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  • September 10, 2011
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 14791
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Houston Dynamo

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Houston Dynamo

Jamie Squire

The Eastern Conference's fourth placed team visits its second placed team in a key showdown for playoff positions.


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

INJURY REPORT

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

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Freeman, Hainault, Boswell, Ashe; Clark, Cameron, Davis, Watson; Ching, Costly.

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: MF Alex Dixon (L finger fracture)

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.

  • In its last game the Dynamo saw its unbeaten streak end at five games, falling 1-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 27 at Empire Field.
  • Sporting center back Aurelien Collin will miss this match due to card accumulation.
  • Houston's center back Bobby Boswell will also be suspended for this match with card accumulation.
  • Kansas City currently sits in second place in the Eastern Conference with 37 points, three behind first placed Columbus.
  • The Dynamo is still winless away from home, with an 0-5-8 record.

Players to watch

C. Sapong

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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G. Cameron

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Houston Dynamo

Wins
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2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
46%
29%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 2
Houston Dynamo HOU
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU

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