Sporting KC takes its perfect record to the Home Depot Center, where it has beaten Chivas USA twice in a row.
|Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Smith, Minda, LaBrocca, Vagenas, Courtois; Townsend.
OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); FW Juan Pablo Angel (concussion symptoms)
DOUBTFUL: DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain)
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Cesar, Zusi, Espinoza; Kamara, Sapong, Convey.
OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Sporting KC won its three opening matches. The good news: Of the 14 other clubs to post 3-0-0 starts, only one failed to make the playoffs. The bad news: That team was Kansas City, in 2006.
- SKC beat Chivas USA the last two times it traveled to the Home Depot Center.
- With Juan Pablo Angel out for the beginning of 2012 with a concussion, rookie Casey Townsend scored the Goats' first goal. It stood up as the only strike in a surprise 1-0 win away against Real Salt Lake.
- The Goats now bizarrely have a perfect away record and a pointless home record in 2012.
- With two assists in the 2-1 win over FC Dallas, Graham Zusi now leads MLS with four total. He has at least one in each game this season.