Columbus looks to seal Champions League quarterfinal berth tonight

Columbus looks to seal Champions League quarterfinal berth tonight

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Columbus looks to seal Champions League quarterfinal berth tonight

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It's all going well for the Columbus Crew at the moment. After their stumbling start to 2009, things have long been smoothed out as the team clinched a playoff spot after the weekend's results. The Crew have an opportunity to further their international pedigree with a win against Deportivo Saprissa tonight (8pm, FSC), which would lock up second place in Group C and advance them through to the Champions League quarterfinals.

Robert Warzycha rung the changes against the Galaxy on Saturday night and will have a well-rested lineup heading into tonight's vital clash. Alejandro Moreno, Robbie Rogers and Guillermo Barros Schelotto started Saturday's match from the bench and will be ready to go against Saprissa. Central defender Chad Marshall will again miss out as he struggles to recover from a knee injury.

So the formula tonight is simple if they win. A loss or draw would necessitate a result the next week on the road against Puerto Rico.

Do you think the Crew will take care of business at home tonight? If they make it to the quarterfinals, how successful will they be?

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