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May 26, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ G. Gamble‎
Attendance:‬ 14840‎

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Columbus Crew

The Red Bulls, tied for the most points in the league, welcome the Crew, which haven't beaten New York for five games.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Mike Petke - New York Red Bulls
Rob Tringali/New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Kimura, Holgersson, Olave, Miller; Alexander, Juninho, Cahill, Steele; Henry, Espindola.


OUT: Andre Akpan (R Hamstring Injury), Ruben Bover (Lower Back Injury), Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel injury), Peguy Luyindula (L Hamstring Injury)
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Gehrig, Wahl, Barson; Gaven, Sanchez, Tchani, Meram; Higuain; Oduro.


OUT: Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Ben Speas (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Danny O’Rourke (L ankle sprain), Agustin Viana (R hamstring strain)
  • These teams met on May 4, with a Tim Cahill goal giving the Red Bulls a 1-0 win in Crew Stadium.
  • Cahill has scored four goals in the last five games, including the only strike last week in a late win over the LA Galaxy.
  • Columbus hasn't beaten New York since 2010. In the five meetings since, the Red Bulls have won three and drawn two.
  • Dominic Oduro has scored four of the Crew's six goals in the past seven games. He notched the only strike in a 1-0 win over Toronto FC that kept Columbus unbeaten in Toronto.
  • Gláuber and Jairo Arrieta are suspended for this match.

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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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32L. RoblesGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
14Thierry HenryStriker
24Santiago CastanoGoalkeeper
7R. MillerDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
13Marius ObekopMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
21Chad BarsonDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
17Ben SpeasStriker
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2