The makeshift defensive line that held Sporting Kansas City to a single goal in last week's draw may be faced with the same task in Columbus against the Crew on Saturday (6:30 p.m. CT, CSN Plus). Five Dynamo players are listed on this week's injury report, presented by The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine.
Jamaican defender Jermaine Taylor is listed as out for this weekend's matchup with a left shoulder injury, and Bobby Boswell is still serving his suspension. Corey Ashe, who left the Sporting Kansas City match at halftime with a groin injury, is listed as questionable.
Eric Brunner and Ricardo Clark teamed up in central defense against Sporting Kansas City and will likely be called upon for duty against Columbus. Mike Chabala entered for Ashe in Kansas City, and should be able to step in if Ashe is unable to go. Lineup shuffles would leave Kofi Sarkodie as the lone regular starter in defense.
For Columbus, former Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro is listed as questionable with a right quad contusion. Agustin Viana (R hamstring strain), Chad Marshall (R hamstring Strain), Daniel Withrow (R foot stress reaction) and Drew Beckie (L adductor strain) are all listed as out for Saturday.