The second-place teams in each conference square off in a critical midweek contest as Sporting Kansas City hosts the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night at Children's Mercy Park.
Sporting KC (4-1-3, 15 points) is fresh off a convincing 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Goalkeeper Tim Melia leads MLS in nearly every significant keeper stat, including clean sheets (five), goals allowed (three), goals allowed per game (0.38) and save percentage (83.3).
New York (5-3-1, 16 points) is carrying a three-match winning streak into the contest. In their recent three-game homestand, the Red Bulls did not trail at any point and claimed all nine points available, allowing only one goal. They extended their home unbeaten string to 19 matches (16-0-3), including 12 clean sheets.
Fortunately for Sporting, this match is in Kansas City, where it has a club-record 13-match unbeaten streak (10-0-3). >> Read more...