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  • May 5, 2012
  • • 8:38 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Montreal Impact

These teams haven't met on the field yet, but the coaches are familiar with each other and even did a bit of business during the offseason.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back strain); DF Seth Sinovic (R broken hand)

DOUBTFUL: DF Shawn Singh (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: DF Cyprian Hedrick (bilateral Achilles tendonitis)
Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Brovsky, Ferrari, Thomas, Wahl; Arnaud, Martins, Warner, Neagle; Corradi, Nyassi.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Zarek Valentin (R calf contusion)

DOUBTFUL: MF Justin Mapp (L hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: DF Nelson Rivas (L hamstring strain); DF Gienir Garcia (L knee contusion); MF Davy Arnaud (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the first MLS meeting between these two teams. However, they met in a preseason friendly and drew 1-1.
  • Kansas City is first in the East, with 21 points from eight games. Montreal is in seventh with eight points from nine.
  • Davy Arnaud, who scored the first MLS goal in Montreal history, spent a decade in Kansas City and was the team's captain last year. He was traded to the expansion team in the offseason so that Sporting could reacquire Seth Sinovic, who had been plucked by the Impact in the Expansion Draft.
  • Jesse Marsch and Peter Vermes have yet to meet as coaches, but they are familiar with each other as players, meeting several times from 1996-2002. Marsch (D.C. United, Chicago Fire) edged those encounters, with a 9-4-1 record against Vermes (Colorado Rapids, Kansas City Wizards).
  • On Wednesday Montreal ground out a 0-0 draw with Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship. The second leg to determine which side advances to the final, will be played next week.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Julio CésarMidfielder
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
21Jon KempinGoalkeeper
3Olukorede AiyegbusiDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
-Nelson RivasDefender
2Tyson WahlDefender
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
12Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
-Sinisa UbiparipovicStriker
-E. SebrangoStriker
17Justin BraunStriker
-Greg SuttonGoalkeeper
13Matteo FerrariDefender
16Callum MallaceMidfielder
-Sanna NyassiMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
17Bryan ArguezMidfielder
33Andrew WengerStriker
Players to Watch
C.J. Sapong
C.J. Sapong
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 17
Games Goals YC RC
15 2 1 0
Davy Arnaud
Davy Arnaud
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
23 2 7 0
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