How To Watch and Match Preview: Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls - MLS - 03/16/2024

A comprehensive analysis of the big showdown and festivities surrounding the match, along with information on broadcasting and pre-game activities
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Columbus Crew and New York Red Bulls are gearing up for a battle that promises to ignite the hearts of passionate fans. And this isn't just any game. It's a celebration, a tribute to one of their own, Columbus Crew icon Josh Williams, bidding farewell to the club.

Next Saturday, March 16th, at 7:30 PM, the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio, will be the stage for this soccer extravaganza. Columbus Crew, in their natural habitat, will host New York Red Bulls for a duel that's sure to have spectators on the edge of their seats.

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Even before the opening whistle, the atmosphere will be electric. Fans are invited to join an autograph session with Josh Williams at Chase Plaza from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. A unique opportunity to express gratitude to a player who has left his mark on the club. The party continues with a series of pre-game activities, including photo opportunities with the MLS Cup trophy, live music by the Columbus Jazz Arts Group, interactive games, and a variety of beverage options.

But the festivities don't stop there. This game marks not only a farewell moment but also a high-level sporting showdown. The history between Columbus Crew and New York Red Bulls is filled with emotions and twists. With both teams on seven points and among the top contenders in the Eastern Conference, the rivalry reaches its peak. Columbus Crew, defending their MLS Cup champion title, will face the challenge of New York Red Bulls, aiming to solidify their place among the greats.

For those unable to attend Field in person, there are live streaming options available. The game will be accessible on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, in both English and Spanish, as well as broadcasted on New York Red Bulls Radio in English through TuneIn and the New York Red Bulls app. An opportunity for fans to follow every thrilling moment, wherever they are.

Beyond the main clash, it's worth keeping an eye on the players on the field. New York Red Bulls midfielder Lewis Morgan is in the spotlight after scoring his second goal of the season against FC Dallas. His presence on the field promises to add an element of unpredictability to the game as he seeks to extend his impressive tally of 20 goals for the club since 2022.

After the final whistle, soccer remains the focus. Both for Columbus Crew supporters eagerly awaiting the next home showdown and for New York Red Bulls fans eagerly anticipating the match against Inter Miami CF at Red Bull Arena.