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  • September 23, 2011
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: B. Toledo
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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.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-JéfersonMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Teal BunburyStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
-O. BravoStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
22Soony SaadStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
22Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
20Roger TorresMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
-Kyle NakazawaMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
-Veljko PaunovicStriker
-C. HarrisonGoalkeeper
-Joe TaitDefender
-Ryan RichterMidfielder
15Stefani MiglioranziMidfielder
27Zach PfefferMidfielder
-Morgan LangleyStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker

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