The Columbus Crew begins defense of its MLS Cup title today at Rio Tinto Stadium against Real Salt Lake in Game One of their Eastern Conference series (6pm, Direct Kick).
The Crew will come into the match with a surprising lineup that does not include MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto or forward Alejandro Moreno. Crew head coach Robert Warzycha is going with the tandem of Steven Lenhart and Emilio Renteria against an RSL team that is extremely tough at home.
Good news for the Crew is that star defender Chad Marshall is back in the lineup.
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Enjoy the action.