Sports Medicine Report is SportingKC.com’s look at the latest health update around the team ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by Children’s Mercy Kansas City.
All details listed are from the teams' official player availability reports submitted approximately three days prior to the match.
Sporting Kansas City opens the club’s 28th season in Major League Soccer tonight with a trip to take on the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. The match was pushed back two days due to severe weather in the Portland area, having initially been scheduled for Saturday night.
Sporting enters the match with five players on the club’s player availability report, while Portland is also dealing with some injury concerns heading into the opener.
#PORvSKC Sports Medicine Report
- OUT: Defender Kortne Ford (Achilles surgery), defender Logan Ndenbe (hamstring injury), midfielder Gadi Kinda (knee injury), forward Johnny Russell (hamstring injury)
- QUESTIONABLE: Forward Alan Pulido (knee injury)
- OUT: Midfielder David Ayala (right knee), midfielder Sebastian Blanco (left knee), forward Dairon Asprilla (right knee), forward Tega Ikoba (right knee) forward Felipe Mora (left knee)
- QUESTIONABLE: Goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic (right hand), defender Claudio Bravo (left hamstring), defender Juan Mosquera (right hamstring)
Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. CT (9:09 p.m. CT actual kick) and is available to stream for free in English or Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish) will carry the game locally on the radio.