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August 25, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 13651‎
Ryan Guy 17′
32′ J. Arrieta
J. Bengtson 23′
Lee Nguyen 80′ (PG)
86′ J. Arrieta

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - New England Revolution

Columbus attempts to keep its slim playoff chances alive against a New England team that is winless in seven.

By Keith Hickey

Jairo Arrieta, Columbus Crew, MLS
Jamie Sabau
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Mendes, Williams; Birchall, Grossman; Renteria, Higuain, Gaven; Arrieta.


OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); MF Milovan Mirosevic (R ankle inflammation)
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Soares, McCarthy, Tierney; Guy, Feilhaber, Simms, Rowe; Sene, Bengston.


OUT: MF Sainey Nyassi (R adductor strain); GK Bobby Shuttleworth (L knee sprain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Blair Gavin (L hamstring tightness); FW Alec Purdie (L ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Lee Nguyen (L ankle sprain)
  • In its 14 one-goal games this season, New England has lost 12 times, the lowest mark in MLS.
  • The Revolution’s last win against Columbus came on Oct. 25, 2009, at Crew Stadium, a 1-0 win. The Crew have come away with points on their last six trips to Gillette Stadium.
  • New England has found offensive success with new signings this season. Newcomers Saer Sene, Lee Nguyen, Jerry Bengston and rookie Kelyn Rowe have posted a combined 16 goals and six assists in just over 5,000 minutes of play.
  • New England is desperate for a victory. Since the Revs' last win on July 8, they have recorded a dismal 0-6-1 showing.
  • The Crew are seven points off the pace for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, with a game in hand over current occupants D.C. United.

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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-10-27 Columbus Crew 0 - New England Revolution 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-10-19 New England Revolution 3 - Columbus Crew 2
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-07-20 Columbus Crew 0 - New England Revolution 2
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-09-05 New England Revolution 2 - Columbus Crew 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-08-25 Columbus Crew 4 - New England Revolution 3
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
4Carlos MendesStriker
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
10Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Julius JamesDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
1Matt ReisGoalkeeper
5AJ SoaresDefender
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
30Kevin AlstonDefender
8Chris TierneyDefender
11Kelyn RoweMidfielder
-Ryan GuyStriker
-Clyde SimmsMidfielder
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
27J. BengtsonStriker
39Saer SeneStriker
40Tim MurrayGoalkeeper
2Florian LechnerDefender
25Darrius BarnesDefender
24Lee NguyenMidfielder
15F. CárdenasStriker
14Diego FagundezStriker
92D. Imbongo BoeleStriker
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