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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.

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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
4Carlos MendesDefender
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
20Shaun FrancisDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
8R. RobayoMidfielder
-F. PuppoStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
10M. PappaStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
15Orr BarouchStriker
Players to Watch
Danny O'Rourke
Danny O'Rourke
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
5 0 1 0
Dominic Oduro
Dominic Oduro
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
4 0 0 0
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