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May 4, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 12020‎
Tim Cahill 81′

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - New York Red Bulls

Columbus looks to build on its win last time out, and faces a New York side with ambitions on first place.

By Keith Hickey

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls; Andy Gruenebaum, Chad Marshall, Columbus Crew; MLS
Jim McIsaac
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; J. Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Viana; Oduro, O'Rourke, Tchani, Gaven; Higuain; Arrieta.

Injury Report:

OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Pearce; Sam, Cahill, Alexander, Steele; Espindola, Henry.

Injury Report:

OUT: Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel injury), Dax McCarty (R Quadriceps Strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Peguy Luyindula (L hamstring injury), Ryan Meara (hip surgery recovery)
  • New York has scored 15 goals this year, the highest total in the Eastern Conference, and tied for top in MLS.
  • Columbus is looking for its first consecutive wins since a four-game streak of victories that ended on Sept. 1, 2012.
  • These teams are on opposite ends of the offside table. New York has been flagged 35 times, the most in MLS, and Columbus has been called for the fewest infractions, with just 11.
  • Thierry Henry's 38 total shots taken is the most in MLS. That mark beat's Columbus' team total of 37.
  • The Red Bulls won both meetings between these sides last year, 4-1 in Ohio and then 3-1 back at Red Bull Arena.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 10, 2013 Columbus Crew 2 - New York Red Bulls 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 26, 2013 New York Red Bulls 2 - Columbus Crew 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 4, 2013 Columbus Crew 0 - New York Red Bulls 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 15, 2012 New York Red Bulls 3 - Columbus Crew 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 7, 2012 Columbus Crew 1 - New York Red Bulls 4
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
17Ben SpeasStriker
26Ryan FinleyStriker
32L. RoblesGoalkeeper
4Jamison OlaveDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
7R. MillerDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
14Thierry HenryStriker
24Santiago CastanoGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
23Michael BustamanteMidfielder
8Péguy LuyindulaStriker
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