On Saturday, the 2023 MLS Cup gets underway as Columbus Crew and Los Angeles battle for the coveted prize. The Crew come into this match having secured their finals spot in dramatic fashion, as they overcame a two goal deficit against Supporters Shield winners Cincinnati to win the match 3-2 in extra time. It was a historic win for Wilfried Nancy's men, who were not only playing as the away side but became the first team to successfully win a single-elimination match after going down by two goals.

As winners of the Eastern Conference, the Crew will now hope to take their dreams one step further when they welcome the winners of the Western Conference, Los Angeles, to their home turf on Saturday. The visiting side are the reigning champions in the MLS Cup and had a more straightforward journey to this juncture as they battled to a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo.

Meanwhile, Steve Cherundolo's team could make history in this match. Should the Black and Gold triumph in the MLS Cup final, they will become the fourth time in franchise history to successfully win back to back cups - and the first in well over a decade. Interestingly, the last team to have won back to back MLS Cups is none other than fellow Los Angeles-based club LA Galaxy, who successfully defended their crown in 2011 and 2012.

The game could also end up being the swansong for veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini, who will turn 40 next year and will see his contract officially end after Friday's match - albeit he has reportedly not made a "full decision" on what he will do regarding his professional career.

Although the Crew have struggled in recent meetings with LA FC - as they have failed to win their last three meetings with the Black and Gold - they will certainly hope that their home pitch advantage will help see them over the line. The hosts are unbeaten in their last 14 MLS home matches, with Inter Miami being the only side to have beaten them at Field this year. Should they lift the trophy on Saturday, it will mark the first time the Crew have won it since beating Seattle Sounders 3-0 back in 2020.

Team news: Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles FC

Columbus Crew: Will Sands will miss the game due to a knee issue.

Los Angeles FC: At the moment, there are no injury or suspension concerns for Los Angeles.

Match facts: Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles FC

  • Columbus Crew are featuring in their fourth ever MLS Cup final
  • Los Angeles are hoping to become the first team to win back to back MLS Cups
  • The Black and Gold are unbeaten in their last six MLS away games
  • Meanwhile, the Crew are unbeaten in their last 14 games played at home, but have failed to beat LA FC in any of their past three games

Broadcast info: Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles FC

How can I watch Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles FC live?

USA: Fans in the USA have plenty of choices to watch and live-stream the 2023 MLS Cup final, including MLS Pass on Apple TVFOX NetworkFoxsports.comFOX Sports App, and FOX Deportes.

Canada: The 2023 MLS Cup final will be live streamed on MLS Pass on Apple TV. Additional viewing options include RDS 2, RDS InfoTSN4, and TSN3.

UK: Viewers in the UK can live-stream the 2023 MLS Cup final on MLS Pass on Apple TV

Live elsewhere? Here's how you can watch Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles live from wherever you are based:


Match details, result and original broadcast info

Columbus Crew 2 - 1 Los Angeles FC

December 9, 2023 Field (Columbus, Ohio)

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