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  • July 30, 2011
  • • 8:37 PM
  • • Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: T. Vaughn
  • • Attendance: 17418
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New England Revolution

Jim Rogash

Sporting Kansas City continues its home-stand looking to keep a 12-match unbeaten streak alive against the resurgent Revs.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia surgery); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery); DF Aurelien Collin (lower back contusion);

PROBABLE: DF Olukorede Aiyegbusi (concussion); FW Kei Kamara (foot strain); GK Eric Kronberg (abdominal strain); DF Shavar Thomas (neck strain); MF Graham Zusi (ankle sprain)

New England Revolution (4-3-3): Reis; Coria, Soares, Barnes, Alston; McCarthy, Joseph, Phelan; Schilawski, Lekic, Feilhaber.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Kheli Dube (whiplash);

DOUBTFUL: DF Ryan Cochrane (L foot pain); MF Alan Koger (R heel contusion);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Kevin Alston (L turf toe);

PROBABLE: MF Zak Boggs (L high ankle sprain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City equaled the longest unbeaten streak in club history on Saturday with a 4-2 victory over Toronto FC, marking the team’s 12th straight MLS match without a loss.

  • New England earned a 2-2 draw at Colorado last weekend, a week after earning its first road victory of the season at D.C. United. Shalre Joseph notched a penalty in the dying minutes to preserve the draw.
  • Sporting Kansas City received an injury blow when it discovered central defender Aurelien Collin will miss six weeks while recovering from a spine injury. Julio Cesar is expected to step in as his replacement.
  • Benny Feilhaber scored his first MLS goal for the Revolution last week in his tenth match with the team.
  • The two goals Sporting allowed against Toronto broke a streak of 12 straight matches of allowing a single goal or less.
  • Chris Tierney received a red card in the match against Colorado, and will sit this game out due to suspension.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

New England

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
New England Revolution NER
New England Revolution New England
50%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 2
New England Revolution NER
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 0
New England Revolution NER
Sporting Kansas City SKC
3 - 9
New England Revolution NER

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