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  • September 10, 2011
  • • 7:35 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 13058
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Toronto FC

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Toronto FC

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The Crew host Eastern Conference rival Toronto FC in the deciding leg of the 2011 Trillium Cup.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Hesmer; Miranda, Marshall, James, Gardner; Duka, Ekpo, Burns, Rogers; Mendoza, Renteria.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Tony Tchani (R knee surgery); MF Eddie Gaven (R lower leg contusion); GK Andy Gruenebaum (R thumb fracture)

DOUBTFUL: GK Alex Riggs (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Bernardo Anor (R ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Rich Balchan (L adductor strain); DF Shaun Francis (R adductor strain); FW Jeff Cunningham (R knee inflammation)

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Iro, Harden, Morgan; Frings, de Guzman, Avila; Plata, Johnson, Marosevic.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Demitrius Omphroy (R knee swelling)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Dasan Robinson (L adductor tightness); FW Danny Koevermans (L hamstring tightness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Crew was demolished 6-2 at Seattle in its last outing, on Aug. 27. It wasn't all bad news in the match, though, as Jeff Cunningham set the all-time MLS scoring record with his 134th career goal.
  • Chris Wondolowski scored a late equalizer as San Jose came back to tie Toronto 1-1 in the Reds' last match, on Aug. 27.

  • Columbus has never lost to Toronto FC in its history (5-0-7).

  • The Crew announced last Thursday that it signed coach Robert Warzycha to a multi-year contract extension.
  • TFC forward Danny Koevermans could play in this match, after not featuring since Aug. 18 due to a left hamstring injury.
  • The Crew is hoping to welcome back key midfielder Eddie Gaven next week after he suffered a leg injury Aug. 5 at Colorado.

Players to watch

E. Rentería

Position: Attacker

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J. Plata

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Columbus Crew

Toronto

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
42%
46%

Top 3 Predictions

Columbus Crew CRE
2 - 0
Toronto FC TOR
Columbus Crew CRE
1 - 3
Toronto FC TOR
Columbus Crew CRE
3 - 1
Toronto FC TOR

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