First-place Columbus Crew to host Nashville SC Saturday

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The Columbus Crew trains ahead of its match against Nashville SC. (Columbus Crew SC){ }

After a week off, the Columbus Crew SC will return to action Saturday when it hosts one of Major League Soccer's newest clubs, Nashville SC.

The Crew (7-1-3) is riding a four-game unbeaten streak and currently sits atop the MLS Eastern Conference and is three points clear of second-place Philadelphia.

Columbus rallied from a two-goal deficit last week to draw the Chicago Fire 2-2.

Despite conceding as many goals in four minutes as they had in the first 10 matches of the season last week, the Crew still has the best defensive record in the league. The Crew has only allowed four goals this season, which is five fewer than any other club.

Nashville SC (3-4-3) is in its inaugural season in MLS and is coming off a 4-2 victory over Atlanta United.

Nashville is currently in ninth in the Eastern Conference.

The Columbus Crew SC and Nashville SC will meet for the first time Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at MAPFRE Stadium.

It will also be Kick Childhood Cancer Night.