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Played
May 11, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 11269‎
 
 
 

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

Jairo Arrieta, Columbus Crew, MLS
Jamie Sabau
  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, O’Rourke, Tchani, Gaven; Higuain; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 11, 2013 Columbus Crew 0 - Colorado Rapids 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 10, 2012 Colorado Rapids 2 - Columbus Crew 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 27, 2011 Colorado Rapids 1 - Columbus Crew 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 5, 2011 Colorado Rapids 2 - Columbus Crew 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 26, 2011 Columbus Crew 4 - Colorado Rapids 1
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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
27GláuberDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
20William TrappMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
26Ryan FinleyStriker
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
-Shane O'NeillDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
24Nathan SturgisDefender
11Brian MullanMidfielder
9Edson BuddleStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
26Deshorn BrownStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
4 2
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
3 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2
Jermain Defoe Jermain Defoe
Striker
Toronto FC
3 0