Well, here we go. Leg one of a two match series with the defending MLS Cup champions, the Colorado Rapids.
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Julio Cesar, Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, CJ Sapong, Teal Bunbury
Substitutes: Eric Kronberg, Jeferson, Soony Saad, Lawrence Olum, Michael Harrington, Omar Bravo, Davy Arnaud
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Matt Pickens, Kosuke Kimura, Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor, Miguel Comminges, Brian Mullan, Jeff Larentowicz, Wells Thompson, Sanna Nyassi, Omar Cummings, Caleb Folan
Substitutes: Ross LaBeaux, Macoumba Kandji, Andre Akpan, Joseph Nane,Tyrone Marshall, Scott Palguta, Steward Ceus
Omar Bravo won't be starting for Sporting KC tonight. Reports are that he suffered a groin strain in yesterday's practice. Sapong starts in his place.