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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Columbus Crew

Jamie Sabau

The Fire are slumming it in last place right now, and Columbus is looking to take advantage and maintain its unbeaten streak, which currently is at four games.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-1-1): S. Johnson; Thompson, Berry, Anibaba, Segares; Paladini, Pause, Larentowicz, Lindpere; Rolfe; MacDonald.

Injury Report:

DOUBTFUL: Arne Friedrich (hip)

QUESTIONABLE: Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; O'Rourke, Viana; Gaven, Duka, Speas; Oduro.

Injury Report:

OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Federico Higuain (L calf contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago is in last place in the Eastern Conference. It has the same record as fellow basement-dweller D.C. United, but with an inferior goal difference.
  • The Crew are fourth place in the East, with a 2-1-3 record so far, and are on a four-game unbeaten run.
  • Chicago has taken just 14 corner kicks this season, fewer than any other club in the league.
  • Columbus has scored seven away goals this year, tied for the best on-the-road offensive output in the league.
  • The Fire have allowed 12 goals this season, the weakest defensive record in MLS. Its -7 goal difference is another league low.

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USA - Open Cup ‎(OC)‎ Jun 25, 2014 Chicago Fire 4 - Columbus Crew 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 24, 2014 Columbus Crew 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 21, 2013 Columbus Crew 3 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 22, 2013 Columbus Crew 1 - Chicago Fire 2
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
18Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
-Dilly DukaMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
27GláuberDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
24A. VianaDefender
-Dominic OduroStriker
17Ben SpeasStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
19Ryan FinleyStriker

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