The Crew are 2-2-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. The Crew rank sixth in the Eastern Conference with 15 goals led by Lucas Zelarrayan with four.
Saturday's game is the first time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Valentin Castellanos has scored five goals with one assist for NYCFC. Thiago has four goals and one assist.
Zelarrayan has scored four goals for the Crew. Derrick Etienne has three goals and four assists.
SEASON SO FAR: NYCFC: Averaging 2.1 goals, 7.2 shots on goal and 6.3 corner kicks through nine games while allowing 1.1 goals per game.
Crew: Averaging 1.5 goals, 4.8 shots on goal and 5.2 corner kicks through 10 games while allowing 1.1 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: NYCFC: Maxime Chanot (injured), Alfredo Morales (injured), Anton Tinnerholm (injured).
Crew: Luis Diaz (injured), Lucas Zelarrayan (injured), Kevin Molino (injured), Milos Degenek (injured).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.