WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 tonight; Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa.
RADIO: WZTM-AM 820.
COACHES: Crew _ Tom Fitzgerald. Mutiny _ John Kowalski.
RECORDS: Crew 4-2, Mutiny 1-5.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Crew _ F Brian McBride, F Stern John, GK Juergen Sommer, M Brian Maisonneuve, D Mike Lapper. Mutiny _ G Thomas Ravelli, F Roy Wegerle, M Steve Ralston, D Jan Eriksson, M/F Frankie Hejduk.
NOTES: Columbus has won the past four, including 2-1 in the season opener. Including the playoffs, this will be the 15th overall meeting against Columbus, more than any other team. The series is tied 7-7. F Jacek Ziober (knee) and M Sam George (abdominal strain) remain questionable for the Mutiny. D R.T. Moore is questionable with a thigh bruise. The Crew reports no injuries. Columbus had its three-game win streak snapped Sunday, 2-1 in a shootout with D.C. United. McBride had his goal-scoring streak snapped at five. John has scored in his past two games, including a three-goal outburst against Miami and the Crew's lone goal last week. Maisonneuve has an assist in five straight games. If he gets an assist tonight, he will set the MLS record for consecutive games with an assist. This is the first two-game week for the Mutiny this season. It will host New York/New Jersey at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
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