MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia is coming off a loss at Red Bull Arena, and now heads to another venue it has so far failed to get a result from.
By Keith Hickey
|Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Gaven, O'Rourke, Viana, Speas; Higuain; Arrieta.||
OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Tony Tchani (R Adductor Inflammation), Wil Trapp (R Ankle Sprain)
|Philadelphia Union (4-1-3-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Carroll; M. Farfan, Daniel, Lahoud; Le Toux, McInerney.
OUT: Matt Kassel (L knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Gabe Farfan (R hamstring strain), Don Anding (L knee strain), Chris Albright (Lower back spasms), Aaron Wheeler (R knee contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- PHiladlephia is fifth in the East with a 2-2-0 record. Columbus is fourth, at 2-1-1.
- The Union have never won or drawn at Crew Stadium, losing all three contests it has played there.
- Former U.S. national team striker Conor Casey scored his first goal as a Union player in last week's 2-1 loss to New York.
- The Crew have been flagged for offside just four times this season, the fewest in MLS.
- Midfielder Brian Carroll, who wears the armband for Philadelphia, previously played three seasons with the Columbus Crew. He helped the Ohio club to two Supporters' Shields and the 2008 MLS Cup.
Top 3 Predictions
Columbus Crew 2-0 Philadelphia Union
- 42.86 %
Columbus Crew 2-1 Philadelphia Union
- 28.57 %
Columbus Crew 1-3 Philadelphia Union
- 14.29 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 22, 2014||Columbus Crew 2 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 3 - Columbus Crew 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 6, 2013||Columbus Crew 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 29, 2012||Columbus Crew 3 - Philadelphia Union 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 29, 2012||Philadelphia Union 1 - Columbus Crew 2|
|Apr 13, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Columbus Crew 0 - Toronto FC 2||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Columbus Crew 2||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Columbus Crew 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Mar 8, 2014||D.C. United 0 - Columbus Crew 3||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed