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  • July 16, 2011
  • • 7:37 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 14109
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - San Jose Earthquakes

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - San Jose Earthquakes

Ezra Shaw

The Crew will look to honor Brian McBride with a home win against San Jose. The former U.S. striker will join the Crew's Circle of Honor at halftime.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Hesmer; Miranda, Marshall, James, Gardner; Gaven, Anor, Rusmir, Rogers; Heinemann; Mendoza

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Josh Williams (R hip labral tear); MF Dilly Duka (R ankle sprain); MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain)

DOUBTFUL: DF Shaun Francis (L hamstring strain); MF Rich Balchan (L adductor strain); FW Emilio Renteria (L quad strain)

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-1-1): Busch; Leitch, Burling, Hernandez, Corrales; Cronin, Stephenson, Ring, Ampaipitakwong; Dawkins; Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Bobby Convey (L knee contusion); MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury)

DOUBTFUL: DF Steven Beitashour (R leg injury)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Former Crew great Brian McBride will become the first inductee into the team's Circle of Honor at halftime of this match.

  • San Jose completed a blockbuster deal on Thursday, trading Ryan Johnson, allocation money and an international roster spot to Toronto FC for Alan Gordon, Nana Attakora and Jacob Peterson.
  • With a shutout against Vancouver, Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer became the 10th goalkeeper in MLS history to reach the 40-shutout plateau.
  • The Earthquakes defeated English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in a friendly on Tuesday.
  • Jeff Cunningham scored the winner against Vancouver - his first of the year, but more importantly, his 133rd career goal, which tied him for the most in MLS history.
  • Earthquakes forward and leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski was named to the MLS All-Star First XI for the first time in his seven-year career on Sunday.
  • Columbus has been off since a July 6 win over Vancouver. It will be ten days since their last game when they face San Jose.
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1Will HesmerGoalkeeper
-Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Julius JamesDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
17Emmanuel EkpoMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
-Josh GardnerMidfielder
14Robbie RogersMidfielder
-A. MendozaStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
35Korey VeederDefender
15Kevin BurnsGoalkeeper
-Dejan RusmirMidfielder
-Tom HeinemannStriker
9Justin MeramMidfielder
-Jeff CunninghamStriker
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
33Chris LeitchDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
2Bobby BurlingDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-Simon DawkinsStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
16Steven LenhartStriker
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
-Tim WardDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
17Joey GjertsenStriker
19Scott SealyStriker
24Alan GordonStriker

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