MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Colorado Rapids
Two teams tied on 12 points meet in Columbus, Ohio, looking to edge toward the playoff spots.
By Stephanie Gardner
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, O’Rourke, Tchani, Gaven; Higuain; Arrieta.
OUT: Agustin Viana (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Moor, O’Neill, Klute; Harris, Rivero, Mastroeni, Powers; Brown, Buddle.
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Hendry Thomas (L hamstring strain), Marvell Wynne (R quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Deshorn Brown (thigh), Edson Buddle (R knee pain), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Kevin Harbottle (L knee sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
Both teams have accumulated 12 points so far this season, with Columbus sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference and Colorado sixth in West.
- These two teams haven’t met since the 2012 season opener last March. With a 2-0 victory over the Crew, the Rapids enjoyed their first win under coach Oscar Pareja.
- The Crew are coming off a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls. The Rapids enjoyed a 1-0 victory in their match against Toronto, thanks to a late goal by Edson Buddle.
- The Rapids have yet to lose with Buddle on the field. Edson Buddle has made four appearances as a Rapid. One of those matches ended in a tie, and the other three were wins.
- The Columbus Crew have earned just five points in the last five matches.
Top 3 Predictions
Columbus Crew 6-7 Colorado Rapids
- 50 %
Columbus Crew 0-0 Colorado Rapids
- 50 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2013||Columbus Crew 0 - Colorado Rapids 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 10, 2012||Colorado Rapids 2 - Columbus Crew 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2011||Colorado Rapids 1 - Columbus Crew 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 5, 2011||Colorado Rapids 2 - Columbus Crew 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 26, 2011||Columbus Crew 4 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|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|
|Oct 27, 2013||Columbus Crew 0 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||New England Revolution 3 - Columbus Crew 2||MLS|