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MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union

Jamie Sabau

Two teams on the Eastern Conference playoff bubble meet, with Philly riding the form of the league's most potent forward.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Cruz, Carroll, Daniel, Farfan; Le Toux, McInerney.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Michael Lahoud (lower abdomen strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Zach MacMath (R hamstring strain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Gehrig, Glauber, Wahl; Oduro, Sanchez, Tchani, Meram; Higuain; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Drew Beckie (L adductor strain), Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Augustin Viana (R hamstring strain), Daniel Withrow (R foot stress reaction)

QUESTIONABLE: Dominic Oduro (R quad contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Philadelphia is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a 5-5-4 record. It occupies the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
  • Columbus' record is 4-4-5. The Crew are in seventh place in the East.
  • Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney scored his MLS-best 10th goal of the season on Saturday to salvage a 1-1 draw against Toronto. His equalizers and game-winning goals have won 17 of Philadelphia's 19 points this year.
  • The Crew have won just one of their last five games in Major League Soccer.
  • They have, however, converted three penalty kicks this season (of four awarded), tied for the most in MLS.

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
58%
17%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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