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Substitution

Columbus Crew shirt

90:00'

  • 90th min: Justin Meram is replaced by Adam Jahn.
  • This is the 11th time Justin Meram has been substituted this season in 23 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 81 times in 124 MLS starts.
  • Adam Jahn comes on for the 15th time for Columbus Crew this season from his 21 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 23 times in 31 appearances on the bench for Columbus Crew.
  • Adam Jahn comes on for the 15 time this season from his 21 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 62 times in 101 appearances on the bench.

Substitution

Chicago Fire shirt

90:00'

  • 90th min: David Accam is replaced by Jonathan Campbell.
  • This is the 13th time David Accam has been substituted this season in 17 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 24 times in 59 MLS starts.
  • Jonathan Campbell comes on for the 12 time this season from his 20 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 15 times in 23 appearances on the bench.

Goal

Columbus Crew shirt

88:00'

  • Ola Kamara scores his first goal vs Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew Stadium in the 88th minute (3 - 1).
  • With 11 goals this season (24 matches), Ola Kamara has now scored 27 in 2 MLS seasons.(49 matches)
  • Columbus Crew have won 8 (40%) of the 20 MLS matches in which Ola Kamara has scored.
  • In their last 19 MLS meetings, Columbus Crew have now scored 28 goals while Chicago Fire have scored 21.

Discipline

Chicago Fire shirt

88:00'

  • Chicago Fire's Matt Lampson is shown a yellow card in the 88th minute.
  • Matt Lampson's 3rd yellow card of the season for Chicago Fire.
  • Matt Lampson's 3rd yellow card of the season.
  • It's the 238th yellow card Armando Villarreal has handed out in the MLS. (83 matches)
  • It's the 14th yellow card Armando Villarreal has shown to Chicago Fire in the MLS. (8 matches)

Penalty

Columbus Crew shirt

88:00'

  • Ola Kamara scored a penalty awarded by Armando Villarreal after a foul by Matt Lampson.
  • It's the 19th penalty Armando Villarreal has awarded in the MLS, he has given 11 penalties to the home side and 8 to the away side. (83 matches)
  • That's the first penalty Armando Villarreal has awarded to Columbus Crew in the MLS. (6 matches)
  • Ola Kamara scores his first penalty this season from 1 attempt.
  • Columbus Crew score their 2nd penalty this season from 2 attempts, scoring a total of 32 penalties from 40 attempts in 8 seasons.

75 minute.

75:00'

    • 4 of Columbus Crew's 32 goals (12.5%) have been scored in the last 10 minutes of the match, compared to 4 of 42 (9.52%) for Chicago Fire.
    • Columbus Crew have conceded 8 goals in the last 10 minutes from a total of the 39 goals, averaging 20.51%, compared to the MLS 2017 season season average of 16.15%.
    • When Columbus Crew lead 2-1 after 75 minutes, they have won 2 out of 2 MLS games by a 1 goal margin. (last 31 matches)

    Discipline

    Chicago Fire shirt

    73:00'

    • Chicago Fire's Matt Polster is shown a yellow card in the 73rd minute.
    • Matt Polster has picked up his first yellow card this season, he now has 16 yellow cards in 3 MLS seasons.
    • This is the 3rd time Matt Polster has received a yellow card from Armando Villarreal in 5 matches.
    • It's the 239th yellow card Armando Villarreal has handed out in the MLS. (83 matches)
    • It's the 15th yellow card Armando Villarreal has shown to Chicago Fire in the MLS. (8 matches)

    Assist

    Columbus Crew shirt

    73:00'

    • Waylon Francis gets his first assist of the match, on Justin Meram's 73rd minute goal.
    • Waylon Francis gets his first assist of the season, he now has 16 assists in 4 MLS seasons (81 matches).

    Goal

    Columbus Crew shirt

    73:00'

    • Justin Meram scores his first goal vs Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew Stadium in the 73rd minute (2 - 1).
    • In 7 MLS seasons, Justin Meram has scored 35 goals (176 matches), this season he has scored 10 goals.(24 matches)
    • The last time Justin Meram scored in the MLS against Chicago Fire was on Sunday 2nd of October 2016.
    • Columbus Crew have won 24, drawn 3 and lost 3 of the 30 MLS matches in which Justin Meram has scored.
    • This is the best MLS scoring season for Justin Meram with a total of 10 goals in 24 appearances.
    • Columbus Crew go on to score a third goal 66.67% of the time after scoring two goals. They have scored two goals in 3 of their last 10 MLS matches and gone on to score again 2 times.
    • Chicago Fire go on to concede a third goal 33.33% of the time after conceding two goals. They have conceded in two goals in 3 of their last 10 MLS matches and gone on to concede again 1 time.
    • Justin Meram has now scored 2 goals against Chicago Fire in the MLS in 15 matches.
    • In their last 19 MLS meetings, Columbus Crew have now scored 27 goals while Chicago Fire have scored 21.
    • When Columbus Crew lead 2-1 after 73 minutes, they have won 2 out of 2 MLS games by a 1 goal margin. (last 31 matches)

