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July 13, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 21126‎
 
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Toronto FC

Depending on how results go, Sporting could find itself on top of the East after this weekend.

By Keith Hickey

Graham Zusi and Benny Feilhaber - Sporting KC
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-2-3-1): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; OIlum, Rosell; Kamara, Feilhaber, Zusi; Bieler.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Benny Feilhaber (L ankle strain)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Richter, Agbossoumonde, Caldwell, O'Dea; Lambe, Russell, Laba, Convey; Earnshaw, Brockie.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: Danny Koevermans (L calf strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams have already met once this season. Toronto scored an upset, taking a 2-1 result over Sporting at BMO Field.
  • Historically, however, KC, has had a big advantage, taking eight of the 16 games between the two sides, with four wins and four draws.
  • Despite having the second-worst points total in Major League Soccer, the Reds hare on an uptick, losing just one of their last five games, a 1-0 to best-in-MLS Real Salt Lake.
  • Sporting Kansas City is the most contentious team in MLS. The Sporks lead the league in fouls committed, with 284, and is third in fouls suffered, with 246.
  • Backing up that assertion is Sporting defender Aurelien Collin, tied for most yellow cards so far this season. He has seven.


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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
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
4Kevin EllisDefender
10Teal BunburyStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
6Gale AgbossoumondeDefender
13Steven CaldwellDefender
2Richard EckersleyDefender
20Darel RussellMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
15Matías LabaMidfielder
10Robert EarnshawStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
-Jeremy BrockieStriker
33Ryan RichterMidfielder
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
28Mark BloomDefender
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
-Emery WelshmanStriker
17Justin BraunStriker
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
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