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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Match day info: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City


FC Dallas (12-7-7)
at
Sporting Kansas City(9-7-9)

LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK, Kansas City, Kan.
7:30 p.m. CT (FSSW+)
August 27, 2011

The hosts still have three games remaining on this homestand, coming off a 1-0 victory against D.C. United last weekend that moved them to second in the Eastern Conference. FC Dallas are coming off a 1-0 home loss to Seattle that dropped them to third in the West, but defeated Toronto FC 1-0 at midweek in a second attempt at a CONCACAF Champions League match.

Join FCD at a Budweiser Pub Partner location to watch the game with other FC Dallas supporters. To find the pub nearest to you visit FCDallas.com/Pubs.

REFEREE: Chris Penso.
MLS Career: 8 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 2; pens: 4
SAR (bench): Paul Scott;
JAR (opposite): Bill Dittmar;
4th: Edvin Jurisevic

INJURY REPORT:

SPORTING KANSAS CITY—OUT: DF Daneil Cyrus (L foot fracture); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery);
DOUBTFUL: MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia surgery);
QUESTIONABLE: MF Jeferson (R quad strain);
PROBABLE: DF Aurelien Collin (lower back fracture)...

FC DALLAS—OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); FW Maykel Galindo (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Zach Loyd (R hamstring strain)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

SUSPENDED: DAL: Daniel Cruz (through Aug. 28)

WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD:
KC: Aurelien Collin...
DAL: Jeremy Hall, Ugo Ihemelu, Andrew Jacobson

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS:
KC: Omar Bravo, Julio Cesar, Birahim Diop...
DAL: Marvin Chavez, Daniel Hernandez, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (45 meetings):
Sporting 19 wins (2 shootout), 64 goals...
FC Dallas 18 wins (1 shootout), 73 goals...
Ties 8

AT KC (22 meetings):
Sporting 10 wins (2 shootout), 39 goals...
FC Dallas 7 wins (1 shootout), 29 goals...
Ties 5

- Graham Zusi scored a pair of goals for the first time this season as Sporting exploded for a 4-1 victory against FC Dallas on June 12 at Pizza Hut Park in the first meeting this season.
- It was Kansas City's first win at Pizza Hut Park since 2007. FCD has won the last two home meetings by shutout, including a 6-0 victory in 2009.
- FC Dallas has come away with points on three of their last four trips to Kansas City, with two wins and a draw since 2007.

Coaches record:
Peter Vermes vs. DAL: P4 W2 L2 D0...
Schellas Hyndman vs. KC: P7 W3 L2 D2

LAST MEETING
6/12: DAL 1, KC 4 (Shea 32—Zusi 28, 55; Collin 49; Sassano 78)
- Sporting took the lead after 28 minutes when Graham Zusi fired a low shot from just outside the left corner of the box that beat Kevin Hartman inside the far post. But Brek Shea pulled FCD level just four minutes later, setting off on a powerful dribbling run through four SKC defenders before slotting home from inside the area.
- Yet Sporting exploded after the break. A long corner from Zusi was volleyed back into the mixer by C.J. Sapong, and Aurelien Collin swooped in to turn it home in the 49th minute. Zusi then made it 3-1 on a remarkable free kick from just short of the center circle, which dipped and dove as it sailed over Hartman's head.
- SKC were reduced to 10 men when Milos Stojcev was shown a second yellow card, but it was the visitors who completed the scoring when Luke Sassano ran onto a high ball out of midfield and looped it over Hartman as he came rushing off his line.