Sporting KC Face New England Revolution In Midweek Match


Sporting KC look to actually get a game under their belts after last Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rapids was postponed due to inclement weather. Sporting will face the New England Revolution in a midweek ESPN 2 Nationally televised game on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:30 PM CT.

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New England has been on a tear as of late in MLS play. They are currently riding a nine game unbeaten streak with five wins and four draws in their last nine including a 1-1 draw of Toronto FC on Saturday. Sporting will hope that they can catch New England on short rest and use the postponement of their game on Saturday to their advantage.

Sporting KC is currently sitting at sixth in the Western Conference standings with 14 points in ten games played. New England is currently second in the Eastern Conference standings with 19 points in 11 games played. New England Trails only D.C. United in the East who Sporting KC was able to draw 1-1 in their last match.

Sporting KC will be desperate for points as they begin a tough three games in nine days stretch that features games against New England, FC Dallas, and the Seattle Sounders.

Don’t be shocked if Sporting KC head coach implements a bit of an experimental lineup. The injury report for Sporting KC is crowded with five players listed as out, and three players listed as questionable.

The players that are listed as out for Wednesday’s game are defender Ike Opara (Achilles), defender Chance Myers (Achilles), defender Marcel de Jong (hip muscle strain), defender Seth Sinovic (concussion), and forward Graham Zusi (concussion).

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The players that are listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game are midfielder Roger Espinoza (left adductor strain), midfielder Paulo Nagamura (lower back sprain), and Bernardo Anor (right hamstring strain).

Sporting KC will also be without promising young defender Erik Palmer-Brown who joined the United States Men’s Under 20 National Team for the under 20 FIFA World Cup. Palmer-Brown had started the last two matches at centerback for Sporting KC.

Sporting KC also announced on Tuesday that they have recalled rookie defender Saad Abdul-Salaam from NASL side San Antonio Scorpions. Abudul-Salaam will likely make an appearance on the bench in the game day 18 squad. He just played a full 90 minutes for San Antonio in their 3-2 win over FC Edmonton.

Sporting KC will look to Jalil Anibaba and rookie Amadou Dia to step up and replace the guys that are injured or gone on international leave.