Columbus Crew head coach Caleb Porter to miss Nashville match

Columbus Crew head coach Caleb Porter will miss their match in Nashville tonight, the club announced Wednesday morning. Porter entered the MLS Health and Safety protocols on Tuesday afternoon. Assistant coach Ezra Hendrickson will take charge of the team in his absence.

In addition to Porter, midfielder Luiz Diaz and defender Jonathan Mensah are in the protocols, which mandates that players and staff quarantine if they test positive for Covid-19 or are deemed a close contact of someone who tests positive.

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Porter earned his 100th MLS win on Saturday with a 4-0 victory over Inter Miami CF. The Crew are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 37 points, and played Nashville to a 0-0 draw in their only prior meeting this season back in July.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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