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May 5, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 18811‎
57′ (PG) Claudio Bieler
65′ Graham Zusi
87′ C.J. Sapong

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chivas USA

After a high-scoring loss to Portland last week, Sporting KC welcomes Chivas USA, which hasn't beaten SKC in the last four attempts.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Claudio Bieler, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Al Messerschmidt
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain)
Chivas USA (3-5-2): Kennedy; de Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Avila, Mejia, Alvarez, Iraheta, Villafaña; Bowen, Correa.

Injury Report:

OUT: Juan Agudelo (L hamstring strain), Miller Bolaños (L hamstring strain), Walter Vilchez (L knee MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Jose Correa (L Quad Strain), Oswaldo Minda (R quad strain)
  • Chivas USA hasn't defeated Kansas City in the last four attempts. Sporting Kansas City has won the last three times it played the Goats away.
  • Chance Myers scored the first two goals of his MLS career in a 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers last week. Myers joined the league as the No. 1 SuperDraft pick in 2008.
  • The Goats drew 2-2 with the San Jose Earthquakes last week to stop a two-game losing skid.
  • Tristan Bowen scored in that match, his first MLS goal since 2010
  • Sporting KC is in a three-way tie for second in the Eastern Conference with 14 points from nine games. Chivas USA is tied for fourth in the West, on 11 points.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 5, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 4 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 1, 2012 Chivas USA 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 9, 2011 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Chivas USA 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 19, 2011 Chivas USA 2 - Sporting Kansas City 3
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 19, 2010 Chivas USA 0 - Sporting Kansas City 2
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
24Meshack JeromeDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
4Kevin EllisDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
12Mikey LopezMidfielder
31Josh GardnerMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
33M. de LunaDefender
5Carlos BorjaDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-J. VelásquezDefender
-E. MejíaMidfielder
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
-J. RiveraStriker
7Tristan BowenStriker
-J. MoralesStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
25Steve PurdyDefender
51M. BolañosMidfielder
18Josue SotoMidfielder
20Carlos AlvarezMidfielder
-Marvin IrahetaMidfielder
-G. CasillasStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Sporting KC
4 1