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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.

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Available Squads
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
-Keon DanielMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
4Bakary SoumareDefender
20Roger TorresMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
16Claudio BielerStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
-Meshack JeromeDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Josh GardnerMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
22Soony SaadStriker

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