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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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

Sporting KC

Wins
0
0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
56%
22%
22%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Columbus Crew CRE
3 - 2
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 0
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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