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  • May 11, 2013
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  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Colorado Rapids

Jamie Sabau

Two teams tied on 12 points meet in Columbus, Ohio, looking to edge toward the playoff spots.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, O’Rourke, Tchani, Gaven; Higuain; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Agustin Viana (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Moor, O’Neill, Klute; Harris, Rivero, Mastroeni, Powers; Brown, Buddle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Hendry Thomas (L hamstring strain), Marvell Wynne (R quad strain)
 
QUESTIONABLE: Deshorn Brown (thigh), Edson Buddle (R knee pain), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Kevin Harbottle (L knee sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both teams have accumulated 12 points so far this season, with Columbus sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference and Colorado sixth in West.

  • These two teams haven’t met since the 2012 season opener last March. With a 2-0 victory over the Crew, the Rapids enjoyed their first win under coach Oscar Pareja.
  • The Crew are coming off a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls. The Rapids enjoyed a 1-0 victory in their match against Toronto, thanks to a late goal by Edson Buddle.
  • The Rapids have yet to lose with Buddle on the field. Edson Buddle has made four appearances as a Rapid. One of those matches ended in a tie, and the other three were wins.
  • The Columbus Crew have earned just five points in the last five matches.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 27, 2011 Colorado Rapids 1 - Columbus Crew 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 5, 2011 Colorado Rapids 2 - Columbus Crew 0
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
27GláuberDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
20William TrappMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
19Ryan FinleyStriker
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
-Shane O'NeillDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
5Martín RiveroMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
-Nathan SturgisDefender
11Brian MullanMidfielder
9Edson BuddleStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
26Deshorn BrownStriker

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