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  • August 3, 2011
  • • 8:35 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Real Salt Lake

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Sporting, unbeaten at home and on a 13-match unbeaten streak, defends its records against the visiting Real Salt Lake in a midweek clash.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Cesar, Sinovic; Espinoza, Stojcev, Jeferson; Bravo, Sapong, Kamara.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Korede Aiyegbusi (concussion); MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia surgery); DF Aurelien Collin (lower back fracture); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Johnson, Grabavoy, Williams; Saborio, Espindola

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation); DF Jamison Olave (L knee MCL strain); MF Nelson Gonzalez (broken R foot); GK Kyle Reynish (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: FW Paulo Jr. (L hamstring strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Tony Beltran (L calf strain)

PROBABLE: FW Fabian Espindola (L hamstring strain), FW Alvaro Saborio (R knee swelling)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting is unbeaten in 13 matches, a club record. The previous record of 12 was set in 2000, when Kansas City won the MLS Cup.

  • That record has come in dramatic fashion. KC has scored in the 89th minute or later in three of the last four matches, including a last-gasp strike by Teal Bunbury to dig out a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution Saturday.
  • Salt Lake, with 33 points, sits fifth in the West. Sporting is fourth in the East, despite its more modest 27 point haul.
  • RSL is still reeling from two goals in the opening 10 minutes against the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew, which gave Columbus its first ever win in Rio Tinto Stadium. It was also only RSL's third loss in Rio Tinto during the MLS regular season.
  • Kansas City has never lost in SPORTING Livestrong Park.
  • Alvaro Saborio is available again, after sitting out the match against Columbus due to suspension. He should shake off a knee injury to feature in Kansas.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
5Michael HarringtonDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-JéfersonMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Teal BunburyStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
-O. BravoStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
-Daniel CyrusDefender
27Birahim DiopMidfielder
-Miloš StojčevMidfielder
32Luke SassanoMidfielder
22Soony SaadStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
6Nat BorchersDefender
2Tony Beltran Defender
17Chris WingertDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
26Collen WarnerMidfielder
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
-A. ÁlvarezStriker
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
77Andy WilliamsGoalkeeper
21Luis GilMidfielder
-Chris AgorsorStriker

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