MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - San Jose Earthquakes
The Crew will look to honor Brian McBride with a home win against San Jose. The former U.S. striker will join the Crew's Circle of Honor at halftime.
By Seth Vertelney
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Hesmer; Miranda, Marshall, James, Gardner; Gaven, Anor, Rusmir, Rogers; Heinemann; Mendoza
OUT: DF Josh Williams (R hip labral tear); MF Dilly Duka (R ankle sprain); MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain)
DOUBTFUL: DF Shaun Francis (L hamstring strain); MF Rich Balchan (L adductor strain); FW Emilio Renteria (L quad strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-1-1): Busch; Leitch, Burling, Hernandez, Corrales; Cronin, Stephenson, Ring, Ampaipitakwong; Dawkins; Wondolowski.
OUT: MF Bobby Convey (L knee contusion); MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury)
DOUBTFUL: DF Steven Beitashour (R leg injury)
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Former Crew great Brian McBride will become the first inductee into the team's Circle of Honor at halftime of this match.
- San Jose completed a blockbuster deal on Thursday, trading Ryan Johnson, allocation money and an international roster spot to Toronto FC for Alan Gordon, Nana Attakora and Jacob Peterson.
- With a shutout against Vancouver, Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer became the 10th goalkeeper in MLS history to reach the 40-shutout plateau.
- The Earthquakes defeated English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in a friendly on Tuesday.
- Jeff Cunningham scored the winner against Vancouver - his first of the year, but more importantly, his 133rd career goal, which tied him for the most in MLS history.
- Earthquakes forward and leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski was named to the MLS All-Star First XI for the first time in his seven-year career on Sunday.
- Columbus has been off since a July 6 win over Vancouver. It will be ten days since their last game when they face San Jose.
Top 3 Predictions
Columbus Crew 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 45.16 %
Columbus Crew 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 19.36 %
Columbus Crew 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes
- 9.68 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 16, 2013||Columbus Crew 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Columbus Crew 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 16, 2011||Columbus Crew 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 14, 2011||San Jose Earthquakes 3 - Columbus Crew 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 2, 2010||Columbus Crew 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 0|
|May 18, 2013||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||Columbus Crew 0 - Colorado Rapids 2||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Columbus Crew 0 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||Columbus Crew 3 - D.C. United 0||MLS|
|Apr 20, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Columbus Crew 0||MLS|