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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Columbus Crew

Drew Hallowell

Riding the white-hot Federico Higuain, the Crew have a chance to win three in a row for the first time this season.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Gaddis, Okugo, Valdes, G. Farfan; Carroll, Lahoud; Cruz, M. Farfan, Adu; McInerney.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms)

DOUBTFUL: FW Jorge Perlaza (low back/gluteus strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Bakary Soumare (R knee inflammation)

PROBABLE: MF Michael Farfan (R foot contusion)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Lampson; Miranda, James, Marshall, Williams; Eddie Gaven, Mirosevic, O'Rourke, Duka; Higuain, 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 Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); MF Milovan Mirosevic (R ankle inflammation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams have never tied each other. Columbus has three wins and Philadelphia two in the all-time matchup. The Crew took the first three but have lost the last two meetings with Philly.
  • The most recent was a 1-0 win for the Union on April 14, which came thanks to a Gabriel Gomez penalty kick.
  • Following a second consecutive draw and a winless run of four, Philly is in eight place in the Eastern Conference, on 25 points.
  • The Crew have won two on the trot and now sit seventh in the East on 36 points. Columbus hasn't won three in a row all season.
  • New Designated Player Federico Higuain has three goals and two assists in three MLS games thus far.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Columbus Crew

Wins
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3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
44%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 3
Columbus Crew CRE
Philadelphia Union PHI
0 - 2
Columbus Crew CRE

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