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SPORTING KANSAS CITY v REAL SALT LAKE (April 14, Livestrong Sporting Park, 7:30 p.m. CT) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Sporting KC 5 5-0-0 15 8 1 at home 3 3-0-0 9 6 1 Real on road

1 Nielsen

6 5-1-0 15 11 4 2 2-0-0 6 6 3

7

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

55

15

Julio Cesar

Espinoza Zusi

23

17 15 Saborio

21

Wingert

F A 11 4 49 135 6 5 0 0

3 0 1 0

6 1 0 1 2 0 0 1

2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 10 1

0 3 1

TYPE OF PLAY

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS DISTANCE

(W-L-T) KC RSL

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 2-0-0 3-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Date Score (Gms since) 4/07/2012 KC 1, LA 0 4/01/2012 KC 1, CHV 0 8/27/2011 KC 2, DAL 3 9/17/2011 KC 0, RSL 1 10/01/2011 KC 1, SJ 1 4/07/2012 KC 1, LA 0 9/17/2011 KC 0, RSL 1

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Sporting KC Real Salt Lake

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6

4

Borchers

Olave

2 Beltran

18

REFEREE: Kevin Stott. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Tyler Ploeger INJURY REPORTS SPORTING KANSAS CITY – OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury); PROBABLE: DF Cyprian Hedrick (R Achilles tendinitis) … REAL SALT LAKE – OUT: MF Nico Muñiz (R MCL sprain); DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L rib cage dislocation); MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms); MF Javier Morales (R hamstring strain)

(0) (0) (8) (4) (7) (0) (10)

REAL SALT LAKE 1 Eduardo Fernandez (GK) 2 Tony Beltran (DF) 3 Diogo de Almeida (DF) 4 Jamison Olave (DF) 5 Kyle Beckerman (MF) 6 Nat Borchers (DF) 7 Fabian Espindola (FW) 8 Will Johnson (MF) 11 Javier Morales (MF) 12 Emiliano Bonfigli (FW) 14 Yordany Alvarez (MF) 15 Alvaro Saborio (FW) 16 Nico Muniz (MF) 17 Chris Wingert (DF) 18 Nick Rimando (GK) 19 Enzo Martinez (MF) 20 Ned Grabavoy (MF) 21 Luis Gil (MF) 22 Jonny Steele (MF) 23 Paulo Araujo Jr. (FW) 24 Kyle Reynish (GK) 26 Sebastian Velasquez (MF) 27 Cody Arnoux (FW) 28 Chris Schuler (DF) 44 Leone Cruz (DF) 53 Terakazu Tanaka (DF)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 4-0-0 1-0-0 4-0-0 1-1-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

5

Rimando

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

0 0 1

8 Johnson

Beckerman

17

HOW SCORED

3 5 0

Gil

Velasquez

REAL

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

7 Espindola

26

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM SPORTING

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

11 Convey

Sapong

UPCOMING MATCHES REAL SPORTING Sat. Apr. 21 at San Jose Wed. Apr. 18 at Vancouver Wed. Apr. 25 at FC Dallas Sat. Apr. 21 at Portland Sat. Apr. 28 Toronto FC Sat. May 5 Montreal Sat. May 5 New England Sat. May 12 at Chicago

3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0

16 Sinovic

Kamara

LAST YEAR (MLS): 8/3: KC 2, RSL 0 (Espinoza 29; Bunbury 34) 9/17: RSL 1, KC 0 (Borchers 54)

1 0 0 0

5 Besler

8

AT KC (7 meetings): Sporting 4 wins, 11 goals … Real 1 win, 7 goals … Ties 2

3 1 4 0

78 Collin

Myers

ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Sporting 6 wins, 20 goals … Real 5 wins, 19 goals … Ties 3

F A 8 1 56 450

ROSTERS SPORTING KC 1 Jimmy Nielsen (GK) 2 Michael Harrington (DF) 3 Korede Aiyegbusi (DF) 4 Kevin Ellis (DF) 5 Matt Besler (DF) 6 Paulo Nagamura (MF) 7 Chance Myers (DF) 8 Graham Zusi (MF) 9 Teal Bunbury (FW) 11 Bobby Convey (MF) 12 Konrad Warzycha (FW) 13 Lawrence Olum (DF) 14 Dom Dwyer (FW) 15 Roger Espinoza (MF) 16 Seth Sinovic (DF) 17 C.J. Sapong (FW) 18 Eric Kronberg (GK) 19 Peterson Joseph (MF) 20 Shawn Singh (DF) 21 Jon Kempin (GK) 22 Soony Saad (FW) 23 Kei Kamara (FW) 24 Cyprian Hedrick (DF) 32 Luke Sassano (DF) 37 Jacob Peterson (MF) 55 Julio Cesar (DF) 78 Aurelien Collin (DF) 88 Michael Thomas (MF)

REAL SALT LAKE Date Score (Gms since) 4/07/2012 RSL 2, COL 0 3/31/2012 RSL 3, POR 2 3/24/2012 RSL 0, CHV 1 10/06/2011 RSL 0, VAN 3 10/22/2011 RSL 1, POR 1 4/07/2012 RSL 2, COL 0 3/24/2012 RSL 0, CHV 1

(0) (0) (2) (3) (6) (0) (3)

TEAM LEADERS SPORTING G: 3 Kamara/Sapong A: 5 Zusi SHT: 30 Kamara SOG: 14 Kamara FC: 13 Kamara FS: 10 Kamara OF: 3 Sapong C: 2 Myers E: 0 REAL G: 3 Espindola A: 2 Beltran SHT: 20 Espindola SOG: 10 Espindola FC: 17 Beckerman FS: 9 Velasquez OF: 7 Paulo Jr/Espindola C: 3 Beckerman E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG KC 5 0 3 1 1 0 8 1.60 RSL 6 1 1 2 2 0 11 1.83 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG KC 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0.20 RSL 6 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.67 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 KC 8 0 1 3 2 0 2 RSL 11 1 1 2 2 1 4 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 KC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 RSL 4 0 0 0 1 3 0


SPORTING KANSAS CITY v REAL SALT LAKE

(April 14, Livestrong Sporting Park, 7:30 p.m. CT - MLS Game 50)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Jimmy Nielsen GK 6-3 200 08/06/1977 Aalborg, Denmark 5 5 0 0 65 65 0 0 2 Michael Harrington DF 6-0 170 01/24/1986 Greenville, NC 0 0 0 0 138 119 5 13 3 Korede Aiyegbusi DF 5-5 155 07/15/1988 London, England 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 4 Kevin Ellis DF 5-9 160 06/30/1991 Kansas City, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Matt Besler DF 6-0 170 02/11/1987 Kansas City, MO 5 5 0 0 77 73 2 2 6 Paulo Nagamura MF 5-8 154 03/02/1983 Sao Paulo, Brazil 3 0 0 0 160 144 9 14 7 Chance Myers DF 6-0 165 12/07/1987 Thousand Oaks, CA 5 5 0 1 64 42 0 3 8 Graham Zusi MF 5-10 160 08/18/1986 Orlando, FL 5 5 1 5 69 39 7 13 9 Teal Bunbury FW 6-2 175 02/27/1990 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 3 1 0 0 58 34 14 5 11 Bobby Convey MF 5-9 150 05/27/1983 Philadelphia, PA 5 5 0 1 169 157 11 31 12 Konrad Warzycha FW 6-1 190 02/14/1989 Zabrze, Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 Lawrence Olum DF 6-2 185 07/10/1984 Nairobi, Kenya 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 Dom Dwyer FW 5-9 180 07/30/1990 Cuckfield, England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Roger Espinoza MF 5-11 160 10/25/1986 Puerto Cortes, Honduras 5 5 0 0 92 72 2 9 16 Seth Sinovic DF 5-9 170 01/28/1987 Kansas City, MO 5 5 0 1 45 43 0 1 17 C.J. Sapong FW 6-2 185 12/27/1988 Manassas, VA 5 4 3 0 39 26 8 5 Eric Kronberg GK 6-5 210 06/07/1983 Santa Rosa, CA 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 18 Peterson Joseph MF 5-8 132 04/24/1990 Port-au-Prince, Haiti 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 Shawn Singh DF 5-9 145 05/05/1989 Bakersfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Jon Kempin GK 6-1 170 04/08/1993 Overland Park, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 Soony Saad FW 5-10 165 08/17/1992 Dearborn, MI 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 22 MF 6-3 186 09/01/1984 Kenema, Sierra Leone 5 5 3 1 150 110 37 14 23 Kei Kamara 24 Cyprian Hedrick DF 6-0 185 10/06/1989 Duala, Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Luke Sassano DF 6-0 170 10/14/1985 Orinda, CA 1 0 0 0 48 30 1 0 32 Jacob Peterson MF 5-10 165 01/27/1986 Portage, MI 4 0 0 0 142 82 9 10 37 55 Julio Cesar MF 6-1 170 11/18/1978 Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil 5 5 0 0 32 30 2 2 78 Aurelien Collin DF 6-2 169 03/08/1986 Enghien-les-Bains, France 5 5 1 0 28 26 4 0 Michael Thomas MF 5-10 190 03/08/1989 Olathe, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 HEAD  COACH  :  Peter Vermes

11/21/1966 W32 T21 L28

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Eduardo Fernandez GK 6-3 170 12/16/1992 Guadalajara, Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Tony Beltran DF 5-8 150 10/11/1987 Claremont, CA 6 6 0 2 84 73 0 5 3 Diogo de Almeida DF 6-0 175 01/02/1989 Piricicaba, Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Jamison Olave DF 6-3 210 04/21/1981 Medellin, Colombia 6 6 0 0 105 104 10 1 5 Kyle Beckerman MF 5-11 165 04/23/1982 Crofton, MD 6 6 1 0 275 247 25 33 6 Nat Borchers DF 6-2 175 04/13/1981 Tucson, AZ 2 2 0 0 204 203 8 4 7 Fabian Espindola FW 5-9 160 05/04/1985 Merlo, Buenos Aires, Argenti 6 5 3 1 101 82 29 11 8 Will Johnson MF 5-10 155 01/21/1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3 2 0 1 97 84 7 6 11 Javier Morales MF 5-9 165 01/10/1980 Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aire 5 1 1 1 103 93 18 35 12 Emiliano Bonfigli FW 5-10 148 02/23/1989 Bahia Blanca, Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 Yordany Alvarez MF 5-10 165 05/24/1985 Cienfuegos, Cuba 2 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 15 Alvaro Saborio FW 6-0 170 03/25/1982 San Carlos, Costa Rica 6 2 2 1 56 47 25 7 16 Nico Muniz MF 5-10 155 10/18/1992 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Chris Wingert DF 5-10 170 06/16/1982 Babylon, NY 5 5 0 0 192 161 1 11 18 Nick Rimando GK 5-9 184 06/17/1979 Montclair, CA 6 6 0 0 294 294 0 6 19 Enzo Martinez MF 5-7 160 09/29/1990 Montevideo, Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Ned Grabavoy MF 5-7 150 07/01/1983 Joliet, IL 5 4 0 0 167 121 8 17 21 Luis Gil MF 5-8 150 11/14/1993 Garden Grove, CA 6 6 1 1 31 20 3 1 22 Jonny Steele MF 6-0 180 02/07/1986 Larne, Northern Ireland 5 1 1 0 5 1 1 0 23 Paulo Junior FW 5-7 158 01/23/1989 Teresina, Brazil 5 5 1 1 19 10 3 5 24 Kyle Reynish GK 6-3 193 11/03/1983 Valencia, CA 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 26 Sebastian Velasquez MF 5-11 155 02/11/1991 Medillin, Colombia 4 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 27 Cody Arnoux FW 5-10 170 04/13/1988 Stony Brook, NY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 Chris Schuler DF 6-4 185 09/09/1987 St. Louis, MO 4 4 0 0 25 21 2 0 44 Leone Cruz DF 6-0 172 06/13/1987 Round Rock, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 Terakazu Tanaka DF 5-8 150 07/14/1985 Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Jason Kreis

12/29/1972 W62 L51 T43


SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs REAL SALT LAKE LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK, Kansas City, Kan. April 14, 2012 (WEEK 6, MLS Game #50) 7:30 p.m. CT (KSMO; KTVX-ABC4) A mouthwatering early-season clash is in the offing on Saturday night at Livestrong Sporting Park when Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City play host to the Western Conference leaders, Real Salt Lake. Sporting are the first team in more than a decade to open an MLS season with five wins in five games, after a 1-0 home win vs. the LA Galaxy. Real have won five times in six outings after their 2-0 home win vs. Colorado last weekend. REFEREE: Kevin Stott. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Tyler Ploeger MLS Career: 216 games; FC/gm: 25.8; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 58; pens: 44 INJURY REPORT: SPORTING KANSAS CITY – OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury); PROBABLE: DF Cyprian Hedrick (R Achilles tendinitis) … REAL SALT LAKE – OUT: MF Nico Muñiz (R MCL sprain); DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L rib cage dislocation); MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms); MF Javier Morales (R hamstring strain) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: RSL: Kyle Beckerman HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (14 meetings): Sporting 6 wins, 20 goals … Real 5 wins, 19 goals … Ties 3 AT KC (7 meetings): Sporting 4 wins, 11 goals … Real 1 win, 7 goals … Ties 2 LAST YEAR (MLS): 8/3: KC 2, RSL 0 (Espinoza 29; Bunbury 34) 9/17: RSL 1, KC 0 (Borchers 54)  This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.  Both teams held serve in 2011, each winning on their own home field, including a 2-0 Sporting win on Aug. 3 in their first encounter at Livestrong Sporting Park.  In the last six seasons, the road teams have won just twice – both coming in 2009, when each club won on the other’s home ground (RSL 2-0 in KC; KC 1-0 at RSL).  Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. RSL: P5 W1 L3 D1 … Jason Kreis vs. KC: P10 W4 L4 D2 SPORTING KANSAS CITY Sporting Kansas City became the first team in more than a decade to open a Major League Soccer season with five wins on the trot, defeating the LA Galaxy 1-0 at Livestrong Sporting Park. Sporting have 15 points from 5 matches to lead the Eastern Conference. LAST MATCH  The game's only goal came after 40 minutes. From the right wing, Bobby Convey sent a cross toward the sixyard box. Kei Kamara dove and buried the ball just inside the right post.  The Galaxy were not credited with a single attempt at goal on target for the game.  Sporting head coach Peter Vermes made no changes to his team for a third match in a row, maintaining the side that defeated Chivas USA 1-0 at The Home Depot Center.  SPORTING KANSAS CITY (4-2-3-1): Jimmy Nielsen - Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic - Julio Cesar (Paulo Nagamura 78), Roger Espinoza - Kei Kamara, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 69) - C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 87). TEAM NEWS  Sporting Kansas City became the first team since 1998 to start a season with five victories in five games. The 1996 LA Galaxy started their history with 12 consecutive victories – the first nine coming in regulation time (in the end, two in the stretch came via shootout). The 1998 LA Galaxy started the year with nine consecutive wins – the first in a shootout, then eight in a row in regulation.  “We’re excited to be off to such a good start, but we have got to stay humble and hungry. There’s no reason to be satisfied this early in the season,” said defender Seth Sinovic.

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For a second consecutive match, Sporting did not allow a single goal attempt on target. SKC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen has not faced a shot on goal in 245 minutes, since their only goal conceded on the season (a free kick by FC Dallas’ Ricardo Villar). “Shots on target: Zero, in the whole game, again. That’s pretty impressive,” Nielsen said. “The guys in front of me are making my job very easy. Personally, I have to prepare for myself different to the games compared to last year. Last year it was very simple for me to be in the game, this year it’s different. I have to prepare myself to be there for one chance, two chances the whole game. Last year, I probably had six or seven saves in each game.” The game’s lone goal came when Bobby Convey, nominally stationed on the left flank, switched sides with Kei Kamara. He cut in on his left foot and served the cross for Kamara to head home. “The guys on our team can all switch positions,” said Convey. “That’s a great option that we have in attacking. Each player can fill in for the others, and we do that to throw off the defense.” The Sporting attack has also been helped by fullbacks Seth Sinovic and Chance Myers getting forward into the attack. “I thought what was really good in his game today was him getting forward,” manager Peter Vermes said Sinovic. “He found himself in positions that really helped us relieve pressure by switching the point of attack to him, because of the width that he provided us in the game.” It was Convey’s first assist since coming to SKC in the offseason. “I’ve always been the guy that had to create and had to score,” he said. “It’s nice here that I’m not that person. It’s nice to have other players doing well and scoring goals. There’s a little bit of pressure with me being the only new player and bringing me in to win the championship, but other than that I don’t feel any pressure.” Sporting won a game by a 1-0 scoreline for a third time this season, in their fourth shutout. A year ago, the LA Galaxy won nine matches by a 1-0 result on their way to an MLS Cup championship. “You have to win games in many different ways. Sometimes you’re down a goal and you have to come back and you have to fight back. Sometimes you get a goal and you have to be able to defend the house and the guys have done that,” Vermes said. “That’s a good quality to have, to know how to win games scoring one goal and being able to hold the lead.

