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Sporting Kansas City vs. Toronto FC | MLS Match Preview

SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. TORONTO FC
CHILDREN'S MERCY PARK, Kansas City, Kansas
March 20, 2016 (WEEK 2, MLS GAME #30)
7 pm ET (FS1, TSN2, MLS LIVE)

It’s a high-profile intraconference matchup to round out Week 3 of the Major League Soccer season when Sporting Kansas City play host to Toronto FC on Sunday evening at Children’s Mercy Park before as FS1 audience. Sporting have started the new season with two wins from two games, coming off a 2-1 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at home last weekend. Toronto FC have kicked off their long season-opening road swing with a win and a draw in the New York area, coming off a come-from-behind 2-2 draw at New York City FC last weekend.

  • Dom Dwyer scored a pair of goals in a game for the sixth time in his MLS career – the first since 2014 – including a searing long-range effort from all of 25 yards, as Sporting won for the first time this season in a 2-1 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at Children’s Mercy Park.
  • Toronto FC remained undefeated on their long road swing to open the 2016 season, coming back from two goals down for a 2-2 draw at New York City FC on Sunday. Sebastian Giovinco scored a goal and added an assist for a second consecutive game, having played a part in all four TFC goals this season.
  • Sporting have a six-game undefeated streak alive vs. Toronto FC, dating back to the 2013 season, having won the last three meetings between the teams, including a 3-1 win last year on Aug. 8 at BMO Field in the only meeting between the teams. Sporting have won on their last three trips to BMO Field.
  • TFC have never won at Sporting Park. Sporting are undefeated in their last seven home meetings vs. TFC, with six wins and one draw in that time; Toronto FC’s lone win in Kansas City came in 2009 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. AR1 (bench): Eduardo Mariscal; AR2 (opposite): Jason White; 4th: Fotis Bazakos
MLS Career: 208 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 72; pens: 74

SUSPENDED: none
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (22 meetings): Sporting 13 wins, 36 goals … Toronto FC 4 wins, 18 goals … Ties 5
AT KC (11 meetings): Sporting 8 wins, 26 goals … Toronto FC 1 win, 10 goals … Ties 2

LAST YEAR (MLS):
8/8: TOR 1, KC 3 (Bradley 22 – Feilhaber 22; Nemeth 29; Peterson 87)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • Sporting have a six-game undefeated streak alive vs. Toronto FC, dating back to the 2013 season, having won the last three meetings between the teams, including a 3-1 win last year on Aug. 8 at BMO Field in the only meeting between the teams. Sporting have won on their last three trips to BMO Field.
  • TFC have never won at Sporting Park. Sporting are undefeated in their last seven home meetings vs. TFC, with six wins and one draw in that time; Toronto FC’s lone win in Kansas City came in 2009 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
  • Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. TOR: P14 W10 L1 D3 … Greg Vanney vs. KC: P1 W0 L1 D0

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Current Form

Sporting KC
L
L
W
D
W
W
Toronto FC
W
L
L
L
W
D

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Sporting Kansas CityToronto FC
2Games Played2
2Wins1
0Losses0
0Draws1
3Goals4
1Goals Conceded2
20Shots18
10Shots on Target9
33Fouls committed22
28Fouls suffered26
6Offside11
12Corners5

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SKC0110031.5
TOR0020042
01234+Avg
SKC001002
TOR000000
01234+Avg
SKC010001
TOR002002

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SKC1100010.5
TOR1010021
01234+Avg
SKC010001
TOR000000
01234+Avg
SKC100000
TOR101001
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