CLB Playoff Scuffle

Match Preview: Columbus Crew SC at Toronto FC

The MLS Cup title defense starts now. The Reds are back at BMO Field to host Columbus in a rematch of the 2017 Eastern Conference Championship. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s season opener.

Who: Columbus Crew SC (0-0-0) at Toronto FC (0-0-0)

When: Saturday, March 3, 1 PM ET

Where: BMO Field, Toronto

TV: TSN 1/4/5

Radio: TSN 1050

Pre-Match Rally

The party starts at 10 AM at Stanley Barracks (located at Exhibition Place). Free long sleeved T-shirts, beer samples, even the MLS Cup will be on hand! The march to the match starts at 12:15 PM.

Matchday Guide

Heading to BMO Field? Check out some required reading before you head out the door.

Match Preview with Gareth Wheeler and Terry Dunfield

TFC HQ: Countdown to 2018 MLS Season

Come on you Reds Podcast – Episode 120

Red Alert



  • Saturday will mark the first-ever MLS season opener at BMO Field.
  • In their five meetings last season (regular season and playoffs), TFC went 3-1-1 against Columbus.
  • Crew SC traded away their top two goal scorers from last season (Ola Kamara: 18; Justin Meram: 13). To bolster their attacking corps, former LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes has joined the team.