Injury Report is SportingKC.com’s look at the latest injury news ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by The Sports Medicine Center at Children's Mercy. All injuries listed are from the teams' official injury reports submitted prior to matchday.
Sporting Kansas City enters tonight's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup clash against Minnesota United FC with no new injury concerns.
Captain and defender Matt Besler is listed as questionable with a hamstring strain, while long-term absentees Roger Espinoza (knee), Erik Hurtado (knee), Jaylin Lindsey (meniscus) and Rodney Wallace (hip) all remain sidelined.
The Loons are dealing with a few injuries of their own. Former Sporting defender Ike Opara (undisclosed), influential midfielder Ozzie Alonso (quad), forward Abu Danladi (hamstring) and defender Brent Kallman (leg) are ruled out, while goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth is questionable with a knee issue.
Tonight’s win-or-go-home showdown can be seen exclusively on ESPN+ and will kick off at 7 p.m. CT inside the new Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.