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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New England Revolution

Jim Rogash

A pair of Eastern Conference foes square off both trying to bounce back from disappointing losses a weekend ago.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Feilhaber, Rosell, Joseph; Kamara, Bieler, Saad.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain), Josh Gardner (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Graham Zusi (R quad strain)
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Shuttleworth; Farrell, McCarthy, Goncalves, Tierney; Toja, Simms, Nguyen, Fagundez; Sene, Imbongo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Juan Agudelo (R knee sprain), Gabe Latigue (R ACL tear)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City has lost its last two league matches, falling out of first place in the Eastern Conference.
  • The club bounced back with a road win in its first CONCACAF Champions League group match, beating Nicaraguan side Real Esteli 2-0 behind goals from Ike Opara and Dom Dwyer.
  • USA midfielder Graham Zusi has missed Sporting KC's last two games after suffering a quadriceps strain in the MLS All-Star Game that was played at his home field, Sporting Park.
  • The clubs played to a 0-0 draw in their only other meeting this season, which took place on March 23.
  • Attacking midfielder Benny Feilhaber played for the Revolution for two seasons before joining Sporting KC in the offseason. He has a goal and four assists.
  • The Revolution are busy in the player personnel department. The club locked up left back Chris Tierney to a new contract this week and cut Khalifa Cisse amid reports that Juan Agudelo will depart after the season for Stoke City while Charlie Davies may be on the way back to MLS with the Revs for the remainder of the campaign.
  • A quick start will be key for New England. The club is 7-3-1 when it scores the first goal and just 1-5-1 when it concedes first.

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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
-Meshack JeromeDefender
14Dominic DwyerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
22Bobby ShuttleworthGoalkeeper
2Andrew FarrellDefender
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
23José GonçalvesDefender
30Kevin AlstonDefender
6Scott CaldwellMidfielder
8Chris TierneyDefender
11Kelyn RoweMidfielder
24Lee NguyenMidfielder
92D. Imbongo BoeleStriker
39Saer SeneStriker
1Matt ReisGoalkeeper
5AJ SoaresDefender
25Darrius BarnesDefender
12Andy DormanMidfielder
-Ryan GuyStriker
19Chad BarrettStriker
14Diego FagundezStriker

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