REAL SALT LAKE Real Salt Lake won for the second time in a week at their Rio Tinto Stadium home, defeating the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Saturday evening in the first Rocky Mountain Cup match of the year. Real lead the Western Conference with 15 points from 6 games. LAST MATCH  Real Salt Lake grabbed the lead just 20 minutes into the game when defender Tony Beltran picked out Saborio with a left-footed ball behind the Rapids backline. Saborío timed his run to perfection, ghosted in behind the defense, chested the ball down and easily poked it past Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens.  In the 57th minute, Espíndola scored RSL’s second. The Argentinean appeared to bring down a Luis Gil pass with his left arm just outside of the area, but play wasn’t stopped and somehow Espíndola was able to poke the ball away from two closing defenders and past Pickens.  RSL head coach Jason Kreis made five changes to the team that hung on for a 1-0 win against the Montréal Impact at Rio Tinto Stadium. Nat Borchers and Chris Wingert came into the back four for Terakazu Tanaka and Chris Schuler, Sebastian Velasquez started in midfield for Jonny Steele, and Fabian Espindola came in up top for Paulo Junior.  REAL SALT LAKE (4-3-1-2): Nick Rimando - Tony Beltran, Jamison Olave, Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert Sebastian Velasquez (Jonny Steele 59), Kyle Beckerman, Will Johnson - Luis Gil (Yordany Alvarez 82) Fabian Espindola (Emiliano Bonfigli 92+), Alvaro Saborio. TEAM NEWS  After playing four games out of the last five at Rio Tinto Stadium – where Real took 9 of a possible 12 points – the trip to Sporting KC kicks off three consecutive road tilts and five of the next seven on the road.  “Three matches and nine points,” RSL head coach Jason Kreis said of defeating Portland, Montréal and Colorado over an eight-day span. “Two out of three extremely good performances – so we have to be pleased with where we are at right now.”  Real posted a second consecutive shutout, having now not allowed a goal in 205 consecutive minutes.  “I think they were just up for it,” Kreis said. “It certainly didn’t have anything to do with good coaching. I think the guys all knew Wednesday night was a disappointing effort, and I think everybody wanted to do better.” Said defender Nat Borchers: “We were disappointed with how we fought (vs. Montreal). That’s just one of the intangibles of this game. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you can’t bring that competitive fight to the game, you are going to get beat.”  Tony Beltran recorded two assists in a game for the first time in his professional career. He had never had more than a single assist in a year in his first four MLS seasons.

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“I think when I first came here I was a little bit raw, and that was a big area that I needed to improve,” said Beltran. “My second and third season in particular, I did a lot of repetition work, and I feel that’s really paid off and, hopefully, I can deliver some more good balls this year.” Fabian Espindola scored his third goal of the season. It was his 29th goal for Real Salt Lake, coming in 101 games, tying him with Robbie Findley for the all-time club lead. Álvaro Saborío kept pace, scoring his second goal of the season. Each has come in a starting performance (also starting vs. Portland), after overcoming preseason injuries. “I’m really amazed at both Fabian Espíndola and Álvaro Saborío – to me, they both looked extremely alert and bright,” Kreis said. “I’m pleased that they both got on the scoreboard, but probably more pleased with their defensive effort. When they are that in tune for giving for the team we almost always get results.” Luis Gil recorded his first MLS assist. Gil was originally slated to miss the match, on duty with the U.S. U-20 national team, but with injuries to midfielders Ned Grabavoy and Javier Morales, he remained with the club. Gil has started all six of RSL’s contests this season. “It was difficult; it was a difficult schedule against tough teams,” Gil said. “We battled through it and I felt like we didn’t have our best play the game before (against Montreal) and now we came out, we were in our home. We had to show them what we were here for and we’ve got to defend our house.”

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2012 SPORTING KANSAS CITY STATISTICS (5-0-0, 15 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 23 M Kei Kamara 17 F C.J. Sapong 8 M Graham Zusi 78 D Aurelien Collin 11 M Bobby Convey 7 D Chance Myers 16 D Seth Sinovic 5 D Matt Besler 9 F Teal Bunbury 15 M Roger Espinoza 55 M Julio Cesar 6 M Paulo Nagamura 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 13 D Lawrence Olum 37 M Jacob Peterson 32 D Luke Sassano 3 D Korede Aiyegbusi 14 F Dom Dwyer 4 D Kevin Ellis 2 D Michael Harrington 19 M Peterson Joseph 21 G Jon Kempin 18 G Eric Kronberg 22 F Soony Saad 20 D Shawn Singh 88 M Michael Thomas Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 3 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

GS 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5

MIN 450 354 415 419 406 450 450 450 96 450 424 46 450 32 44 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 450

G 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1

A 1 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0

SHT 30 11 15 5 2 4 3 1 7 11 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 36

SOG 14 8 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 8

FC 13 5 8 8 1 10 4 1 4 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 56

FS 10 8 5 3 1 3 7 0 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 67

OFF 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9

CK 1 0 17 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 12

C 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4

GAME-WINNING GOALS: C.J. Sapong 2, Kei Kamara 2, Graham Zusi 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Graham Zusi 3, Chance Myers 1, Kei Kamara 1, Bobby Convey 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Kei Kamara 0-1 SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP GS 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 5 5 Team totals 5 5 Opponent totals 5 5

MIN 450 450 450

SHTS 8 8 34

SV 7 7 25

GA 1 1 8

GAA 0.20 0.20 1.60

PG 0 0 0

PA 0 0 1

W 5 5 0

L 0 0 5

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Sporting Kansas City statistics listed here.

T 0 0 0

SO 4 4 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


2012 REAL SALT LAKE STATISTICS (5-1-0, 15 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 7 F Fabian Espindola 15 F Alvaro Saborio 21 M Luis Gil 11 M Javier Morales 23 F Paulo Junior 5 M Kyle Beckerman 22 M Jonny Steele 2 D Tony Beltran 8 M Will Johnson 14 M Yordany Alvarez 12 F Emiliano Bonfigli 6 D Nat Borchers 20 M Ned Grabavoy 4 D Jamison Olave 18 G Nick Rimando 28 D Chris Schuler 53 D Terakazu Tanaka 26 M Sebastian Velasquez 17 D Chris Wingert 27 F Cody Arnoux 44 D Leone Cruz 3 D Diogo de Almeida 1 G Eduardo Fernandez 19 M Enzo Martinez 16 M Nico Muniz 24 G Kyle Reynish Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 3 2 1 2 5 6 6 4 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GS 5 2 6 1 5 6 1 6 2 0 0 2 4 6 6 4 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIN 469 289 405 212 321 540 131 528 211 9 1 180 387 540 540 360 90 277 450 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 6

6 6

540 540

G 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 4

A 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 20 12 5 4 9 10 1 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 10 4 1 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 8 3 3 2 4 17 2 3 4 0 0 0 3 7 0 4 1 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FS 7 2 3 7 1 5 3 2 4 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 7 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 2 0 0 9 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

8 3

81 69

28 22

73 63

63 73

17 16

27 33

8 12

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Alvaro Saborio 1, Javier Morales 1, Fabian Espindola 1, Kyle Beckerman 1 Paulo Junior 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Fabian Espindola 1, Tony Beltran 1, Paulo Junior 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Alvaro Saborio 1-1, Paulo Junior 1-1 REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 18 G Nick Rimando 6 Team totals 6 Opponent totals 6

GS 6 6 6

MIN 540 540 540

SHTS 22 22 28

SV 18 18 17

GA 4 4 11

GAA 0.67 0.67 1.83

PG 0 0 2

PA 0 0 2

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Real Salt Lake statistics listed here.

W 5 5 1

L 1 1 5

T 0 0 0

SO 3 3 1


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DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

10 17 25 1 7 14 18 21 5 12 19 27 16 20 23 29 4 7 14 18 21 28 4 11 18 26 1 14 19 22 28 7 20 24

OPPONENT at D.C. United New England FC Dallas at Chivas USA Los Angeles Real Salt Lake at Vancouver at Portland Montreal at Chicago at Colorado San Jose Toronto FC at Seattle at Philadelphia Chicago at Montreal Houston at Columbus at Houston New England Columbus at New England D.C. United at Toronto FC New York Toronto FC Houston at New York at Montreal Chicago at Columbus at New York Philadelphia

RESULT W 1-0 W 3-0 W 2-1 W 1-0 W 1-0

ATT. 16,314 19,777 15,161 13,372 20,323

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 1 3 KC: Sapong (93+) 2-0-0 T1 6 KC: Zusi (28) Kamara (39) Sapong (47) 3-0-0 1 9 KC: Collin (49+) Kamara (88); DAL: Villar (25) 4-0-0 1 12 KC: Sapong (47) 5-0-0 1 15 KC: Kamara (40)

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 RSL: own goal (73) Morales (80) Espindola (85); LA: Buddle (71) 2-0-0 T1 6 RSL: Espindola (39) Gil (58) 2-1-0 T2 6 CHV: Townsend (72) 3-1-0 T1 9 RSL: Saborio (39) Steele (89) Beckerman (93+); POR: Nagbe (48,65) 4-1-0 1 12 RSL: Paulo Jr (13) 5-1-0 1 15 RSL: Saborio (20) Espindola (57)

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sat. Mar.

OPPONENT 10 at Los Angeles

RESULT W 3-1

ATT. 27,000

Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar.

17 New York 24 Chivas USA 31 at Portland

W 2-0 L 0-1 W 3-2

16,738 20,415 20,438

Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thu. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

4 7 14 21 25 28 5 9 12 26 16 20 23 30 4 7 14 18 21 27 4 11 18 24 1 6 22 29 6 27

W 1-0 W 2-0

20,191 16,870

Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct.

Montreal Colorado at Sporting KC at San Jose at FC Dallas Toronto FC New England at Chicago at Seattle FC Dallas at Chivas USA Los Angeles San Jose at Columbus Seattle Portland at San Jose at Seattle Colorado Vancouver at Colorado at Vancouver FC Dallas at Philadelphia D.C. United at Houston Portland at Chivas USA at Los Angeles Vancouver


SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 1 8 times

Goals 3 03/17/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

Shots 14 04/07/2012

Assists 3 03/17/2012 3 03/25/2012

vs. NE vs. DAL

W 3-0 W 2-1

Assists 2 Graham Zusi Shots 11 Kei Kamara Shots on Goal 5 Kei Kamara Fouls Committed 5 Kei Kamara Fouls Suffered 4 Roger Espinoza Offside 2 Kei Kamara 2 C.J. Sapong Saves 6 Jimmy Nielsen

03/25/2012

03/25/2012

03/25/2012

04/07/2012

03/10/2012

03/17/2012 03/17/2012

03/17/2012

vs. DAL

vs. DAL

vs. DAL

vs. LA

at

DC

vs. NE vs. NE

vs. NE

W 2-1

W 2-1

W 2-1

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 3-0 W 3-0

Shots 27 03/17/2012 Shots on Goal 9 03/25/2012

vs. NE

vs. DAL

W 1-0

Fouls Committed 9 04/07/2012 vs. LA

W 1-0

W 3-0 vs. NE

Corner Kicks 4 03/17/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

Offside 0 03/10/2012 0 04/01/2012

at at

DC CHV

W 1-0 W 1-0

Saves 0 03/25/2012 0 04/01/2012 0 04/07/2012

vs. DAL at CHV vs. LA

W 2-1 W 1-0 W 1-0

Shots Faced 0 04/01/2012 0 04/07/2012

at CHV vs. LA

W 1-0 W 1-0

W 1-0

at DC vs. LA

W 1-0 W 1-0

W 3-0

Corner Kicks 7 03/25/2012 7 04/01/2012 7 04/07/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

W 2-1 W 1-0 W 1-0

Shots Faced 6 Jimmy Nielsen

03/17/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

Offside 4 03/17/2012

Goals Allowed 1 Jimmy Nielsen

03/25/2012

vs. DAL

W 2-1

Saves 6 03/17/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

Shots Faced 6 03/17/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

Goals Allowed 1 03/25/2012

vs. DAL

W 2-1

REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 1 10 times

Goals 3 03/10/2012 3 03/31/2012

Shots 10 03/17/2012

vs. NY

Shots on Goal 3 03/24/2012

vs. CHV

Assists 2 Tony Beltran Shots 6 Fabian Espindola Shots on Goal 3 Fabian Espindola 3 Paulo Junior

04/07/2012

04/04/2012

vs. COL

vs. MTL

W 2-0

Shots 17 03/31/2012 03/17/2012 04/04/2012

vs. NY vs. MTL

W 2-0 W 1-0

03/24/2012 04/04/2012 04/07/2012

vs. CHV vs. MTL vs. COL

L 0-1 W 1-0 W 2-0

Fouls Suffered 3 Kyle Beckerman 3 Sebastian Velasquez 3 Sebastian Velasquez 3 Ned Grabavoy 3 Javier Morales

03/10/2012 03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/24/2012 03/31/2012

at at vs. vs. at

W W W L W

Saves 6 Nick Rimando Shots Faced 8 Nick Rimando Goals Allowed 2 Nick Rimando

03/10/2012 03/31/2012

03/31/2012

03/31/2012

03/31/2012

at at

at

at

at

LA LA NY CHV POR

LA POR

POR

POR

POR

LA POR

at POR vs. COL

W 3-1 W 3-2

W 3-2 W 2-0

W 1-0

Fouls Committed 4 Kyle Beckerman 4 Kyle Beckerman 4 Chris Wingert

Offside 3 Paulo Junior 3 Paulo Junior

Assists 3 03/31/2012 3 04/07/2012

at at

3-1 3-1 2-0 0-1 3-2

W 3-1 W 3-2

Shots on Goal 8 03/31/2012

at

at

POR

POR

W 3-2

W 3-2

Fouls Committed 10 03/10/2012 at

LA

W 2-0

L 0-1

W 3-1

Fouls Suffered 7 04/07/2012 vs. COL

W 2-0

Corner Kicks 2 03/10/2012

at

W 3-1

LA

Fouls Committed 14 03/24/2012 vs. CHV 14 04/07/2012 vs. COL

L 0-1 W 2-0

Offside 1 04/04/2012

vs. MTL

W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 14 03/10/2012

W 3-1

Saves 1 04/07/2012

vs. COL

W 2-0

Shots Faced 1 04/07/2012

vs. COL

W 2-0

at

LA

Corner Kicks 9 03/24/2012

vs. CHV

L 0-1

Offside 4 03/10/2012 4 03/24/2012

at LA vs. CHV

W 3-1 L 0-1

Saves 6 03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

Shots Faced 8 03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

Goals Allowed 2 03/31/2012

at

POR

W 3-2

W 3-2

W 3-2

W 3-2

W 3-0

W 2-1

DC

vs. DAL at CHV vs. LA

W 1-0

vs. LA

Fouls Suffered 10 03/17/2012

Fouls Committed 16 03/10/2012 at Fouls Suffered 12 03/10/2012 12 04/07/2012

Shots on Goal 4 04/07/2012

vs. LA


2011 SPORTING KANSAS CITY VS. REAL SALT LAKE (1-1-0) UNF 9 15 22 5 99 78 20 2 10 23 1 55 17 32 16 8

POS PLAYER FWD Teal Bunbury M/D Roger Espinoza MID Davy Arnaud DEF Matt Besler FWD Omar Bravo DEF Aurelien Collin FWD Birahim Diop DEF Michael Harrington MID Jeferson FWD Kei Kamara GK Jimmy Nielsen DEF Julio Cesar FWD C.J. Sapong DEF Luke Sassano DEF*Seth Sinovic MID Graham Zusi ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2

GS 2 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 2

MIN 180 138 9 180 158 90 11 180 83 164 180 176 37 1 180 180

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 5 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 2

SOG 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0

FC 3 4 1 1 0 4 0 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 4 3

FS 0 7 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 4 6

OFF 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

C 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

E 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 1

0 1

27 24

10 6

30 30

30 30

4 7

8 10

2 4

1 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 6

SV 5

GA 1

GAA 0.50

PG 0

PA 0

W 1

L 1

T 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

6 10

5 8

1 2

0.50 1.00

0 0

0 0

1 1

1 1

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Roger Espinoza 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Jimmy Nielsen ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 1 0-0-0 1 1

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 REAL SALT LAKE VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (1-1-0) UNF 6 5 12 10 2 7 21 20 8 4 18 3 15 28 26 77 17

POS DEF MID MID MID DEF FWD MID MID MID DEF GK DEF FWD DEF MID MID DEF

PLAYER Nat Borchers Kyle Beckerman Jean Alexandre Arturo Alvarez Tony Beltran Fabian Espindola Luis Gil Ned Grabavoy Will Johnson Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Robbie Russell Alvaro Saborio Chris Schuler Collen Warner Andy Williams Chris Wingert ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1

GS 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1

MIN 180 180 1 59 68 179 84 31 180 90 180 112 180 180 65 121 90

G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 1 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 1 7 1 1 1 0

