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  • September 28, 2012
  • • 8:50 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 21010
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chicago Fire

The top two teams in the East meet up in Kansas City, with Chicago hoping to capitalize on form and history.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Nagamura, Espinoza; Zusi, Kamara, Sapong.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Teal Bunbury (L knee ACL tear); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Paulo Nagamura (R foot contusion)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Friedrich, Segares; Pause, Alex; Nyarko, Rolfe, Fernandez; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pavel Pardo (L calf tightness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chicago won the first two meetings between these teams this season and dominates the all-time fixture. The Fire have beaten Kansas City 23 times, losing 10 and drawing nine.
  • Kansas City hasn't defeated Chicago at home since 2007. Last year's meeting, a draw, marked the opening of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
  • These teams are first and second in the Eastern Conference. Sporting is unbeaten in eight and Chicago has won four games in a row.
  • Jimmy Nielsen recorded a 13th clean sheet in the draw against the Montreal Impact, an MLS high in 2012.
  • Jacob Peterson is suspended for this match.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
15Seth SinovicDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
20Á. FernándezDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
18Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
9G. FrancoStriker

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