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  • July 23, 2011
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: C. Penso
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Toronto FC

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Toronto FC

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Sporting Kansas City Designated Player Jeferson should make his MLS debut at home against Toronto.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Harrington; Espinoza, Zusi, Jeferson; Kamara, Sapong, Bravo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Olukorede Aiyegbusi (jaw contusion); MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia surgery); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Aurelien Collin (L quadricep contusion);

PROBABLE: FW Kei Kamara (R achilles tendinitis); MF Graham Zusi (L ankle sprain)

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Frei; Eckersley, Iro, Harden, Borman; Sturgis, Yourassowsky, Frings; Johnson, Plata, Koevermans.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee sprain); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Julian de Guzman (L knee swelling); FW Maicon Santos (R hamstring strain); MF Terry Dunfield (R adductor strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Toronto debuted five new starters Wednesday night in a 1-0 loss at home to FC Dallas: Eddy Viator, Andy Iro, Torsten Frings, Danny Koevermans and Ryan Johnson

  • Kansas City drew 0-0 with Newcastle in a friendly on Wednesday night
  • TFC has been shutout in three straight MLS matches. Its last goal came on June 29 against Vancouver.
  • This match should mark the MLS debut of Kansas City's Brazilian playmaker Jeferson, who was signed as a Designed Player last week.
  • Defender Richard Eckersley will be back in the lineup for TFC after sitting out against FC Dallas due to suspension
  • Sporting KC is now riding an 11-match unbeaten streak after earning a late draw at nine-man Houston last weekend

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
7Chance MyersDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
5Matt BeslerDefender
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-JéfersonMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
-O. BravoStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
-Daniel CyrusDefender
27Birahim DiopMidfielder
-Miloš StojčevMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Teal BunburyStriker
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
6Andy IroDefender
-Eddy ViatorDefender
2Richard EckersleyDefender
-Mikael YourassowskyMidfielder
22Torsten FringsMidfielder
-Gianluca ZavariseMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Nick SoolsmaStriker
10Danny KoevermansStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
2Ty HardenDefender
36Danleigh BormanDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
15Doneil HenryDefender
-Nathan SturgisDefender
-Matt StinsonMidfielder

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