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  • September 19, 2012
  • • 7:40 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 13874
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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.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Lampson; Miranda, Marshall, James, Williams; Birchall, Mirosevic; Duka, Higuain, Gaven; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Tim Melia (lower back)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

Chivas USA

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
71%
29%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
3 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI
Columbus Crew CRE
0 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI
Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI

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