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A new episode of the podcast previewing Sporting KC’s match on Sunday against Atlanta United and what lineup options Peter Vermes has remaining.

New England Revolution v Sporting Kansas City Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

With Sporting Kansas City losing players left and right, it is fitting the show was missing pieces as well. On this episode, Cody & Aly get you ready for Sunday’s match with Atlanta United.

News came out this week of PRO Referees admitting their mistake in last week’s match with the New England Revolution. But the damage is done and SKC are still two points short. Does this make you feel better or worse?

Somehow, the conversation covered Zlatan Ibrahimovic and what he means to the sport as well as Major League Soccer. Hopefully you’re used to the show not being able to stay on topic.

Atlanta is coming to KC back to full strength, but they have been struggling to start the season just as Sporting have been. With an attacking core consisting of Pity Martinez, Josef Martinez, Tito Villalba, and a couple other threats, a weakened Sporting KC back line will have their hands full.

What on earth does Peter Vermes do with the lineup this week? Who will get the nod at Center Attacking Midfield? Does Seth Sinovic get the start at left-back out of necessity? We discuss all the scenarios - including impossible ones like switching up the formation.

Who is the ONE PLAYER that Sporting KC cannot live without? Losing Ilie Sanchez has such a huge impact on the lineup and the Peter Vermes system. Players must be moved around and play different positions in order to accommodate his absence. But Krisztian Nemeth has proven to be absolutely vital to the team as well.

Before wrapping up we share some bold predictions, as always. Cody is ready for Daniel Salloi to be the SKC savior and step up when his team is in desperate need. Aly is looking for Yohan Croizet to have an impact.

All episodes can be found on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes.