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  • July 21, 2012
  • • 8:38 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: J. Anno
  • • Attendance: 19080
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New England Revolution

Having climbed atop the East, KC means to stay there. The Revs look to stop a slump from becoming a losing streak.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-2-3-1): Nielsen; Harrington, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Thomas, Nagamura; Kamara, Zusi, Peterson; Sapong.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Jacob Peterson (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Korede Aiyegbusi (R knee sprain); FW Bobby Convey (L calf strain); FW Kei Kamara (L knee contusion); DF Lawrence Olum (L groin strain); MF Graham Zusi (R quad strain)
New England Revolution (4-2-3-1): Reis; Alston, Barnes, Soares, Tierney; Joseph, Simms; Feilhaber, Nguyen, Rowe; Sene.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Alec Purdie (L ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Stephen McCarthy (concussive-like symptoms)

PROBABLE: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); FW Jose Moreno (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Despite having taken both the most shots and corner kicks this season, Sporting KC is tied for ninth in goals scored.
  • Goals from Graham Zusi, Kei Kamara and C.J. Sapong gave Sporting a 3-0 win in the first meeting between these teams this year, on March 17 at Livestrong Sporting Park.
  • KC's Kei Kamara leads MLS in shots (78) and shots on goal (33).
  • Saer Sene leads the New England attack with eight goals and two assists this season. Midfielder Lee Nguyen is a capable secondary threat with four goals and two assists.
  • Making his second start of the season in the attacking midfield role, Peterson Joseph – the “Haitian Xavi” – recorded his first career MLS assist in the 2-0 win at Columbus. Four days later he was sent off in a 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

New England

Wins
2
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3
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
83%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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