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  • May 26, 2012
  • • 7:10 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: A. Chapman
  • • Attendance: 16024
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Columbus Crew

Columbus, fresh off a big win in Seattle, travels to Illinois, which has been a barren hunting ground for the Crew in recent seasons.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Gehrig, Mendes, Vukovic; Duka, O'Rourke, Grossman, Gaven; Meram, Renteria.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); FW Aaron Schoenfeld (R plantar fascia rupture); DF Chad Marshall (concussion); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis)

DOUBTFUL: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); MF Milovan Mirosevic (L adductor strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Ethan Finlay (concussion)

PROBABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)
Chiago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Segares, Anibaba, Berry, Gargan; Pappa, Pardo, Grazzini, Pause; Nyarko, Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); DF Arne Friedrich (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • After going into his second professional season without a goal, Crew striker Justin Meram made it three goals in three games, netting the opener in the 1-1 draw with San Jose.
  • Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum was credited with seven saves in the draw with San Jose, matching his career-high record set earlier this season (May 5 against Portland).
  • Chicago has won its last three meetings with the Crew, including a 1-0 win last year in Columbus, and a 3-2 victory at Toyota Park. The Crew have not won in Bridgeview since 2006, a run including their last seven visits.
  • Columbus hasn't lost in its last four games, posting a 2-0-2 record since capitulating 1-0 to Vancouver on April 28.
  • Chicago's last three games have all resulted in 2-1 scorelines. Home wins against Sporting KC and FC Dallas bookended an away loss to Portland.

Players to watch

D. O'Rourke

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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D. Oduro

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

Chicago Fire

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
22%
67%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
0 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR
Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 0
Chicago Fire FIR
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 3
Chicago Fire FIR

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