Sports Medicine Report - Aug. 18, 2021

Sports Medicine Report is’s look at the latest health update regarding the team ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by The Sports Medicine Center at Children's Mercy. All health issues listed are from the teams' official player availability reports submitted approximately 48 hours prior to kickoff.

First-place Sporting Kansas City (11-4-4, 37 pts.) returns to Children’s Mercy Park tonight to take on the Portland Timbers (7-9-2, 23 pts.), looking to get back to winning ways at home after producing some stunning results on the road over the past six weeks.

#SKCvPOR Sports Medicine Report

Sporting KC

Portland Timbers

  • OUT: Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella (Right rectus femoris surgery), defender Ismaila Jome (Left Achilles tendon surgery), forward Andy Polo (Right quad and knee surgery)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Midfielder Eryk Williamson (Health & safety protocols), forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Left ACL surgery)

In addition, Sporting KC midfielder Felipe Hernandez remains out for personal reasons.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT (7:38 p.m. CT actual kick) on Bally Sports KC Plus, while Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM will carry the game locally on the radio.