FCD goes in search of a first-ever win at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Neither team has tasted defeat in 2012 yet.
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Zusi, Espinoza; Kamara, Sapong, Convey.||
OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury)
PROBABLE: MF Paulo Nagamura (L calf strain); MF Graham Zusi (R knee strain); FW Bobby Convey (L abdominal strain); DF Aurelien Collin (R hamstring strain)
|FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Ihemelu, Pertuz; Hernandez; Benitez, Jacobson, Villar, Rodriguez; Perez.||
OUT: MF Fabian Castillo (L knee); FW Scott Sealy (R knee)
DOUBTFUL: MF David Ferreira (R ankle)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Following up on his five goals and Rookie of the Year honors in 2011, C.J. Sapong has scored in each of Sporting KC's first two games in 2012 to lead the club to a perfect record.
- Blas Perez is in similarly effective form. He set up two goals in FCD's first match and scored his first MLS goal last week against the Portland Timbers. However, Portland equalized, leaving Dallas with four points after two games.
- Bryan Leyva, 20, made his first start for Dallas in that match. The Home Grown Player has been with the club since 2009 and he marked the long-awaited occasion with an assist.
- Dallas has never won in LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Kansas City won both matches there against FCD last season.
- A clean sheet in this match would give Sporting KC its best defensive start to a season in club history.
- Both Brek Shea and Teal Bunbury will miss this game after playing for the USA U-23 team in Olympic qualifying Thursday.