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  • May 19, 2012
  • • 9:08 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: E. Jurisevic
  • • Attendance: 15269
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Sporting Kansas City

Peter Vermes returns to his old playing stomping grounds in a replay of the playoff matchup Sporting dominated.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Moor, Zapata; Hill, Larentowicz, Castrillon, Rivero; Casey, Cascio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); MF Ross LaBauex (sports hernia); DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain); FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Nagamura, Zusi; Kamara, Sapong, Convey.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Jacob Peterson (L quad strain)

PROBABLE: GK Jon Kempin (L quad contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting KC won its first seven games of the season but has lost the last three straight. It sits second in the East with 21 points.
  • Colorado is fifth in the West with 15 points from 11 games.
  • Eight different players have scored the Rapids' 15 goals this season. Nine of the goals have come from players new to the club this season.
  • SKC coach Peter Vermes spent three seasons in Colorado as a player, making the playoffs twice and appearing in 89 games.
  • These teams met in the playoffs last season, with Sporting cruising to a 4-0 aggregate win and advancing to the Eastern Conference final.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

Sporting KC

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
30%
20%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
0 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 3
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Colorado Rapids RAP
2 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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