    Discipline

    Columbus Crew shirt

    67:00'

    • Columbus Crew's Jonathan Mensah is shown a yellow card in the 67th minute.
    • Jonathan Mensah's 5th yellow card of the season.
    • It's the 237th yellow card Armando Villarreal has handed out in the MLS. (83 matches)
    • It's the 7th yellow card Armando Villarreal has shown to Columbus Crew in the MLS. (6 matches)

    Substitution

    Columbus Crew shirt

    66:00'

    • 66th min: Kekuta Manneh is replaced by Cristian Martinez.
    • This is the 6th time Kekuta Manneh has been substituted this season in 8 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 46 times in 70 MLS starts.
    • Cristian Martinez on for the 4 time this season from his 7 appearances on the bench, never appearing in the starting XI this season, Overall he has come of the bench 6 times in 15 appearances on the bench.

    Substitution

    Chicago Fire shirt

    60:00'

    • 60th min: Luis Solignac is replaced by Jose Arturo Alvarez.
    • This is the 11th time Luis Solignac has been substituted this season in 17 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 22 times in 54 MLS starts.
    • Jose Arturo Alvarez comes on for the 8th time for Chicago Fire this season from his 14 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 14 times in 23 appearances on the bench for Chicago Fire.
    • Jose Arturo Alvarez comes on for the 8 time this season from his 14 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 28 times in 43 appearances on the bench.

    60 minute.

    60:00'

      • 3 of the 24 goals 12.5% Chicago Fire have conceded, have come in the last 10 minutes, compared to the MLS 2017 season average of 16.15%
      • 8 of 39 Columbus Crew's goals (20.51%) have been conceded in the last 10 minutes of the match, compared to 3 of 24 (12.5%) for Chicago Fire.

      Discipline

      Columbus Crew shirt

      59:00'

      • Columbus Crew's Justin Meram is shown a yellow card in the 59th minute.
      • Justin Meram has received his 4th yellow card this season, he now has 18 yellow cards in 7 MLS seasons.
      • This is the first time Justin Meram has received a yellow card from Armando Villarreal in 7 matches.
      • It's the 236th yellow card Armando Villarreal has handed out in the MLS. (83 matches)
      • It's the 6th yellow card Armando Villarreal has shown to Columbus Crew in the MLS. (6 matches)

      Substitution

      Columbus Crew shirt

      46:00'

      • 46th min: Harrison Afful is replaced by Hector Jimenez.
      • This is the 3rd time Harrison Afful has been substituted this season in 14 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 10 times in 53 MLS starts.
      • Hector Jimenez comes on for the 4th time for Columbus Crew this season from his 13 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 31 times in 59 appearances on the bench for Columbus Crew.
      • Hector Jimenez comes on for the 4 time this season from his 13 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 47 times in 91 appearances on the bench.

      Half Time

      45:00'

        • When Columbus Crew are drawing at half time, they have a 50% win rate, with 4 wins out of the 8 times they have been level at half time.
        • When Chicago Fire are drawing at half time, they have a 50% draw rate, with 3 draws out of the 6 times they have been level at half time.
        • Columbus Crew have scored 15 of their 32 goals (46.88%) in the second half compared to Chicago Fire who have scored 20 of their 42 (47.62%).
        • Columbus Crew have scored 21 of their 32 goals (65.63%) at home compared to Chicago Fire who have scored 31 of their 42 (73.81%).
        • Columbus Crew have conceded 20 of their 39 goals (51.28%) in the second half compared to Chicago Fire who have conceded 13 of their 24 (54.17%).
        • Columbus Crew have conceded 12 of their 39 goals (30.77%) at home compared to Chicago Fire who have conceded 5 of their 24 (20.83%).
        • Of the 28 yellow cards Columbus Crew have collected, 16 (57.14%) have come in the second half of matches, compared with 22 of 28 (78.57%) for Chicago Fire.
        • When Columbus Crew are drawing 1-1 after 45 minutes, they have a 40% win record (W2,D1,L2) in 5 matches, at home this is 50% (W2,D1,L1) in 4 home matches. (last 19 home matches)
        • When Columbus Crew are drawing 1-1 at half time, 2 of last 3 (66.67%) MLS games have gone over 4.5.
        • When Columbus Crew are drawing 1-1 at half time, 3 of last 5 (60%) MLS home games have gone over 4.5.

        30 minute.

