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Played
March 16, 2013 3:20 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 19868‎
 

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chicago Fire

Sporting KC looks to bounce back after a shock loss, while Chicago is looking for its first win of the new season.

By Keith Hickey

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

INJURY REPORT

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

QUESTIONABLE: Chance Myers (L quad strain) Aurelien Collin (L ankle sprain)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Kinney, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Larentowicz, Lindpere; Nyarko, Rolfe, Duka; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Arne Friedrich (L hamstring) Brendan King (R ankle sprain) Steven Kinney (grade 1 hamstring strain) Victor Pineda (L meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: Logan Pause (R quad)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Fire had the edge in three meetings between these teams last year, winning 2-1 and 1-0 before Kansas City took the final meeting 2-0.
  • Chicago is currently dead last in Major League Soccer, with zero points and a -5 goal difference after two matches. The Fire are the only team in the Eastern Conference yet to score a goal this season.
  • Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi is top of the MLS assist charts, with two.
  • The last time Chicago visited Sporting Park, on Sept. 28, 2012, the stadium's attendance record of 21,010 was set.
  • Chicago is currently tied with New York and Portland for most goals allowed, with five.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 23, 2013 Chicago Fire 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 7, 2013 Chicago Fire 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 16, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 28, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 29, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Chicago Fire 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
24Meshack JeromeDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
12Mikey LopezMidfielder
31Josh GardnerMidfielder
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
22Soony SaadStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
-Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
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