MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Vancouver Whitecaps
Riding a three-game winless run, Columbus looks to begin a turnaround against the visiting Whitecaps, who have won just one of their last five.
By Keith Hickey
|Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Greuenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Williams, Francis; O'Rourke, Gaven, Tchani, Mirosevic; Renteria, Vargas.
OUT: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); DF Julius James (illness); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery)
DOUBTFUL: MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Harvey; Davidson, Koffie, Watson; Le Toux, Hassli, Salgado.
OUT: FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery)
DOUBTFUL: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); FW Caleb Clarke (L quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Camilo Sanvezzo (R quad strain); DF Alain Rochat (L knee sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Crew won both meetings in between these teams in Vancouver’s inaugural MLS season, winning 2-1 at Crew Stadium on April 30, and 1-0 at Empire Field on July 6.
- Vancouver conceded three goals two games in a row before rebounding to post its fifth shutout of the season in the 1-0 win against FC Dallas.
- Vancouver's five clean sheets match Sporting KC for most in MLS.
- Eddie Gaven collected his fourth career two-goal game in the Crew's 2-2 draw with Houston. His previous multi-goal performance was on Oct. 5, 2005, for the MetroStars in a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field.
- Vancouver's 1-0 win against FC Dallas was its first since beating Chivas USA by the same scoreline on March 17.
Top 3 Predictions
Columbus Crew 0-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 31.25 %
Columbus Crew 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 18.75 %
Columbus Crew 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 9, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Columbus Crew 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 28, 2012||Columbus Crew 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 6, 2011||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 30, 2011||Columbus Crew 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1|
|Apr 13, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Columbus Crew 0 - Toronto FC 2||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Columbus Crew 2||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Columbus Crew 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Mar 8, 2014||D.C. United 0 - Columbus Crew 3||MLS|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|Apr 12, 2014||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 - Colorado Rapids 2||MLS|
|Apr 1, 2014||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 - FC Edmonton 2||FRC|
|Mar 29, 2014||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||New England Revolution 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
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