Two weeks after a 2-0 loss at Crew Stadium, Columbus heads to Kansas City to try its luck against Sporting once again.
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Harrington, Besler, Julio Cesar, Sinovic; Nagamura, Zusi, Peterson; Kamara, Sapong, Convey.
OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture); DF Chance Myers (groin strain)
DOUBTFUL: FW Teal Bunbury (oral surgery)
|Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Marshall, Mendes, Williams; Birchall, Grossman; Meram, Gaven, Duka; Arrieta.
OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); MF Bernardo Anor (L knee ACL tear)
DOUBTFUL: MF Milovan Mirosevic (L adductor strain); DF Chad Marshall (R ankle impingment)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Kansas City beat the Crew 2-0 two weeks ago in Ohio.
- SKC is second in the East with 37 points. Columbus is 12 points back in sixth but with three games in hand.
- Both teams played midweek friendlies against European opposition. Columbus beat Stoke City 2-1 and Sporting KC lost 3-0 to Montpellier.
- Kei Kamara has the most shots (85) and shots on target (35) in the league.
- Roger Espinoza is representing Honduras at the 2012 Olympics.