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How to stream NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew live

Two of the Eastern Conference’s best-looking teams face off in the MLS season opener.


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Here’s everything you need to know to stream NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew SC on Sunday.

NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew SC

  • When: 12:30pm ET, Sunday, March 1
  • Where: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
  • Streaming Service: ESPN+

NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew: Preview

NYCFC has built itself into an MLS powerhouse and a consistent playoff contender over the last few years. This could be the year in which the Boys in Blue finally make the leap to MLS Cup, though they’ll have to contend with their crosstown (OK, cross-state) rivals, as well as Atlanta and Toronto teams that have made the last four finals, to get there.

They also might have to contend with the Columbus Crew, who missed the playoffs in 2019 but probably deserved better with its play down the stretch. The Crew has also reinvented itself in 2020, bringing in Darlington Nagbe from Atlanta to help revitalize the midfield, as well as rolling the dice on Tigres up-and-comer Lucas Zelarayan to see if he can make the leap to be an elite playmaker.

This looks like one of the more intriguing MLS opening weekend matches right now, and it could very well be a playoff preview.

NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew live stream: How to watch MLS matches

The match is on ESPN+, providing an easy way to catch most MLS matches throughout the 2020 season.

1) ESPN+

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month or $49.99 for 12 months (after 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices

ESPN+ is a subscription service that extends ESPN’s existing website and app, and it’s essential for soccer fans in particular, carrying Serie A+, MLS, USL, and FA Cup matches. It encompasses other sporting events as well, including 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night events per year, 180 NHL games, at least one MLB game a day for every day of the season, and a cornucopia of college sports.

ESPN+ also features the network’s sports talk programming, and it features original series starting with the entire 30 for 30 catalog ESPN made its name on. It also unlocks more content and fewer ads on the ESPN site.

NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew: Odds, next matches


According to the DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmakers (as of Feb. 28):

  • NYCFC, +205 (wager $100 to win $205)
  • Columbus Crew SC, +128 (wager $100 to win $128)
  • Draw, +240 (wager $100 to win $240)

Next match

NYCFC, Saturday, March 7 at Toronto FC

Columbus Crew, Saturday, March 7 at Seattle Sounders FC

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