Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview
SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.
October 21, 2015 (WEEK 24, MLS Game #331)
8:30 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)
- Sporting are still a win away from clinching a spot in the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs, following their 1-0 loss at the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday in their last match.
- The Rapids saw their losing streak extended to four games, and their overall winless run to six matches, following a 1-0 loss to the Montréal Impact at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in their last game on Oct. 10.
- The teams are meeting for the third time this season, each having won on their home ground. Krisztian Nemeth and an own goal led Sporting to a 2-0 victory, June 27 at Sporting Park; Maynor Figueroa and Kevin Doyle scored second-half goals to lead the Rapids to a 2-1 win, Aug. 29 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
- The Rapids victory in the last meeting ended a nine-game winless streak against Sporting. Since the last Colorado win, March 28, 2009 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, KC was 4-0-5 vs. Colorado.
- The Rapids haven’t won in Kansas City since 2002, a 2-1 win at Arrowhead Stadium. Since, Kansas City is 9-0-4 at home vs. Colorado.
REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos. AR1 (bench): C.J. Morgante; AR2 (opposite): Anthony Vasoli; 4th: Nima Saghafi
MLS Career: 48 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 11; pens: 16
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: KC: Dom Dwyer, Soni Mustivar … COL: Sam Cronin, Lucas Pittinari, James Riley, Marcelo Sarvas, Jared Watts
FINED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: KC: Roger Espinoza, Kevin Ellis, Benny Feilhaber, Seth Sinovic, Tim Melia … COL: Marc Burch, Bobby Burling, Kevin Doyle, Maynor Figueroa
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (54 meetings): Sporting 23 wins (1 shootout), 93 goals … Rapids 18 wins (3 shootout), 72 goals … Ties 13
AT KC (26 meetings): Sporting 18 wins (0 shootout), 57 goals … Rapids 3 wins (1 shootout), 25 goals …Ties 5