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  • July 3, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: R. Salazar
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Jamie Squire

Vancouver travels to Sporting Park looking to build on a three-game winning streak in MLS play

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Olum, Rosell, Zusi; Kamara, Bieler, Saad.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle), Ike Opara (L thigh), Seth Sinovic (R hamstring).
  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-3-3): Cannon; Lee, Rusin, Leveron, Harvey; Davidson, Reo-Coker, Watson; Mattocks, Miller, Camilo.

Injury Report:

OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Erik Hurtado (L foot sprain), Andy OʼBrien (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver enters this game on a three-game winning streak, after a 1-0 victory at D.C. United on Saturday.
  • Sporting KC earned a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew Saturday at Sporting Park, led by two goals from forward Kei Kamara
  • Each team sits in fourth place in its respective conference.
  • Both teams have a player in the Golden Boot race: Sporting KC's Claudio Bieler is one off the lead with nine, while Camilo has eight goals on the season.
  • Whitecaps attacker Russell Teibert (Canada) and defender Carlyle Mitchell (Trinidad & Tobago) have left the team for the Gold Cup. Sporting KC will be without Mechack Jerome and Peterson Joseph, who have joined up with Haiti.
  • Sporting KC signed midfielder Graham Zusi to a contract extention last week.

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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
4Kevin EllisDefender
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
-Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
-Josh GardnerMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Brad RusinDefender
16J. LeverónDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
9Kenny MillerStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Greg KlazuraDefender
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Tom HeinemannStriker

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