Sports Medicine Report is SportingKC.com’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.
Sporting Kansas City will open their 26th season in Major League Soccer tonight when the team takes on the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Sporting are looking to defend their crown as the team to beat in the Western Conference, having finished in first place during the truncated 2020 season.
#NYvSKC Sports Medicine Report
|Sporting Kansas City||New York Red Bulls|
|GK – Kendall McIntosh (Out – Eye)||DEF – Jason Pendant (Out – Shoulder)|
|GK – Tim Melia (Out – Chest)|
|GK – Brooks Thompson (Out – Lower Back)|
|DEF – Amadou Dia (Out – Hamstring)|
|DEF – Graham Zusi (Out – Foot)|
Due to the club’s situation with three of the four goalkeepers on the first-team roster unavailable, Sporting signed Parker Siegfried on loan from Louisville City FC earlier this week.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT on Bally Sports Kansas City Plus, while Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM will carry the game locally on the radio.