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  • May 27, 2012
  • • 4:52 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 19974
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - San Jose Earthquakes

Sporting started the season hottest, but since San Jose has taken its place as the most in-form team in the league.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back strain)

PROBABLE: MF Julio Cesar (R knee strain); DF Aurelien Collin (L knee strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Opara, Corrales; Baca, Cronin, Stephenson, Chavez; Lenhart, Gordon.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting KC doesn't like May. The club hasn't won in May since 2009, 13 matches without a win.
  • Kansas City opened the 2012 season with seven straight wins. It hasn't won in the four since, leaving it third in the East with 22 points from 11 games.
  • Meanwhile San Jose has blazed to first overall with 27 points from 13 games.
  • Alan Gordon has scored in the last minute or later in three consecutive games to salvage late points. Most recently he scored the winner against his former side the LA Galaxy to complete a 3-2 comeback win.
  • San Jose last won in Kansas City in 2004, with KC boasting a six-game winning run against the 'Quakes.

Players to watch

A. Collin

Position: Defender

Games: 27

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M. Chávez

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

SJ Earthquakes

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
31%
31%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 2
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 3
San Jose Earthquakes SJE

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