        30:00'

          • When Columbus Crew are drawing 1-1 after 30 minutes, they have a 28.57% win record (W2,D2,L3) in 7 matches, at home this is 40% (W2,D2,L1) in 5 home matches. (last 19 home matches)
          • When Columbus Crew are drawing 1-1 after 30 minutes, they have lost 2 out of 7 MLS games by a 1 goal margin. (last 31 matches)
          • When Columbus Crew are drawing 1-1 after 30 minutes at home, 2 out of 5 MLS games have seen them score 4 goals. (last 31 matches)
          • When Chicago Fire are drawing 1-1 after 30 minutes, they have won 2 out of 3 MLS games by a 3 goal margin. (last 29 matches)
          • When Chicago Fire are drawing 1-1 after 30 minutes, 2 out of 3 MLS games have seen them score 4 goals. (last 29 matches)

          Discipline

          Chicago Fire shirt

          26:00'

          • Chicago Fire's Joao Meira is shown a yellow card in the 26th minute.
          • Joao Meira has received his 3rd yellow card this season, he now has 8 yellow cards in 2 MLS seasons.
          • This is the first time Joao Meira has received a yellow card from Armando Villarreal in 3 matches.
          • It's the 235th yellow card Armando Villarreal has handed out in the MLS. (83 matches)
          • It's the 13th yellow card Armando Villarreal has shown to Chicago Fire in the MLS. (8 matches)

          Goal

          Columbus Crew shirt

          18:00'

          • Kekuta Manneh scores his first goal vs Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew Stadium in the 18th minute (1 - 1).
          • Kekuta Manneh has scored 3 goals this season for Columbus Crew.
          • With 3 goals this season (13 matches), Kekuta Manneh has now scored 25 in 5 MLS seasons.(113 matches)
          • Columbus Crew go on to score a second goal 37.5% of the time after scoring one goal. They have scored one goal in 8 of their last 10 MLS matches and gone on to score again 3 times.
          • Chicago Fire go on to concede a second goal 60% of the time after conceding one goal. They have conceded one goal in 5 of their last 10 MLS matches and gone on to concede again 3 times.
          • Kekuta Manneh has now scored 2 goals against Chicago Fire in the MLS in 5 matches.
          • In their last 19 MLS meetings, Columbus Crew have now scored 26 goals while Chicago Fire have scored 21.

          15 minute.

          15:00'

            • When Chicago Fire are leading 0-1 after 15 minutes, they have a 85.71% win record (W6,D1,L0) in 7 matches, on the road this is 50% (W1,D1,L0) in 2 away matches. (last 8 away matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, they have won 3 out of 7 MLS games by a 3 goal margin. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 2 out of 7 MLS games have seen them score 4 goals. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 2 out of 7 MLS games have seen them score 3 goals. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 2 out of 7 MLS games have seen them score 2 goals. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire 1-0 lead after 15 minutes, 3 out of their last 7 MLS games have seen both teams score. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 3 of their last 7 MLS games have seen 3 goals scored. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 4 out of their last 7 MLS games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 1 out of their last 2 MLS away games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 8 away matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 4 of 7 MLS games have seen them win to nil. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 15 minutes, 1 of 2 MLS away games have seen them win to nil. (last 8 away matches)

            Assist

            Chicago Fire shirt

            13:00'

            • Dax McCarty gets his first assist of the match, on Michael de Leeuw's 13th minute goal.
            • Dax McCarty now has 4 assists this season for Chicago Fire.
            • In 8 MLS seasons, Dax McCarty has assisted 23 times (211 matches), this season he has assisted 4 times. (17 matches)

            Goal

            Chicago Fire shirt

            13:00'

            • Michael de Leeuw has scored the opening goal of the match vs Columbus Crew at Columbus Crew Stadium in the 13th minute (0 - 1).
            • With 3 goals this season (21 matches), Michael de Leeuw has now scored 9 in 2 MLS seasons.(38 matches)
            • Chicago Fire have never drawn a MLS game when Michael de Leeuw has scored – wining 5 and loosing 3 of those 8 matches.
            • Chicago Fire have never drawn a MLS game when Michael de Leeuw has scored first – wining 2 and loosing 1 of those 3 matches.
            • Columbus Crew go on to concede a second goal 85.71% of the time after conceding one goal. They have conceded one goal in 7 of their last 10 MLS matches and gone on to concede again 6 times.
            • Chicago Fire go on to score a second goal 77.78% of the time after scoring one goal. They have scored one goal in 9 of their last 10 MLS matches and gone on to score again 7 times.
            • In their last 19 MLS meetings, Chicago Fire have now scored 21 goals while Columbus Crew have scored 25.
            • When Columbus Crew concede first they have a 18.18% (4/11) win rate (W2,D0,L9). At home this is 50% (2/4) (W2,D0,L2) (last 23 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire score first they have a 84.62% (11/13) win rate (W11,D2,L0). On the road this is 50% (1/2) (W1,D1,L0). (last 21 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 13 minutes, they have won 2 out of 5 MLS games by a 1 goal margin. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 13 minutes, 3 out of 5 MLS games have seen them score 2 goals. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire 1-0 lead after 13 minutes, 3 out of their last 5 MLS games have seen both teams score. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 13 minutes, 2 out of their last 5 MLS games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 29 matches)
            • When Chicago Fire lead 1-0 after 13 minutes, 2 of 5 MLS games have seen them win to nil. (last 29 matches)

