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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 4:10 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 20323
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - LA Galaxy

Supporters' Shield contenders Kansas City aim to make a statement against current Shield holder LA.


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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Boyens, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Cardozo, Beckham, Juninho, Donovan; Buddle, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery); GK Brian Perk (sports hernia surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Adam Cristman (concussion); FW Landon Donovan (L quad tightness); MF Bryan Jordan (L hamstring strain); MF Mike Magee (R adductor tightness); FW Pat Noonan (R hip flexor tightness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City comes into this game with a perfect 4-0-0 record, the best in MLS.
  • The Galaxy haven't lost back-to-back MLS games since August 2010.
  • Graham Zusi's five assists this year lead all MLS players.
  • Los Angeles has conceded seven goals in three games. Last year, it took seven matches for the Galaxy's opponents to reach that figure.
  • Los Angeles scored six goals against Sporting KC in its two regular-season meetings last season, a 4-1 win and a 2-2 draw.

Players to watch

G. Zusi

Position: Midfielder

Games: 4

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R. Keane

Position: Attacker

Games: 3

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

LA Galaxy

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
61%
33%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
LA Galaxy GAL
Sporting Kansas City SKC
0 - 8
LA Galaxy GAL
Sporting Kansas City SKC
3 - 1
LA Galaxy GAL

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