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  • May 23, 2012
  • • 22:10
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: G. Gamble
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Columbus Crew

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid hasn't lost to his old club since jumping ship following the 2008 MLS Cup triumph.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Alonso, Rose, Caskey; Johnson, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); DF Patrick Ianni (lower back pain); MF Brad Evans (R calf strain)

PROBABLE: MF Alvaro Fernandez (R quad strain); DF Leo Gonzalez (L quad strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Williams, Gehrig, Vukovic; Tchani, O'Rourke, Mirosevic, Gaven; Meram, Vargas.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); FW Aaron Schoenfeld (R plantar fascia rupture); DF Chad Marshall (concussion); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); FW Ethan Finlay (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); DF Julius James (illness)

PROBABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain), MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain); FW Olman Vargas (L hamstring contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sigi Schmid hasn't lost to the Crew since Seattle tapped him up after the 2008 MLS Cup win.
  • Last year Seattle set a club record for goals scored in a game when it beat the Crew 6-2. Jeff Cunningham scored a consolation that propelled him to the top of the MLS all-time goalscoring charts.
  • Fredy Montero leads the league with 52 shots this year. Him and Eddie Johnson have scored seven goals in the last six games. Both notched in the 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps last weekend.
  • Andy Gruenebaum is fourth in MLS with 39 blocks, including a penalty save in the 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes over the weekend.
  • Seattle is third in the West with 23 points from 11 games. Columbus is seventh in the East with 12 points from 10 games.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Columbus Crew

Wins
2
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3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
95%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE

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