            Kick Off

            0:00'

              • The leading top scorers for this MLS 2017 season are Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago Fire, Forward) & David Villa (New York City, Forward) having 15 goals each.
              • With 10 goals Ola Kamara (Forward) is the leading scorer for Columbus Crew in this MLS 2017 season.
              • With 15 goals Nemanja Nikolic (Forward) is the leading scorer for Chicago Fire in this MLS 2017 season.
              • Columbus Crew have scored 18.75% of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches, 6 of 32 goals, compared to 23.81% for Chicago Fire, 10 of 42.
              • Columbus Crew have conceded 5 goals in the first 15 minutes from a total of the 39 goals, averaging 12.82%, compared to the MLS 2017 season season average of 13.9%.
              • Chicago Fire have conceded 2 goals in the first 15 minutes from a total of the 24 goals, averaging 8.33%, compared to the MLS 2017 season season average of 13.9%.
              • 5 of 39 Columbus Crew's goals (12.82%) have been conceded in the first 15 minutes, compared to 2 of 24(8.33%) for Chicago Fire.

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              • Columbus Crew's MLS starting XI averages 25 years and 324 days, with the youngest player in the line up Artur at 21 years and 154 days, compared to the oldest Harrison Afful at 31 years and 49 days.
              • Columbus Crew's starting line up has players from 7 different countries, United States lead the way with 3 players, followed by Ghana with 3.
              • Chicago Fire's MLS starting XI averages 28 years and 136 days, with the youngest player in the line up Matt Polster at 24 years and 66 days, compared to the oldest Bastian Schweinsteiger at 33 years and 12 days.
              • Chicago Fire's starting line up has players from 7 different countries, United States lead the way with 4 players, followed by Netherlands with 2.
              • 2nd placed Chicago Fire are away against 13th placed Columbus Crew with 9 points between the two sides.
              • Toronto FC are leading the MLS 2017 having 41 points, from 11 wins, 8 draws and 3 defeats.
              • Columbus Crew have scored 32 goals in 23 matches this MLS 2017 at an average of 1.39 goals in a match, compared to the competition average of 1.48.
              • MLS 2017 matches involving Columbus Crew have seen 71 goals at an average of 3.09 goals in a match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 2.97.
              • Columbus Crew are 13th place in the MLS 2017 having 29 points, from 9 wins, 2 draws and 12 defeats.
              • Chicago Fire have scored 42 goals in 21 matches this MLS 2017 at an average of 2 goals in a match, compared to the competition average of 1.48.
              • MLS 2017 matches involving Chicago Fire have seen 66 goals at an average of 3.14 goals in a match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 2.97.
              • Chicago Fire are 2nd place in the MLS 2017 having 38 points, from 11 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats.
              • At home Columbus Crew have scored 21 goals in 11 matches at an average of 1.91 goals in a match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 1.84.
              • At home Columbus Crew have seen 33 goals scored averaging 3 goals in a match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 2.97.
              • At home Columbus Crew have taken 22 points, from 7 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.
              • On the road Chicago Fire have scored 11 goals in 10 matches at an average of 1.1 goals in a match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 1.13.
              • On the road Chicago Fire have seen 30 goals scored averaging 3 goals in a match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 2.97.
              • On the road Chicago Fire have taken 7 points, from 1 win, 4 draws and 5 defeats.
              • There have been 706 goals in the MLS 2017 season averaging 32.09 per team, with Columbus Crew scoring 32 ranking 10th place and with Chicago Fire scoring 42 ranking first place.
              • There have been 706 goals in the MLS 2017 62.04% at home and 37.96% on the road, with Columbus Crew scoring 21 (65.63%) at home and Chicago Fire scoring 11 (26.19%) on the road.
              • There have been 706 goals in the MLS 2017 season averaging 32.09 per team, with Columbus Crew conceding 39, ranking 18th place and Chicago Fire conceding 24, ranking 3rd place.
              • There have been 706 goals in the MLS 2017 37.96% at home and 62.04% on the road, with Columbus Crew, conceding 12 (30.77%) at home and Chicago Fire, conceding 19 (79.17%) on the road.
              • The most players booked for MLS 2017 are Jelle Van Damme (Los Angeles Galaxy, Defender) & Roy Miller (Portland Timbers, Defender) having 8 yellow cards each.
              • The most player booked for Columbus Crew this MLS 2017 is Jonathan Mensah (Defender) having 4 yellow cards.
              • The most players booked for Chicago Fire this MLS 2017 are Bastian Schweinsteiger (Midfielder) & Johan Kappelhof (Defender) having 4 yellow cards each.
              • There have been 854 yellow cards in the MLS 2017 48.59% at home and 51.41% on the road, with Columbus Crew's players booked 14 times (48.59%) at home and with Chicago Fire's players being booked 14 times (51.41%) on the road.
              • Ola Kamara(Forward) is averaging a goal every 191 minutes which ranks 17th in this MLS 2017, 10 goals in 1914 minutes.
              • Justin Meram(Midfielder) is averaging a goal every 198 minutes which ranks 20th in this MLS 2017, 9 goals in 1778 minutes.
