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  • May 19, 2012
  • • 21:42
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: J. Guzmán
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Columbus Crew

Columbus stumbles into this matchup with its worst record to start a season and San Jose in sizzling form.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Baca, Stephenson, Moreno, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

DOUBTFUL: MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Greunebaum; Miranda, Williams, Gehrig, Vukovic; Gaven, O'Rourke, Tchani, Mirosevic; Finlay, Renteria.

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)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Olman Vargas (L hamstring contusion)

PROBABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain), MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • With a 2-4-2 record and eight points, the Crew have tied their worst start nine games into a season.
  • The 'Quakes are second in the West with 23 points. They are one behind New York (23) for goals scored.
  • Former Crew striker Steven Lenhart has four goals in the last four games.
  • Chris Wondolowski leads the league with 11 goals. Steven Beitashour is tied for third with five assists.
  • San Jose won this fixture 3-0 last season and drew in Ohio.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Columbus Crew

Wins
1
4
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
78%
22%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE

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