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  • August 3, 2013
  • • 6:54 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 21304
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - New York Red Bulls

Jamie Squire

The two best teams in the Eastern Conference face off, with that coveted top spot awaiting the victor.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Zusi, Rosell, Joseph; Kamara, Bieler, Saad.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain), Josh Gardner (L hamstring strain)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Miller; Alexander, Cahill, McCarty, Steele; Espindola Henry.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Connor Lade (Knee Injury), Heath Pearce (Hip Surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City sits proudly atop the Eastern Conference, with 36 points from 22 matches.
  • New York is just behind in second, breathing down KC's neck with 35 points.
  • Kansas City hosted the 2013 Major League All-Star game on Wednesday. The MLS representative side went down 3-1 to AS Roma. Three Sporting players - Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, and Graham Zusi - took part in the game, while two New York players were on the roster (Thierry Henry was the team captain, while Tim Cahill was withdrawn due to an injury),
  • These teams have already met once this season. Collin scored the only goal in a 1-0 Sporting victory at Red Bull Arena on April 17.
  • Collin leads all MLS players in yellow cards. He has eight.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

New York RB

Wins
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2
2
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
43%
43%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 0
New York Red Bulls NY
Sporting Kansas City SKC
3 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY

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