              • Federico Higuain(Forward) is averaging a goal every 182 minutes which ranks 21st in this MLS 2017, 8 goals in 1458 minutes.
              • Nemanja Nikolic(Forward) is averaging a goal every 122 minutes which ranks 1st in this MLS 2017, 15 goals in 1831 minutes.
              • David Accam(Midfielder) is averaging a goal every 117 minutes which ranks 4th in this MLS 2017, 12 goals in 1407 minutes.
              • Ola Kamara (Forward) has scored 10 goals, he is 11th in the leading goals table this MLS 2017.
              • Justin Meram (Midfielder) has scored 9 goals, he is 14th in the leading goals table this MLS 2017.
              • Federico Higuain (Forward) has scored 8 goals, he is 19th in the leading goals table this MLS 2017.
              • Nemanja Nikolic (Forward) has scored 15 goals, he is 1st in the leading goals table this MLS 2017.
              • David Accam (Midfielder) has scored 12 goals, he is 3rd in the leading goals table this MLS 2017.
              • Ola Kamara (Forward) has scored 10 MLS goals this season, 6 right footed and 4 left footed. He is currently 11th in the leading goals scorers of this MLS 2017.
              • Justin Meram (Midfielder) has scored 9 MLS goals this season, 6 right footed and 3 left footed. He is currently 14th in the leading goals scorers of this MLS 2017.
              • Nemanja Nikolic (Forward) has scored 15 MLS goals this season, 12 right footed, 2 left footed and 1 header. He is currently 1st in the leading goals scorers of this MLS 2017.
              • David Accam (Midfielder) has scored 12 MLS goals this season, 11 right footed and 1 left footed. He is currently 3rd in the leading goals scorers of this MLS 2017.
              • Luis Solignac (Forward) has scored 4 MLS goals this season, 2 right footed and 2 left footed. He is currently 48th in the leading goals scorers of this MLS 2017.
              • Federico Higuain (Forward) has scored 8 goals, 5 inside the six yard box and 3 from outside the 18 yard box, ranking 19th place in the leading goalscorers of this MLS 2017.
              • Nemanja Nikolic (Forward) has scored 15 goals, 1 inside the six yard box and 14 inside the 18 yard box, ranking 1st place in the leading goalscorers of this MLS 2017.
              • Columbus Crew have had 110 shots against on target from 297 shots, a shot on target ratio of 37.04%, which compares to the MLS 2017 average of 35.44%.
              • Chicago Fire have had 77 shots against on target from 237 shots, a shot on target ratio of 32.49%, which compares to the MLS 2017 average of 35.44%.
              • Columbus Crew have had 91 shots on target from 280 shots, a shot on target ratio of 32.5%, which compares to the MLS 2017 average of 35.44%.
              • Chicago Fire have had 109 shots on target from 258 shots, a shot on target ratio of 42.25%, which compares to the MLS 2017 average of 35.44%.
              • Columbus Crew have conceded 246 fouls and had 28 yellow cards, compared to the MLS 2017 average of (14.63%) 5839 fouls / 854 yellow cards, which gives them a yellow cards/fouls conceded ratio of 11.38%.
              • Chicago Fire have conceded 255 fouls and had 28 yellow cards, compared to the MLS 2017 average of (14.63%) 5839 fouls / 854 yellow cards, which gives them a yellow cards/fouls conceded ratio of 10.98%.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed 82 times in the MLS and issued 234 yellow cards, that's an average of 2.85 per match.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed 82 matches in the MLS and issued 20 red cards.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed 82 matches in the MLS and awarded 18 penalties, that's an penalty every 4.56 matches.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed 82 matches in the MLS and awarded 18 penalties, 10 to the home side and 8 to the away side.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed 82 matches in the MLS and awarded 18 penalties, 17 have been for fouls and 1 for handball.
              • Armando Villarreal has only refereed this fixture once in the MLS and has shown 2 yellow cards.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Columbus Crew 6 times in the MLS and awarded 1 penalty.
              • Of the 6 matches Armando Villarreal has refereed Columbus Crew in the MLS, they have won 3, lost 2 and drawn 1.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Chicago Fire 8 times in the MLS and issued 1 red card.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Chicago Fire 8 times in the MLS and awarded 3 penalties.
              • Of the 8 matches Armando Villarreal has refereed Chicago Fire in the MLS, they have won 2, lost 5 and drawn 1.
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Columbus Crew 6 times in the MLS and shown them 5 (0.83) yellow cards compared to their opponents 8 (1.33).
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Columbus Crew 6 times in the MLS and awarded them 1 (0.17) penalties compared to their opponents 2 (2).
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Chicago Fire 8 times in the MLS and shown them 12 (1.5) yellow cards compared to their opponents 8 (1).
              • Armando Villarreal has refereed Chicago Fire 8 times in the MLS and awarded them 3 (0.38) penalties compared to their opponents 1 (0.13).
              • Armando Villarreal has given out 29 yellow cards this season averaging 3.22 per match, compared to the MLS 2017 average of 3.59.
              • Armando Villarreal has given 55.17% of his 29 yellow cards to the at home team compared to the MLS 2017 average of 48.59%.
              • Armando Villarreal has given out 15 (51.72%) of his yellow cards in the second half compared to the MLS 2017 average of 62.53%
