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FC Cincinnati - Columbus Crew: times, how to watch on TV, stream online | MLS Cup playoffs

The television and streaming info you need if you’re looking to watch the MLS Eastern Conference final between Ohio rivals Cincinnati and Columbus Crew.

Live: MLS Eastern Conference final
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FC Cincinnati - Columbus Crew live online: score, stats and update | MLS Cup Playoffs

FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew face off in an all-Ohio Eastern Conference final, with a place in next weekend’s MLS Cup final up for grabs.

Supporters’ Shield winners Cincinnati are chasing their first ever MLS title, while Columbus are in pursuit of a third league crown in franchise history.

The winners in the East will take on one of the two Western Conference finalists - Los Angeles FC and Houston Dynamo - in the league decider.

Watch Cincinnati vs Columbus live on Apple TV+.

What time does Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew start?

The MLS Eastern Conference final will be played at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday 2 December 2023, with kick-off at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.

How can I watch Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew?

You can watch the Eastern Conference final on MLS Season Pass, a subscription service on the streaming platform Apple TV+.

Enjoy the game on Season Pass.

Follow Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew live with AS USA

You’ll also have the option of joining AS USA for live-text commentary of the game in Ohio. Will Gittins will be building up to Cincinnati vs Columbus from around an hour ahead of kick-off, before bringing you minute-by-minute coverage of the clash.

FC Cincinnati's recent results

  • 26 November: Cincinnati 1-0 Philadelphia
  • 5 November: Red Bulls 1-1 Cincinnati*
  • 30 October: Cincinnati 3-0 Red Bulls
  • 22 October: Cincinnati 2-2 Atlanta United
  • 8 October: Inter Miami 0-1 Cincinnati

*Cincinnati won on pens

Columbus Crew's recent results

  • 25 November: Orlando City 0-2 Columbus
  • 13 November: Columbus 4-2 Atlanta United
  • 8 November: Atlanta United 4-2 Columbus
  • 2 November: Columbus 2-0 Atlanta
  • 22 October: Columbus 2-1 Montréal

Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew: prediction

Columbus may have come out on top the last time the state rivals last met in the ‘Hell is Real’ derby, but we’re expecting Cincinnati - the season’s outstanding team - to book their ticket to their first MLS Cup final.

Prediction: FC Cincinnati 2-1 Columbus Crew

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