SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. MONTREAL IMPACT
LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK, Kansas City, Kan.
May 5, 2012 (WEEK 9, MLS Game #83)
8:30 p.m. ET (KSMO; TVA)
Sporting Kansas City return to action after a week off, when they meet the expansion Montreal Impact for the first time on Saturday evening at Livestrong Sporting Park. Sporting saw their undefeated and untied start to the season ended last time out, a 1-0 loss at the Portland Timbers. The Impact are coming off the second victory in the club's MLS history, a 2-0 victory against those same Timbers.
REFEREE: Juan Guzman. SAR (bench): Brian Poeschel; JAR (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Jorge Luna Hernandez
MLS Career: 11 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 6; pens: 2
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SPORTING KANSAS CITY - OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back strain); DF Seth Sinovic (R broken hand); DOUBTFUL: DF Shawn Singh (R hamstring strain); PROBABLE: DF Cyprian Hedrick (bilateral Achilles tendonitis)
MONTREAL IMPACT - OUT: DF Zarek Valentin (R calf contusion); DOUBTFUL: MF Justin Mapp (L hamstring strain); PROBABLE: DF Nelson Rivas (L hamstring strain); DF Gienir Garcia (L knee contusion); MF Davy Arnaud (L hamstring strain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: MTL: Sanna Nyassi
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: KC: Aurelien Collin ... MTL: Felipe Martins, Bernardo Corradi
ALL-TIME: First meeting.
RETURN MATCHES: 7/4: Montreal Impact vs. Sporting Kansas City, 7 p.m. ET (TSN/RDS); 9/22: Montreal Impact vs. Sporting Kansas City, 1 p.m. ET (TSN/RDS)
Coaches record: Jesse Marsch vs. KC: first game ... Peter Vermes vs. MTL: first game
SPORTING KANSAS CITY
Sporting Kansas City return to action after a weekend off, their last match their first loss of the season, a 1-0 defeat by the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field. Sporting have 21 points from 8 matches to lead the Eastern Conference.