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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.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
-Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
20E. RenteríaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
20Shaun FrancisDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Kirk UrsoMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
-Nathan SturgisDefender
19A. DixonMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
Players to Watch
E. Rentería
E. Rentería
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Geoff Cameron
Geoff Cameron
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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