SOG 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

FC 1 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 3 1 3 2

FS 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 6 2 2 1 2

OFF 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0

CK 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

C 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

1 2

1 0

24 27

6 10

30 30

30 30

7 4

10 8

4 2

0 1

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 10

SV 8

GA 2

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 1

L 1

T 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

10 6

8 5

2 1

1.00 0.50

0 0

0 0

1 1

1 1

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Nat Borchers 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Kyle Beckerman 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 18 GK Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 1 0-0-0 1 1

0-0-0 0-0-0


SPORTING KANSAS CITY VS. REAL SALT LAKE ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Sporting 6 wins, 20 goals Real 5 wins, 19 goals Ties 3 07/16/2005 08/13/2005

KC 3 vs RSL 2 KC 4 at RSL 2

(KC) (RE)

05/20/2006 09/30/2006

RSL 2 vs KC 1 KC 3 vs RSL 3

(RE) (KC)

07/14/2007 08/29/2007

KC 1 vs RSL 0 RSL 3 vs KC 1

(KC) (RE)

06/07/2008 06/28/2008

RSL 0 vs KC 0 KC 1 vs RSL 0

(RE) (CA)

05/16/2009 08/29/2009

KC 2 at RSL 0 RSL 1 at KC 0

(RT) (CA)

05/29/2010 08/07/2010

RSL 4 vs KC 1 KC 1 vs RSL 1

(RT) (CA)

08/03/2011 09/17/2011

KC 2 vs RSL 0 RSL 1 vs KC 0

(SP) (RT)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sporting KC 1 2 OT Tot. 12 8 0 20 92 98 0 190 36 40 0 76 75 89 0 164 22 16 0 38 41 37 0 78

Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Real Salt Lake 1 2 OT Tot. 10 9 0 19 70 92 0 162 30 40 0 70 110 98 0 208 20 23 0 43 20 23 0 43

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

KC RSL

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 3 7 2 3 3 2 2 1 7 1 2 6

OT 0 0

Total 20 19

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Peter Vermes vs. RSL Jason Kreis vs. KC

1-3-1 (0.80 pts./game) 4-4-2 (1.40 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

U.S. OPEN CUP 04/18/2007

RSL 2 vs KC 1 (OT)

(Q1, RE)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

4 5 27 9 20 32

Sporting KC Sealy/Wolff Arnaud/Wolff Davy Arnaud 3 players tied Davy Arnaud Davy Arnaud

2 2 16 8 12 12

Real Salt Lake 4 players tied 4 players tied Kyle Beckerman Kyle Beckerman Beckerman/Harris Javier Morales

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

3 2 4 31 9

Kevin Hartman Hartman/Nielsen Kevin Hartman Kevin Hartman Bo Oshoniyi

3 3 2 29 7

Nick Rimando Nick Rimando Nick Rimando Nick Rimando Countess/Rimando

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Sporting KC 3 players tied Josh Wolff (8/13/05) Arnaud/Kamara 6 players tied Davy Arnaud (5/29/10) Roger Espinoza (9/17/11)

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

2 3 6 3 8 6

Saves Goals Allowed

7 3 players tied 4 Jimmy Nielsen (5/29/10)

2 1 6 3 6 7

Real Salt Lake Atiba Harris (9/30/06) 16 players tied Beckerman/Saborio Kreis/Beckerman Harris/Olave Javier Morales (5/29/10)

7 Countess/Seitz 4 D.J. Countess (8/13/05)

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

SPORTING KANSAS CITY W-L-T Streak (started)

W-L-T

LA GALAXY Streak (started)

1-0-0 3-0-0 0-0-0

2 Ws (9/10/2011) 5 Ws (10/15/2011 6 Ts (5/28/2011)

1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0

3 Ws (9/9/2011) 1 Ls (3/10/2012) 3 Ls (10/4/2011)

3-0-0 1-0-0

6 Ws (9/28/2011) 1 Ws (3/25/2012)

1-1-0 0-1-0

1 Ws (3/18/2012) 3 Ls (10/4/2011)

0-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

1 3 3 3 31

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(9/17/2011) (10/22/2011 (9/28/2011) (8/17/2011) (5/2/1996)

0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

2 3 1 8 7

Ls Ls Ws Ws Ws

(8/3/2011) (10/23/2011 (10/1/2011) (5/1/2010) (4/26/2008)

3-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

8 1 1 2 20

Ws Ws Ts Ls Ls

(8/3/2011) (3/25/2012) (9/5/2011) (4/23/2011) (5/5/1996)

0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0

7 6 1 10 10

Ws Ws Ls Ls Ls

(7/20/2011) (5/14/2011) (10/4/2011) (8/3/2008) (6/15/2002)


SPORTING KANSAS CITY CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (6-5-3) PLAYER Josh Wolff Scott Sealy Sasha Victorine Eddie Johnson Teal Bunbury Jose Burciaga Jr. Roger Espinoza Kei Kamara Chris Klein Ryan Pore Davy Arnaud Michael Harrington Jack Jewsbury Carlos Marinelli Preki Ryan Smith Dave van den Bergh Stephane Auvray Matt Besler Dustin Branan Omar Bravo Aurelien Collin Eloy Colombano Jimmy Conrad Adam Cristman Birahim Diop Nick Garcia Herculez Gomez Matt Groenwald Diego Gutierrez Kevin Hartman Zoltan Hercegfalvi Santiago Hirsig Aaron Hohlbein Jeferson Michael Kraus Jonathan Leathers Claudio Lopez Kurt Morsink Yura Movsisyan Chance Myers Jimmy Nielsen Bo Oshoniyi Ryan Raybould Brian Roberts Craig Rocastle Julio Cesar C.J. Sapong Luke Sassano Seth Sinovic Shavar Thomas Ivan Trujillo Tyson Wahl Lance Watson Kerry Zavagnin Alex Zotinca Graham Zusi Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 6 8 3 4 6 4 4 2 5 12 10 11 4 1 2 1 1 5 1 2 1 1 10 1 1 4 2 1 1 6 1 2 3 2 1 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 3 1 1 2 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 6 1 4 14 14

GS 4 6 7 2 4 6 4 4 2 2 11 8 8 2 1 2 1 1 5 0 2 1 0 10 1 0 4 1 1 0 6 0 2 3 1 0 2 4 2 0 0 4 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 5 2 1 2 6 0 2 14 14

GOALKEEPER Kevin Hartman Jimmy Nielsen Bo Oshoniyi ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 4 4

MIN 540 360 360

14 14

1260 1260

MIN 347 491 647 186 360 507 289 344 179 201 969 774 749 189 45 179 84 90 450 1 158 90 45 900 45 11 360 93 83 30 540 45 180 258 83 1 151 359 214 60 83 360 360 191 79 63 176 37 1 180 450 107 94 159 465 7 220 1260 1260

CURRENT SPORTING KANSAS CITY PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (6-5-3) G 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 19

A 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 16

SHT 10 14 12 6 8 7 8 9 7 4 27 2 14 5 1 6 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 1 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 190 162

SHTS 35 17 18

SV 31 11 9

GAA 0.67 1.50 2.25

PG 0 0 0

70 76

51 55

1.36 1.43

0 0

PLAYER Paulo Nagamura Teal Bunbury Roger Espinoza Kei Kamara Bobby Convey Michael Harrington Matt Besler Aurelien Collin Chance Myers Jimmy Nielsen Jacob Peterson Julio Cesar C.J. Sapong Luke Sassano Seth Sinovic Graham Zusi Team totals Opponent totals

GP 16 4 4 10 6 10 5 1 3 4 13 2 2 3 4 4 14 14

GS 14 4 4 7 6 8 5 1 0 4 7 2 0 0 4 2 14 14

GOALKEEPER Jimmy Nielsen ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4

MIN 360

14 14

1260 1260

MIN 1236 360 289 646 443 774 450 90 83 360 713 176 37 42 344 220 1260 1260

G 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 19

A 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 16

SHT 15 8 8 15 3 2 1 3 1 0 11 1 2 0 0 2 190 162

SHTS 17

SV 11

GAA 1.50

PG 0

70 76

51 55

1.36 1.43

0 0


REAL SALT LAKE CAREER STATISTICS VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (5-6-3) PLAYER Jason Kreis Atiba Harris Jordan Cila Fabian Espindola Robbie Russell Andy Williams Alvaro Saborio Mehdi Ballouchy Nat Borchers Chris Brown Pablo Campos Jeff Cunningham Robbie Findley Ned Grabavoy Matias Mantilla Chris Klein Kyle Beckerman Alecko Eskandarian Luke Kreamalmeyer Javier Morales Rusty Pierce Dante Washington Nelson Akwari Jean-Marc Alexandre Arturo Alvarez Tony Beltran Paul Broome Kyle Brown Matias Cordoba D.J. Countess Raphael Cox Kenny Cutler Kenny Deuchar Brian Dunseth Luis Miguel Escalada Willis Forko Scott Garlick Luis Gil Will Johnson Brian Kamler Jean-Martial Kipre Ritchie Kotschau Dema Kovalenko Chris Lancos Michael Lookingland Clint Mathis Yura Movsisyan Kevin Novak Tino Nunez Jamison Olave Eddie Pope Nick Rimando Chris Schuler Chris Seitz Jafet Soto Jack Stewart Carey Talley Daniel Torres Seth Trembly Collen Warner Jamie Watson Chris Wingert Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 4 2 7 6 13 4 2 8 3 3 2 6 4 1 2 8 1 1 6 1 1 4 3 1 4 2 1 1 2 1 5 2 2 1 2 2 2 5 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 7 4 8 2 2 1 1 4 2 1 1 4 9 14 14

GS 4 3 2 4 4 7 4 1 8 3 1 0 5 2 1 2 8 1 0 6 1 0 4 1 1 4 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 2 0 2 2 1 5 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 0 7 4 8 2 2 0 1 4 2 1 1 0 8 14 14

GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando Chris Seitz Scott Garlick D.J. Countess ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 8 2 2 2

MIN 720 180 180 180

14 14

1260 1260

CURRENT REAL SALT LAKE PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (5-6-3) MIN 360 259 150 422 427 690 359 111 720 270 59 43 408 183 90 180 720 90 56 495 90 27 317 136 59 338 107 45 20 180 72 301 145 180 14 168 180 84 450 34 180 180 180 90 90 236 84 180 35 630 298 720 180 180 1 90 340 180 90 65 93 651 1260 1260

G 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 20

A 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 17

SHT 13 4 2 13 5 11 13 3 3 4 1 1 7 1 2 3 16 3 1 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 3 0 162 190

SHTS 36 12 9 19

SV 29 8 5 13

GAA 0.88 1.00 2.00 3.50

PG 0 0 0 0

76 70

55 51

1.43 1.36

0 0

PLAYER Kyle Beckerman Fabian Espindola Nat Borchers Alvaro Saborio Ned Grabavoy Javier Morales Tony Beltran Luis Gil Will Johnson Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Chris Schuler Chris Wingert Team totals Opponent totals

GP 23 7 18 4 10 6 4 2 6 7 22 2 16 14 14

GS 17 4 18 4 7 6 4 1 5 7 22 2 12 14 14

GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 22

MIN 2004

14 14

1260 1260

MIN 1647 422 1630 359 599 495 338 84 462 630 2004 180 1057 1260 1260

G 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 20

A 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 17

SHT 30 13 4 13 9 13 0 2 6 0 0 1 1 162 190

SHTS 112

SV 88

GAA 1.08

PG 1

76 70

55 51

1.43 1.36

0 0


GAME NOTES

WWW.SPORTINGKC.COM

SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs REAL SALT LAKE LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

2012 Regular season Team stats SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Kansas City, KS English TV: KSMO-TV Spanish Radio: 1340 AM

RECORD 5-0-0 (15 pts) GAMES PLAYED 5 CONFERENCE POSITION 1st in East GOALS 8 GOALS/GAME 1.6 ALLOWED 1 ALLOWED/GAME .20 GOAL DIFFERENTIAL +7 SHOTS (ON GOAL) 95 (34) ON GOAL % 35.8% FOULS COMMITTED 67 FOULS SUFFERED 56 CAUTIONS 7 EJECTIONS 0

SPORTING Kansas City roster

No. Pos. 1 GK 2 DEF 3 DEF 4 DEF 5 DEF 6 MID 7 DEF 8 MID 9 FWD 11 MID 12 MID 13 DEF 14 FWD 15 MID 16 DEF 17 FWD 18 GK 19 MID 20 DEF 21 GK 22 FWD 23 FWD 24 DEF 32 DEF 37 FWD 55 DEF 78 DEF 88 MID

Name Pronunciation Jimmy Nielsen neel-sen Michael Harrington Korede Aiyegbusi co-red-eh eye-eh-BOO-see Kevin Ellis Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Paulo Nagamura POW-lo na-ga-MOO-ra Chance Myers Graham Zusi ZOO-see Teal Bunbury BUN-buh-ree Bobby Convey CON-vee Konrad Warzycha Var-ZEE-hah Lawrence Olum OH-lumm Dom Dwyer Roger Espinoza Seth Sinovic sin-OH-vick C.J. Sapong sah-PONG Eric Kronberg Krawn-berg Peterson Joseph Shawn Singh sing Jon Kempin Soony Saad soo-NEE sod Kei Kamara kye kah-MAHR-ah Cyprian Hedrick sip-ree-an HE-drick Luke Sassano sah-SAHN-noh Jacob Peterson Julio Cesar JEW-lee-o SEH-sahr Aurelien Collin au-REEL-ee-en Michael Thomas

2012 Regular season MLS Standings

5-1-0 (15 pts) 6 1st in the West 11 1.83 4 1.5 +7 81 (28) 34.6% 73 63 8 0

2012 REgular season Individual Leaders SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Real Salt lake

3 Sapong/Kamara goals Fabian Espindola 3 5 Graham Zusi assists Tony Beltran 2 30 Kei Kamara shots Fabian Espindola 20 14 Kei Kamara shots on Goal Fabian Espindola 10 2 Sapong/Kamara game-winning goals 5 Players Tied 1 3 Graham Zusi game-winning assists 3 Players Tied 1 10 Kei Kamara fouls suffered Sebastian Velasquez 9 13 Kei Kamara fouls committed Kyle Beckerman 17 2 Chance Myers cautions Kyle Beckerman 3 N/A ejections N/A 0.20 Jimmy Nielsen goals against avg 5 Jimmy Nielsen wins 4 Jimmy Nielsen shutouts 7 Jimmy Nielsen saves

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Eastern Conf. GP W L T P 1. Sporting Kansas City 5 5 0 0 15 2. New York Red Bulls 5 3 2 0 9 3. Houston Dynamo 3 2 1 0 6 4. Columbus Crew 4 2 2 0 6 5. New England Revolution 5 2 3 0 6 6. D.C. United 5 1 2 2 5 7. Chicago Fire 3 1 1 1 4 8. Montreal Impact 6 1 4 1 4 9. Philadelphia Union 4 0 3 1 1 10. Toronto FC 4 0 4 0 0 Western Conf. GP W L T P 1. Real Salt Lake 6 5 1 0 15 2. San Jose Earthquakes 5 4 1 0 12 3. Colorado Rapids 5 3 2 0 9 4. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5 2 1 2 8 5. Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 1 1 7 6. FC Dallas 5 2 2 1 7 7. Chivas USA 5 2 3 0 6 8. Portland Timbers 5 1 3 1 4 9. LA Galaxy 4 1 3 0 3

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When last they met... Sporting Kansas City dropped a 1-0 decision in their last meeting against Western Conference rival Real Salt Lake on September 17, 2011. The two clubs battled in front of nearly 20,000 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium with the lone goal of the match coming in the 54th minute. Real Salt Lake earned a free kick about thirty yards out in which Kyle Beckerman lofted a service to the far post connecting with teammate Nat Borchers, who headed it past Jimmy Nielsen to give Salt Lake the 1-0 lead. After many turnovers of possession and seemingly balanced play, with chances arising for both sides, the final score-line remained in favor of RSL 1-0. The loss marked the third time in a 21 match stretch that Sporting Kansas City suffered defeat despite outshooting RSL 11-5. The match also marked the first road game for Sporting Kansas City in 63 days, dating back to a 1-1 draw at Houston on July 16, 2011. Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara started the 100th regular season match of his MLS career in the last matchup verse RSL and the 50th regular season match in his KC career. Kamara became the fourth current Sporting KC player to log 100 regular season games started in their MLS career.

