Columbus Crew at Union preview
Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Talen Energy Stadium Records: Crew, 3-4-5, 14 points; Union, 5-3-5, 20 points. TV: The Comcast Network.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Talen Energy Stadium
Records: Crew, 3-4-5, 14 points; Union, 5-3-5, 20 points.
TV: The Comcast Network.
Last game: The Crew defeated visiting Real Salt Lake, 4-3, on Saturday. The Union played host Colorado to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Goals for: Crew, 16; Union, 18.
Goals against: Crew, 18; Union, 14.
This season: The Union won at Columbus, 2-1, on March 12 in their second game of the season.
Coaches: Crew, Gregg Berhalter, 32-25-23; Union, Jim Curtin, 22-25-17.
Crew on the road: 0-3-3.
Union at home: 4-0-2.
About the Crew: Ola Kamara was named MLS player of the week after scoring a hat trick in the win over RSL. . . . Crew keeper Steve Clark stopped a penalty kick in the game. . . . Dangerous midfielder Federico Higuain has three goals and three assists. . . . Columbus is 10-5-1 against the Union all-time. . . . The Crew lost in the MLS Cup to Portland last year and began this season 0-3-2 before turning things around. . . . Midfielder Justin Meram has two goals and a team-high five assists.
About the Union: Brian Carroll's goal in second half stoppage time salvaged Saturday's tie in Colorado. . . . It was the second time in three games the Union earned points with a late stoppage time goal, having defeated D.C. United, 1-0, on May 20 on Richie Marquez's goal. . . . Defender Joshua Yaro, who injured his shoulder May 25 against Orlando City is questionable. . . . Midfielder Vincent Nogueira, who missed the last three games with an abdominal injury, will be available for selection. . . . Matt Jones will get his first start in goal, replacing Andre Blake, who is with Jamaica preparing for Copa America. . . . C.J. Sapong has a team-high five goals, while Chris Pontius has four. . . .