The Columbus Crew is playoff bound for the second year in a row. With this weekend’s 2-0 win against the L.A. Galaxy the team has enough points to qualify for the postseason with 4 games left to play in the regular season. After setting the record for worst start by a defending MLS champion with a 0-2-5 start, the Crew has a league best 12 wins and leads the league by 3 points over closest competitor, Houston.
The Crew remains busy as they set their sights on two more goals; a second straight Supporters Shield, given to the team with the best record in the league, and qualification to the knockout stages of the regional Champions League tournament.
The Crew can take steps towards both goals this week with two home games this week. The team resumes play in the Champions League on Tuesday against Costa Rican champions Saprissa at 8pm. A win would qualify Columbus for the knockout stage of the competition next March. They then play Seattle and former coach Sigi Schmid on Saturday at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through TheCrew.com and at the Crew Stadium box office.