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  • September 10, 2011
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
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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.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
-Julio CésarMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-JéfersonMidfielder
-O. BravoStriker
10Teal BunburyStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
27Birahim DiopMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
-Kei KamaraStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
-Carlo CostlyStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
-Jason GareyDefender
23Cam WeaverStriker
12Will BruinStriker
Players to Watch
C.J. Sapong
C.J. Sapong
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 17
Games Goals YC RC
11 1 1 0
Geoff Cameron
Geoff Cameron
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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