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  • March 2, 2013
  • • 4:07 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: M. Geiger
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Sporting Kansas City

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Sporting Kansas City

Drew Hallowell

The 2013 Major League Soccer season kicks off at PPL Park, with the Philadelphia Union hosting Sporting Kansas City

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-3-3): MacMath; Williams, Parke, Soumare, G. Farfan; Cruz, Carroll, Okugo; M.Farfan, Casey, Le Toux.


Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Belser, Collin, Sinovic; Feilhaber, Nagamura, Joseph; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the first match of the 2013 MLS season, and the first time a season's inaugural match has been played at PPL Park.
  • These teams met twice at PPL Park last season. Philadelphia smashed Sporting KC with a shock 4-0 league victory on June 23, but Sporting took revenge with a 2-0 victory in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal on July 11.
  • Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi led Major League Soccer in assists last season with 15.
  • Philadelphia's all-time leading scorer Sebastien Le Toux returns after a year away. He scored 25 goals and made 20 assists in 62 appearances in his first stint with the Union.
  • Both of these teams added a player with U.S. national team experience in the offseason. The Union grabbed Conor Caser in the Re-Entry Draft. KC traded for Benny Feilhaber.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Sporting KC

Wins
2
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2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
37%
25%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 2
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Philadelphia Union PHI
0 - 3
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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