Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
September 19, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 10286‎
 
 
C.J. Sapong 12′
 
Kei Kamara 19′

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Sporting Kansas City

Trailing by two points atop the Eastern Conference, New York defends its unbeaten home record against Sporting.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2):  Gaudette; Lade, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde; McCarty, Marquez, Cahill, Solli; Henry, Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Ryan Meara (L hip surgery); DF Roy Miller (groin strain)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Espinoza, Cesar, Nagamura; Zusi, Sapong, Kamara.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Teal Bunbury (L knee ACL tear); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture)

DOUBTFUL: FW Bobby Convey (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams, meeting for the second of three times at the tail end of the regular season, are separated by two points at the top of the Eastern Conference. They drew the earlier meeting this year.
  • New York is riding a five-game unbeaten streak after a come-from-behind 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew, capped by an 'olympico' from Thierry Henry. That was Henry's 13th goal this year, the fourth-most in MLS.
  • Henry's first in that game was assisted by Rafael Marquez, making his first start since July 15.
  • Graham Zusi assisted on C.J. Sapong's equalizer against Houston over the weekend, moving Zusi to joint-first in the assist column in MLS. Sapong's goal was his first since June 16.
  • New York has the best home record in MLS (10-0-3) and Kansas City boasts the best road record (7-4-2).


Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 3, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 2 - New York Red Bulls 3
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 17, 2013 New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 19, 2012 New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 26, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 1 - New York Red Bulls 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
-Bill GaudetteGoalkeeper
2Wilman CondeDefender
44Heath PearceDefender
4Rafa MárquezDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
28Teemu TainioMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
32L. RoblesGoalkeeper
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
22Stephen KeelDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Kei KamaraStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1