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Played
June 22, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 19624‎
 
7′ (PG) Federico Higuaín
Dilly Duka 52′
 
Mike Magee 54′

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Chicago Fire

The Fire have surged under Mike Magee, and a trip to Columbus is a potential six-pointer in the playoff scrap.

By Keith Hickey

Robert Warzycha, Columbus Crew
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Gehrig, Marshall, Williams, Wahl; Oduro, O'Rourke, Tchani, Speas; Higuain; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Drew Beckie (L adductor strain), Eddie Gaven (L ACL rupture), Augustin Viana (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Finley (R Ankle Sprain), Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Josh Williams (L calf inflammation)
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Nyarko, Alex, Larentowicz, Duka; Rolfe, Magee.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Arne Friedrich (hip tightness), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Columbus is currently seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 5-5-5 record, two points off the last playoff spot.
  • Chicago is just one place behind, in eighth, but trails Columbus by five points. The Fire do have a game in hand, however.
  • This will be the third meeting this season between these two sides. Chicago won both previous encounters, both in Chicago, 1-0 on April 20 and 2-1 on June 13.
  • Since his arrival from LA less than a month ago, Mike Magee has been the catalyst for a huge Fire turnaround. Magee has scored in all three of the MLS games he has played in a Chicago shirt, helping the previously-sputtering Fire to two wins and a draw, and the team is now unbeaten in its last four.
  • Dominic Oduro, who leads Columbus' offense with seven goals this season, was previously a Chicago player. He spent two years with the Fire, scoring 18 goals in 66 appearances.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 21, 2013 Columbus Crew 3 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 22, 2013 Columbus Crew 1 - Chicago Fire 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 20, 2013 Chicago Fire 1 - Columbus Crew 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 22, 2012 Chicago Fire 2 - Columbus Crew 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 23, 2012 Chicago Fire 2 - Columbus Crew 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
21Chad BarsonDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0