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  • April 14, 2012
  • • 3:50 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: M. Kennedy
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Columbus Crew

Columbus looks to keep pace with the Eastern Conference leaders, while Philadelphia tries to get out of the race for the wooden spoon.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Williams, Califf, Valdes, Lopez; Gomez, Carroll; Daniel, Adu, M. Farfan; Pajoy.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion); MF Roger Torres (L knee MCL sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Danny Califf (L hamstring strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Gehrig, Marshall, Francis; Urso, Gaven, Anor, Mirosevic; Vargas, Renteria.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee internal injury); DF Julius James (illness)

DOUBTFUL: GK William Hesmer (R ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Carlos Mendes (R hamstring strain); MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last time these two teams met, the Union won 1-0 to snap an eight-game winless run. Counting last year's playoffs, the Union are . . . on an eight-game winless run.
  • No player on either of these teams has recorded more than a single goal this season.
  • The Crew conceded four goals last week against New York. They conceded four or more goals twice last season.
  • Philadelphia has conceded six goals in four games this season. It took The Union nine games to reach that figure in 2011.
  • Philadelphia midfielder Roger Torres will miss eight to 10 weeks with a sprained MCL.

Players to watch

S. Williams

Position: Defender

Games: 24

  • 3
  • 2
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E. Gaven

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Columbus Crew

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
29%
71%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 3
Columbus Crew CRE
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE

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