              • Armando Villarreal is refereeing his 83rd match in the MLS and 10th this season.
              • Armando Villarreal has awarded 224 fouls in 9 matches in this MLS 2017 at an average off 24.89 a match compared to the competition average of 24.53.
              • Of the 224 fouls awarded by referee Armando Villarreal, 111 (49.55%) have been to the home side and 113 (50.45%) to the away side.
              • The last match between Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew in the MLS was on 8 April 2017, it ended 1-0.
              • In the last 18 matches between the two teams, Columbus Crew have won 6, Chicago Fire have won 7 and 5 have been drawn.
              • There have been 45 goals in the last 18 matches between the two sides, Columbus Crew have scored 25 and Chicago Fire have scored 20.
              • There have been 54 yellow cards in the last 18 MLS matches between the two sides, Columbus Crew players have collected 31 yellow cards and Chicago Fire have collected 23.
              • The last match between sides managed by Veljko Paunovic and Gregg Berhalter in the MLS was on 8 April 2017, it ended Chicago Fire 1 - none Columbus Crew.
              • Gregg Berhalter's record against sides managed by Veljko Paunovic in the MLS is W1 D2 L1 with 4 goals for and 2 against.
              • Gregg Berhalter's record in the MLS is W46 D31 L47 with 190 goals for and 190 against.
              • Veljko Paunovic's record in the MLS is W18 D14 L22 with 82 goals for and 80 against.
              • In their 18 MLS matches between the two teams Columbus Crew kept 5 clean sheets and Chicago Fire kept 4.
              • In their last 10 MLS matches between the two teams Columbus Crew kept 5 clean sheets and Chicago Fire kept 2.
              • Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire produced 22 goals in their last 10 MLS matches, at an average of 2.2 per match.
              • Columbus Crew last clean sheet was on 23 July 2017 against Philadelphia Union, they played 3 games with no clean sheet in the MLS.
              • Last time when Columbus Crew ended in a win in the MLS was on the road at Philadelphia Union on 23 July 2017 ending 1 - 0, they played 3 games without winning a match.
              • Chicago Fire last clean sheet was on 2 July 2017 against Vancouver Whitecaps, they played 4 games with no clean sheet in the MLS.
              • Last time when Chicago Fire ended in a draw in the MLS was on 6 July 2017 vs Portland Timbers, they played 3 games without having a draw.
              • Juninho (Midfielder) has made 177 MLS appearances. He has scored all of his 2 penalties.
              • Jon Busch (Goalkeeper) has made 166 MLS appearances. He has faced 22 penalties, saved 1 and 2 were missed.
              • Federico Higuain (Forward) has made 140 MLS appearances. He has taken 19 penalties, scored 15 and 4 were missed.
              • Conor Casey (Midfielder) has made 119 MLS appearances. He has scored all of his 2 penalties.
              • Steve Clark (Goalkeeper) has made 99 MLS appearances. He has faced 12 penalties and saved 2.
              • David Accam (Midfielder) has made 68 MLS appearances. He has scored all of his 4 penalties.
              • Ola Kamara (Forward) has made 48 MLS appearances. He has taken 3 penalties, scored 2 and 1 was missed.
              • Matt Lampson (Goalkeeper) has made 40 MLS appearances. He has faced 6 penalties and is yet to save any.
              • Zack Steffen (Goalkeeper) has made 23 MLS appearances. He has faced 5 penalties and saved 2.
              • Nemanja Nikolic (Forward) has made 21 MLS appearances. He has taken 3 penalties, scored 2 and 1 was missed.
              • Dax McCarty (Midfielder) has made 210 MLS appearances, he has scored 14 goals, assisted 22 times and been shown 24 yellow cards.
              • Juninho (Midfielder) has made 177 MLS appearances, he has scored 17 goals, assisted 14 times and been shown 26 yellow cards.
              • Justin Meram (Midfielder) has made 175 MLS appearances, he has scored 34 goals, assisted 25 times and been shown 17 yellow cards.
              • Jon Busch (Goalkeeper) has made 166 MLS appearances and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Nick LaBrocca (Midfielder) has made 165 MLS appearances, he has scored 15 goals, assisted 9 times and been shown 26 yellow cards.
              • Corey Ashe (Midfielder) has made 155 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 7 times and been shown 13 yellow cards.
              • Michael Harrington (Defender) has made 154 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 6 times, been shown 14 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Ethan Finley (Forward) has made 146 MLS appearances, he has scored 30 goals, assisted 24 times and been shown 8 yellow cards.
              • Federico Higuain (Forward) has made 140 MLS appearances, he has scored 47 goals, assisted 30 times and been shown 21 yellow cards.
              • Quincy Amarkwa (Forward) has made 131 MLS appearances, he has scored 22 goals, assisted 12 times and been shown 8 yellow cards.
              • Hector Jimenez (Midfielder) has made 126 MLS appearances, he has scored 5 goals, assisted 13 times, been shown 5 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Lovel Palmer (Defender) has made 121 MLS appearances, he has scored 2 goals, assisted 4 times, been shown 23 yellow cards and sent off 3 times.
