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  • August 19, 2012
  • • 9:08 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • • Attendance: 20567
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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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

Columbus Crew

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
83%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Houston Dynamo HOU
4 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
Houston Dynamo HOU
0 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE

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