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  • June 16, 2012
  • • 7:45 PM
  • • Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 12218
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MLS Preview: New England Revolution - Columbus Crew

These two Eastern Conference teams clash in Foxborough, each hoping to distance itself from the pack.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Cardenas, Joseph, Feilhaber, Nguyen; Moreno, Sene.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Ryan Guy (R calf tightness); GK Tim Murray (L knee arthroscopy); MF Clyde Simms (L ankle tendonitis)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); FW Alec Purdie (L adductor strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Gehrig, Williams, Francis; Gaven, Tchani, George, Anor; Renteria, Meram.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); DF Chad Marshall (concussion); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Shaun Francis (R ankle sprain); FW Aaron Schoenfeld (R plantar fascia rupture); DF Julius James (lower back strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R foot contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Columbus has taken seven of the last 10 decisions (with one draw) in this matchup between two of MLS’ founding franchises.
  • New England has not recorded a home win against the Crew since Oct. 14, 2006.
  • New England is 4-1-1 at Gillette Stadium this year, and will play four of its next five games at home.
  • New England and Columbus are the only two teams in MLS with neutral goal differences.
  • Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum is the only Columbus player to have played every minute so far this season. He leads the league with 51 saves this year.

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Available Squads
1Matt ReisGoalkeeper
5AJ SoaresDefender
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
30Kevin AlstonDefender
8Chris TierneyDefender
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
24Lee NguyenMidfielder
15F. CárdenasStriker
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
-J. MorenoStriker
39Saer SeneStriker
22Bobby ShuttleworthGoalkeeper
-J. LozanoDefender
25Darrius BarnesDefender
11Kelyn RoweMidfielder
14Diego FagundezStriker
-Blake BrettschneiderStriker
-Alec PurdieMidfielder
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
4Carlos MendesDefender
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
-Nemanja VukovicDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Milovan MirosevicMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
20E. RenteríaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
Players to Watch
Shalrie Joseph
Shalrie Joseph
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Eddie Gaven
Eddie Gaven
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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