              • Tyson Wahl (Defender) has made 120 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 5 times, been shown 20 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Conor Casey (Midfielder) has made 119 MLS appearances, he has scored 34 goals, assisted 10 times, been shown 19 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Will Trapp (Midfielder) has made 115 MLS appearances, he has scored 2 goals, assisted 8 times and been shown 18 yellow cards.
              • Josh Williams (Midfielder) has made 113 MLS appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 5 times, been shown 5 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Kekuta Manneh (Forward) has made 112 MLS appearances, he has scored 24 goals, assisted 10 times and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Michael Stephens (Midfielder) has made 104 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 5 times and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Steve Clark (Goalkeeper) has made 99 MLS appearances and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Adam Jahn (Forward) has made 87 MLS appearances, he has scored 9 goals, assisted 2 times, been shown 5 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Waylon Francis (Defender) has made 80 MLS appearances, has 15 assists and been shown 9 yellow cards.
              • Jose Arturo Alvarez (Midfielder) has made 78 MLS appearances, he has scored 13 goals, assisted 11 times and been shown 4 yellow cards.
              • Eric Gehrig (Midfielder) has made 76 MLS appearances, has 2 assists and been shown 10 yellow cards.
              • Matt Watson (Midfielder) has made 75 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 3 times, been shown 7 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Matt Polster (Defender) has made 68 MLS appearances, he has scored 3 goals, assisted 4 times and been shown 15 yellow cards.
              • David Accam (Midfielder) has made 68 MLS appearances, he has scored 31 goals, assisted 10 times, been shown 10 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Luis Solignac (Forward) has made 64 MLS appearances, he has scored 9 goals, assisted 5 times, been shown 1 yellow card and sent off 1 time.
              • Razvan Cocis (Midfielder) has made 64 MLS appearances, he has scored 7 goals, assisted 4 times and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Ty Harden (Defender) has made 61 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, been shown 8 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Harrison Afful (Defender) has made 53 MLS appearances, he has scored 3 goals, assisted 5 times, been shown 3 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Aaron Schoenfeld (Midfielder) has made 50 MLS appearances, he has scored 5 goals, assisted 3 times and been shown 6 yellow cards.
              • Chad Barson (Defender) has made 49 MLS appearances, has 2 assists and been shown 3 yellow cards.
              • Joao Meira (Defender) has made 48 MLS appearances, has 1 assist and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Ola Kamara (Forward) has made 48 MLS appearances, he has scored 26 goals and 5 assists.
              • Jonathan Campbell (Forward) has made 45 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 1 time and been shown 2 yellow cards.
              • Brandon Vincent (Defender) has made 43 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 4 times and been shown 3 yellow cards.
              • Ben Speas (Forward) has made 41 MLS appearances, he has scored 2 goals and 4 assists.
              • Jason Johnson (Forward) has made 41 MLS appearances, he has scored 3 goals, assisted 1 time and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Matt Lampson (Goalkeeper) has made 40 MLS appearances and been shown 2 yellow cards.
              • Michael de Leeuw (Midfielder) has made 37 MLS appearances, he has scored 8 goals, assisted 7 times and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Nicolai Naess (Defender) has made 29 MLS appearances and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Greg Cochrane (Midfielder) has made 29 MLS appearances, has 2 assists and been shown 2 yellow cards.
              • Kevan George (Midfielder) has made 28 MLS appearances, has 1 assist and been shown 8 yellow cards.
              • Cedric (Midfielder) has made 26 MLS appearances and scored 2 goals.
              • John Goossens (Midfielder) has made 24 MLS appearances, he has scored 3 goals, assisted 4 times and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Zack Steffen (Goalkeeper) has made 23 MLS appearances and been shown 3 yellow cards.
              • Nemanja Nikolic (Forward) has made 21 MLS appearances, he has scored 15 goals, assisted 2 times and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Jukka Raitala (Defender) has made 19 MLS appearances, has 1 assist and been shown 3 yellow cards.
              • Artur (Midfielder) has made 18 MLS appearances, has 2 assists and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Bastian Schweinsteiger (Midfielder) has made 17 MLS appearances, he has scored 2 goals, assisted 1 time and been shown 4 yellow cards.
              • Adailton (Defender) has made 17 MLS appearances, he has scored 1 goal and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Gaston Sauro (Defender) has made 17 MLS appearances and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Chris Ritter (Defender) has made 17 MLS appearances and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Adam Bedell (Forward) has made 16 MLS appearances and scored 2 goals.
              • Alex Crognale (Defender) has made 15 MLS appearances, has 1 assist and been shown 1 yellow card.
              • Guilherme do Prado (Midfielder) has made 15 MLS appearances and been shown 4 yellow cards.
              • Joey Calistri (Forward) has made 14 MLS appearances and scored 1 goal.

