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September 15, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Columbus Crew

Both teams will be looking to win this Eastern Conference clash and inch that much closer to a place in the playoffs.

By Keith Hickey

New York Red Bulls (4-3-3): Gaudette; Solli, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde; Lade, Marquez, McCarty, Lindpere; Cahill, Henry.


OUT: GK Ryan Meara (L hip surgery)
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Gehrig, Vukovic; Birchall, Mirosevic; Gaven, Higuain, Duka; Arrieta.


OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear); DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab)

PROBABLE: FW Jairo Arrieta (R ankle contusion)
  • Columbus saw its four-game winning streak – the club’s longest in two years – put to an end in a 2-0 loss at New England last Wednesday.
  • New York striker Thierry Henry has the second best-selling jersey in MLS this year, behind only David Beckham.
  • Columbus currently holds the fifth and final playoff spot in the East, just one point ahead of D.C. United in sixth.
  • Despite playing only six games this season, Columbus’ Federico Higuaín has six assists, twice as many as any of his teammates.
  • New York striker Kenny Cooper has 14 goals so far this season, and could top his best-ever total of 18, set with FC Dallas in 2008.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
-Bill GaudetteGoalkeeper
2Wilman CondeDefender
44Heath PearceDefender
4Rafa MárquezDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
16Connor LadeDefender
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
32L. RoblesGoalkeeper
22Stephen KeelDefender
28Teemu TainioMidfielder
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Julius JamesDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
10Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
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
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Sporting KC
4 1