MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Toronto FC
The Crew host Eastern Conference rival Toronto FC in the deciding leg of the 2011 Trillium Cup.
By Seth Vertelney
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Hesmer; Miranda, Marshall, James, Gardner; Duka, Ekpo, Burns, Rogers; Mendoza, Renteria.
OUT: MF Tony Tchani (R knee surgery); MF Eddie Gaven (R lower leg contusion); GK Andy Gruenebaum (R thumb fracture)
DOUBTFUL: GK Alex Riggs (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Bernardo Anor (R ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Rich Balchan (L adductor strain); DF Shaun Francis (R adductor strain); FW Jeff Cunningham (R knee inflammation)
Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Iro, Harden, Morgan; Frings, de Guzman, Avila; Plata, Johnson, Marosevic.
OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery)
DOUBTFUL: DF Demitrius Omphroy (R knee swelling)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Dasan Robinson (L adductor tightness); FW Danny Koevermans (L hamstring tightness)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Crew was demolished 6-2 at Seattle in its last outing, on Aug. 27. It wasn't all bad news in the match, though, as Jeff Cunningham set the all-time MLS scoring record with his 134th career goal.
Chris Wondolowski scored a late equalizer as San Jose came back to tie Toronto 1-1 in the Reds' last match, on Aug. 27.
Columbus has never lost to Toronto FC in its history (5-0-7).
- The Crew announced last Thursday that it signed coach Robert Warzycha to a multi-year contract extension.
- TFC forward Danny Koevermans could play in this match, after not featuring since Aug. 18 due to a left hamstring injury.
- The Crew is hoping to welcome back key midfielder Eddie Gaven next week after he suffered a leg injury Aug. 5 at Colorado.
Top 3 Predictions
Columbus Crew 2-0 Toronto FC
- 15.39 %
Columbus Crew 1-3 Toronto FC
- 15.39 %
Columbus Crew 1-2 Toronto FC
- 11.54 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 18, 2013||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 28, 2012||Columbus Crew 2 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 22, 2012||Columbus Crew 2 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 31, 2012||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 10, 2011||Columbus Crew 2 - Toronto FC 4|
|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|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|