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Real Salt Lake Tony Beltran played two years of collegiate soccer at UCLA after spending his freshman year at St. Johns University in New York. At UCLA Beltran was teammates with Sporting Kansas City defender Chance Myers. Both players were named All-PAC 10 First Team in 2007. Nat Borchers scored the game-winning goal for Real Salt Lake in their last meeting with Sporting Kansas City. Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman had the assist on the play. Beckerman was teammates with Sporting Kansas City striker Bobby Convey and SKC defender Matt Besler in the 2012 MLS All-star game. Real Salt Lake Ned Grabavoy captained the Indiana Hoosiers to the National title in 2003 as a junior, while Jacob Peterson was a mere freshman. Despite the variations in experience, both players had a critical role in winning the title as Grabavoy earned MAC Hermann trophy semifinalist as well as NSCAA/ adidas All-America while Peterson earned offensive MVP honors at the College Cup for netting the championship-winning goal against St. John’s. Real Salt Lake Chris Estridge also played collegiate ball at Indiana however his four years spent at Bloomington did not overlap. Sporting Kansas City striker Teal Bunbury and Real Salt Lake midfielder Will Johnson were both born in Ontario. The duo both grew up playing for Canadian Youth National Team’s but also maintain additional citizanships. Real Salt Lake rookie Enzo Martinez played collegiete ball for the University of North Carolina. Martinez was selected in the first round (17th overall) in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Sporting Kansas City defender, Michael Harrington also played collegiate soccer for UNC and earned selection in the first round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. Sporting Kansas City Seth Sinovic and Real Salt Lake Chris Shuler were both dominant defenders for Creighton University. The pair were named co-captains of the Bluejays during their senior season in 2009. Both players are originally from Missouri with Sinovic born in Kansas City and Shuler in St. Louis. Sebastian Velasquez of Real Salt Lake was selected in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and was the first Junior College player to be selected on draft day since Kansas City took Yura Movsisyan in 2006. After one season Movsisyan was traded to Real Salt Lake where he played for three seasons. 2012 Major Events at Livestrong sporting park

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Sporting Kansas City’s 5-0-0 start in 2012 is the first time since 1996 that a club has earned five wins in regulation to start their season. In 1998, the Los Angeles Galaxy started 9-0 with the aid of shootout victories. In 1996, the Galaxy earned eight straight wins in regulation to start the season before earning a shootout win over New England and extending that streak to 12-0 to start the season. Sporting Kansas City has held opponents without a shot on goal for 245 consecutive minutes, including back-to-back matches against Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy. The streak is an all-time MLS record, surpassing the previous mark by a full hour. Sporting Kansas City is three goals shy of 100 all-time in the month of April. Sporting Kansas City would become the third MLS team to pass the century mark in goals for the month. Sporting Kansas City’s all-time record is 199-199-100. The 100 ties ranks most among all MLS teams, while the next win and loss will be the 200th in team history. Four clubs have lost 200 or more MLS regular season matches and four clubs have won 200 or more MLS regular seas matches. Sporting Kansas City has scored 299 goals all-time in the first half of MLS regular season matches. One more first half strike and the club will become the seventh MLS club to score 300 or more goals in the opening 45 minutes. Saturday’s match will be the 250th home match in team history and will move the team within one game of the 500th all-time for the club. A win on Saturday would be the first time since Major League Soccer’s inaugural season in 1996 that a club has won their first six matches in regulation. Sporting Kansas City goalkeepers have recorded 795 saves in MLS regular season home matches. Five more and the club will surpass 800 saves at home. Jimmy Nielsen’s next shutout will move him into a tie with Kevin Hartman and Bo Oshoniyi for second most on the club’s all-time chart. Teal Bunbury and C.J. Sapong, Sporting Kansas City’s first round selections in the 2010 and 2011 MLS SuperDraft respectively, lead all players taken in their draft classes for goals scored to date. Bunbury has 14 goals in his MLS career after being drafted 4th overall in 2010, while Sapong was MLS Rookie of the Year in 2011 and has eight goals, including a team-high three through five games this season. Sporting Kansas City has outshot their opponent by 10 or more shots in each of the team’s first five games. The club leads MLS with 95 shots and 34 shots on goal this season. Conversely, Sporting Kansas City is second in the League for fewest shots allowed this season (36). Sporting KC striker Kei Kamara leads all MLS players with 30 shots and 14 shots on goal in 2012. Sporting Kansas City has gone 245 straight minutes without allowing a shot on goal. The last time the LA Galaxy were held without a shot on goal was May 31, 2003. Sporting Kansas City held their opponent without a shot on goal for the second straight match on Saturday, marking the fifth time in club history that a KC goalkeeper has faced no shots. The other four times were: - 4/13/96 vs. Colorado 3-0 - 9/20/2008 vs. Toronto 2-0 - 9/10/2011 vs. Houston 3-0 - 4/1/2012 vs. Chivas USA Sporting Kansas City is tied for the second most home wins in MLS history with 134, trailing only the LA Galaxy (146). Since moving into LIVESTRONG Sporting Park last year, Sporting Kansas City is 12-2-6 at home, which ranks as the second best winning percentage among all MLS teams in their current venue. Kei Kamara’s next game-winning assist will move him into a tie for 10th place on the club’s all-time chart, joining Mark Chung, Matt McKeon, and Sasha Victorine. Likewise, Zusi’s next game-winning assist will bump his assist tally to 8 moving him into a tie for 5th place with Jack Jewsbury, Mo Johnston, and Kerry Zavagnin. Kei Kamara’s next game-winning goal will move him into a tie with Digital Takawira for fourth on the club’s all-time chart. Sporting Kansas City’s next successful penalty kick will be the 50th in club history. The club has converted 73% of penalties taken. Sporting Kansas City’s next regular season loss will be the 200th in team history. Four clubs have lost 200 or more MLS regular season matches, led by the New York Red Bulls with 217 defeats. Sporting Kansas City has scored 299 goals all-time in the first half of MLS regular season matches. One more first half strike and the club will become the seventh MLS club to score 300 or more goals in the opening 45 minutes. Sporting Kansas City’s next goal allowed in the second half will be the 400th given up by the team in the second half in team history. By contrast, the team has allowed 306 goals in the first half of play. Sporting Kansas City’s win over the LA Galaxy set the club’s all-time record for longest regular season winning streak in regulation at seven games, dating back to 2011. The only other time the team had won seven consecutive regular season matches came in 1997 during the MLS shootout era.


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Sporting Kansas City News, Notes and headlines East verse West | Sporting Kansas City is currently in first place of the Eastern Conference in the Major League Soccer standings. KC is the only team with a 5-0-0 record at the conclusion of week five and becomes the second team in MLS history to go 5-0-0 in regulation to start the season, along with the LA Galaxy circa 1996.

left flank. Saad settled it with his first touch before hammering home the game-winner with his second.

Goals for Gillis | Kei Kamara and Sporting Kansas City have teamed up with Gillis to create the G4G Pledge. Gillis is an organization that helps at-risk children and families reach their potential through eduIn Saturday’s match Sporting Kansas City face Real Salt Lake. Both cation, counseling, and social services. To assist Gillis in their efforts teams currently with five wins and 15 points, sitting atop their re- to help local families SKC proposes the G4G pledge. spective divisions. However, while SKC goes into the match perfect, RSL retains one blemish in which they suffered a 1-0 loss to Chivas Postgame voulunteers will be handing out G4G pledge cards. Each USA. pledge starts at $1 per goal. Make a minimum G4G Pledge of $5 per goal by April 30 and enter your name in a raffle for a chance to win Defensive Display | Sporting Kansas City has earned four shutouts an autographed one-of-a-kind sports graphic art of Kei Kamara by in their first five games of the 2012 season conceeding just one local artist Jeffrey Barge. The top four G4G fundraisers will be recgoal. The defense led by captain Jimmy Nielsen and centerbacks ognized online and at a special event with Robb Heineman and Kei Matt Besler and Aurelien collin has also allowed the fewest shots Kamara at Gillis after the completion of the 2012 season. by any MLS team this season (36). Seth Sinovic and Chance Myers round out the back line for KC yet both play a vital role in the KC Besler up for Man of the Year | Matt Besler joins forces with The attack, each tallying one assist so far this year. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the months of March, April and May for the Man of the Year Campaign in a ten-week fundraising The limited number of shots is impressive, yet perhaps more re- competition to earn the LLS’s Man of the Year title by raising funds markable is Sporting KC’s ability to high pressure opponents all for blood cancer research. over the field to prevent quality attacking opportunities for opposing sqauds. Sporting Kansas City has not allowed a shot on goal in Sports Team of the Year | Sporting Kansas City has been nominated 245 minutes of soccer, holding Chivas USA and LA Galaxy without a by the 2012 Sports Business Awards for Sports Team of the Year. In shot on goal for an entire match. addition, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park received nomination for Sports Facility of the Year. The winners of Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness To put this in perspective, Kansas City has only been able to hold Journal 2012 awards will be announced on May 23, 2012 at the New an opponent without a shot on goal for an entire game three other York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. times in the club’s exsitence. And the last time a team was able to hold LA Galaxy without a shot on goal was on May 31, 2003. TheStadiumBusiness Awards | Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman was nominated for Executive of the Year and LIVESTRONG Sporting MLS is Going Green | A league-wide initiative through MLS Park earned nominations in four categories including Venue of the W.O.R.K.S will be kicking into gear on Saturday, April 14 in conjunc- Year. The club’s state-of-the-art LIVESTRONG Sporting Park gartion with Earth Day (4/22). Seed packets will be handed out to fans nered recognition alongside venues on four different continents with at each gate prior to the match, along with postcards that contain its consideration for Venue of the Year. LSP was also nominated for ecofriendly tips. “Greener Goals helps to identify ways to reduce the Customer Experience Award, the Community Award and the New our carbon footprint and raise awareness about environmental is- Venue Award. sues throughout the soccer community. The greening of our game will encourage MLS clubs, players, partners and fans to create a In addition, Sporting Innovations’ FAN360 is one of five nominees cleaner, healthier environment. for the Product Innovation Award as a product or service that has uniquely transformed and improved the way stadiums, arenas and Reserve League Recap | The Sporting Kansas City reserves beat the sports venues do business. Chicago Fire 1-0 in Tuesday’s Reserve League match at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park. The lone goal was scored The winners in all categories will be announced live at the TheStadiby Soony Saad in the 4th minute off Luke Sassano’s cross from the umBusiness Awards gala, to be held in Turin on May 15, 2012.

2012 REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS Scoring 1 2 Total Shots 1 2 Total Sog 1 2 Total SPORTING 4 4 8 SPORTING 37 58 95 SPORTING 14 20 34 Opp. 1 0 1 Opp. 15 21 36 Opp. 4 4 8 Fouls 1 2 Total Offsides 1 2 Total Corners 1 2 Total SPORTING 40 27 67 SPORTING 3 4 7 SPORTING 14 16 30 Opp. 27 29 56 Opp. 5 4 9 Opp. 3 10 13 Cautions 1 2 Total Ejections 1 2 Total PK 1 2 Total SPORTING 5 2 7 SPORTING 0 0 0 SPORTING 1 0 1 Opp. 1 3 4 Opp. 1 0 1 Opp. 0 0 0


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All-time regular season results Date Score 7/16/2005 8/13/2005 5/20/2006 9/30/2006 7/14/2007 8/29/2007 6/7/2008 6/28/2008 5/16/2009 8/29/2009 5/29/2010 8/7/2010 8/3/2011 9/17/2011

Result 3-2 4-2 1-2 3-3 1-0 1-3 0-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-4 1-1 2-0 0-1

Location W Arrowhead Stadium W Rice-Eccles Stadium L Rice-Eccles Stadium T Arrowhead Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium L Rice-Eccles Stadium T Rice-Eccles Stadium W CommunityAmerica Ballpark W Rio Tinto Stadium L CommunityAmerica Ballpark L Rio Tinto Stadium T CommunityAmerica Ballpark W LIVESTRONG Sporting Park L Rio Tinto Stadium

GOALS SCORED IN SERIES BY INTERVAL KC RSL

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 OT Tot. 3 7 2 3 3 2 0 20 1 2 6 0 2 1 7 19

All-Time Regular Season series leaders SPORTING KANSAS CITY

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4 Sealy/Wolff Goals 4 Players Tied 2 5 Arnaud/Wolff Assists 4 Players Tied 2 27 Davy Arnaud Shots Kyle Beckerman 16 9 3 Players Tied Shots on Goal Kyle Beckerman 8 20 Davy Arnaud Fouls Committed Beckerman/Harris 12 32 Davy ArnaudFouls Suffered Javier Morales 12 3 Kevin Hartman Wins Nick Rimando 3 2 Hartman/Nielsen Losses Nick Rimando 3 4 Kevin Hartman Shutouts Nick Rimando 2 31 Kevin Hartman Saves Nick Rimando 29 9 Bo Oshoniyi Goals allowed Countess/Rimando 7

All-Time Regular Season game highs SPORTING KANSAS CITY

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Atiba Harris 2 3 Players Tied Goals Assists 16 Players Tied 3 Josh Wolff Shots Beckerman/Saborio 6 Arnaud/Kamara 3 6 Players Tied Shots on Goal Kreis/Beckerman 8 Davy Arnaud Fouls Committed Harris/Olave 6 Roger EspinozaFouls suffered Javier Morales 7 3 Players Tied Saves 4 Jimmy Nielsen Goals allowed

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All-Time Regular Season SERIES STATS

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 12 92 36 75 22 41

2 8 98 40 89 16 37

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS assists GOALS PLAYER TEAM GP A 1. Graham Zusi KC 5 5 2. Thierry Henry NY 5 4 3. Alvaro Fernandez SEA 4 2 3. Blas Perez DAL 5 2 3. David Beckham LA 3 2 3. Dwayne De Rosario DC 5 2 3. Eric Alexander POR 5 2 3. Eric Hassil VAN 4 2 3. Jack Jewsbury POR 5 2 3. Kosuke Kimura COL 5 2 3. Ramiro Corrales SJ 5 2 3. 5 others tied with 2...

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS PLAYER TEAM GP GWA 1. Graham Zusi KC 5 3 2. Kei Kamara KC 5 1 2. Chance Myers KC 5 1 2. Bobby Convey KC 5 1 HOU 3 1 2. Adam Moffat 2. Alain Rochat VAN 3 1 2. Alvaro Fernandez SEA 4 1 2. Blas Perez DAL 5 1 2. Brian Mullan COL 5 1 2. Camilo VAN 4 1 2. Chris Tierney NE 4 1 2. Dax McCarty NY 5 1 2. 19 others tied with 1...

GOALKEEPER WINS

PLAYER TEAM GP W 1. Jimmy Nielsen KC 5 5 1. Nick Rimando RSL 6 5 3. Jon Busch SJ 5 4 4. Matt Pickens COL 5 3 4. Ryan Meara NY 5 3 6. Andy Gruenebaum CLB 4 2 6. Dan Kennedy CHV 5 2 6. Kevin Hartman DAL 5 2 6. Matt Reis NE 5 2 6. Michael Gspurning SEA 4 2 6. Tally Hall HOU 3 2

SAVES PLAYER TEAM GP SV 1. Ryan Meara NY 5 21 2. Donovan Ricketts MTL 6 20 3. Dan Kennedy CHV 5 19 3. Kevin Hartman DAL 5 19 5. Matt Pickens COL 5 18 5. Nick Rimando RSL 6 18 7. Joe Cannon VAN 5 15 8. Andy Gruenebaum CLB 4 14 8. Jon Busch SJ 5 14 8. Milos Kocic TOR 4 14 8. Paolo Tornaghi CHI 3 14 8. Troy Perkins POR 5 14

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PLAYER TEAM GP G 1. Thierry Henry NY 5 7 2. Kenny Cooper NY 5 6 2. Chris Wondolowski SJ 5 6 4. David Estrada SEA 4 4 5. C.J. Sapong KC 5 3 5. Kei Kamara KC 5 3 5. Fabian Espindola RSL 6 3 5. Robbie Keane LA 4 3 5. Darlington Nagbe POR 5 3 10. 10 players tied with 2...

