Columbus Crew to face Minnesota United FC in MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16

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Gyazi Zardes in the first half of Columbus' 1-0 win over Atlanta United. (Devin L'Amoreaux and Matthew Stith/MLS){ }

The Columbus Crew SC went 3-0-0 in group play in the MLS is Back Tournament without conceding a goal and now knows who it will face in the Round of 16.

The Crew will take on Minnesota United FC in the first knockout round of the tournament. Minnesota went 1-0-2 in group play and finished second in Group D.

Minnesota United won its first match of the tournament over Sporting Kansas City before playing to a draw in its final two games against Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids.

Columbus was dominant in Group E play.

The Crew started the MLS is Back Tournament with a 4-0 win over FC Cincinnati and followed that up with a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls. Columbus concluded group play with a 1-0 win over Atlanta United.

Minnesota defeated Columbus 1-0 in the teams' only meeting in 2019.

The teams will meet again at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The winner moves on the MLS is Back Tournament quarterfinals.