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  • May 4, 2013
  • • 4:20 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • • Attendance: 12020
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - New York Red Bulls

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - New York Red Bulls

Jim McIsaac

Columbus looks to build on its win last time out, and faces a New York side with ambitions on first place.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; J. Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Viana; Oduro, O'Rourke, Tchani, Gaven; Higuain; Arrieta.

Injury Report:

OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Pearce; Sam, Cahill, Alexander, Steele; Espindola, Henry.

Injury Report:

OUT: Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel injury), Dax McCarty (R Quadriceps Strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Peguy Luyindula (L hamstring injury), Ryan Meara (hip surgery recovery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • New York has scored 15 goals this year, the highest total in the Eastern Conference, and tied for top in MLS.
  • Columbus is looking for its first consecutive wins since a four-game streak of victories that ended on Sept. 1, 2012.
  • These teams are on opposite ends of the offside table. New York has been flagged 35 times, the most in MLS, and Columbus has been called for the fewest infractions, with just 11.
  • Thierry Henry's 38 total shots taken is the most in MLS. That mark beat's Columbus' team total of 37.
  • The Red Bulls won both meetings between these sides last year, 4-1 in Ohio and then 3-1 back at Red Bull Arena.

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
23%
15%
62%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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