Game-Winning Goals PLAYER TEAM 1. Chris Wondolowski SJ 5 2. C.J. Sapong KC 4 2. Kei Kamara KC 5 2. Kenny Cooper NY 2 2. David Estrada SEA 4 6. Graham Zusi KC 3 6. Alan Gordon SJ 2 6. Alvaro Soborio HOU 3

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Multi-Goal Games

PLAYER Thierry Henry Kenny Cooper Chris Wondolowski Maicon Santos David Estrada Robbie Keane Darlington Nagbe

TEAM NY NY SJ DC SEA LA POR

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Hat Tricks

PLAYER TEAM GP HATS 1. David Estrada SEA 4 1 1. Thierry Henry NY 5 1

Shots on Goal PLAYER TEAM GP SOG 1. Kei Kamara KC 5 14 2. Thierry Henry NY 5 13 2. Kenny Cooper NY 5 11 7. Sanna Nyassi MTL 6 11 5. Chris Wondolowski SJ 5 11 8. Fabian Espindola RSL 6 10 2. Robbie Keane LA 4 9 5. C.J. Sapong KC 3 8 5. Dominic Oduro CHI 5 8 5. Kelyn Rowe NE 5 8

Shots PLAYER TEAM 1. Kei Kamara KC 2. Thierry Henry NY 3. Chris Wondolowski SJ 4. Fabian Espindola RSL 5. Sanna Nyassi MTL 6. Robbie Keane LA 7. Kenny Cooper NY 7. Omar Cummings COL 7. Fredy Montero SEA 10. Kris Boyd POR 10. Dwayne De Rosario DC 10. Graham Zusi KC

GP 5 5 5 6 6 4 5 5 4 5 5 5

SH 30 25 21 20 19 18 16 16 16 15 15 15

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2012 Schedule and Box Scores DATE

Sat., March 10th Sat., March 17th Sun., March 25th Sun., April 1st Sat., April 7th Sat., April 14th Wed., April 18th Sat., April 21st Sat., May 5th Sat., May 12th Sat., May 19th Sun., May 27th Sat., June 16th Wed., June 20th Sat., June 23rd Fri., June 29th Wed., July 4th Sat., July 7th Sat., July 14th Wed., July 18th Sat., July 21st Sat., July 28th Sat., August 4th Sat., Aug. 11th Sat., August 18th Sun., Aug. 26th Sat., Sept. 1st Fri., Sept. 14th Wed., Sept. 19th Sat., Sept. 22nd Fri., Sept. 28th Sun., October 7th Sat., October 20th Wed., Oct. 24th

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GOAL SCORERS

1-0 W @ D.C. United Sapong 3-0 W vs. New England Zusi/Kamara/Sapong 2-1 W vs. FC Dallas Collin/Kamara 1-0 W @Chivas USA Sapong 1-0 W vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Kamara vs. Real Salt Lake @Vancouver Whitecaps @Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact @Chicago Fire @Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC @Seattle Sounders @Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire @Montreal Impact vs. Houston Dynamo @Columbus Crew @Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew @New England Revolution vs. D.C. United @Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo @New York Red Bulls @Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire @Columbus Crew @New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (0-2-0) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (2-0-0) DATE: March 17, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

Goals by Period New England Revolution Sporting Kansas City

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY (1-0-0) VS D.C. UNITED (0-1-0) DATE: March 10, 2012 -- RFK Stadium Goals by Period 1 2 Tot D.C. United 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 1 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Sapong 1 (Zusi 1) 93+ Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Teal Bunbury DC: Cautions: John Lozano Stats Sporting Kansas City DC United TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Kamara 6) 7 (De Rosario/Salihi/Santos) SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Kamara 3) 1 (Santos 1) FOULS: 16 (4 tied with 3) 12 (Boskovic/Woolard 2) OFFSIDE: 0 3 CORNER KICKS: 5 3 SAVES: Nielsen 1 Hammid 7 SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 85), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar, Teal Bunbury (C.J. Sapong 75). D.C. UNITED--Bill Hamid, Robbie Russell, Daniel Woolard, Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Andy Najar, Chris Pontius (Danny Cruz 74), Perry Kitchen, Branko Boskovic (Josh Wolff 66), Dwayne De Rosario, Hamdi Salihi (Maicon Santos 80). Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: Sean Hurd, Steven Taylor 4th Official: Mark Kadlecik. Attendance: 16, 314. Temperature: 44.

FC DALLAS (1-1-1) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (3-0-0) DATE: March 25, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Goals by Period FC Dallas Sporting Kansas City

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Scoring Summary: KC--Zusi 1 (Kamara 1) 28 KC--Kamara 1 (unassisted) 39 KC--Sapong 2 (Sinovic 1, Zusi 2) 47

Scoring Summary: DAL--Ricardo Villar 2 (free kick) 25 KC--Collin 1 (Zusi 3) 49+ KC--Kamara 2 (Myers 1, Zusi 4) 88

Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Zusi 28, Myers 45 NE: Ejections: McCarthy 14

Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Collin 32, Myers 36, Espinoza 93+ DAL: Cautions: D. Hernandez 49+

Stats Sporting Kansas City New England TOTAL SHOTS: 27 (Kamara 7) 11 (Nguyen/Simms 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Kamara/Sapong 3) 6 (Guy 2) FOULS: 12 (Myers 3) 10 (Sene 2) OFFSIDE: 4 2 CORNER KICKS: 4 1 SAVES: Nielsen 6 Reis 4

Stats Sporting Kansas City FC Dallas TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Kamara 11) 8 (Villar 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Kamara 5) 1 (Villar 1) FOULS: 15 (Myers 4) 11 (4 Tied with 2) OFFSIDE: 1 0 CORNER KICKS: 7 5 SAVES: N/A Hartman 7

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION--Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Stephen McCarthy (Ejected 14), Benny Feilhaber (Jeremiah White 61), Clyde Simms, Shalrie Joseph, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe (Ryan Guy 45), Saer Sene (Diego Fagundez 57).

FC DALLAS--Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, Hernan Pertuz, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Bryan Leyva (Andrew Wiedeman 70), Daniel Hernandez, Jair Benitez, Ricardo Villar (Bobby Warshaw 45, Luis Perea 90), Andrew Jacobson, Blas Perez.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin (Lawrence Olum 59), Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (Paulo Nagamura 57), Bobby Convey, Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar (Luke Sassano 76), C.J. Sapong.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (Lawrence Olum 91+), Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 93+), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar, C.J. Sapong.

Referee: Silviu Petrescu Referee’s Assistants: Philippe Briere, Corey Parker 4th Official: David Gantar. Attendance: 19,777. Temperature: 74 and Cloudy.

Referee: Abiodun Okulaja Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson, Peter Balciunas 4th Official: Yader Reyes. Attendance: 15,161. Temperature: 81 and Sunny.


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2012 Schedule and Box Scores SPORTING KANSAS CITY (4-0-0) VS CHIVAS USA (1-3-0) DATE: April 1, 2012 -- The Home Depot Center Goals by Period 1 2 Tot Chivas USA 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 1 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Sapong 3 (Zusi 5) 47 Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Sinovic 34 CHV: Cautions: Rauwshan McKenzie 84 Stats Sporting Kansas City FC Dallas TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Kamara 4) 6 (3 Tied with 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Sapong 3) 0 (26 Tied with 0) FOULS: 15 (Myers 4) 11 (Minda 3) OFFSIDE: 0 3 CORNER KICKS: 7 1 SAVES: N/A Kennedy 4 SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (Paulo Nagamura 89), Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 73), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar, C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 72). CHIVAS USA--Dan Kennedy, James Riley, Ante Jazic (Cesar Romero 80), Heath Pearce, Rauwshan McKenzie, Ryan Smith, Laurent Courtois, Oswaldo Minda, Nick LaBrocca, Alejandro Moreno (Miller Bolanos 72), Casey Townsend. Referee: Edvin Jurisevic Referee’s Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Frank Anderson 4th Official: Allen Chapman. Attendance: 13,372. Temperature: 64 and Clear.

LA GALAXY (1-3-0) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (5-0-0) DATE: April 7, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Goals by Period 1 2 Tot LA Galaxy 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 1 0 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Kamara 3 (Convey 1) 40 Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: None. LA: Cautions: Donovan Stats Sporting Kansas City FC Dallas TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Espinoza/Zusi 3) 4 (Magee 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Kamara 2) 0 (31 Tied with 0) FOULS: 9 (Kamara 5) 12 (Donovan 4) OFFSIDE: 2 1 CORNER KICKS: 7 2 SAVES: N/A Saunders 3 LA GALAXY--Josh Saunders, Sean Franklin, Todd Dunivant, Tommy Meyer, A.J. DeLaGarza, Landon Donovan, Mike Magee, Michael Stephens (Marcelo Sarvas 77), Juninho (Kyle Nakazawa 72), Edson Buddle (Chad Barrett 56), Robbie Keane. SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 69), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar (Paulo Nagamura 78), C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 87). Referee: Jorge Gonzalez Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Brian Poeschel 4th Official: Michael Kennedy. Attendance: 20,323. Temperature: 60 and Cloudy.


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 14th, 2012 vs Real Salt Lake | www.SportingKC.com Miscellaneous Stats - 2012 Regular Season Quickest Goal... Quickest Goal Against... Game-winning goals after 75’...

Regular Season Record Breakdown

28, Graham Zusi, 3/17 vs NE 25, Ricardo Villar, 3/25 vs DAL 93+, C.J. Sapong, 3/10 at D.C. United 88, Kei Kamara, 3/25 vs DAL

Game-tying goals after 75’...

N/A

Game-winning goals against after 75’...

N/A

Game-tying goals against after 75’...

N/A

Hat Tricks...

N/A

Hat Tricks Against...

N/A

Own Goals...

N/A

Own Goals Against...

N/A

Red Cards...

N/A

Red Cards Against... Penalty Kicks... Penalty Kicks Against...

14, Stephen McCarthy, 3/17 vs NE 50, Kei Kamara, 3/25 vs DAL N/A

Youngest Goalscorer...

23y74d, C.J. Sapong, 3/10 at DC

Oldest Goalscorer...

27y219d, Kei Kamara, 4/7 vs LA

Youngest Starter... Oldest Starter...

22y12d, Teal Bunbury, 3/10 at DC 34y245d, Jimmy Nielsen, 4/7 at LA

2012 Record When… • Scoring first goal: 4-0-0 • Conceding first goal: 1-0-0 • Leading at halftime: 2-0-0 • Tied at halftime: 3-0-0 • Trailing at halftime: N/A 0 goals scored: N/A 1 goal scored: 3-0-0 2 goals scored: 1-0-0 3 goals scored: 1-0-0 4+ goals scored: N/A 0 goals allowed: 4-0-0 1 goal allowed: 1-0-0 2 goals allowed: N/A 3 goals allowed: N/A 4+ goals allowed: N/A • Wearing Sporting Blue: 5-0-0 • Wearing Dark indigo: N/A • Leading at 75’ 3-0-0 • Tied at 75’ 2-0-0 • Trailing at 75’ N/A • Outshooting opponent 5-0-0 • Outshot by opponent N/A • Shots even N/A • One-goal games 4-0-0 • On ESPN 1-0-0 • On NBCSN N/A • On KCTV5 N/A • On KSMO-TV 4-0-0 • Day games (before 5pm) 1-0-0 • Games 5pm or later: 4-0-0 • With red card received… N/A • With red card against… 1-0-0 • Temperature 75 & up… 1-0-0 • Temperature below 75… 4-0-0 • In Pacific time zone… 1-0-0 • In Mountain time zone… N/A • In Central time zone… 3-0-0 • In Eastern time zone… 1-0-0 • vs. Eastern Conference 2-0-0 • vs. Western Conference 3-0-0 • On grass… 5-0-0 • On turf… N/A Home and Away... • Overall All-time: 199-199-100 • 2012 At home: 3-0-0 • All-time at home: 134-72-43 • 2012 On road: 2-0-0 • All-time on road: 65-127-57

Record By Month.. March 2012: 3-0-0 March all-time: 8-6-1 April 2012: 2-0-0 April all-time: 33-26-11 May 2012: N/A May all-time: 25-33-16 June 2012: N/A June all-time: 32-25-19 July 2012: N/A July all-time: 35-29-20 Aug. 2012: N/A Aug. all-time: 31-39-12 Sept. 2012: N/A Sept. all-time: 22-31-11 Oct. 2012: N/A Oct. all-time: 13-10-10 Team-by-team (in 2012)... • vs. Chicago: 10-21-9 (0-0-0) • vs. Chivas USA: 7-4-4 (1-0-0) • vs. Colorado Rapids: 20-17-12 (0-0-0) • vs. Columbus Crew: 18-20-5 (0-0-0) • vs. D.C. United: 17-18-9 (1-0-0) • vs. FC Dallas: 20-19-8 (1-0-0) • vs. Houston Dynamo: 3-5-4 (0-0-0) • vs. LA Galaxy: 18-22-11 (10-0) • vs. Miami Fusion: 3-4-1 • vs. N.E. Revolution: 20-13-9 (1-0-0) • vs. New York Red Bulls: 1717-9 (0-0-0) • vs. Philadelphia Union: 1-0-3 (0-0-0) • vs. Portland Timbers: 2-0-0 (0-0-0) • vs. Real Salt Lake: 6-5-3 (0-0-0) • vs. SJ Earthquakes: 19-20-7 (0-0-0) • vs. Seattle Sounders FC: 1-5-0 (0-0-0) • vs. Tampa Bay Mutiny: 10-6-1 • vs. Toronto FC: 5-3-4 (0-0-0) • vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1-01 (0-0-0)


MINI BIOS

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COACHING STAFF

#9 | F | Teal Bunbury Ht: 6-2 Wt. 175 DOB: 2/17/1990 Hometown: Prior Lake, MN College: Akron Acquired: ‘10 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#4)

Regular-Season Game Highs:

Peter Vermes Kerry Zavagnin Zoran Savic Manager

Assistant Coach

John Pascarella Goalkeeping Coach

Assistant Coach

Mateus Manoel

Goals 2, 2 times, last: Sept. 10, 2011, KC vs HOU Assists 1, 5 times, last: Aug. 27, 2011, KC vs DAL Shots on Goal 4, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Shots 7, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Fouls Committed 7, August 27, 2011, KC vs DAL Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, KC at NE Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012 KC vs LA Goal Oct. 30, 2011, KC at COL Assist Aug. 27, 2011, KC vs DAL 2012 Record when: he starts 1-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Fitness Coach

#3 | D | Korede Aiyegbusi Ht: 5-5 Wt. 155 DOB: 7/15/1988 Hometown: London, UK College: North Carolina State Acquired: ‘10 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round(#20)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed 1, 4 times, last: April 30, 2011, KC at NY Fouls Suffered 1, June 10, 2010, KC vs PHI Last.. Appearance August 17, 2011, KC vs POR Goal N/A Assit: N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#55 | D | Julio Cesar Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 11/18/1978 Hometown: Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil Last Club: Maritimo Funchal (Portugal) Acquired: Signed as Discovery on 3/14/11

Regular-Season Game Highs:

Goals 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs LA Assists 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 15, 2011, KC vs NY Shots on Goal 1, 5 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Shots 2, 2 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Fouls Committed 3, 4 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Fouls Suffered 3, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs LA Assist Oct. 30, 2011, KC at COL 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#5 | D | Matt Besler

#55 | D | Aurelien Collin

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 170 DOB: 2/11/1987 Hometown: Overland Park, KS College: Notre Dame Acquired: ‘09 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#8)

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 169 DOB: 03/08/1986 Hometown: Enghien-les-Bains, France Last Club: Vitoria Setubal (Portugal) Acquired: Signed as Discovery on 4/15/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Assists 1, 2 times, last: August 6, 2011, KC vs SEA Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 9, 2010, KC vs SEA Shots 2, 2 times, last: July 16, 2011, KC at HOU Fouls Committed 3, Mar. 27, 2010, KC vs DC Fouls Suffered 4, Sept. 26, 2009, KC vs COL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Assist Aug. 6, 2011, KC vs SEA 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 4 times, last: March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Assists N/A Shots on Goal 2, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Shots 3, 2 times, last: Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Fouls Committed 6, Apr. 23, 2011, KC at NE Fouls Suffered 3, 2 times, last: July 16, 2011, KC at HOU Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012 KC vs LA Goal March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 1-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 14th, 2012 vs Real Salt Lake | www.SportingKC.com #11 | M | Bobby Convey

#15 | M | Roger Espinoza

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 150 DOB: 5/27/1983 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Trade with San Jose 12/02/11

Ht: 5-11 Wt. 160 DOB: 10/25/1986 Hometown: Aurora, CO College: Ohio State Acquired: ‘08 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#10)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, May 31, 2003, DC at DAL Assists 3, 2 times, last: May 8, 2010, SJ vs NY Shots on Goal 4, May 31, 2003, DC at DAL Shots 8, May 31, 2003, DC at DAL Fouls Committed 5, August 6, 2011, SJ vs POR Fouls Suffered 7, May 3, 2003, DC vs DAL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal May 21, 2011, SJ vs NE Assist April 7, 2012, KC vs LA 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs:

Goals 1, 2 times, last: August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Assists 1, 9 times, last: July 23, 2011, KC vs TOR Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Shots 5, 2 times, last: March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Fouls Suffered 6, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Assist July 23, 2011, KC vs TOR 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#14 | D | Dom Dwyer

#2 | D | Michael Harrington

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 180 DOB: 7/30/1990 Hometown: Cuckfield, England College: University of South Florida Acquired: ‘12 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#16)

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 170 DOB: 1/24/1986 Hometown: Greenville, NC College: North Carolina Acquired: ‘07 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#3)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 5 times, last: Oct. 5, 2008, KC vs CHI Assists 2, Sept. 22, 2010, KC vs HOU Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 2, 2010, KC at NY Shots 2, 5 times, last: Oct. 2, 2010, KC at NY Fouls Committed 6, July 11, 2009, KC at NE Fouls Suffered 4, July 14, 2007, KC vs RSL Last.. Appearance Sept. 28, 2011, KC vs CLB Goal Oct 5, 2008, KC vs CHI Assist Oct. 12, 2010, KC at CHI 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#4 | D | Kevin Ellis