              Pre-match Betting Stats

              • Columbus Crew have scored most of their 32 goals in the first 15 minutes with 6 (18.75%) and in the middle third of the first half with 9 (28.13%).
              • Columbus Crew have scored the fewest of their 32 goals in the 15 minutes before half time with 2 (6.25%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 5 (15.63%).
              • Columbus Crew have conceded most of their 32 goals in the middle third of the first half with 8 (25%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 10 (31.25%).
              • Columbus Crew have conceded the fewest of their 32 goals in the first 15 minutes with 5 (15.63%) and in the middle third of the second half with 5 (15.63%).
              • Justin Meram scored most of his 9 goals in the first 15 minutes with 3 (33.33%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 2 (22.22%).
              • Ola Kamara scored most of his 10 goals in the first 15 minutes with 2 (20%) and in the opening 15 minutes of the second half with 3 (30%).
              • Federico Higuain scored most of his 8 goals in the middle third of the first half with 4 (50%) and in the middle third of the second half with 1 (12.5%).
              • Justin Meram scored the fewest of his 9 goals in the opening 30 minutes of the second half with 1 (11.11%).
              • Ola Kamara scored the fewest of his 10 goals in the middle third of the second half with 1 (10%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 1 (10%).
              • Federico Higuain scored the fewest of his 8 goals in the 15 minutes before half time with 0 (0%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 1 (12.5%).
              • 6 of Columbus Crew's last 11 MLS home games have seen both teams score.
              • Columbus Crew have won 5 of their last 23 MLS games by a 1 goal margin.
              • Columbus Crew have won 3 of their last 11 MLS home games by a 1 goal margin.
              • Columbus Crew have lost 6 of their last 23 MLS games by a 1 goal margin.
              • 9 of Columbus Crew's last 23 MLS games have seen them score one goal.
              • 7 of Columbus Crew's last 23 MLS games have seen 3 goals scored.
              • 4 of Columbus Crew's last 11 MLS home games have seen 2 goals scored.
              • 5 of Columbus Crew's last 23 MLS games have seen them keep a clean sheet.
              • 4 of Columbus Crew's last 11 MLS home games have seen them keep a clean sheet.
              • 5 of Columbus Crew's last 23 MLS games have seen them lose to nil.
              • 5 of Columbus Crew's last 23 MLS games have seen them win to nil.
              • 5 of Columbus Crew's last 11 MLS games have seen them lose to nil.
              • Chicago Fire have scored most of their 42 goals Chicago Fire in the opening 30 minutes with 19 (45.24%).
              • Chicago Fire have scored the fewest of their 42 goals in the 15 minutes before half time with 3 (7.14%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 5 (11.9%).
              • Chicago Fire have conceded most of their 42 goals in the middle third of the first half with 6 (14.29%) and in the middle third of the second half with 5 (11.9%).
              • Chicago Fire have conceded the fewest of their 42 goals in the first 15 minutes with 2 (4.76%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 3 (7.14%).
              • Nemanja Nikolic scored most of his 15 goals in the first 15 minutes with 4 (26.67%) and in the middle third of the second half with 4 (26.67%).
              • David Accam scored most of his 12 goals in the first 15 minutes with 4 (33.33%) and in the opening 15 minutes of the second half with 4 (33.33%).
              • Nemanja Nikolic scored the fewest of his 15 goals in the 15 minutes before half time with 0 (0%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 0 (0%).
              • David Accam scored the fewest of his 12 goals in the 15 minutes before half time with 0 (0%) and in the middle third of the second half with 1 (8.33%).
              • 7 of Chicago Fire's last 10 MLS away games have seen both teams score.
              • Chicago Fire have won 4 of their last 21 MLS games by a 3 goal margin.
              • 7 of Chicago Fire's last 21 MLS games have seen them score 2 goals.
              • 5 of Chicago Fire's last 10 MLS away games have seen them score one goal.
              • 7 of Chicago Fire's last 21 MLS games have seen 4 goals scored.
              • 4 of Chicago Fire's last 10 MLS away games have seen 4 goals scored.
              • 9 of Chicago Fire's last 21 MLS games have seen them keep a clean sheet.