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April 14, 2012 3:50 PM EDT
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Columbus Crew

Columbus looks to keep pace with the Eastern Conference leaders, while Philadelphia tries to get out of the race for the wooden spoon.

By Keith Hickey

Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Williams, Califf, Valdes, Lopez; Gomez, Carroll; Daniel, Adu, M. Farfan; Pajoy.


OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion); MF Roger Torres (L knee MCL sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Danny Califf (L hamstring strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Gehrig, Marshall, Francis; Urso, Gaven, Anor, Mirosevic; Vargas, Renteria.


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

DOUBTFUL: GK William Hesmer (R ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain); MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)

  • The last time these two teams met, the Union won 1-0 to snap an eight-game winless run. Counting last year's playoffs, the Union are . . . on an eight-game winless run.
  • No player on either of these teams has recorded more than a single goal this season.
  • The Crew conceded four goals last week against New York. They conceded four or more goals twice last season.
  • Philadelphia has conceded six goals in four games this season. It took The Union nine games to reach that figure in 2011.
  • Philadelphia midfielder Roger Torres will miss eight to 10 weeks with a sprained MCL.

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 5, 2013 Philadelphia Union 3 - Columbus Crew 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 6, 2013 Columbus Crew 1 - Philadelphia Union 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 29, 2012 Columbus Crew 3 - Philadelphia Union 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 29, 2012 Philadelphia Union 1 - Columbus Crew 2
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
22Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
-G. GómezMidfielder
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
26Keon DanielMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
-C. HarrisonGoalkeeper
-P. LópezDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
9Jack McInerneyStriker
17 Josué MartínezStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
23Cristhian HernandezStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
14Chad MarshallDefender
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
20Shaun FrancisDefender
10Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Kirk UrsoMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
Players to Watch
Sheanon Williams
Sheanon Williams
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 25
Games Goals YC RC
2 0 0 0
Eddie Gaven
Eddie Gaven
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2