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  • April 28, 2012
  • • 7:40 PM
  • • Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Referee: E. Bazakos
  • • Attendance: 11978
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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Vancouver Whitecaps

Riding a three-game winless run, Columbus looks to begin a turnaround against the visiting Whitecaps, who have won just one of their last five.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Greuenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Williams, Francis; O'Rourke, Gaven, Tchani, Mirosevic; Renteria, Vargas.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); DF Julius James (illness); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery)

DOUBTFUL: MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Harvey; Davidson, Koffie, Watson; Le Toux, Hassli, Salgado.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery)

DOUBTFUL: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); FW Caleb Clarke (L quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Camilo Sanvezzo (R quad strain); DF Alain Rochat (L knee sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Crew won both meetings in between these teams in Vancouver’s inaugural MLS season, winning 2-1 at Crew Stadium on April 30, and 1-0 at Empire Field on July 6.
  • Vancouver conceded three goals two games in a row before rebounding to post its fifth shutout of the season in the 1-0 win against FC Dallas.
  • Vancouver's five clean sheets match Sporting KC for most in MLS.
  • Eddie Gaven collected his fourth career two-goal game in the Crew's 2-2 draw with Houston. His previous multi-goal performance was on Oct. 5, 2005, for the MetroStars in a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field.
  • Vancouver's 1-0 win against FC Dallas was its first since beating Chivas USA by the same scoreline on March 17.

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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
-Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
20Shaun FrancisDefender
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-Kirk UrsoMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
17Omar SalgadoStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
-Greg KlazuraDefender
23Atiba HarrisStriker
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
Players to Watch
Chad Marshall
Chad Marshall
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
24 1 1 0
Sebastien Le Toux
Sebastien Le Toux
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
24 12 2 0
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