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  • October 22, 2011
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MLS Preview: D.C. United - Sporting Kansas City

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Sporting Kansas City

Jamie Squire

Sporting KC looks to clinch the first seed in the Eastern Conference at RFK Stadium. D.C. is already out.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, White, McDonald, Woolard; Najar, Kitchen, King, da Luz; Brettschneider, Wolff.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); MF Chris Pontius (R tibia fracture); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (R hamstring strain)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Arnaud, Zusi; Bravo, Kamara, Bunbury.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Daneil Cyrus (L foot fracture); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery); MF Peterson Joseph (R knee contusion)

PROBABLE: FW Kei Kamara (R ankle contusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City clinched a playoff berth last weekend with a 2-0 home victory over the New York Red Bulls. Teal Bunbury and C.J. Sapong got the goals.

  • D.C. was eliminated from playoff contention with a 1-1 draw against Portland on Wednesday.
  • With a win in this match, Sporting KC will clinch the first seed in the Eastern Conference. A draw will also see it clinch, provided Columbus doesn't win.
  • Dwayne De Rosario has scored in each of his last two games to take the lead in the Golden Boot race with 16 goals. Chris Wondolowski is in second with 15.
  • Kei Kemara, Teal Bunbury, and Omar Bravo are all tied for the SKC team lead in goals with nine.
  • D.C. is 1-5-2 in the eight games it has played since losing midfielder Chris Pontius for the season with a broken leg.
  • After starting with a 1-6-3 record, Sporting Kansas City has rattled off a 11-3-9 mark.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

DC United

Sporting KC

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

DC United DCU
DC United DC United
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
19%
68%

Top 3 Predictions

DC United DCU
1 - 2
Sporting Kansas City SKC
DC United DCU
0 - 2
Sporting Kansas City SKC
DC United DCU
1 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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