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March 9, 2013 1:37 PM EST
Rogers Centre — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ F. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 25991‎
 

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City goes north of the border in search for a second straight away win against last year's wooden spoon winner.

By Keith Hickey

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Toronto FC (4-5-1): Bendik; Eckersley, Califf, O'Dea, Morgan; Lambe, Dunfield, Bekker, Hall, Ephraim; Earnshaw.

Injury Report:

OUT: Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair) Matt Stinson (L Hamstring strain) Justin Braun (Concussion) D. Henry (R Hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Luis Silva (R Hamstring strain) Stefan Frei (Nasal fracture) Julio Cesar (L Calf strain) T. Morgan (R ankle sprain)

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Belser, Collin, Sinovic; Feilhaber, Nagamura, Rosell; Zusi, Bieler, Convey.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (DL) Jacob Peterson (DL)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City finished atop the Eastern Conference last year. TFC finished at the foot of the conference and league tables.
  • Sporting KC came out on top in all three meetings between these clubs last season, winning 2-0 and 2-1 on home soil before taking a 1-0 victory at BMO Field.
  • Toronto FC hasn't won a regular season MLS game since July 18, 2012. Toronto's winless streak now stands at 15 games.
  • Sporting KC hasn't lost a regular season MLS game since July 28, 2012, a run of 13 matches.
  • KC midfielder Graham Zusi led the league with 15 assists last season, and is off to a good start in 2013, creating two against Philadelphia last weekend.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 21, 2013 Toronto FC 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 13, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 3 - Toronto FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 9, 2013 Toronto FC 2 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 1, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 2 - Toronto FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 18, 2012 Toronto FC 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
-Danny CaliffDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
2Richard EckersleyDefender
48Darren O'DeaDefender
19Reginald LambeStriker
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
22Hogan EphraimMidfielder
-John BostockMidfielder
10Robert EarnshawStriker
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
6Gale AgbossoumondeDefender
8Kyle BekkerMidfielder
20Darel RussellMidfielder
21Jonathan OsorioMidfielder
-Emery WelshmanStriker
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
16Claudio BielerStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
31Josh GardnerMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
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