• Sporting KC dropped a 4-1 decision to Manchester City at Sporting Park on Wednesday.
  • The match featured defending MLS Cup champions (Sporting KC) and defending English Premier League champions Manchester City.
  • The match was nationally televised on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
  • C.J. Sapong scored in the 30th minute on the club's only shot on goal of the first half.
  • Benny Feilhaber, the reigning MLS Player of the Week, earned the assist.
  • Manager Peter Vermes introduced a new starting XI for the second half of the match on Wednesday.
  • Michael Kafari, Jorge Claros and Martin Steuble all made their Sporting KC debuts after signing with the club earlier this month.
  • Sporting KC started the second half with three homegrown players in the middle of the defense - Jon Kempin, Erik Palmer-Brown and Kevin Ellis.
  • In all, 23 players saw action for Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.
  • The loss snaps Sporting Kansas City's undefeated record against English Premier League opponents.
  • Sporting KC defeated Manchester City's rival Manchester United 2-1 in 2010, played to a scoreless draw against Newcastle United in 2011 and earned a 1-1 result against Stoke City in 2012.
  • Sporting KC held the majority of possession in the match with 52% to Manchester City's 48%.
  • Manchester City entered in the midweek match as part of a preseason tour in the United States.
  • Manchester City continues their preseason tour by facing A.C. Milan on July 27 at Heinz Field.
  • Manchester City earned the English Premier League title at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season boasting a 27-6-5 record and 102 goals scored.
  • Manchester City scored three or more goals in half (19) of their EPL matches in 2013-14, and scored at least five goals on five occasions.
  • Manchester City set a club record with 156 goals across all competitions in 2013-14.
  • Manchester City's +65 goal differential during the 2013-14 EPL season was at least 14 goals better than any other team.
  • Manchester City scored 102 league goals in 2013-14 (2.68 per game), second most in Premier League history.
  • Sporting Park welcomed 18,484 fans on Wednesday as the reigning champions battled for ownership of the Champions Shield.
  • Sporting KC returns to MLS competition on Saturday as they look to claim a historic fifth straight road win.
  • Sporting KC is 1-2-3 all-time in international friendlies under Manager Peter Vermes.

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