| ||PROBABLE LINEUPS||Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Rosell, Feilhaber, Zusi; Sapong, Bieler, Kamara.|
OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain), Bobby Convey (R achilles strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Matt Besler (R knee sprain), Benny Feilhaber (R thigh contusion), Paulo Nagamura (R ankle sprain)
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Evans, Traore, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Carrasco, Caskey; Johnson, Martins.|
OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Marc Burch (pubic sprain), Shalrie Joseph (R hamstring strain), Obafemi Martins (R leg tendon injury), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
| ||DID YOU KNOW?|
Sporting KC beat Seattle in the first-ever league meeting between the two teams and hasn't won any of the six since. Seattle has won all three games in Kansas City.
However, when the sides met in the 2012 U.S. Open Cup final, SKC won on penalties after a 1-1 result. The Sounders had won the tournament the three years prior.
Kansas City beat Chivas USA 4-0 last weekend to move tied for first in the East with 17 points from 10 games. Seattle is bottom of the West with six points from seven games.
Kei Kamara returned from a loan at Norwich City this week and is available for the first time in the 2013 season.
Lamar Neagle and DeAndre Yedlin are suspended for Seattle. Paulo Nagamura will miss the match for Sporting.