MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Chivas USA

Zac Lee Rigg
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Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain)

Chivas USA (3-5-2): Kennedy; de Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Avila, Mejia, Alvarez, Iraheta, Villafaña; Bowen, Correa.

Injury Report:

OUT: Juan Agudelo (L hamstring strain), Miller Bolaños (L hamstring strain), Walter Vilchez (L knee MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Jose Correa (L Quad Strain), Oswaldo Minda (R quad strain)



  • Chivas USA hasn't defeated Kansas City in the last four attempts. Sporting Kansas City has won the last three times it played the Goats away.

  • Chance Myers scored the first two goals of his MLS career in a 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers last week. Myers joined the league as the No. 1 SuperDraft pick in 2008.

  • The Goats drew 2-2 with the San Jose Earthquakes last week to stop a two-game losing skid.

  • Tristan Bowen scored in that match, his first MLS goal since 2010

  • Sporting KC is in a three-way tie for second in the Eastern Conference with 14 points from nine games. Chivas USA is tied for fourth in the West, on 11 points.