#24 | D | Cyprian Hedrick

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 160 DOB: 06/30/1991 Hometown: Kansas City, MO College: Barton County CC Acquired: Signed as Home Grown on 2/18/11

Ht: 6’ Wt. 185 DOB: 10/06/1989 Hometown: Cameroon College: Coastal Carolina Acquired: ‘12 MLS Superdraft 2nd Round (#30)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 14th, 2012 vs Real Salt Lake | www.SportingKC.com #19 | M | Peterson Joseph

#18 | GK | Eric Kronberg

Ht: 5-8 Wt. 132 DOB: 4/24/1990 Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Last Club: SC Braga (Portugal) Acquired: Signed on 09/01/11

Ht: 6-5 Wt. 210 DOB: 6/7/1983 Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA College: California Acquired: ‘06 MLS SuperDraft 4th Round (#40)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 4, May 14, 2011, KC at LA Saves 6, May 14, 2011, KC at LA Last.. Appearance Shutout

June 12, 2011, KC at DAL June 4, 2011, KC at TOR 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

#23 | F | Kei Kamara

#7 | M | Chance Myers

Ht: 6-3 Wt. 185 DOB: 9/1/1984 Hometown: Lawndale, CA College: Cal-State Dominguez Hills Last Club: Houston Dynamo Acquired: Trade with Houston Dynamo 9/15/09

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 165 DOB: 12/7/1987 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA College: UCLA Acquired: ‘08 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#1)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 4 times, last: July 23, 2011, KC vs TOR Assists 2, 3 times, last: March 19, 2011, KC at CHV Shots on Goal 5, 2 times, last: March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Shots 11, March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Fouls Committed 5, 4 times, last: April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Fouls Suffered 7, June 28, 2008, SJ at CHI Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Assist March 17, 2012 KC vs NE 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 3-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, 3 times last: March 25, 2012 KC vs DAL Shots on Goal 2, May 3, 2008, KC at CLB Shots 3, June 9, 2011, KC vs CHI Fouls Committed 4, 5 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Fouls Suffered 3, 4 times, last: March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal N/A Assist March 25, 2012 KC vs DAL 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#21 | GK | Jon Kempin

#6 | M | Paulo Nagumura

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 4/8/1993 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas Last Club: Sporting Kansas City Juniors Acquired: Signed 8/31/10

Ht: 5-8 Wt. 155 DOB: 03/02/1983 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Last Club: Chivas USA Acquired: Aquired in trade on 11/29/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed N/A Saves N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Shutout N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, March 21, 2009, CHV vs COL Assists 1, 14 times, last: June 4, 2011, CHV vs POR Shots on Goal 4, May 15, 2006, LA vs RSL Shots 5, May 15, 2006, LA vs RSL Fouls Committed 6, Sept. 13, 2007, CHV vs LA Fouls Suffered 6, May 13, 2006, LA vs RSL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal Sept. 10, 2010, CHV vs NE Assist June 4, 2011, CHV vs POR 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 14th, 2012 vs Real Salt Lake | www.SportingKC.com #1 | GK | Jimmy Nielsen

#22 | F | Soony Saad

Ht: 6-3 Wt. 200 DOB: 8/6/1977 Hometown: Aalborg, Denmark Last Club: Vejle (Denmark) Acquired: Signed 2/15/10

Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 08/17/1992 Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan College: Univ. of Michigan Acquired: Weighted Lottery on 07/05/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 4, May 29, 2010, KC at RSL Saves 7, 3 times, last: June 22, 2011, KC at PHI Last.. Appearance Shutout 2012 Record when:

April 7, 2012, KC vs LA April 7, 2012 KC vs LA he starts 5-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, August 17, 2011, KC vs. POR Assists N/A Shots on Goal 1, August 17, 2011, KC vs. POR Shots 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs. LA Fouls Committed 1, Oct. 15, 2011, KC vs NY Fouls Suffered 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs. LA Last.. Appearance Nov. 2, 2011, KC vs COL Goal August 17, 2011, KC vs POR Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#13 | D | Lawrence Olum

#17 | F | C.J. Sapong

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 185 DOB: 7/10/1984 Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya College: Missouri Baptist University Last Club: Orlando City SC (USL PRO) Acquired: Signed 9/15/10

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 185 DOB: 12/27/1988 Hometown: Manassas, Virginia College: James Madison Acquired: ‘11 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#10)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 8 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Assists 1, 5 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Shots 5, 2 times, last: March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Fouls Committed 3, March 26, 2011, KC at CHI Fouls Suffered 4, 2 times, last: June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal April 1, 2012 KC at CHV Assist Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 3-0-0

#37 | F | Jacob Peterson

#32 | D | Luke Sassano

Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 1/27/1986 Hometown: Portage, Michigan College: Indiana University Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Signed on 01/19/2012

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 10/14/1985 Hometown: Orinda, California College: University of California, Berkeley Last Club: NY Red Bulls Acquired: Trade with LA Galaxy on 12/15/10

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 9 times, last: Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Assists 1, 10 times, last: Aug. 27, 2011, SJ at TOR Shots on Goal 3, June 28, 2007, COL at DC 4, 4 times, last: April 16, 2011, TOR at DC Shots Fouls Committed 2, 7 times, last: July 20, 2011, SJ at VAN Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Last.. April 7, 2012 KC, vs LA Appearance Goal Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Assist Aug. 27, 2011, SJ at TOR 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Assists N/A Shots on Goal 1, 3 times, last: June 17, 2011, KC vs SJ Shots 3, April 27, 2008, NY vs SJ Fouls Committed 3, May 25, 2008, NY vs CHI Fouls Suffered 3, June 12, 2008, NY at DC Last.. Appearance March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Goal June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 14th, 2012 vs Real Salt Lake | www.SportingKC.com #20 | D | Shawn Singh

#12 | M | Konrad Warzycha

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 145 DOB: 05/05/1989 Hometown: Bakersfield, California College: UCLA Acquired: ‘12 MLS Supplemental Draft 1st Round (16th). Signed 3/19/12

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 190 DOB: 02/14/1989 Hometown: Dublin, Ohio College: Ohio State Acquired: ‘11 MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#16 | D | Seth Sinovic

#8 | M | Graham Zusi

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 170 DOB: 1/28/1987 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas College: Creighton Last Club: New England Revolution Acquired: Signed May 10, 2011

Ht: 5-10 Wt. 160 DOB: 8/18/1986 Hometown: Longwood, FL College: Maryland Acquired: ‘09 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round (#23)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Shots on Goal 1, 3 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Shots 3, April 17, 2010, NE at SJ Fouls Committed 3, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Fouls Suffered 3, 3 times, last: April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal N/A Assist March 17, 2012, KC vs NE 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 0-0-0 #88 | M | Michael Thomas Ht: 5-8 Wt. 170 DOB: 1//1987 Hometown: Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia College: Notre Dame Last Club: Borac Čačak (Serbia) Acquired: Signed 3/16/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 2 times, last: Aug. 17, 2011, KC vs POR Assists 2, 2 times, last: March 25, 2012: KC vs DAL Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: Aug. 17, 2011, KC vs POR Shots 5, July 16, 2011, KC at HOU Fouls Committed 3, 4 times, last: March 10, 2012, KC at DC Fouls Suffered 4, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Last.. Appearance April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Goal March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Assist April 1, 2012, KC at CHV 2012 Record when: he starts 5-0-0 he scores 1-0-0


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ALL-TIME STATISTICS Korede Aiyegbusi

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

8

2

223

0

0

0

0

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

8

2

223

0

0

0

0

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Matt Besler

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

77

73

6582

2

2

18

7

56

37

5

0

9

0

1

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

0

0

0

0

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

80

76

6852

2

2

18

7

59

38

6

0

9

0

1

1

Teal Bunbury

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

58

34

3281

14

5

113

46

63

41

36

3

6

1

4

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

246

2

0

7

3

5

4

1

0

1

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

61

37

3527

16

5

120

49

68

45

37

3

7

1

5

1

Julio Cesar

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

32

30

2573

2

2

13

5

36

23

1

0

3

1

1

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

239

0

1

1

0

1

5

0

0

2

0

0

1

MLS - TOTAL

35

33

2812

2

3

14

5

37

28

1

0

5

1

1

2

Aurelien Collin

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

28

26

2331

4

0

20

7

46

22

2

0

11

1

2

0

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

1

0

4

1

5

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

31

29

2601

5

0

24

8

51

23

2

0

11

1

3

0

Bobby Convey

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

5

5

406

0

1

2

1

1

1

0

10

0

0

0

1

MLS - Reg. Season

169

157

14097

11

31

196

89

227

212

41

259

34

2

2

10

MLS - Post Season

5

5

450

2

1

7

3

8

8

1

11

0

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

174

162

14547

13

32

203

92

235

220

42

270

34

2

3

10

Dom Dwyer

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kevin Ellis

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Roger Espinoza

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

92

72

6425

2

9

72

18

116

109

8

13

15

3

1

2

KC - Post Season

5

4

288

0

0

1

0

3

5

1

0

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

97

76

6713

2

9

73

18

119

114

9

13

17

3

1

2

Michael Harrington

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

138

119

10756

5

13

34

21

124

99

9

4

17

0

0

4

KC - Post Season

5

5

450

0

0

0

0

3

7

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

143

124

11206

5

13

34

21

127

106

9

4

18

0

0

4

Cyprian Hedrick

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Peterson Joseph

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

1

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

1

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kei Kamara

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

70

60

5466

23

11

224

78

104

109

27

2

7

0

7

5

MLS - Reg. Season

150

110

10203

37

14

352

136

211

213

68

4

14

1

11

7

KC - Post Season

3

3

269

0

0

8

4

3

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Post Season

5

4

347

1

0

9

5

5

7

4

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

155

114

10550

37

14

359

139

216

220

72

4

14

1

11

7


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 14th, 2012 vs Real Salt Lake | www.SportingKC.com Chance Myers

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

64

42

4073

0

3

42

13

65

37

3

4

4

1

0

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

0

0

0

0

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

67

45

4343

0

3

42

13

70

41

3

4

4

1

0

1

Paulo Nagamura

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

3

0

46

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

160

144

12814

9

14

140

51

246

210

4

18

39

2

4

5

MLS - Post Season

10

9

909

0

0

9

5

16

24

1

0

4

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

170

153

13723

9

14

149

56

262

234

5

18

43

2

4

5

Lawrence Olum

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

3

0

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

3

0

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jacob Peterson

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

4

0

44

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

142

82

7330

9

10

115

42

45

80

16

60

5

0

3

4

MLS - Post Season

3

2

161

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

145

84

7491

9

10

115

42

46

82

17

60

5

0

3

4

Soony Saad

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

4

0

39

1

0

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

KC - Post Season

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

6

0

43

1

0

2

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

C.J. Sapong

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

39

26

2450

8

5

64

33

35

52

8

0

0

0

3

2

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

1

0

5

5

8

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

42

29

2720

9

5

69

38

43

59

7

0

0

0

3

2

Luke Sassano

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

10

5

545

1

0

3

2

2

6

0

1

1

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

48

30

2798

1

0

17

3

20

27

1

1

4

1

0

0

MLS - Post Season

4

4

341

0

0

1

0

3

5

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

52

34

3139

1

0

18

3

23

32

1

1

5

1

0

0

Shawn Singh

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Seth Sinovic

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

25

25

2007

0

1

8

2

18

21

1

0

3

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

45

43

3767

0

1

16

3

32

32

1

0

6

0

0

0

KC - Post Season

3

3

265

0

0

0

0

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

48

46

4032

0

1

16

3

36

35

1

0

6

0

0

0

Michael Thomas

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Konrad Warzycha

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Graham Zusi

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

0

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

69

39

3808

7

13

83

28

50

54

5

131

7

0

2

7

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

0

2

4

0

5

3

0

11

0

0

0

1

MLS Career - TOTAL

72

42

4078

7

15

87

28

55

57

5

142

7

0

2

8


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GOALKEEPING ALL-TIME STATISTICS Jimmy Nielsen

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

65

65

5827

236

166

21

70

1.08

2

3

27

21

16

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

9

7

2

2

0.67

0

0

2

1

0

MLS Career - TOTAL

68

68

6097

245

173

23

72

1.63

2

3

29

22

16

Jon Kempin

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

0

0

MLS Career - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

0

0

Eric Kronberg

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

5

4

382

19

13

1

6

1.41

1

1

2

1

2

MLS Career - TOTAL

5

4

382

19

13

1

6

1.41

1

1

2

1

2


#

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Player

Jimmy Nielsen Michael Harrington Korede Aiyegbusi Kevin Ellis Matt Besler Paulo Nagamura Chance Myers Graham Zusi Teal Bunbury Bobby Convey Konrad Warzycha Lawrence Olum Dom Dwyer Roger Espinoza Seth Sinovic C.J. Sapong Eric Kronberg Peterson Joseph Shawn Singh Jon Kempin Soony Saad Kei Kamara Cyprian Hedrick Luke Sassano Jacob Peterson Birahim Diop Julio Cesar Aurelien Collin Michael Thomas

"00" = minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 90D 12 90D 90M 3 69M

1 2 3 4 5 DC NE DAL CHV LA 1-0 3-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G

1

90D 90D 90D 90D 33 1 90D 90D 90D 90D 90M 57M 89M 89M 75F 18 85M 90M 89M 73M 31 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 15 90F 90F 72F 87F

14 1

17

21

90M 90M 90M 90M 90M

5 90M 76M 90M 90M 78M 90D 59D 90D 90D 90D


Game Game Game Game Game Game

log: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/25/2012 04/01/2012 04/07/2012

KC KC KC KC KC

1 3 2 1 1

DC 0 NE 0 DAL 1 CHV 0 LA 0

W W W W W

Sapong Zusi 1 Collin Sapong Kamara

1 (Zusi 1) 93 (Kamara 1) 28; Kamara 1 (unassisted) 39; Sapong 2 (Sinovic 1, Zusi 2) 1 (Zusi 3) 49+; Kamara 2 (Myers 1, Zusi 4) 88 3 (Zusi 5) 47 3 (Convey 1) 40

SPORTING KANSAS CITY at vs vs at vs

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6:30PM MT

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RSL INJURY REPORT OUT: MF Nico Muniz (R knee MCL strain) DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain) MF Ned Grabavoy (rib cage dislocation) MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms) MF Javier Morales (R hamstring strain) QUESTIONABLE: n/a PROBABLE: n/a

EARLY-SEASON “GAME OF THE YEAR”?:

Saturday’s lone 2012 tilt between RSL and host Sporting Kansas City sets up as a top of the table clash between a pair of teams boasting 15 points through the first month of the season ... RSL brings its 5-1-0 mark to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park with the lone blemish being a bizarre home loss to Chivas USA back on March 24, despite a dominant performance by the Claret-andCobalt ... Sporting KC’s perfect 5-0-0 mark this season makes them the first MLS side in the post-shootout era (2000 and beyond) to win each of its first five games in regulation, including last week’s home 1-0 victory over defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles ...

BEST START EVER FOR RSL?:

In the midst of last year’s CONCACAF run, RSL started the year with a 4-0-0 mark (before losing at Portland just 3 days after the home loss to Monterrey in the CCL Final 2nd leg) and improved to 5-1-0 with the May 7 win v Chivas on the day remembered for Javier Morales’ horrific ankle injury ... A win Saturday at Sporting KC would allow RSL to move to the overall top of the mythical MLS table for the first time since the four-day run from April 13-16 in 2011 (when the team was 4-0-0, 12 points) ... That period - bolstered by the team’s added-time goal by Fabian Espindola against rival Colorado - was just the second time in RSL history to have assumed the #1 overall spot on the MLS table, previously achieved just for 24 hours back in October of 2010, when Jason Kreis’ 14-4-9 / 51 point team basked in the glow ...

26 VELASQUEZ

6

7 ESPINDOLA

BORCHERS

18

5

21

RIMANDO

BECKERMAN

GIL

4 OLAVE

8 2

15 SABORIO

JOHNSON

BELTRAN

HISTORY v SPORTING KANSAS CITY:

RSL has posted an all-time 5-6-3 mark against KC during the first 7 MLS seasons, earning points in 5 of the last 6 meetings between the sides ... However, RSL is only 1-4-2 in KC, winning at Community America Ballpark in Aug. 2009 via an early Pablo Campos goal (set up by Andy Williams) in a game that saw MF Ned Grabavoy ejected just before halftime ... KC was the first visitor to win a regular-season match at Rio Tinto Stadium earlier that year, riding two Josh Wolff goals in a May victory that was RSL’s last loss prior to a 37-game unbeaten home streak (4/27/11, 0-1 to Monterrey) ...

