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  • August 19, 2012
  • • 9:08 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: Drew Fischer
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Columbus Crew

Jamie Sabau

The Crew heads to the Oven, where Houston has yet to lose this year, with time running out for a playoff push.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Davis; Carr, Bruin, Kandji.

INJURY REPORT

PROBABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling)
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Mendes, Williams; Grossman, Birchall; Gaven, Mirosevic, 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 Nenamja Vukovic (L ankle sprain); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Houston is one of only two clubs yet to lose at home this season. Its +14 home goal differential trails only D.C. United's (+15).
  • Columbus is seventh in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of a playoff position.
  • The Crew presented new Designated Player Federico Higuain to the media this week. The older brother of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo could feature this weekend assuming his paperwork goes through.
  • Last week the Dynamo lost to New York, snapping a five-game winning run and an eight-match unbeaten streak.
  • Andy Gruenebaum is second in the league with 80 blocks. Of goalkeepers with 10 or more starts, he's tied for third with a save percentage of 78.

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Available Squads
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
12Will BruinStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
4Carlos MendesDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
-Sebastián MirandaDefender
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
9Justin MeramMidfielder
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
-Julius JamesDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker

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