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  • August 6, 2011
  • • 8:36 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 17493
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Seattle Sounders FC

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Seattle Sounders FC

Jamie Squire

Seattle has beaten Kansas City five times in a row, but Sporting is on a 14-match unbeaten run. One of those streaks will give on Saturday.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Sinovic, Besler, Cesar, Harrington; Stojcev, Zusi, Jeferson; Bravo, Bunbury, Kamara.

INJURY REPORT

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

DOUBTFUL: DF Chance Myers (R quad strain)

Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Keller; Riley, Parke, Ianni, Wahl; Rosales, Alonso, Friberg, Fernandez; Levesque, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); GK Terry Boss (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: MF Brad Evans (hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (knee MCL sprain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Kansas City is unbeaten in 14 straight MLS matches, the longest run in club history. The streak also matches the longest in MLS this season and is tied for the third-longest in league history.
  • Sporting Kansas City is one of only two teams in MLS without a home loss during the 2011 season, along with the LA Galaxy. Sporting has allowed six goals at home this season, tied for the fewest goals allowed by a home team in MLS this year.

  • Sounders FC saw its club-record league unbeaten streak come to an end at nine games in a 3-1 loss at Houston last weekend.
  • Seattle has won the last four meetings between the teams in league play, five in a row when adding a U.S. Open Cup encounter.
  • Both teams are on pace to make it into the playoffs. Seattle (third in the West on 38 points) has eight more points than Sporting (fourth in the East).
  • Seattle had a season-high 34 shots in its 2-0 win over San Francisco FC to advance to the group stages of the CONCACAF Champions League Wednesday.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Seattle Sounders

Wins
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
26%
30%
44%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 3
Seattle Sounders FC SOU

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