Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Mapfre Stadium, Columbus
Records: Union, 9-9-7, 34 points; Crew, 4-8-11, 24 points.
TV: The Comcast Network.
Coaches: Union, Jim Curtin, 25-29-19; Crew, Greg Berhalter, 33-29-29.
Goals for: Union, 43; Crew, 31.
Goals against: Union, 40; Crew, 38.
Union on the road: 2-6-4
Crew at home: 3-1-8.
Last MLS game: The Union lost to visiting Toronto FC, 3-1 on Saturday. The Crew won at the New England Revolution, 2-0, on Saturday.
This season: The Union is 2-0 against the Crew, winning 2-1 at Columbus on March 12 and 3-2 on June 1 at Talen Energy Stadium.
About the Crew: Columbus' lone home loss this season came against the Union. . . . Ola Kamera has scored 10 goals in just 17 matches. . . . Ethan Finlay, who has four goals and six assists, has scored three goals in his last two games. . . . Keeper Steve Clark earned his fifth shutout of the season and 19th of his career last week against New England. . . . Midfielder Ben Swanson is out for the season following shoulder surgery. . . . Former Union forward Conor Casey has been hampered by a knee injury and has played just two games this season. . . . Dangerous midfielder Federico Higuain has four goals and three assists. Higuain scored against New England, his first goal since returning from hernia surgery.
About the Union: In the 3-2 win over Columbus on June 1, rookie Fabian Herbers scored the game-winner, his first MLS goal. . . . Chris Pontius has a team-high 10 goals, the most this season by an American player. He also has a team-high five assists. Pontius had both goals in the 2-1 win at Columbus. . . . The Union are 6-10-1 lifetime against the Crew. . . . Midfielder Ilsinho has been bothered by a sore foot, and his status is unknown. But it wouldn't be surprising if Roland Alberg gets a start. Alberg has eight goals, four on penalty kicks.