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April 5, 2013 8:45 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 18988‎
 
 

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - D.C. United

With Montreal's scalp in hand, Kansas City looks to re-assert itself as the dominant power in the East.

By Keith Hickey

Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City; Chris Korb, D.C. United; MLS
Larry French
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Rossell, Feilhaber, Nagamura; Zusi, Bieler, Saad.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain), Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain)  

QUESTIONABLE: C.J. Sapong (lumbar spine strain)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Riley, McDonald, Woolard, Korb; Augusto, Kitchen, Pontius, Porter; Ruiz, Pajoy.

Injury Report:

OUT: Nick DeLeon (R hamstring strain), Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), John Thorrington (L medial collateral ligament)

QUESTIONABLE: Dwayne De Rosario (R adductor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City is in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1-2 record and eight points after five matches.
  • D.C. United is 1-2-1, with four points from as many games, putting the capital club in eighth place in the East.
  • With a 2-0 victory over Montreal last week, Sporting ended the Impact's 100 percent record for the season.
  • Sporting head coach Peter Vermes was recently voted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of fame, alongside former U.S. international Joe-Max Moore.
  • Sporting defenders Aurelien Collin and Seth Sinovic are tied with three other players for the league lead in yellow cards, having picked up a trio apiece.


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Head to Head
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-10-18 Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-05-19 D.C. United 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-04-05 Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-08-11 Sporting Kansas City 2 - D.C. United 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-03-10 D.C. United 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
24Meshack JeromeDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
22Soony SaadStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
-Raphael AugustoMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-M. SánchezMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
26RafaelStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
3Robbie RussellDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
19Kyle PorterStriker
11C. RuízStriker
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