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  • June 16, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 20488
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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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Toronto

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
68%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
3 - 0
Toronto FC TOR
Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 0
Toronto FC TOR
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 0
Toronto FC TOR

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