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  • June 16, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: P. Ward
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Toronto FC

Toronto won once in 10 tries before the international break and so made a coaching change, replacing Aron Winter with Paul Mariner.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Korede Aiyegbusi (R knee sprain); DF Matt Besler (appendicitis); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Eric Kronberg (lower back strain); MF Luke Sassano (L knee sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Bobby Convey (R calf strain); MF Paulo Nagamura (R abductor strain); FW Jacob Peterson (R ankle sprain)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Eckersley, Cann, Henry, Morgan; Lambe, De Guzman, Frings, Plata; Koevermans, Johnson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Ty Harden (R adductor strain); FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Aaron Maund (R eye hyphema); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Logan Emory (shoulder subluxation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • During the international break, Toronto FC fired Aron Winter and replaced him with Paul Mariner. TFC coaches have a poor 1-4-1 record in debuts.
  • Part of the reason for the managerial switch: Toronto has the worst record in the league, with only three points. Sporting KC is third in the East with 25 points from 12 games.
  • The respective goalkeepers are also at opposite ends of the spectrum. Jimmy Nielsen has the lowest goals-against average (0.83) of any MLS goalkeepers who have played 10 games. Milos Kocic's 2.10 GAA is the highest in that group.
  • Graham Zusi is second in the league with seven assists.
  • In the six games played between these two sides in Kansas City, Sporting has only dropped points once. Toronto has yet to earn any points away in 2012.

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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Julio CésarMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
21Jon KempinGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
14Dominic DwyerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
2Richard EckersleyDefender
15Doneil HenryDefender
-Adrian CannDefender
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
22Torsten FringsMidfielder
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
10Danny KoevermansStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Quillan RobertsGoalkeeper
-M. AcevalDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
-Nick SoolsmaStriker

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