Tale of the Tape: D.C. United at Columbus Crew

Five key notes ahead of United's road game against the Columbus Crew (7:30 p.m. ET)

Rafael goal celebration vs Columbus Crew

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A History of Scoring

Since 1996, United has netted 81 regular-season goals against the Columbus Crew. Only the New York Red Bulls (116) and the New England Revolution (87) have conceded more goals to the Black-and-Red.

Crew Crusher

Carlos Ruiz has scored 10 times against the Columbus Crew over his MLS career, more than any other active player.

Hurting at Home

The Crew isn’t having much luck at home this year and hasn’t been finding the back of the net at a very high rate either. In fact, the Crew ranks as the third-worst team in the League in home goal scoring average (1.00) for the season.

Slow Starts

The Columbus Crew has only notched one goal before halftime, the lowest mark in MLS.

The 46th-75th Minutes

The Columbus Crew has scored nine goals on the season, eight of which are second half goals. Of those eight goals, six have come in the 46th–75th minutes; D.C. United defends particularly well during that timeframe, only allowing one goal during that period on the season.