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Federico Higuain

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Columbus Crew  MLS


Argentina

Birthdate:  October 25, 1984    Birthplace:  Buenos Aires, Argentina    Nationality:  Argentina    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  165 lbs    
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April 3, 2016    Federico Higuain News

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Higuain put in six crosses and generated one assist from four key passes in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Dallas.

The 31-year-old was held off the scoresheet for two games after scoring in the season-opener, but he earned his first assist of the campaign as Justin Meram converted in the ninth minute. Higuain's form will be crucial to Columbus as they search for their first win of 2016, and Saturday's performance is a positive indicator of things to come.

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Federico Higuain: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 8, 2016

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Higuain scored the only goal for Columbus in their 2-1 loss to Portland on Sunday.

Higuain scored off a stunning bicycle kick in the 68th minute, which was his only shot on goal. He had other chances with seven shots, but struggled to put them on target. If this game is any indication of what is to come for Higuain, he could have an outstanding year.

October 23, 2015

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Higuain is suspended for Sunday's game against D.C. United due to yellow card accumulation.

Despite the absence Sunday, Higuain will return for the playoffs. The Argentinian has eight goals and nine assists in 32 appearances this season.

August 29, 2015

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Higuain (hamstring) will start in Saturday's game against NYC FC.

Higuain was considered questionable coming into the game with soreness in his left hamstring but he apparently passed a late fitness test and will assume his normal role in the starting XI slotted directly behind Kei Kamara.

August 28, 2015

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Higuain is dealing with soreness in his left hamstring and is considered questionable for Saturday's game against NYC FC, Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Higuain faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's game and his availability won't be made clear until official lineups are published shortly before kickoff. If he's unable to play, Cedrick Mabwati could be given his first MLS start.

July 26, 2015

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Higuain had one shot and an assist in Saturdayís 3-3 draw against Toronto.

Higuain picked up another assist on the first goal of the game against Toronto. Unfortunately, he was subbed off late in order to get a more defensive minded midfielder into the game. Clearly it didnít work for Columbus as they blew the lead, but as usual, Higuain played spectacular in attack and will look to continue his good form next Saturday in Orlando.

July 20, 2015

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Higuain had two shots and scored a goal in Sundayís 3-1 win over Chicago.

Higuain scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in Sundayís convincing win over Chicago. He ended what was a five-match goalless streak and continues to be an intricate part of the Columbus attack. He tends to be overshadowed with the play of Kei Kamara and Ethan Finlay, but Higuain is still one of the most creative and dangerous players in MLS. Expect him to play a huge role this Saturday as Columbus takes on Toronto FC.

June 14, 2015

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Higuain had an active game Saturday as he netted his fourth goal of the season and drew three fouls in Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Galaxy.

Higuain's four goals are good for second best on the Crew behind Kei Kamara's league-leading 10. Additionally, Higuain has two assists this year which makes him a valuable asset across all formats moving forward this season.