Columbus expects another big crowd at Mapfre Stadium on Saturday when Eastern Conference leader New York City FC visits, so Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter wasn't hawking tickets when discussing the match against the star-studded visitors.
He was merely pointing out that the teams are among the top five in possession and are unlikely to settle into defensive postures.
"We both want to play attacking soccer. We want to play entertaining soccer," Berhalter said. "That will be an interesting dynamic when you have both teams wanting to do that.
"Something's got to give. It's not the classic offense vs. defense matchup. It's two offensive teams going at each other. At the very least it's going to be very entertaining for the spectators."
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