Crew v. Galaxy
L.A. comes into Columbus Crew Stadium a depleted group. They have six players out today including star forward Carlos Ruiz. The Crew need to pick up three points today with the win. Frankie Hejduk is the only Crew starter out today, and new addition Tony Sanneh or last weeks’ David Testo can fill in for Frankie. The Crew continue to have trouble scoring goals. Martino has been a catalyst up front however Buddle has shown extremely poor form the last several weeks and Cunningham has been relegated to the bench by injury. It would not suprise me to see Cunningham replace Buddle at forward or push Martino back to attacking midfield and push Oughton to Frankie’s vacated wide midfield spot.
Update: 3-1 win by the Crew. Paule scores a hat trick and the Crew vault into first place.