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  • September 24, 2011
  • • 7:35 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 21203
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Los Angeles Galaxy

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Los Angeles Galaxy

Stephen Dunn

The Galaxy looks to inch closer to the Supporters Shield at Crew Stadium, with a league record for points still possible.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Hesmer; Miranda, Marshall, James, Francis; Duka, O'Rourke, Rusmir, Rogers; Mendoza, Renteria.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Tony Tchani (R knee surgery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Rich Balchan (L oblique strain); MF Corey Veeder (L adductor strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Eddie Gaven (R lower leg contusion); MF Bernardo Anor (L ankle sprain); DF Chad Marshall (L hip flexor strain)

PROBABLE: FW Emilio Renteria (concussion); GK Andy Gruenebaum (R thumb fracture)

LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Ricketts; Jordan, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Franklin, Magee, Birchall, Donovan; Keane, Cardozo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Sean Alvarado (R knee surgery); DF Gregg Berhalter (R foot sprain); DF Sean Franklin (R knee inflammation); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); MF Juninho (L hamstring strain); GK Donovan Ricketts (R quad tightness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last time these teams met was on July 20, when the Galaxy earned a 1-0 victory at the Home Depot Center on a Sean Franklin goal. 
  • The Galaxy lost Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League match 1-0 at LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica. In its most recent league match last weekend, LA defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0.
  • Columbus, meanwhile, fell 1-0 to Philadelphia last weekend.

  • The MLS record for points in a season is 68, set by the Galaxy in 1998. In order to match that record, the Galaxy would need to get three wins and a draw from their remaining five league games, while anything more than that would see LA set a new league record.
  • This match is nearly sold out in Columbus, and fans are being encouraged to wear all black to the game.
  • LA's Landon Donovan is tied for the league lead in goals with 12, while the Crew's Andres Mendoza is tied for second with 11.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

LA Galaxy

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
30%
30%
40%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL
Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 0
LA Galaxy GAL
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 1
LA Galaxy GAL

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