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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.

Players to watch

S. Joseph

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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E. Gaven

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New England

Columbus Crew

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New England Revolution NER
New England Revolution New England
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
25%
62%

Top 3 Predictions

New England Revolution NER
1 - 8
Columbus Crew CRE
New England Revolution NER
0 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
New England Revolution NER
1 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE

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