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  • October 15, 2011
  • • 4:07 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 19921
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

Jamie Squire

Only two points separate these two teams in the Eastern Conference, as both look to solidify their playoff spots.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Arnaud, Zusi; Bravo, Kamara, Bunbury.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Daneil Cyrus (L foot fracture); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery)

PROBABLE: DF Matt Besler (L knee inflammation)

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Rost; Solli, Keel, Ream, Miller; Richards, Marquez, Tainio, Lindpere; Rodgers, Henry.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Albright (R calf strain); MF Sacir Hot (R knee surgery); MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City is in second place in the Eastern Conference, and can clinch a playoff berth with a victory in this match.

  • New York is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, and more importantly is tied with Houston on 43 points for the 10th and final MLS playoff spot.
  • Teal Bunbury scored a late equalizer in Sporting's last match, as it managed to secure a 1-1 draw at San Jose.
  • The Red Bulls defeated the LA Galaxy 2-0 in their last match, and have now won three of their last five MLS matches.
  • Sporting had a mid-week friendly on its schedule, drawing 2-2 with Chivas de Guadalajara on Wednesday
  • Thierry Henry is tied with Chris Wondolowski and Dwayne De Rosario for the Golden Boot lead with 14 goals.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

New York RB

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
36%
32%
32%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 0
New York Red Bulls NY
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY

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