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
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Gaudette; Lade, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde; McCarty, Marquez, Cahill, Solli; Henry, Cooper.
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.
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).
Top 3 Predictions
New York Red Bulls 2-1 Sporting Kansas City
- 24.24 %
New York Red Bulls 3-2 Sporting Kansas City
- 9.09 %
New York Red Bulls 4-2 Sporting Kansas City
- 9.09 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 3, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - New York Red Bulls 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 17, 2013||New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 20, 2012||New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 19, 2012||New York Red Bulls 0 - Sporting Kansas City 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 26, 2012||Sporting Kansas City 1 - New York Red Bulls 1|
|New York Red Bulls|
|Apr 16, 2014||New York Red Bulls 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Apr 12, 2014||D.C. United 1 - New York Red Bulls 0||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Montreal Impact 2 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|Mar 30, 2014||New York Red Bulls 1 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|Mar 23, 2014||Chicago Fire 1 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Apr 19, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 4 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Real Salt Lake 0||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||Colorado Rapids 2 - Sporting Kansas City 3||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Mar 19, 2014||Cruz Azul 5 - Sporting Kansas City 1||CCL|
|-||Jan Gunnar Solli||Midfielder|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
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