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September 19, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
Attendance:‬ 13874‎
90′ Justin Meram

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Chivas USA

Columbus is unbeaten at home since July, hosting a Goats side that hasn't won in their last seven matches.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Lampson; Miranda, Marshall, James, Williams; Birchall, Mirosevic; Duka, Higuain, Gaven; 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); FW Federico Higuain (R foot inflammation)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, Valencia, Jazic; LaBrocca, Zemanski, Minda, Bolanos; Agudelo, Townsend.


OUT: GK Tim Melia (lower back)
  • Back-to-back losses, following a four game winning streak, have left the Crew in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, one spot out of a playoff position.
  • Chivas USA hasn't won in seven straight games.
  • Federico Higuain has six assists in his first seven MLS games.
  • Columbus hasn't lost at home since July 21, a run of five games. Neither of these teams has won away in this matchup since 2005.
  • Shalrie Joseph (yellow card accumulation) and coach Robin Fraser (ejected against San Jose) are suspended for this match.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Julius JamesDefender
10Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
20E. RenteríaStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-Casey TownsendStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
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