COLUMBUS, OH - AUGUST 25: Josh Williams #3 of the Columbus Crew attempts to defend against a pass from Kevin Alston #30 of the New England Revolution in the second half on August 25, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated New England 4-3. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Hello and welcome to the New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew live game thread! This is the third and final installment in the 2012 series between the two teams, a series which the Crew currently lead with a 1-0-1 record. The Revs carry a slight advantage as they will be the home team, but their last home encounter against Columbus ended in a 0-0 draw, so nothing is guaranteed.
The lineups today are kind of interesting, with moves forced by injuries (A.J. Soares, Saer Sene), exhaustion/knocks (Chris Tierney), and international duty (Jerry Bengtson). Join us after the jump for the lineups and the usual live blog with New England Soccer Today!
Revolution: Reis; Lechner, Barnes, McCarthy, Alston; Rowe, Guy, Simms, Nguyen; Fagundez, Imbongo
Bench: Murray, Brettschneider, Cardenas, Feilhaber, Roach, Soares, Tierney
Crew: Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, O'Rourke, Vukovic; Birchall, Mirosevic, Duka, Gaven; Arrieta, Higuain
Bench: Lampson, Gehrig, Grossman, Meram, Renteria, Tchani, Williams