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  • August 27, 2011
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: C. Penso
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - FC Dallas

Tom Pennington

Fresh off losing second place to Seattle and George John to medicals in England, Dallas will travel to Kansas City trying to get a rare result in LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.


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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Daneil Cyrus (L foot fracture); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery)

DOUBTFUL: MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jeferson (R quad strain)

PROBABLE: DF Aurelien Collin (lower back fracture)
FC Dallas (4-5-1): Hartman; Jackson, Loyd, Ihemelu, Benitez; Hernandez; Chavez, Villar, Guarda, Shea; M. Santos.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); FW Maykel Galindo (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Zach Loyd (R hamstring strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting KC, second in the East with 36 points, has only lost once in LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Nine games ago, before an extended homestand, Kansas City had 17 points, tied for seventh in the East. The team has gone 4-1-4 in the games since, eight of which have been at home.

  • Dallas, third in the West with 43 points, will ruin its perfectly balanced 4-4-4 away record no matter the outcome.
  • Teal Bunbury recently earned a call-up to the U.S. national team for a pair of friendlies, but the one to watch in Sporting's attack is Kei Kamara, who has four goals in the last six games.
  • In last week's loss to Seattle Sounders FC, Kevin Hartman became the all-time appearance leader in MLS history.
  • Sporting won the first meeting between these two sides this season, with Graham Zusi scoring a brace in the 4-1 victory on June 12.

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