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  • April 21, 2012
  • • 7:30 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 10479
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Houston Dynamo

It's a mid-table battle in the East between two teams with playoff ambitions, each riding two-game win runs.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Greuenebaum, Miranda, Marshall, Gehrig, Francis; Gaven, Urso, Mirosevic, Finlay; Renteria, Vargas.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); DF Julius James (illness); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery)

DOUBTFUL: MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); MF Kevan George (concussion)

PROBABLE: DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Taylor; Watson, Moffat, Camargo, Ashe; Bruin, Ching.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Houston's Colin Clark will miss this game, as he serves the second of his three-match suspension.
  • Both teams come into this match riding two game winless runs.
  • Houston is the only team in the Eastern Conference with a neutral goal difference, having both scored and conceded three goals.
  • Houston has not defeated the Crew since a 2-0 win Aug. 2, 2008. The Crew have won three of the last six meetings, with three draws.
  • Columbus goalkeeper Will Hesmer will likely miss the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery. Stand-in Andy Gruenebaum has conceded seven goals in five games this season, keeping two clean sheets.

Players to watch

E. Rentería

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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G. Cameron

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

Houston Dynamo

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
30%
20%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
0 - 2
Houston Dynamo HOU
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU

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