Sporting KC Looks To Extend Unbeaten Streak Against Seattle Sounders


Sporting KC are riding a four game unbeaten streak but have a quick turn around after playing a midweek game on Wednesday and now travel to Seattle to face the Seattle Sounders. 

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On Wednesday Sporting KC was matched up against the New England Revolution at Sporting Park. Sporting KC fell behind 1-0 early, but was able to rally and come away with a 4-2 victory behind two goals from Krisztian Nemeth, and one goal each from Dom Dwyer and Benny Feilhaber.

Seattle will come in as the more rested team with their last game coming last Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Seattle was victorious in the match with Chad Barrett scoring a brace and goalkeeper Stefan Frei preserving the shutout for a 2-0 final score.

Sporting KC is currently sitting fifth in the Western Conference standings with 17 points in 11 games played. Meanwhile Seattle is a bit more comfortable sitting third in the Western Conference with 19 points in 10 games played.

Seattle looks to statistically have the advantage as Sporting KC has been held winless against Seattle in their last eight regular season match-ups. In fact, the only player currently on Sporting KC’s roster to have scored a goal against Seattle in the MLS regular season is Jacob Peterson who scored a goal in a 1-1 draw in 2012.

Sporting KC will once again enter their game with a bit of a depleted lineup. They will be missing Erik Palmer-Brown who is away with the United States Men’s Under 20 National Team for the Under 20 World Cup.

Injuries play the biggest part in the depleted lineup as Ike Opara (Achilles) and Chance Myers (Achilles), and Seth Sinovic (Concussion) are all listed as out on the injury report.

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Bernardo Anor (Hamstring Strain), Marcel de Jong (hip muscle Strain), Roger Espinoza (adductor strain), Paulo Nagamura (back sprain), and Graham Zusi (Concussion) are all listed as questionable. There is a good chance to see Graham Zusi back in the action against Seattle and expect Nagamura to continue to play through his back sprain as he was listed on last weeks injury report but still managed to play a full 90 minutes.

Seattle isn’t as beat up as Sporting KC injury wise but they will be missing a couple key players including Obafemi Martins (tibial contusion) and Andres Correa (adductor strain).

Sporting KC will get their turn to host Seattle in two weeks on Saturday, June 6th with a game against FC Dallas next Friday, May 29th in between. If Sporting KC can come away with four points in that tough stretch you would think they would be happy.

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