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  • April 27, 2013
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Portland Timbers

Steve Dykes

Kansas City's recent five-game unbeaten streak came to an end last week, ahead of the match against the unbeaten-in-five Timbers.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain), Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain) 
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Danso, Silvestre, Harrington; W. Johnson, Chara, Valeri; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City lost 2-0 to LA Galaxy last week, halting a five-game shutout streak and three-game winning run.
  • Kansas City's shutout streak ended at 545 minutes, the fifth-longest in MLS history.
  • Portland drew 1-1 with the San Jose Earthquakes last week to extend its unbeaten run to five games, tying a franchise record.
  • These teams met once last season, with the Timbers claiming a 1-0 win at home on April 21. SKC won the two meetings in 2011.
  • Sporting KC tops the Eastern Conference with 14 points from eight games. Portland has 10 points from seven, landing it fifth in the West.

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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
-Meshack JeromeDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18Mikael SilvestreDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
39Frédéric PiquionneStriker
-A. ValenciaStriker

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