ROAD WARRIORS SEEK 2012 TURNAROUND:

RSL arrives in KC to kick off a 3-game road swing taht continues on to SJ and DAL, after starting the season 2-0-0 on the road for 2nd straight year, with dramatic, come-from-behind victories on March 10 at LA (W 3-1; trailed 0-1 after 70 minutes) and on March 31 at Portland (W 3-2; trailed 1-2 after 88 min) ... A year ago, RSL opened the campaign at San Jose (1-0) and at New England (2-0) with shutout performances out of the gates, in games mixed in with CCL play ... The recent advent of road success places the squad’s alltime MLS regular season road mark at 21-63-27 (.301; 106 GF / 185 GA) following the 111th road contest in League play on March 31 at Portland … The Jeld-Wen drama back on 3/31 allowed the team to defeat the Timbers for first time in 3 tries and scratch Portland off list of places the team has never won, which now includes just Philadelphia (2 attempts), Canada (7) and Texas (17) ... RSL travels to Philly (Aug. 24), Vancouver (Aug. 11), Dallas (April 25) and Houston (Sept. 6) later this year ... Since Jason Kreis took over in May, 2007, RSL’s MLS road mark is 17-39-22, with the new team mark of five road wins in 2011 exceeding the four achieved in 2010, and more than doubling the two earned in each of the 2007-09 seasons … Last year’s 5-8-4 road mark was good for 19 points, matching the 2010 team-record total (4-4-7 in 2010) …


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TEMPORARY TOP OF TABLE TRANSITIONS:

Should RSL emerge victorious Saturday in Kansas City, Jason Kreis’ team would accrue its 18th point faster (in its 8th game) than any previous season (10 games, 2010 and 2011) for the eighth-year club, and would assume the top position in the overall MLS table for just the third time in its eight-year history (Elias Sports Bureau) ... A win Saturday would give RSL a 3rd consecutive road victory for just the 3rd time in 112 career away games, matching 3-game win streaks in July/Aug 2006 (wins at NE/COL/CLB) and in Aug/Sept 2011 (wins at CHV/SEA/ NY) ...

GOAL-SCORING DIVERSITY ON RSL ROSTER:

With Paulo Junior finding the back of the net last Wednesday in the 1-0 W against Montreal (his first goal since April 9, 2011 at NE), RSL now has 11 goals on the season from 8 different sources through its first six games, with only Fabian Espindola and strike partner Alvaro Saborio scoring multiple goals so far ... A year ago, RSL saw 17 different players score goals in MLS, CCL or Open Cup play (including one OG) ... 3/10 - RSL 3:1 @ LA - Own Goal / Morales / Espindola 1 3/17 - RSL 2:0 v NY - Gil / Espindola 2 3/24 - RSL 0:1 v CHV - none 3/31 - RSL 3:1 @ POR - Saborio / Steele / Beckerman 4/4 - RSL 1:0 v MTL - Paulo PK 4/7 - RSL 2:0 v COL - Saborio 2 / Espindola 3

100% HEALTHY - FOR HALF A GAME:

Following offseason surgeries for MF Javier Morales, DF Nat Borchers, MF Will Johnson and FW Alvaro Saborio, RSL boss Jason Kreis spent the preseason searching to see who would step up in the group of traditional starters’ absences ... Young players Luis Gil, Chris Schuler, Sebastian Velasquez and Paulo Junior stepped up in the early going and performed yeoman’s work, contributing mightily to the team’s success ... Last Wednesday at home against Montreal, Kreis and the RSL Technical Staff had nearly a full roster of healthy bodies to choose from for the middle match of a 3-game week ... That fantasy only lasted about 50 minutes, however, as two of the team’s most stalwart midfielders - talisman Morales (pulled hamstring) and utility man Ned Grabavoy (dislocated rib) - were both injured in the final 30 minutes of the 1-0 home win over Montreal ...

ALL-TIME RESULTS, WITHOUT JAVIER:

RSL has played 51 MLS regular-season/playoff, CCL or Open Cup games without Morales available as its playmaker, posting a 23-16-14 overall mark (only 7-12-5 away from home) … Head Coach Jason Kreis’ team has gone 18-14-12 in MLS reg. season play, 0-0-1 Playoff, 3-0-0 in CONCACAF and 1-2-1 in Open Cup sans Javi … Since 2009, that record is 19-13-11, scoring 2+ goals in only 21 of those 43 games ...

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IRON MEN THROUGH SIX GAMES:

Despite the early-season injury concerns and schedule congestion for RSL, five players have started in every game thus far, with another two appearing in all 6 and only three playing every minute of the season thus far ... The list: Player GP GS MIN GK Nick Rimando 6 6 540 MF Kyle Beckerman 6 6 540 DF Jamison Olave 6 6 540 DF Tony Beltran 6 6 528 MF Luis Gil 6 6 405 FW Fabian Espindola 6 5 469 FW Alvaro Saborio 6 2 289

LUIS GIL CONTINUES ON, COURTESY SKC:

Third-year player Gil came to RSL via Sporting Kansas City in the Spring of 2010, when the young U.S. player was awarded via lottery ... KC traded Gil to Real Salt Lake in exchange for a conditional SuperDraft pick, an international slot and future transfer fee considerations ... Last Monday, Gil was named to the April 9 U.S. Men’s U-20 camp, selected by Tab Ramos ... However, due to Wednesday night’s hamstring injury suffered by Javier Morales, Gil will remain with RSL for the foreseeable future ... Gil has displayed speed, athleticism, vision and attacking prowess, belying his 18-year old age and increasing professional experience in a year during which much is expected ... Gil will assume many of the minutes vacated by Andy Wiliams’ retirement, as well as available time due to early-season injuries suffered by Morales and MF Will Johnson ...

RAPIDS REWIND - PART 1 OF 3:

Saturday’s dominating 2-0 victory over Colorado gives RSL the early, yet inside track to capturing the fancreated Rocky Mountain Cup, with two more meetings in 2012, including the next one on July 21 at Rio Tinto Stadium ... The series concludes with the 3rd and final match on August 4 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in suburban Denver, the first time since 2006 that the rivalry hasn’t concluded in the penultimate or final week of the regular season ... Last week, Jason Kreis’ team rode FW Alvaro Saborio’s 20’ goal - set up by a scintillating cross from DF Tony Beltran - to a 1-0 halftime lead following 45 minutes of what Kreis called “one of the top 10 best halves” in RSL’s eight-season history ... That goal, Saborio’s 2nd of the year, temporarily tied him with strike partner Fabian Espindola, until Fabi slotted home his team-leading 3rd goal of the young season in the 57’ to essentially ice the game and simultaneously move into a tie with former RSL FW Robbie Findley for the club’s all-time scoring lead with 29 career strikes ... GK Nick Rimando had little to do to notch his second consecutive clean sheet and his 3rd consecutive victory, with all three shutouts on the 6-game season coming at home ...


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RIO TINTO STADIUM - A HEROIC HOME:

The 2-0 win over Colorado saw RSL conclude an earlyseason homestand that saw Rio Tinto Stadium host 4 out of 5 games, with RSL posting a 3-1-0 mark in Sandy, outscoring opponents 5-1 ... Saturday’s victory over the hated Rapids improved RSL to 51-8-17 in its last 76 home games since the beginning of 2008, Jason Kreis’ first full season at the helm ... In that span, RSL has outscored opponents by 95 goals (148-53), with a 41-6-15 reg. season mark (122/44), 5-10 CCL record (15/5), 3-1-1 playoffs (5/2) and 2-0-1 int’l exhibition (5/2) ...

SHOCKINGLY RARE LOSS AT RIO TINTO:

The extended run of success on Utah soil for RSL makes a setback all the more bitter, including the 0-1 home loss suffered to Chivas back on March 24, just the team’s eighth since the inception of the 2008 season, the Kreisled team now 51-8-17 on the Wasatch Front across all competitions in that span ... Those losses: 8/26/08 11/02/08 5/16/09 4/27/11 5/28/11 7/30/11 9/28/11 3/24/12

v CHV v NY* v KC v MTY* v SEA v CLB v CHI* v CHV*

L L L L L L L L

0-1 0-1 0-2 0-1 1-2 0-2 0-3 0-1

Rice-Eccles finale West Conf Final Wolff double dooms RSL CONCACAF Champions League Final Sounders snap MLS-record streak

Crew rides dual Rogers assists Worst home loss in club history Dominant performance wasted

YET ANOTHER SELLOUT AT THE RIOT:

Unfortunately for Real Salt Lake, four of those eight home losses have come in front of sellout crowds at Rio Tinto Stadium, with RSL posting only a 6-5-4 mark when “The RioT” is packed to capacity ... The sellouts (2012 dates in claret):

9/28/11 v CHI 3/26/11 v LA 10/19/10 v CAZ 3/24/11 v CHV 10/22/11 v POR 4/27/11 v MTY 10/16/10 v DAL 4/4/12 v MTL 10/9/08 v NY 11/15/08 v NY 9/17/11 v KC 5/16/09 v KC 6/6/09 v COL 7/24/10 v CHV 7/22/11 v SJ

20,762 20,507 20,463 20,415 20,378 20,378 20,236 20,191 20,008 20,008 19,888* 19,340* 19,546* 19,469* 19,429*

L 0-3 W 4-1 W 3-1 L 0-1 T 1-1 L 0-1 W 2-0 W 1-0 T 1-1 L 0-1 W 1-0 L 0-2 T 1-1 T 1-1 W 4-0

* sellout w/ diminished “concert stage” capacity

All-time, the club is is 18-12-16 across all competitions when playing before 18,000+ fans at home, at either Rice-Eccles Stadium (4-6-9 from 2005-08) or Rio Tinto Stadium (14-6-7 from 2008-present) ...

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ALL-TIME ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUP HISTORY:

Real Salt Lake’s win last week evened up the overall series 8-8-7, with the Utahans controlling the rivalry as of late, posting a 6-2-5 record across the last 13 meetings dating back to the middle of the 2007 campaign – not coincidentally after trading for MF Kyle Beckerman and DF Chris Wingert from its rivals ... That marked the first season RSL claimed the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy for its supporters following a 7-4 win in points, and the Utah side has managed to retain possession of the Cup after series splits in each year from 2008-10, winning last year outright ... Back in 2007, a late goal by FW Robbie Findley gave RSL a 1-0 win for its first-ever piece of hardware, while simultaneously knocking Colorado from playoff contention ... In 2008, RSL drew 1-1 at DSG Park with a late Yura Movsisyan rebound to go through to the postseason and leave the Rapids at home ... In 2009, RSL dominated the Rapids 3-0 in Utah on the final weekend to pave its path to an eventual MLS Cup victory ... In 2010, both teams were already advanced into the Playoffs, but seeding was on the line, as the draw – combined with LA’s win 24 hours later – eliminated RSL from the Supporters Shield ... A year ago, RSL retained its fifth consecutive Rocky Mountain Cup with a controversial stoppage-time goal by FW Fabian Espindola in the 93+’ that gave RSL a 1-0 home win and moved the team to 4-0-0 on the MLS season, just prior to late April CONCACAF Champions League final series with Monterrey ... With that lone Espindola strike, slamming home a rebounded Paulo Junior shot, RSL earned the Cup once again by virtue of a scoreless draw at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on the penultimate weekend of the regular season ... RSL required late heroics to salvage points in both meetings with Colorado in 2010, as DF Nat Borchers’ stoppage-time header gave a largely reserve RSL side the 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sept. ... A month later, it was TWO goals in stoppage time by FW Alvaro Saborio to draw 2-2 and retain the Cup for RSL, which had knocked the Rapids out of the playoffs in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ...

FANTASTIC FABI NOW FIRST WITH FINDLEY:

FW Fabian Espindola scored his 29th career regularseason goal on 4/7 v COL, providing the insurance strike in the 2-0 home win against the Rapids ... That strike leaves Fabi - recipient of a new 4-year contract this offseason - just one goal shy of sole possession of the career RSL scoring lead, with the controversial score against Colorado (aren’t they all?) matching former RSL FW Robbie Findley’s 29 career goals for the club’s all-time lead ... Strike partner Alvaro Saborio is not far behind, with 25 career goals in 56 games, nearly half as many all-time games played as Findley (96) and Espindola (101) ... Espindola has increased his goal output each year with RSL, sharing time with Findley, Yura Movsisyan, Paulo Junior and Saborio, primarily ... With both Saborio and Espindola notching 10 goals last season, RSL boasted a pair of double-digit scorers for the first time in its seven-year history … RSL’s single-season double-digit


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HOME DEBUTS AGAINST EXPANSION SIDES:

scoring list: SINGLE-SEASON GOALS – RSL YEAR PLAYER GP 2011 Alvaro Saborio 23 Fabian Espindola 27 2010 Alvaro Saborio 27 2009 Robbie Findley 27 2006 Jeff Cunningham 31

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SABORIO STRIKES BACK IN RUN OF PLAY:

On Saturday, RSL assumed the early lead when a superb pass by DF Tony Beltran freed FW Alvaro Saborio in alone on Rapids GK Matt Pickens, the Costa Rican international burying the shot for what proved to be his 10th career game-winning goal, tops in RSL history ... On 3/31 at Portland, “Sabo” set up MF Ned Grabavoy in alone on the ‘keeper, but a defensive handball in the box was whistled for the late first-half penalty, setting the stage for Saborio to slot home the resultant PK, making him a perfect 9-for-9 from the spot in an RSL uniform (6-for-6 in reg. season games, 3-for-3 in CONCACAF) ... With the strike against Colorado, RSL now improves to 22-3-5 in games in which Saborio - who has 36 goals in 66 games since arriving in Utah in early 2010 - finds the back of the net ... (the last loss coming in the 2011 West Final at LA, and the only loss prior to 9/24 at DC was the rain-soaked 4-5 loss at Cruz Azul), compared to the 1315-14 mark when he plays and does not score, as well as RSL’s 7-3-4 record when Sabo is unavailable …

DEFENSIVE DONUT REDUX - 50% CHANCE:

For the third time in four home games in 2012, RSL’s defense pitched a shutout Saturday against Colorado, as it had back in the home opener vs New York and last Wednesday against Montreal ... The clean sheet Saturday was RSL’s 34th across all competitions since moving into Rio Tinto Stadium back in October 2008, a total of 67 games in MLS regular-season and playoff games, CONCACAF and U.S. Open Cup matches ...

MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENTS FOR RIMANDO:

Saturday’s win / shutout continued a historic rise up the MLS record books for sixth-year RSL GK Nick Rimando, as “The Wall of the Wasatch” earned his 126th career MLS win and his 90th career clean sheet ... Only Kevin Hartman (172 wins) and Zach Thornton (131) have emerged victorious more often than Rimando has for Miami / D.C. / RSL, while only Hartman (106) owns more regular-season shutouts than Nicky ... This season, Rimando should cross the 300-game barrier (only Hartman and Joe Cannon have crossed that threshold) and could surpass 28,000 minutes played (trailing Hartman/Cannon again) ... Rimando does lead MLS GKs all-time in one key category - PK stops (15), as opponents have converted only 38 of 53 spot kicks against the U.S. National Team ‘keeper ...

Following the three-game road trip in the next 2 weeks at KC, at SJ and at Dallas, RSL returns home on April 28 to face Toronto FC, the lone Canadian or expansion team to ever win in Utah ... Following Wednesday’s Montreal visit, expansion sides continue to struggle in their inaugural Utah visits over the years, posting a 1-7-1 mark and being outscored 5-17 by RSL on their first time in Zion ... The list: Exp. Team Montreal Portland Vancouver Philadelphia Seattle San Jose Toronto FC Houston Chivas USA OPP. TOTAL

1st Result / Date 0-1 L - 4/4/12 1-1 T - 10/27/11 0-2 L - 6/2/11 0-3 L - 5/8/10 0-1 L - 8/8/09 1-3 L - 5/31/08 2-1 W - 7/4/07 1-3 L - 8/19/06 0-2 L - 5/18/05 1-7-1 (5/17)

All-Time in UT 0-1-0 (0/1) 0-0-1 (1/1) 0-1-0 (0/2) 0-2-0 (1/5) 1-1-1 (4/4) 1-2-4 (5/10) 1-4-0 (5/11) 1-3-4 (4/8) 3-4-3 (10/15) 7-18-13 (30/57)

CARDIAC KIDS CREATE KILLER COMEBACK:

On March 31 in Portland, for the second time in as many road games in 2012, RSL erased a late deficit with both the equalizing and game-winning goals to capture the full 3 points at one of MLS’ most imposing venues ... In the 3-2 win at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, RSL rode a Jonny Steele equalizer in the 89’ to knot things up at 2-2 before Captain Kyle Beckerman blasted home the winner at the death (93+’) - from almost the exact same spot on the field as Steele - to defeat the Timbers for the first time in three attempts ... However, the pair of come-from-behind road wins in March at LA and at PDX - two of the most difficult places to win a year ago - equals the total road comebacks the team has had in its first 7 seasons ... In Sept 2008, RSL came from behind to win 3-2 in San Jose on a Yura Movsisyan goal that was a ripping point in qualifying for he club’s first-ever playoff berth, while a year later, against Columbus in the Eastern Conference Semis, came from behind to shock defending champion Columbus - also by a 3-2 scoreline - en route to the MLS Cup 2009 title, the state of Utah’s first major league professional championship in nearly 40 years ...


