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  • November 2, 2011
  • • 8:05 PM
  • • Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 18565
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Sporting KC win Aggregate 4 - 0

MLS Playoff Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Colorado Rapids

MLS Playoff Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Colorado Rapids

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The reigning MLS champion Colorado sits on the verge of playoff elimination with a two-goal deficit and eight key players unavailable away in Kansas City.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovc; Cesar, Espinoza, Zusi; Kamara, Bunbury, Sapong.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Daneil Cyrus (L foot fracture); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain); MF Peterson Joseph (R knee surgery); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Thompson, Wynne, Palguta, Commingues; Nyassi, Larentowicz, LaBauex, Mullan; Cummings, Kandji.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); MF Jamie Smith (R knee ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery); DF Kosuke Kimura (L foot fracture); DF Drew Moor (R shoulder AC joint sprain); FW Caleb Folan (L ankle /L knee sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pablo Mastroeni (concussion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting KC won 2-0 away in the first leg to take a commanding lead in the tie. Teal Bunbury scored both goals.
  • Colorado lost three players to injury in that match and a fourth - Tyrone Marshall - to a red card. Kosuke Kimura (foot fracture), Drew Moor (separated shoulder) and Caleb Folan (ankle sprain) all had to be substituted in the loss.
  • The Rapids now have seven key players injured for the second leg, six of whom (all but Folan) started in the 2010 MLS Cup final.
  • Sporting hasn't allowed a goal in three matches, good for a 275-minute shutout streak. Also, the first-leg win was the first playoff game in which Kansas City has scored more than one goal since 2004.
  • Designated Player Omar Bravo missed the first leg with groin tightness, but should be fit should coach Peter Vermes call on him Wednesday.

Players to watch

T. Bunbury

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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M. Wynne

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Colorado Rapids

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
64%
24%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 0
Colorado Rapids RAP
Sporting Kansas City SKC
3 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
Sporting Kansas City SKC
9 - 9
Colorado Rapids RAP

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