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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union

Jamie Sabau

Two teams on the Eastern Conference playoff bubble meet, with Philly riding the form of the league's most potent forward.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Cruz, Carroll, Daniel, Farfan; Le Toux, McInerney.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Michael Lahoud (lower abdomen strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Zach MacMath (R hamstring strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Sanchez, Tchani, Meram; Higuain; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Drew Beckie (L adductor strain), Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Augustin Viana (R hamstring strain), Daniel Withrow (R foot stress reaction)

QUESTIONABLE: Dominic Oduro (R quad contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Philadelphia is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a 5-5-4 record. It occupies the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
  • Columbus' record is 4-4-5. The Crew are in seventh place in the East.
  • Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney scored his MLS-best 10th goal of the season on Saturday to salvage a 1-1 draw against Toronto. His equalizers and game-winning goals have won 17 of Philadelphia's 19 points this year.
  • The Crew have won just one of their last five games in Major League Soccer.
  • They have, however, converted three penalty kicks this season (of four awarded), tied for the most in MLS.

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18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Raymon GaddisDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
-Keon DanielMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
20Roger TorresMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
12Aaron WheelerStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
21Chad BarsonDefender
2Tyson WahlDefender
27GláuberDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
17Ben SpeasStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker

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