Sporting Kansas City and Chicago will get underway from Sporting Park at precisely 2:21 p.m. CDT Saturday afternoon. Sporting KC sit on three points from two road games to start the 2013 Major League Soccer season, while Chicago are yet to get a result in two games, one home and one away.
Saturday's matchup of two 2012 playoff teams comes at a pivotal time for each club as they look to set an early marker for 2013 successes. Sporting KC open their 17-game regular season home schedule against one of the club's most formidable Eastern Conference adversaries.
Starting lineups for the two teams are available, and as follows:
Biggest surprise: Chance Myers is neither in the starting lineup nor the bench today, due to a quad strain. Mechack Jerome starts in his place. CJ Sapong also moves in the starting lineup, spelling Bobby Convey.