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  • July 7, 2013
  • • 5:00 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 15051
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Portland Timbers

Jamie Sabau

The Crew can move into a playoff spot with some luck, but they'll need a lot of it when Porterball comes to town.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, O'Rourke, Barson; Anor, Sanchez, George, Speas; Higuain; Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Drew Beckie (L adductor strain), Eddie Gaven (L ACL rupture), Glauber (L ACL Rupture), Kyle Hyland (L Adductor Strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Finley (R Ankle Inflammation), Agustin Viana (R hamstring strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Ricketts; Miller, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Jewsbury; Valeri, W. Johnson, Chara; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Portland is third in the West, with 30 points from 17 games.

  • The Timbers are on an incredible 18-match unbeaten run. They have lost just once under coach Caleb Porter.
  • Columbus is in seventh in the East, its 21 points from 18 matches putting it just two points back of Houston and the final playoff berth.
  • Prior to Thursday's game against the LA Galaxy, the Crew were the only team in MLS with a goal difference of zero. They had scored 21 goals and allowed 21 goals, until Los Angeles won 2-1.
  • Portland's defensive record of 16 allowed is the best int he West and the second-best in MLS.

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Available Squads
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
21Chad BarsonDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
20William TrappMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
40Daniel WithrowGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
17Ben SpeasStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
44Pa-Modou KahDefender
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
-A. ValenciaStriker

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