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  • July 9, 2011
  • • 7:35 PM
  • • Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: J. Anno
  • • Attendance: 18467
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chivas USA

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chivas USA

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Kansas City looks to keep its nine-match MLS unbeaten streak alive at home against Chivas USA


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Harrington; Espinoza, Cesar, Zusi; Bunbury, Sapong, Bravo.


INJURY REPORT


OUT: FW Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia);

DOUBTFUL: DF Seth Sinovic (R hamstring strain)

Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Lahoud, Umana, Pearce, Valentin; Gaven, Elliott, LaBrocca, Flores; Braun, Mondaini.


INJURY REPORT


DOUBTFUL: DF Jimmy Conrad (concussion);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Ante Jazic (R calf strain); MF Paulo Nagamura (L quad strain)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both teams had mid-week matches on Wednesday night, with Sporting KC drawing 1-1 at home against Colorado, while Chivas USA won 2-0 at home versus San Jose.

  • Chivas USA MF Nick LaBrocca has scored in two straight matches and has already set a career high in goals with five.
  • Sporting KC extended its MLS unbeaten streak to nine matches with its draw against Colorado.
  • The Goats' victory on Wednesday night broke a four-game winless run, and they now occupy sixth place in the Western Conference.
  • Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi was named MLS Player of the Month for June last week. He has three goals and three assists so far this season.

  • Chivas USA has allowed 12 goals in the first half – tied for fourth-most in MLS this season – and have led just three games at halftime (1-1-1).
  • Sporting KC gave up 18 goals in its first eight MLS matches, but only gave up four goals in its next eight matches.
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Players to watch

G. Zusi

Position: Midfielder

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N. LaBrocca

Position: Midfielder

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Chivas USA

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
69%
28%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI

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