Columbus Crew SC vs Chicago Fire FC live
The Crew announced that fans will not be permitted at the match against the Chicago Fire on Aug. 20.
The Black & Gold hoped to have a limited number of 5,875 fans, in order to follow physical distancing, in the stands.
The team’s proposal to both the Columbus Public
Health and the Ohio Department of Health was not approved as of Monday.“We have spent significant time, energy and resources on the development of a robust returnto stadium plan
that prioritizes the health and well-being of our players, fans and community,”
team president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said. “However,
given the current state of the pandemic,
Wicky tinkered with his squad back in March, then at the MLS is Back Tournament, where they had encouraging moments but ultimately failed to advance to the knockout rounds. His team has lined up in both a 4-3-3 formation and 5-3-2, and the club will remain flexible as Wicky searches for the optimal combinations.
“We’re still in the process of finding our best team, that’s just the reality,” Wicky said. “That would have been done now in a normal world but it’s a bit different.”