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  • September 1, 2012
  • • 8:38 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: A. Chapman
  • • Attendance: 18481

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Toronto FC

Sporting, the best team in the East, takes on TFC, which has the worst record in Major League Soccer.

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Harrington, Besler, Sinovic; Cesar, Espinoza, Nagamura; Zusi, Sapong, Kamara.


OUT: FW Teal Bunbury (L knee ACL tear); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); FW Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Bobby Convey (R hamstring strain); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Morgan; Johnson, Frings, Dunfield, Wiedeman; Silva, Soolsma.


OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); DF Doneil Henry (L knee tendinosis)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Eric Hassli (back spasms); DF Matt Stinson (R quadriceps strain); MF Reggie Lambe (R knee MCL sprain)
  • Sporting is 17-1-6 when Chance Myers, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin and Seth Sinovic start in the Sporting Kansas City backline together.
  • Unfortunately for KC, Collin is suspended for this game due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Toronto FC saw its winless run reach six games in the 1-1 draw at Houston, the second game in a three-game spell away from BMO Field..
  • Kei Kamara scored his third goal in the last five games, giving him 10 for the season, in Sporting’s 1-1 draw with New York. The 10 goals matched his career single-season high set in 2009; Kamara has 29 goals over the last three seasons.
  • Graham Zusi recorded his fourth assist over the last five games (and third consecutive game), setting up Kamara’s goal. Zusi is now second in MLS with 12 assists, one behind Seattle’s Mauro Rosales.


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1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
-Julio CésarMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
-Neven MarkovicDefender
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
14Dominic DwyerStriker
-Frederick Michael George HallGoalkeeper
-Logan EmoryDefender
4Aaron MaundDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
2Richard EckersleyDefender
48Darren O'DeaDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Adrian CannDefender
-Dicoy WilliamsDefender
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
-Matt StinsonMidfielder

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