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By The Numbers: Sporting KC vs Chicago

13 March 5:17 pm

By The Numbers: Sporting KC vs Chicago

By Jonathon Feyerherm

(Jimmy Nielsen celebrating after the 2-0 win on September 28, 2012)

Sporting Kansas City will face the Chicago Fire for the 44th time in the regular season on Saturday. While historically Chicago has had the upper hand in the series, Sporting KC did win the last meeting on September 28, 2012. Graham Zusi led the way with two goals in a 2-0 victory that clinched a playoff spot. The all-time head to head numbers against Chicago in the regular season are below.

Head To Head

Sporting KC record: 11-23-9

Home games: 8-8-7 (33 GF, 37 GA)

Road games: 3-15-2 (19 GF, 43 GA)

Date Score Result Location
4/8/1998 1-0 W Arrowhead Stadium
6/24/1998 1-4 L Soldier Field
8/29/1998 2-2 SOL Arrowhead Stadium
9/17/1998 0-1 L Soldier Field
3/27/1999 0-3 L Arrowhead Stadium
5/22/1999 1-3 L Soldier Field
8/5/1999 1-2 L Arrowhead Stadium
8/25/1999 0-2 L Soldier Field
3/25/2000 4-3 W Arrowhead Stadium
6/4/2000 2-3 L Soldier Field
5/19/2001 0-2 L Soldier Field
7/4/2001 0-7 L Arrowhead Stadium
8/14/2002 1-5 L Cardinal Stadium
8/31/2002 2-1 W Arrowhead Stadium
4/26/2003 2-3 L Arrowhead Stadium
6/21/2003 4-2 W Arrowhead Stadium
7/26/2003 0-2 L Cardinal Stadium
4/3/2004 0-0 T Arrowhead Stadium
5/8/2004 2-2 T Arrowhead Stadium
9/1/2004 1-3 L Soldier Field
6/18/2005 1-1 T Soldier Field
8/10/2005 3-2 W Soldier Field
8/19/2005 3-0 W Arrowhead Stadium
10/01/2005 0-1 L Arrowhead Stadium
5/6/2006 1-1 T Arrowhead Stadium
6/17/2006 3-2 W Arrowhead Stadium
7/4/2006 0-1 L Toyota Park
8/16/2006 0-3 L Toyota Park
4/21/2007 1-2 L Toyota Park
8/22/2007 3-2 W Arrowhead Stadium
8/25/2007 0-2 L Toyota Park
4/20/2008 1-0 W Toyota Park
7/27/2008 0-0 T CommunityAmerica Ballpark
10/5/2008 1-1 T CommunityAmerica Ballpark
4/18/2009 2-2 T Toyota Park
8/16/2009 0-2 L CommunityAmerica Ballpark
5/15/2010 2-2 T CommunityAmerica Ballpark
10/12/2010 2-0 W Toyota Park
3/26/2011 2-3 L Toyota Park
6/9/2011 0-0 T Sporting Park
5/12/2012 1-2 L Toyota Park
6/29/2012 0-1 L Sporting Park
9/28/2012 2-0 W Sporting Park

All-Time Team Stats

  Sporting KC Chicago Fire
Goals 52 80
Shots 538 543
Shots on Goal 233 240
Fouls 580 601
Offsides 78 130
Corner Kicks 215 203

Goals Scored in 15-minute Interals

  1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90
KC 9 7 10 6 9 11
CHI 12 10 16 13 14 15

All-Time Regular Season Series Leaders

  Sporting KC Chicago Fire
Goals 5 Sealy/Wolff 9 Ante Razov
Assists 10 Preki 8 Justin Mapp
Shots 43 Davy Arnaud 48 Ante Razov
Shots on Goal 18 Josh Wolff 20 Ante Razov
Fouls Committed 38 Kerry Zavagnin 39 Gonzalo Segares
Fouls Suffered 40 Davy Arnaud 42 Justin Mapp
Wins 3 Meola/Oshoniyi 15 Zach Thornton
Losses 6 Tony Meola 4 Zach Thornton
Shutouts 2 Hartman/Nielsen 8 Zach Thornton
Saves 40 Tony Meola 94 Zach Thornton
Goals Allowed 24 Tony Meola 26 Zach Thornton

All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs:

  Sporting KC Chicago Fire
Goals 2 6 players tied 2 6 players tied
Assists 3 Preki 2 10 players tied
Shots 8 Kei Kamara 9 Damani Ralph
Shots on goal 4 4 players tied 4 6 players tied
Fouls Committed 6 Alex Zotinca 6 4 players tied
Fouls Suffered 6 5 players tied 7 Ralph/Blanco
Saves 9 Tony Meola 10 Zach Thornton
Goals Allowed 7 Bo Oshoniyi 4 Sutton/Thornton