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  • September 23, 2011
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 18778
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Philadelphia Union

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Two of the Eastern Conference's top three sides meet in a Friday night match in Kansas City.


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

INJURY REPORT

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

QUESTIONABLE: MF Birahim Diop (lower back strain); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain);

PROBABLE: DF Chance Myers (R foot contusion)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; G. Farfan, Califf, Valdes, M. Farfan; Carroll, Torres, Miglioranzi, Adu; Le Toux, Mwanga.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Faryd Mondragon (R ring finger fracture); GK Thorne Holder (concussion); DF Sheanon Williams (concussion); MF Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain);

DOUBTBUL: MF Justin Mapp (L quad strain);

PROBABLE: FW Veljko Paunovic (L calf strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City dropped a 1-0 decision to Real Salt Lake on Saturday at Rio Tinto, with Nat Borchers scoring the winner.

  • The Union earned a 1-0 win at home over the Columbus Crew on Saturday, with Sebastien Le Toux scoring the game's only goal.
  • These teams are only separated by a point in the standings: Sporting KC has 40 points and is in second place in the Eastern Conference, while the Union are in third place with 39 points. The Union do have a game in hand, however.
  • The first meeting between these two teams was a 0-0 draw in Philadelphia on June 22. The match saw Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen make a career-high seven saves.
  • After giving up 14 goals through seven games from July 29 to Sept. 7, the Union have kept two consecutive clean sheets
  • Kei Kemara and Omar Bravo are tied for the Sporting KC lead in goals with eight, while Teal Bunbury has seven.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Philadelphia Union

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
41%
34%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 2
Philadelphia Union PHI

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