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Monterrey vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 Concacaf Champions League Preview

2019 Concacaf Champions League — Semifinals, Leg 1
Monterrey vs. Sporting Kansas City
Estadio BBVA Bancomer — Guadalupe
April 4 — 10 pm ET

TV: Univision Deportes
STREAMING: YahooSports.com

A field that started with five is down to just one as Sporting Kansas City flies the flag for Major League Soccer in the Concacaf Champions League. After rallying to defeat Independiente, Sporting meet Monterrey from Liga MX in their first semifinals appearance.

Monterrey, which won the CCL title in 2013, knocked off Atlanta United 3-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals to book their semifinals ticket.

Monterrey

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Arturo Gonzalez (M) - undisclosed
    • OUT: Jonathan Urretaviscaya (M) - undisclosed
    • QUESTIONABLE: Miguel Layun (D) - undisclosed
    • QUESTIONABLE: Nico Sanchez (D) - undisclosed
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Adam Bareiro (F), Nicolas Sanchez (D), Jesus Gallardo (D), Maximiliano Meza (M), Rodolfo Pizarro (M)
  • International duty: None

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy Medranda (M) - knee
    • OUT: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
    • OUT: Daniel Salloi (F) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Seth Sinovic (D), Felipe Gutierrez (M), Krisztian Nemeth (F), Daniel Salloi (M)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • This is the first all-time meeting
  • Concacaf Champions League history: Monterrey - 4 appearances (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17): 29 wins, 6 losses, 7 ties (83 goals) … Sporting Kansas City - 3 appearances (2016/17, 2014/15, 2013/14): 9 wins, 5 losses, 4 ties (29 goals)

Officials

  • To be announced

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