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  • September 15, 2012
  • • 7:10 PM
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Columbus Crew

Both teams will be looking to win this Eastern Conference clash and inch that much closer to a place in the playoffs.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
New York Red Bulls (4-3-3): Gaudette; Solli, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde; Lade, Marquez, McCarty, Lindpere; Cahill, Henry.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Ryan Meara (L hip surgery)
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Gehrig, Vukovic; Birchall, Mirosevic; Gaven, Higuain, Duka; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear); DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab)

PROBABLE: FW Jairo Arrieta (R ankle contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Columbus saw its four-game winning streak – the club’s longest in two years – put to an end in a 2-0 loss at New England last Wednesday.
  • New York striker Thierry Henry has the second best-selling jersey in MLS this year, behind only David Beckham.
  • Columbus currently holds the fifth and final playoff spot in the East, just one point ahead of D.C. United in sixth.
  • Despite playing only six games this season, Columbus’ Federico Higuaín has six assists, twice as many as any of his teammates.
  • New York striker Kenny Cooper has 14 goals so far this season, and could top his best-ever total of 18, set with FC Dallas in 2008.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New York RB

Columbus Crew

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
78%

Top 3 Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
2 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
New York Red Bulls NY
3 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
New York Red Bulls NY
3 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE

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