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  • March 16, 2013
  • • 3:20 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 19868
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chicago Fire

Sporting KC looks to bounce back after a shock loss, while Chicago is looking for its first win of the new season.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Belser, Collin, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Convey.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain) Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain) 

QUESTIONABLE: Chance Myers (L quad strain) Aurelien Collin (L ankle sprain)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Kinney, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Larentowicz, Lindpere; Nyarko, Rolfe, Duka; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Arne Friedrich (L hamstring) Brendan King (R ankle sprain) Steven Kinney (grade 1 hamstring strain) Victor Pineda (L meniscus repair)

QUESTIONABLE: Logan Pause (R quad)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Fire had the edge in three meetings between these teams last year, winning 2-1 and 1-0 before Kansas City took the final meeting 2-0.
  • Chicago is currently dead last in Major League Soccer, with zero points and a -5 goal difference after two matches. The Fire are the only team in the Eastern Conference yet to score a goal this season.
  • Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi is top of the MLS assist charts, with two.
  • The last time Chicago visited Sporting Park, on Sept. 28, 2012, the stadium's attendance record of 21,010 was set.
  • Chicago is currently tied with New York and Portland for most goals allowed, with five.

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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
-Meshack JeromeDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
12Mikey LopezMidfielder
-Josh GardnerMidfielder
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
22Soony SaadStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
18Chris RolfeStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker

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