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  • July 28, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: D. Gantar
  • • Attendance: 18938
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Columbus Crew

Two weeks after a 2-0 loss at Crew Stadium, Columbus heads to Kansas City to try its luck against Sporting once again.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Harrington, Besler, Julio Cesar, Sinovic; Nagamura, Zusi, Peterson; Kamara, Sapong, Convey.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Columbus Crew

Wins
5
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
40%
60%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
0 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE

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