Columbus Crew's bench advances team to MLS Cup Final; Gressel and Ramirez play key roles

Posted on AllSides December 3rd, 2023
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CINCINNATI - Substitutions are limited in Major League Soccer. Coaches, as a result, have to be smart when it comes to switching players during a match. The Crew's Wilfried Nancy made the tactical decision to use two of his five permitted substitutions in the 65th minute of the MLS Cup Eastern Conference Final, bringing in Julian Gressel and Christian Ramirez for Mo Farsi and Aidan Morris. While admittedly a hard decision, it paid off. Both Gressel and Ramirez played key roles in two of the three goals Columbus scored to...

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