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Played
May 27, 2012 4:52 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 19974‎
 
39′ Kei Kamara
 

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - San Jose Earthquakes

Sporting started the season hottest, but since San Jose has taken its place as the most in-form team in the league.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Cesar, Espinoza; Kamara, Bunbury, Convey.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back strain)

PROBABLE: MF Julio Cesar (R knee strain); DF Aurelien Collin (L knee strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Opara, Corrales; Baca, Cronin, Stephenson, Chavez; Lenhart, Gordon.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting KC doesn't like May. The club hasn't won in May since 2009, 13 matches without a win.
  • Kansas City opened the 2012 season with seven straight wins. It hasn't won in the four since, leaving it third in the East with 22 points from 11 games.
  • Meanwhile San Jose has blazed to first overall with 27 points from 13 games.
  • Alan Gordon has scored in the last minute or later in three consecutive games to salvage late points. Most recently he scored the winner against his former side the LA Galaxy to complete a 3-2 comeback win.
  • San Jose last won in Kansas City in 2004, with KC boasting a six-game winning run against the 'Quakes.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 22, 2014 Sporting Kansas City 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 18, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 27, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 2 - San Jose Earthquakes 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 1, 2011 San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 17, 2011 Sporting Kansas City 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Julio CésarMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
21Jon KempinGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
81Marvin ChávezMidfielder
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
24Alan GordonStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
-C. PizarroStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
Players to Watch
Aurellien Collin
Aurellien Collin
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 78
Games Goals YC RC
6 2 1 0
Marvin Chávez
Marvin Chávez
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 81
Games Goals YC RC
2 0 0 0
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