37 goals.
The Crew are 4-6-3 in Eastern Conference games. Columbus is 3-1-2 when it scores two goals.
The teams match up Saturday for the second time this season. The last meeting ended in a 1-1 draw.
TOP PERFORMERS: Daniel Royer has seven goals and five assists for New York. White has five goals over the last 10 games for the Red Bulls.
Gyasi Zardes has seven goals and one assist for Columbus. Pedro Santos has three goals over the last 10 games for the Crew.
LAST 10 GAMES: New York: 5-3-2, averaging two goals, 1.4 assists, 4.6 shots on goal and 5.5 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.7 goals per game.
Columbus: 1-7-2, averaging 0.9 goals, 0.7 assists, 2.6 shots on goal and 5.6 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.6 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: New York: Florian Valot (injured).
Columbus: Jonathan Mensah (injured), David Guzman (injured), Federico Higuain (injured), Milton Valenzuela (injured), Gaston Sauro (injured).