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              === Crew aim to get back on track against Dynamo ===
 
 Houston,  TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Columbus Crew will attempt to get their
 season  back on  track when  they head  to BBVA  Compass Stadium  to face  the
 Houston Dynamo on Wednesday.
 
 Columbus  began the  season with  three  successive wins,  but a  run of  five
 matches  without a  victory has  seen the  club slip  to fourth  place in  the
 Eastern Conference.
 
 The  Crew most recently  suffered a 2-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City, a result
 that was made all the worse by a second-half red card to Wil Trapp.
 
 The  young center-midfielder  will miss Wednesday's clash with Houston through
 suspension,  giving head  coach Gregg Berhalter a slight selection problem for
 the match.
 
 "I don't think there's a like-for-like replacement in the whole league for Wil
 Trapp," Berhalter told the club's official website.
 
 While  there  are comparable players to  Trapp around MLS, the 21-year-old has
 established  himself  as one of the  league's premier players in the center of
 the park.
 
 Trapp is one of just five players with more than 700 total touches - his total
 of  703 ranks fifth in MLS. His total of 593 passes ranks fourth among all MLS
 players  and  his 518 successful passes  rank just one behind the Philadelphia
 Union's Vincent Nogueira for the league lead.
 
 Houston  will look  to  capitalize  on Trapp's  absence,  and  judging by  the
 Dynamo's emphatic victory last weekend, they are well-equipped to do so.
 
 Dominic Kinnear's men fell behind early on against Chivas USA but stormed back
 to claim a resounding 4-1 win at the StubHub Center.
 
 "I  think  the best thing was  that we went down  a goal, and it's not a great
 thing  to  go down  a goal early,  but I thought  our response was fantastic,"
 Kinnear  told MLSsoccer.com  after the match. "Scored three great goals before
 the break and took our time and pick-and-chose our moments to go forward."
 
 It  looked like the Dynamo would be doomed to a seventh straight match without
 a  win  when Erick  Torres converted an  early penalty for  the Goats, but the
 Dynamo,  led by  brace from Giles Barnes, notched four unanswered goals to get
 their third win of the season.
 
 "(I'm) really happy for the guys, they've been working hard and catching a lot
 of  grief  from a lot of  people, both inside  the organization and out, and I
 didn't  like it," Kinnear continued. "You always want to win. We never step on
 the  field not  wanting the result to go  our way. So it's nice to see that we
 won a game."
 
 05/06 15:48:00 ET

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