Red Bulls-Crew Preview

A spot in the knockout round of the MLS Is Back tournament could be clinched Thursday night should either the Columbus Crew or New York Red Bulls emerge victorious in their Group E encounter in Orlando. Lucas Zelaryan's free kick on 27 minutes opened the floodgates for Columbus as Gyasi Zardes had a brace on either side of halftime before Youness Mokhtar completed the goal-scoring flurry on the hour. Crew coach Caleb Porter, though, has been focused on getting this team to prepare for this match, knowing a win would put Columbus into the round of 16 and allow him to rotate his squad for a final group match that would matter little beyond seeding.