The Columbus Crew will close out their 2013 season against a New England Revolution team still in the chase for a playoff spot. The two Eastern Conference clubs complete their season-ending, home-and-home series Sunday afternoon at Crew Stadium.
The Revolution won 3-2 last weekend at Gillette Stadium to officially eliminate the Crew and keep alive their hopes for an MLS Cup Playoffs spot, which they will guarantee with a win and some help from other results.
With playoffs no longer in the cards, the Crew hopes to end the season on a high note.
“We owe it to our fans to put the best product out there. We’re not all the sudden going to turn around and throw out seven guys that haven’t played all season,” Crew interim head coach Brian Bliss said of the season finale. “We’ve got to go play and we’ve got to go play for our fans and for ourselves. So it’s not certainly going to be a game we’re throwing away, by no means.” Read the full game preview from MLS Soccer.