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  • July 21, 2012
  • • 7:38 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 17150

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.

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


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.


OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Robbie Russell (L plantar fasciitis)
  • 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.


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30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
4Carlos MendesDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
-Sebastián MirandaDefender
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
-Julius JamesDefender
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
-Joe WillisGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Andrew DykstraGoalkeeper
-Emiliano Ariel DudarDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
-Josh WolffStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
23Long TanStriker

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