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Tickets will not be sold for Columbus Crew's Wednesday matchup against Philadelphia Union

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - AUGUST 20: Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire play with no fans in attendance during their game at MAPFRE Stadium on August 20, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The Columbus Crew announced Monday that tickets will not be sold for Wednesday's match against the Philadelphia Union at MAPFRE Stadium.

The Crew said it has collaborated with government health officials, medical experts, industry leaders and Major League Soccer to develop comprehensive venue reopening plans for MAPFRE Stadium. The club said it remains ready to host a limited number of fans with health and safety as its highest priority if and when the necessary approvals are secured.

The Crew (5-1-2) are coming off a scoreless draw against FC Cincinnati and are currently second in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Columbus has a plus 10 goal differential, which is the best in MLS. The Crew has also conceded just two goals, which is the fewest in the league.

The Crew will host the Philadelphia Union (4-1-3), which is currently third in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia trails Columbus by just two points.

This will be the 14th meeting between the two clubs and Columbus has a 9-4 lead in the series.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.


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