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  • August 26, 2012
  • • 9:10 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 18491
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

Ed Zurga

First and second in the East meet in Kansas City, with New York capable of leapfrogging Sporting with a win.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture)

DOUBTFUL: GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture); FW Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Bobby Convey (R hamstring strain)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Gaudette; Lade, Holgersson, Conde, Pearce; Le Toux, McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere; Cooper, Henry.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Rafa Marquez (L calf strain); GK Ryan Meara (hip injury)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams are first and second in the Eastern Conference. Sporting KC (46) is one point off the MLS lead. New York is two behind SKC.
  • Graham Zusi notched his third assist in four games, setting up Kei Kamara's winner over Toronto FC last week. Zusi is in a three-way tie for the assist lead in MLS, with 11.
  • Kansas City concedes 0.46 goals per game at home, the second best record in MLS.
  • Tim Cahill, the Red Bulls' third Designated Player, scored his first league goal last week. He has one goal and two assists in three MLS appearances.
  • Ryan Meara will miss the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery.

Players to watch

G. Zusi

Position: Midfielder

Games: 3

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T. Henry

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

New York RB

Wins
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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
29%
59%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 3
New York Red Bulls NY
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY

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