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April 7, 2012 3:08 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ M. Kadlecik‎
Attendance:‬ 11516‎
Kenny Cooper 13′

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - New York Red Bulls

Major League Soccer's hottest offense and top scorer come up against a team on a two-game shutout run.

By Keith Hickey

Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Gehrig, Francis; Anor, Mirosevic, Urso, Gaven; Renteria, Vargas.


OUT: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); DF Julius James (R shoulder surgery rehab); FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee internal injury)

DOUBTFUL: DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Solli, Holgersson, Conde, Miller; Richards, Marquez, McCarty, Lindpere; Henry, Cooper.


OUT: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee surgery recovery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Wilman Conde (groin strain)

  • Columbus's defense hasn't conceded an MLS goal for 181 minutes, going back to March 10.
  • New York has not beaten Columbus in an MLS match since a 1-0 home win on Aug. 30, 2009. Coach Hans Backe has never beaten the Crew.
  • Both teams come into this game on the back of two-game winning streaks. New York pummeled Colorado and Montreal for nine goals, and Columbus outscored Montreal and Toronto 3-0.
  • Thierry Henry leads all MLS players in scoring with five goals.
  • New York's 10 team goals is the highest total in MLS.

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Reader's Predictions
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Head to Head
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 4, 2013 Columbus Crew 0 - New York Red Bulls 1
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
14Chad MarshallDefender
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
20Shaun FrancisDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
10Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
-Kirk UrsoMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
20E. RenteríaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
18Ryan MearaGoalkeeper
4Rafa MárquezDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
7R. MillerDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
22Stephen KeelDefender
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
-Dane RichardsStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
-Jeremy VuoloGoalkeeper
-Jonathan BorrajoDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
-V. PálssonMidfielder
-Jhonny Alexandre ArteagaStriker
Players to Watch
Chad Marshall
Chad Marshall
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
7 0 0 0
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
6 3 1 0
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
NY Red Bulls
4 1