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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 3:08 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: M. Kadlecik
  • • Attendance: 11516
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - New York Red Bulls

Major League Soccer's hottest offense and top scorer come up against a team on a two-game shutout run.


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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); DF Julius James (R shoulder surgery rehab); FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee internal injury)

DOUBTFUL: DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Solli, Holgersson, Conde, Miller; Richards, Marquez, McCarty, Lindpere; Henry, Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee surgery recovery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Wilman Conde (groin strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Columbus's defense hasn't conceded an MLS goal for 181 minutes, going back to March 10.
  • New York has not beaten Columbus in an MLS match since a 1-0 home win on Aug. 30, 2009. Coach Hans Backe has never beaten the Crew.
  • Both teams come into this game on the back of two-game winning streaks. New York pummeled Colorado and Montreal for nine goals, and Columbus outscored Montreal and Toronto 3-0.
  • Thierry Henry leads all MLS players in scoring with five goals.
  • New York's 10 team goals is the highest total in MLS.

Players to watch

C. Marshall

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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T. Henry

Position: Attacker

Games: 27

  • 9
  • 3
  • 0

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

New York RB

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
22%
22%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY
Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 3
New York Red Bulls NY

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