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  • July 21, 2012
  • • 7:38 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 17150
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - D.C. United

D.C. could end the weekend top of the East if it takes all three points, but Columbus is desperate to scramble away from the bottom.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Williams, Vukovic; Birchall, Tchani, George, Gaven; Meram, Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: MF Milovan Mirosevic (L adductor strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); FW Aaron Schoenfeld (R plantar fasciitis); DF Julius James (R adductor strain)

PROBABLE: DF Carlos Mendes (R ankle sprain); MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Cruz, Kitchen, Boskovic, Pontius; De Rosario, Maicon Santos.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Robbie Russell (L plantar fasciitis)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • D.C. will be without the services of goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who is suspended for this match after receiving a red card in last week's 4-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Hamid has the best save percentage in MLS, and is the only goalkeeper who has saved more than 80 percent of shots faced.
  • Hamid won't be the only player missing out on the proceedings. The MLS disciplinary committee decided Columbus forward Emilio Renteria could use a game off.
  • The two teams split their two meetings last season, each winning at home. The Crew haven’t lost in Columbus to D.C. United since 2007, a span of four matches (3-0-1).
  • Costa Rican international Jairo Arrieta made his MLS debut for the Crew in their 2-0 home loss to Sporting KC, starting and playing 62 minutes.
  • D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario leads all MLS players in assists with 12.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

DC United

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
DC United DCU
DC United DC United
20%
70%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 2
DC United DCU
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 3
DC United DCU
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 0
DC United DCU

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