MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - D.C. United
Fresh off its exhilarating U.S. Open Cup win, Sporting welcomes D.C. United to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
By Keith Hickey
|Sporting Kansas City (4-2-3-1): Nielsen; Myers, Olum, Besler, Sinovich; Cesar, Nagamura; Kamara, Zusi, Espinoza; Sapong.
OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Peterson Joseph (L hamstring strain); DF Chance Myers (R groin strain); FW Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain); FW C.J. Sapong (R hip flexor strain)
PROBABLE: DF Lawrence Olum (L groin strain)
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Dudar, Woolard; DeLeon, Kitchen, Boskovic, Pontius; De Rosario, Tan.
OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Robbie Russell (L plantar fasciitis); DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms)
PROBABLE: FW Dwayne De Rosario (L shoulder soreness)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Sporting Kansas City won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, defeating three-time holders Seattle Sounders in a penalty shootout.
- D.C. United’s Chris Pontius scored his 10th goal of the season – tied for fifth in the MLS Golden Boot standings – to give his team a 1-0 win against Columbus last weekend. Pontius has scored five goals in the last six games, all but two United have scored since June 16.
- D.C. United hasn’t won in Kansas City since a 1-0 victory on July 4, 2007, a span of five visits.
- On July 29, D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza combined to set up Honduras’ goal, scored by New England Revolution striker Jerry Bengtson, in the country’s 1-0 upset over Spain in the Olympic men’s soccer tournament.
- Dwayne De Rosario's 10 assists on the year has him tied for most in MLS, and marks his first double-digit assist season since 2007.
Top 3 Predictions
Sporting Kansas City 2-1 D.C. United
- 18.18 %
Sporting Kansas City 0-1 D.C. United
- 18.18 %
Sporting Kansas City 1-2 D.C. United
- 18.18 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 5, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 11, 2012||Sporting Kansas City 2 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 10, 2012||D.C. United 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 22, 2011||D.C. United 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Jun 1, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|May 26, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|May 19, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|May 12, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
|17||C. J. Sapong||Striker|
|-||Emiliano Ariel Dudar||Defender|
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