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August 3, 2013 6:54 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 21304‎
 

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

The two best teams in the Eastern Conference face off, with that coveted top spot awaiting the victor.

By Keith Hickey

Thierry Henry; MLS All-Stars
Jamie Squire
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Zusi, Rosell, Joseph; Kamara, Bieler, Saad.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain), Josh Gardner (L hamstring strain)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Miller; Alexander, Cahill, McCarty, Steele; Espindola Henry.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Connor Lade (Knee Injury), Heath Pearce (Hip Surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City sits proudly atop the Eastern Conference, with 36 points from 22 matches.
  • New York is just behind in second, breathing down KC's neck with 35 points.
  • Kansas City hosted the 2013 Major League All-Star game on Wednesday. The MLS representative side went down 3-1 to AS Roma. Three Sporting players - Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, and Graham Zusi - took part in the game, while two New York players were on the roster (Thierry Henry was the team captain, while Tim Cahill was withdrawn due to an injury),
  • These teams have already met once this season. Collin scored the only goal in a 1-0 Sporting victory at Red Bull Arena on April 17.
  • Collin leads all MLS players in yellow cards. He has eight.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 3, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 2 - New York Red Bulls 3
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 17, 2013 New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 19, 2012 New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 26, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 1 - New York Red Bulls 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
24Meshack JeromeDefender
10Teal BunburyStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
32L. RoblesGoalkeeper
32Ibrahim SekagyaDefender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
7R. MillerDefender
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
14Thierry HenryStriker
18Ryan MearaGoalkeeper
20Matthew MiazgaDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
13Marius ObekopMidfielder
9Andre AkpanStriker
8Péguy LuyindulaStriker
Results
 
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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E. Torres E. Torres
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Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
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Rangers
3 2