MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Sporting Kansas City
The 2013 Major League Soccer season kicks off at PPL Park, with the Philadelphia Union hosting Sporting Kansas City
By Keith Hickey
|Philadelphia Union (4-3-3): MacMath; Williams, Parke, Soumare, G. Farfan; Cruz, Carroll, Okugo; M.Farfan, Casey, Le Toux.
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Belser, Collin, Sinovic; Feilhaber, Nagamura, Joseph; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.||
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This is the first match of the 2013 MLS season, and the first time a season's inaugural match has been played at PPL Park.
- These teams met twice at PPL Park last season. Philadelphia smashed Sporting KC with a shock 4-0 league victory on June 23, but Sporting took revenge with a 2-0 victory in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal on July 11.
- Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi led Major League Soccer in assists last season with 15.
- Philadelphia's all-time leading scorer Sebastien Le Toux returns after a year away. He scored 25 goals and made 20 assists in 62 appearances in his first stint with the Union.
- Both of these teams added a player with U.S. national team experience in the offseason. The Union grabbed Conor Caser in the Re-Entry Draft. KC traded for Benny Feilhaber.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 1-1 Sporting Kansas City
- 12.5 %
Philadelphia Union 0-3 Sporting Kansas City
- 12.5 %
Philadelphia Union 1-2 Sporting Kansas City
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 2, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Sporting Kansas City 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 24, 2012||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 23, 2012||Philadelphia Union 4 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 23, 2011||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 22, 2011||Philadelphia Union 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|May 18, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Chicago Fire 0||MLS|
|May 15, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 4||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Philadelphia Union 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Philadelphia Union 0||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
|17||C. J. Sapong||Striker|
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