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  • August 26, 2012
  • • 9:10 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
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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.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Bill GaudetteGoalkeeper
2Wilman CondeDefender
44Heath PearceDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
16Connor LadeDefender
28Teemu TainioMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
31L. RoblesGoalkeeper
7R. MillerDefender
-Jonathan BorrajoDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
99Jose AnguloStriker
Players to Watch
Graham Zusi
Graham Zusi
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
17 3 0 0
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
21 7 3 0
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