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  • October 7, 2012
  • • 4:07 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 13566
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Sporting Kansas City

Kansas City chases the Supporters' Shield in Columbus, where the Crew hang on the outskirts of the playoff chase in the East.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, James, Williams; Birchall, Mirosevic; Gaven, Higuain, Duka; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); DF Rich Balchan (R thigh contusion)

PROBABLE: MF Dilly Duka (R calf contusion)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Olum, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Cesar, Espinoza; Zusi, Sapong, Kamara.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Teal Bunbury (L knee ACL tear); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Jon Kempin (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams have split away wins thus far this season. This is the third meeting.
  • Jairo Arrieta scored two goals in the Crew's win over Sporting this season. He's scored doubles three times this year, the most recent in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union. He has a goal or an assist in each of the last four games (three goals, two assists over that stretch).
  • Graham Zusi scored both goals in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire last Friday. He is tied for the MLS lead with 14 assists this season.
  • Kansas City hasn't lost in nine matches and hasn't conceded in three. Jimmy Nielsen has 14 clean sheets, tied for the second-highest in MLS history.
  • Danny O'Rourke is suspended for this match.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
-Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Julius JamesDefender
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
-Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
20E. RenteríaStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
15Seth SinovicDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Kei KamaraStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
-Oriol RosellStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder

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