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June 1, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 11040‎

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Houston Dynamo

Houston is ahead of Columbus in the table, but injuries and international call-ups have left the Dynamo weakened.

By Keith Hickey

Federico Higuain, Columbus Crew, MLS
Jamie Sabau
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Greuenebaum; Williams, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, O'Rourke, Tchani, Meram; Higauin, Schoenfield.


OUT: Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Augustin Viana (R hamstring strain), Eddie Gaven (L ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: Danny O’Rourke (L ankle sprain), Ben Speas (L hamstring strain)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Brunner, Clark, Chabala; Creavalle, Driver, Moffatt, Ashe; Bruin, Barnes.


OUT: Calen Carr (L knee), Omar Cummings (R knee), Cam Weaver (lower back)

QUESTIONABLE: Jermaine Taylor (L shoulder)
  • Houston is currently fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a 6-4-3 record.
  • Columbus sits two spots behind in sixth, 4-4-4 on the season.
  • The Crew overcame fellow Ohioan side Dayton Dutch Lions 2-1 in the Open Cup on Wednesday. Houston shut out FC Tucson 2-0
  • Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven tore his ACL on Thursday, ruling him out for the rest of the 2013 MLS season.
  • Houston defender Bobby Boswell is suspended for this match.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
21Chad BarsonDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
17Ben SpeasStriker
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
3Anthony ArenaDefender
19Alex DixonMidfielder
22Brian OwnbyStriker
7Omar CummingsStriker
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
-Brian ChingStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
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