Sporting KC at New England Revolution
Sat., April 26 - 6:30 p.m. CT
Gillete Stadium | Foxborough, MA
English TV: 38 The Spot, SKCTV
English Radio: Sports Radio 810 WHB
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 1340 AM
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Sporting Kansas City arrived in Foxborough on Thursday in advance of the club's match against the New England Revolution at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The contest, a re-match of the 2013 Eastern Conference semifinals, will be broadcast liveon KMCI 38 the Spot locally and across the Midwest on SKCTV with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. CT.
All fans are encouraged to attend the team's official watch parties at Johnny's Tavern locations in the KC Power & Light District (1310 Grand Blvd.) and Overland Park (8719 W. 95th St.). Select Boulevard draft specials will be available, as well as the "Blue Believer" signature cocktail.
Sporting KC is 3-1-2 in League play to start the 2014 season and has moved into first place in the Eastern Conference with a five-game unbeaten run, including the team's 4-0 victory over the Montreal Impact last weekend. The emphatic win saw Dom Dwyer score twice and Aurelien Collin net his second goal of the season as Eric Kronberg recorded his third shutout of the season. With Kronberg in the net, Sporting KC leads the League with a 0.67 goals against average.
Dwyer's two-goal performance marked the first multi-goal game of his career and moves the third-year professional into a tie for the third most goals scored in MLS this season with four.
The New England Revolution, currently tied for fifth place in the East, are 2-3-2 after earning a 1-1 draw on the road against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The Revs secured the result with a 31st minute equalizer from midfielder Lee Nguyen and a penalty kick save by Bobby Shuttleworth in second half stoppage time following Kevin Alston's ejection for a handball on the goalline.
In addition to Alston's mandatory one-game suspension, the Revolution backline will be missing reigning MLS Defender of the Year Jose Goncalves for a second straight match due to a right groin strain. On the opposite side, Sporting KC will be without Peterson Joseph (illness), C.J. Sapong (neck strain) and Ike Opara (right ankle surgery).
Saturday's match will feature three players with the added motivation of playing against their former clubs. Revolution forward Teal Bunbury faces Sporting KC for the first time since his trade to New England in February and is in search of his first goal in a Revolution uniform. The 24-year-old Bunbury has started all seven matches for New England in 2014 with one assist.
Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber and defender Seth Sinovic began their MLS careers with New England. Sinovic was waived by the Revs before signing with his hometown team in May of 2011 and Feilhaber was traded to Sporting Kansas City before the start of the 2013 season. Sinovic scored the series-tying goal against New England in the 2013 MLS Cup playoffs and Feilhaber assisted Designated Player Claudio Bieler on the series-winner en route to Sporting KC reaching MLS Cup.
Fans can follow the match online via @SKCGameday on Twitter or by visiting SportingKC.com/GameOn. Additionally, Sporting Club Uphoria delivers live stats in real time as the team's official mobile app for android and Apple devices.