In what promises to be an exhilarating encounter, Club America face off against Columbus Crew in their second Leagues Cup match. A game that promises to be an entertaining back and forth match. Both teams come into the fixture with winning starts in the tournament. Meaning both teams are qualified into the next round of the competition. All that is left to decide is who will crown themselves as leader of the group. Setting the stage for what should be a thrilling showdown. The game is scheduled for Monday, July 31st, at Lower.com Field. Kickoff is set at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST and televised via Apple TV+ and TUDN.
Club America vs Columbus Crew: Leagues Cup Preview
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— Club América (@ClubAmerica) July 29, 2023
Club America’s Dominant Display:
Las Aguilas will enter this game with a wave of confidence. Having secured a commanding 4-0 victory over St. Louis City SC in their previous Leagues Cup fixture. Their potent attacking force, led by Julian Quiñones and Henry Martin, proved too much for their previous opponents. Manager André Jardine will be looking at his attacking duo to wreak havoc once again. With their attacking prowess on full display, Las Aguilas will look to continue to showcase that they’re a dominant force in the competition.
The Crew’s Strong Start:
Columbus Crew will be well-rested coming into this match. With a week’s break since their debut in the Leagues Cup, where they secured a 2-1 win against St. Louis City SC. The MLS side will aim to build on their early success and continue their run in the tournament. Led by key players like Lucas Zelarayán and Darlington Nagbe, the Crew will pose a formidable challenge for Club America. Manager Wilfried Nancy has managed to make this team the most scoring side in MLS so fas this season. So the Crew will be looking to rely on their attacking prowess to try and best America.
An Intriguing Leagues Cup Battle:
Both teams come off victories against the same opponent, the upcoming clash promises to be a captivating contest. Expect there to be some sort of rotation in each starting line up, but the game should still be an intriguing one. Club America will look to capitalize on their momentum and continue their free-scoring form. While Columbus Crew will be eager to maintain their winning streak and build on their positive start in the Leagues Cup. This will be an intriguing match up for Andrè Jardine’s side. The Brazilian manager slowly turning this America side into a very possessive and direct side. Lately all of their prior opponents have sat back and let them play their game. Although they wont find the same liberties as before against Columbus. A team that plays very similar to Las Aguilas, they can expect the MLS side bring the game to them.
Key Matchup to Watch:
The midfield battle will be an area to watch closely in this match. Club America’s Richard Sánchez and Alvaro Fidalgo, known for their control and creativity in the middle of the park, will face off against a tough challenge. Columbus Crew’s Darlington Nagbe and Aiden Morris, will be looking to break up play and initiate attacks. The outcome of this pivotal clash could play a significant role in determining the game’s flow and result. Not to mention the most important influential player for this America side could feature in this match. Diego Valdés, the attacking midfielder if healthy could be difference maker in game. When he gets going America’s attack looks just that much more dangerous.
As the anticipation builds, Club America and Columbus Crew prepare to lock horns in an enticing Leagues Cup encounter at Lower.com Field. With both teams entering the game on the back of impressive victories, fans can expect an intense battle between two competitive sides. Club America’s attacking prowess and Columbus Crew’s well-organized play promise to make this matchup a must-watch for football enthusiasts. As far as predictions go I will say Las Aguilas attack and speed might just end up being too much for Columbus to handle. With the attacking threat at America’s disposal I will say they take the group with a 3-1 victory.
Aterrizó el Ave
— Club América (@ClubAmerica) July 29, 2023
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