MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union
Two teams on the Eastern Conference playoff bubble meet, with Philly riding the form of the league's most potent forward.
By Keith Hickey
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Cruz, Carroll, Daniel, Farfan; Le Toux, McInerney.
OUT: Michael Lahoud (lower abdomen strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Zach MacMath (R hamstring strain)
|Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Sanchez, Tchani, Meram; Higuain; Arrieta.
OUT: Drew Beckie (L adductor strain), Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Augustin Viana (R hamstring strain), Daniel Withrow (R foot stress reaction)
QUESTIONABLE: Dominic Oduro (R quad contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Philadelphia is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a 5-5-4 record. It occupies the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
- Columbus' record is 4-4-5. The Crew are in seventh place in the East.
- Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney scored his MLS-best 10th goal of the season on Saturday to salvage a 1-1 draw against Toronto. His equalizers and game-winning goals have won 17 of Philadelphia's 19 points this year.
- The Crew have won just one of their last five games in Major League Soccer.
- They have, however, converted three penalty kicks this season (of four awarded), tied for the most in MLS.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 2-1 Columbus Crew
- 25 %
Philadelphia Union 1-0 Columbus Crew
- 25 %
Philadelphia Union 1-2 Columbus Crew
- 16.67 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 3 - Columbus Crew 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 6, 2013||Columbus Crew 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 29, 2012||Columbus Crew 3 - Philadelphia Union 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 29, 2012||Philadelphia Union 1 - Columbus Crew 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 14, 2012||Philadelphia Union 1 - Columbus Crew 0|
|Mar 8, 2014||Portland Timbers 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
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