Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
July 28, 2012 8:40 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 18938‎
 
8′ Kei Kamara
J. Arrieta 17′
 
J. Arrieta 34′

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Columbus Crew

Two weeks after a 2-0 loss at Crew Stadium, Columbus heads to Kansas City to try its luck against Sporting once again.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Harrington, Besler, Julio Cesar, Sinovic; Nagamura, Zusi, Peterson; Kamara, Sapong, Convey.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture); DF Chance Myers (groin strain)

DOUBTFUL: FW Teal Bunbury (oral surgery)
Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Mendes, Williams; Birchall, Grossman; Meram, Gaven, Duka; Arrieta.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: MF Milovan Mirosevic (L adductor strain); DF Chad Marshall (R ankle impingment)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Kansas City beat the Crew 2-0 two weeks ago in Ohio.
  • SKC is second in the East with 37 points. Columbus is 12 points back in sixth but with three games in hand.
  • Both teams played midweek friendlies against European opposition. Columbus beat Stoke City 2-1 and Sporting KC lost 3-0 to Montpellier.
  • Kei Kamara has the most shots (85) and shots on target (35) in the league.
  • Roger Espinoza is representing Honduras at the 2012 Olympics.


Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 5, 2013 Columbus Crew 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 7, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 3 - Columbus Crew 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 29, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 3 - Columbus Crew 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 7, 2012 Columbus Crew 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 28, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Columbus Crew 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
5Matt BeslerDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
15Seth SinovicDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Teal BunburyStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
-Kei KamaraStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Olukorede AiyegbusiDefender
-Neven MarkovicDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
3Josh WilliamsDefender
4Carlos MendesStriker
14Chad MarshallDefender
20Sebastián MirandaDefender
33Chris BirchallMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
-Julius JamesDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
-O. VargasStriker
20E. RenteríaStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2