Orlando City vs. Columbus Crew: How to Watch, Live Stream, TV Listings, Open Thread & More



Welcome to your open thread for tonight’s match between Orlando City SC and Columbus Crew SC. It’s been a little over a month since a 3-0 thrashing in Columbus when Rafael Ramos was sent off with an hour to play. You can bet the Lions haven’t forgotten that game and Kevin Molino’s probably lucky he’s out so he doesn’t have to get hacked to death by Tony Tchani again (Molino suffered seven (!) fouls that night).

City (3-5-4, 13 points) could overtake the Crew (4-4-3, 15 points) in the standings with a win today, but let’s not forget the Lions have but one single, solitary home victory in MLS play. On the plus side, that win was in the last home game, as you’ll fondly recall the 4-0 drubbing of the LA Galaxy. The home game before that was a 2-2 draw against New England Revolution, so that’s four points of a possible six in the last two games at the Citrus Bowl.

Columbus, like LA two weeks ago, enters the Citrus Bowl winless on the road in 2015 (0-3-2). Still, the Lions will have to deal with Major League Soccer’s leading goal scorer, Kei Kamara, who has nine tallies on the season.It will be a stiff test for Orlando, made all the more difficult without Brek Shea, who is on red card suspension for this game. Before the season started, I picked Columbus to finish behind only D.C. United and the Revs in the Eastern Conference.

Here's all the game-related content you need to prepare:

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Tally Hall

Defenders: Luke Boden, Sean St. Ledger, Seb Hines, Rafael Ramos

Defensive Midfielders: Darwin Ceren, Cristian Higuita

Attacking Midfielders: Carlos Rivas, Kaká, Eric Avila

Forward: Cyle Larin

Bench: Donovan Ricketts, Aurelien Collin, Lewis Neal, Harrison Heath, Pedro Ribeiro, Amobi Okugo, Martin Paterson

Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1 that often operates as a 4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Steve Clark

Defenders: Hector Jimenez, Michael Parkhurst, Tyson Wahl, Waylon Francis

Midfielders: Justin Meram, Mohammed Saeid, Tony Tchani, Ethan Finlay

Attacking Midfielder: Federico Higuain

Forward: Kei Kamara

Bench: Brad Stuver, Chris Klute, Emanuel Pogatetz, Kevan George, Kristinn Steindorsson, Ben Speas, Aaron Schoenfeld

How to Watch:

Match time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

TV: Locally on My65 and regionally on FOX Sports Florida

Radio: 104.1 FM Real Radio (English), La Grande 1030 AM (Spanish)

Streaming: MLS Live

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @TheManeLand, as well as Orlando City's official Twitter feed (@OrlandoCitySC).

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