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LATE DRAMA PART OF RSL DNA:

MF Kyle Beckerman’s 93+’ game-winning goal at Portland on March 31 marked the 17th all-time go-ahead goal scored by RSL in the final 15 minutes of a regularseason MLS or CCL game … RSL had gone nearly a year without a late game-winner, having to go all the way back to May 7, 2011, when MF Will Johnson finally broke through in the 87’ after RSL had a 2-man advantage for nearly 50 minutes in the game most remember due to the horrific ankle injury suffered by playmaker Javier Morales … All-time lists for equalizers and GWG (active players in bold):

RSL GAME-WINNERS AFTER 75’ (17 total) 93+............ Beckerman, 03/31/12 @ POR (3-2 W) 93+............ Espíndola, 04/13/11 v. COL (1-0 W) 92+.......... Saborío (PK), 8/18/10 v. DAU* (2-1 W) 92+ ........ Cunningham (PK), 7/29/06 v. DC (2-1 W) 90’................... Talley, 8/16/06 @ CLB (2-1 W) 89’............... Espíndola, 05/22/10 @ CHV (2-1 W) 88’............. Torres (OG), 7/24/09 v. DAL (4-2 W) 87’.................. Johnson, 5/7/11 v. CHV (1-0 W) 87’................. Findley, 7/28/08 v. TOR (2-1 W) 87’................. Findley, 10/20/07 @ COL (1-0 W) 84’................... Saborío, 10/2/10 @ NE (2-1 W) 84’................. Findley, 8/04/07 v. HOU (1-0 W) 81’................. Dunseth, 4/16/05 v. COL (1-0 W) 80’.................. Morales, 6/09/10 v. LA (1-0 W) 80’................ Williams, 10/14/09 v. NY (1-0 W) 80’ ................. Morales, 4/11/09 v. DC (2-1 W) 80’............... Cunningham, 5/20/06 v. KC (2-1 W)

RSL EQUALIZERS AFTER 75’ (19 total) 95+ ................ Saborío, 10/23/10 @ COL (1-1 T) 94+ ............... Saborío, 04/10/10 v. SEA (2-2 T) 93+ .............. Borchers, 09/25/10 v. COL (1-1 T) 92+ ................ Johnson, 8/25/10 @ CAZ* (4-5 L) 92+................. C. Brown, 5/05/07 v. NY (3-3 T) 91+’ ............ Leitch (OG), 7/03/09 v. SJ (1-1 T) 90’ .............. Movsisyan, 10/15/08 @ COL (1-1 T) 90’.................. C unningham, 7/29/06 v. DC (2-1 W) 90’......................... Kreis (PK), 7/4/05 v. NY (2-2 T) 89’..................... Steele, 03/31/12 @ POR (3-2 W) 89’.................. Morales, 04/20/11 @ MTY* (2-2 T) 89’................................ Soto, 10/15/06 @ CHV (1-1 T) 89’.................................... Kreis, 4/15/06 v. NY (1-1 T) 88’............................... Kreis, 5/27/06 v. COL (2-2 T) 86’.............................. Morales, 9/19/07 v. LA (2-2 T) 83’............................ Espindola, 7/4/11 v. NE (3-3 T) 81’.................................. Kreis, 9/30/06 @ KC (3-3 T) 78’....................... Ballouchy, 5/20/06 v. KC (2-1 W) 75’................................ Klein, 8/16/06 @ CLB (2-1 W)

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FIRST OF FIVE “3-GAME WEEKS” IN 2012:

Last week’s POR / MTL / COL trio of games marked the first of at least five stanzas this year that sees RSL play 3 games in 8 days, testing depth, travel legs and stamina for the roster ... 3/31 @ POR (3-2 W); 4/4 v MTL (1-0 W); 4/7 v COL (2-0 W) 4/21 @ SJ; 4/25 @ DAL; 4/28 v TOR 5/5 v NE; 5/9 @CHI; 5/12 @ SEA 6/16 @ CHV; 6/20 v LA; 6/23 v SJ 6/30 @ CLB; 7/4 v SEA; 7/7 v POR

-> 3-0-0

Last week’s sweep of the maximum 9 points through 3 games marked the 2nd time in 25 possible week’s alltime that RSL went a perfect 3-0-0 ... Should RSL progress through the first 2 Open Cup rounds (May 29 & June 5), the 2012 Lamar Hunt USOC Quarterfinal Rounds would be on Tues, June 26 a 7th game in the 23-day span from June 16 to July 7 ...

THREE-GAME WEEKS PILE UP: In the Jason Kreis era, RSL has played 3 games in a week a total of 18 times (in all competitions), registering a 28-21-17 record … As indicated in RED below, RSL is 6-1-2 when opening a 3-game week on the road, followed by a pair of home tilts … The overall list: 2011:

4/5 @ SAP (1-2 L); 4/9 @ NE (2-0 W); 4/13 v COL (1-0 W) 6/4 v VAN (2-0 W); 6/8 @ CLB (1-2 L); 6/11 @ PHI (1-1 T) 6/18 v DC (1-1 T); 6/22 @ CHI (1-1 T); 6/25 v TOR (3-1 W) 7/4 v NE (3-3 T); 7/9 v DAL (2-0 W); 7/12 @ DAL (0-2 L) 7/30 v CLB (0-2 L); 8/3 @ KC (0-2 L); 8/6 v NY (3-0 W) *9/17 v KC (1-0 W); 9/21 @ NY (3-1 W); 9/24 @DC (1-4 L) *9/28 v CHI (0-3 L); 10/1 @ LA (1-2 L); 10/6 @ VAN (0-3 L) *6 games in 19 days from Sept. 17 – Oct. 6

-> 2-1-0 -> 1-1-1 -> 1-0-2 -> 2-1-0 -> 1-2-0 -> 2-1-0 -> 0-3-0

2010:

4/10 v SEA (2-2 T); 4/14 @ SJ (3-3 T); 4/17 @ LA (1-2 L) -> 0-1-2 5/29 v KC (4-1 W); 6/2 @ DC (1-2 L aet); 6/5 @ DC (0-0 T) -> 1-1-1 8/7 @ KC (1-1 T); 8/11 @ PHI (1-1 T); 8/14 v CLB (2-0 W) -> 1-0-2 9/15 v TOR (4-1 W); 9/18 v CHI (1-0 W); 9/22 @ AUO (3-2 W) -> 3-0-0 9/25 v COL (1-1 T); 9/28 @ TOR (1-1 T); 10/2 @ NE (2-1 W) -> 1-0-2 10/16 vDAL (2-0 W); 10/19 vCAZ (3-1 W); 10/23@ COL (2-2 T) -> 2-0-1

2009:

5/2 @ COL (0-2 L); 5/6 v LA (2-2 T); 5/9 @ CHV (0-1 L) -> 0-2-1 8/23 @ NE (1-3 L); 8/26 v CHV (4-0 W); 8/29 @ KC (1-0 W) -> 2-1-0 10/10 v GUA (1-1 T); 10/14 v NY (2-0 W); 10/17 @ TOR (0-1 L) -> 1-1-1

2008:

4/26 @ DC (1-4 L); 4/30 v SJ (4-0 W); 5/3 @ LA (2-2 T) 5/24 @ DAL (1-2 L); 5/27 @ CLB (0-2 L); 5/31 v SJ (3-1 W) 6/14 @ CHV (1-0 W); 6/18 v SJ (0-0 T); 6/21 v NE (2-1 W)

-> 1-1-1 -> 1-2-0 -> 2-0-1

2007:

4/14 v CLB (0-0 T); 4/18 v KC (2-1 W); 4/21 @ CHV (0-4 L) -> 1-1-1 5/20 @ DAL (1-2 L); 5/23 @ COL (1-2 L); 5/27 @ CHI (0-0 L) -> 0-2-1 7/14 @ KC (0-1 L); 7/21 v EVE (2-0 W); 7/24 v BOC (1-1 T) -> 1-1-1 8/26 @ CHV (0-1 L); 8/29 v KC (3-1 W); 9/01 @ LA (2-1 W) -> 2-1-0 * doesn’t include the 5 games in 15 days in late 2007: 9/8 @ HOU (3-4 L); 9/12 @ DC (1-2 L); 9/15 @ TOR (0-0 T); 9/19 v LA (2-2 T); 9/22 v COL (1-0 W)

-> 1-2-2


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LONGEST-TENURED CORE IN MLS HISTORY:

The Kreis/Lagerwey “Team is the Star” mantra has long been lauded for its simple, unselfish approach that has redefined the culture of an organization and enabled a small-market club to compete annually with DP-laden payrolls ... The philosophy that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts is perfectly epitomized by the fact that TEN players return this year, with the 2012 MLS season marking the group’s fifth or sixth campaign in Claret & Cobalt ... The list: Player GK Kyle Reynish GK Nick Rimando DF Chris Wingert MF Kyle Beckerman MF Javier Morales FW Fabian Espindola DF Tony Beltran DF Nat Borchers DF Jamison Olave MF Will Johnson

Acquisition Date Jan., 2007 Feb. 2007 June, 2007 July, 2007 August, 2007 August, 2007 Jan., 2008 Feb., 2008 March, 2008 July, 2008

RSL GP 5 149 127 127 103 101 62 122 105 91

Back on 3/10 at LA, this group marked 5+ seasons together and set a new MLS record, breaking the current one held by New England, which saw 8 players compete together from the 2003-07 seasons ... That group was: Joe Franchino, Jay Heaps, Shalrie Joseph, Marshall Leonard, Pat Noonan, Steve Ralston, Matt Reis & Taylor Twellman ...

UNPRECEDENTED TURNOVER FOR KREIS:

The price of keeping that group together, however, came in the form of a massive offseason overhaul of the team’s depth, Kreis, Lagerwey and the RSL technical staff introducing 8 new faces to the 2012, the most since the 2007/08 offseason, the duo’s first in charge of the club ... Gone are GK Tim Melia (0 RSL games played), FW Chris Agorsor (1 gp), DF Blake Wagner (2 gp), DF Rauwshan McKenzie (11 gp, now signed with Chivas), MF Collen Warner (37 gp, selected by Montreal in expansion draft), MF Jean Alexandre (38 gp, traded to SJ) and DF Robbie Russell (78 gp, traded to D.C. United) ... The most notable absence from RSL’s locker room is that of MF Andy Williams, whose seven-year tenure as an “RSL Original” came to end with his retirement in December, 2011 ... Williams played 14 years in MLS, bouncing from Columbus, to New England, to New York, to Miami and finally to Chicago in his first 7 seasons, the 1998 Jamaica World Cup veteran coming to RSL in November, 2004 as the club’s top expansion draft pick ... Williams went on to play a club-record 189 games for RSL, with 14 goals, 29 assists and one MLS Cup ring marking his time on the Wasatch Front ...

IDENTIFYING NEW BLOOD, THE RSL WAY:

The RSL time for “Bomma” is not over, however, as Williams immediately accepted a position as the club’s Head Scout, working with Lagerwey, Kreis and the technical staff to identify players of all ages for RSL’s senior, academy and youth teams, including many of the new faces beginning their MLS and/or professional careers now ...

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Those players include: GK Lalo Fernandez (signed as Home Grown) DF Terukazu Tanaka (Discovery - Jan. 2012) DF Leone Cruz (via trade from SEA 1/17/12) DF Chris Estridge (via trade from VAN 4/11/12) MF Jonny Steele (Discovery - Feb. 2012) MF Sebastian Velasquez (MLS SuperDraft 2012) MF Enzo Martinez (MLS SuperDraft 2012) FW Emiliano Bonfigli (MLS Supplemental Draft 2012)

VELASQUEZ A FIRST DURING KREIS ERA:

When rookie MF Sebastian Velasquez took the field for the starting whistle 3/10 in LA, he became the only firstyear player to receive a starting nod on Opening Day during Jason Kreis’ five full seasons as the RSL boss ... The last RSL rookie to start a season opener was current NY MF Medhi Ballouchy, who started in RSL’s 0-3 L at Chivas in 2006 ... Velasquez acquitted himself well in his “baptism-by-fire” moment against the defending champs in LA, starting and playing 89 minutes on the left side of Kreis’ midfield diamond, his searching cross for FW Alvaro Saborio near post being knocked home for the equalizing own goal by LA DF Franklin to spark the RSL comeback ... On 3/17 v NY, Velasquez started and played 86 minutes, once again creating a goal for RSL, as it was his interplay with Paulo Junior that led to his cross for Espindola, whose saved shot rebounded to Luis Gil for the 2-0 lead against the Red Bulls ...

SCHULER STEPS UP ONCE AGAIN, TOO:

Third-year RSL DF Chris Schuler again joined Velasquez in the starting lineup at LA and vs NY, the tall, athletic and tactically-solid center-back moving once again into prime candidacy to see significant minutes when RSL’s 2010 Best XI duo and perennial MLS DF of the Year center-backs Nat Borchers and Jamison Olave cannot play … Schuler’s first-ever MLS start came in September, 2010, at Qwest Field, with RSL earning a 0-0 draw before 36,000+ … That venue was also the site of his first-ever post-season start last year … Throughout the 2011 campaign, Schuler started 20 games and appeared in 25 in all competitions, scoring two goals – both game-winners – at New England and vs Philadelphia … As a rookie in 2010, Schuler also appeared in the team’s 1-2 aet Open Cup loss at D.C. United and started RSL’s 3-2 victory in CCL play at Panamanian club Arabe Unido … RSL has understandably struggled since RSL’s Cup-winning 2009 campaign, across all competitions, without the vaunted Borchers/ Olave combo, affectionately known as “Bor-Lave” ... The team’s record, with goals and goals against average: RSL CBs 2009-12 2012 only “Bor-Lave” 42-21-27 (82 / 0.91) 2-0-0 (2, 1.00) Other combos: 14-16-6 (52 / 1.48) 3-1-0 (2, 0.50) The Borchers / Olave tandem is considered the finest in MLS, the duo posting a 42-21-27 mark in all competitions (reg season, playoff, CONCACAF) since ‘09, 82 goals allowed in 89 games ...


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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF April 7, 2012 (active players in claret) GAMES PLAY / START Andy Williams Nick Rimando Kyle Beckerman Chris Wingert Nat Borchers Jamison Olave Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Will Johnson

GP 189 149 127 127 121 105 103 101 96 91

GS 122 149 123 117 121 104 94 83 59 83

MINUTES PLAYED Nick Rimando Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Chris Wingert Jamison Olave Javier Morales Will Johnson Fabian Espindola Tony Beltran

MIN 13355 11536 10999 10689 10515 9126 8121 7569 6834 6548

GOALS Robbie Findley Fabian Espindola Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Javier Morales Jason Kreis Yura Movsisyan Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave

GP GOALS 96 29 101 29 56 25 38 19 103 18 58 17 53 15 189 14 127 14 105 10

GAME-WINNING GOALS Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Jeff Cunningham Andy Williams Jason Kreis 6 players tied with 2

GP 56 96 103 101 127 38 189 58

GWG 10 9 9 8 5 4 4 3

HAT TRICKS Robbie Findley

GP 96

HATS 1

MULTI-GOAL GAMES Jeff Cunningham Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Yura Movsisyan Kyle Beckerman Chris Brown Atiba Harris Jason Kreis

GP 38 56 96 103 101 53 127 60 43 58

2+ G GM 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

PENALTY-KICK GOALS Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis Robbie Findley Carey Talley Freddy Adu Alecko Eskandarian Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Dema Kovalenko Javier Morales Andy Williams Paulo Junior

GP 56 38 58 96 60 11 17 101 91 22 103 189 19

PKG 6 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

ASSISTS Javier Morales Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Fabian Espindola Jeff Cunningham Clint Mathis Chris Klein Jason Kreis Robbie Russell Carey Talley Chris Wingert

GP ASTS 103 35 189 29 127 17 96 13 101 11 38 11 66 11 43 9 58 9 78 9 60 9 127 9

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS GP Kyle Beckerman 127 Javier Morales 103 Fabian Espindola 101 Robbie Findley 96 Andy Williams 189 Clint Mathis 66 Robbie Russell 78 Jeff Cunningham 38 5 players tied with 2

GWA 10 7 5 5 5 4 4 3

SHOTS / SOG Andy Williams Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Javier Morales Will Johnson Yura Movsisyan Jason Kreis Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham

SHT 232 204 177 157 148 147 143 132 129 94

GP 189 101 127 96 103 91 53 58 56 38

SOG 83 102 68 69 71 60 65 57 50 52


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6:30PM MT

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KC, MO

RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF April 7, 2012 (active players in claret) FOULS COMMITTED Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Chris Wingert Javier Morales Jamison Olave Fabian Espindola Carey Talley Atiba Harris Nat Borchers Mehdi Ballouchy

GP 189 127 127 103 105 101 60 43 121 46

FC 198 178 139 134 134 128 95 92 86 82

FOULS SUFFERED Andy Williams Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Carey Talley Ned Grabavoy Robbie Findley Chris Wingert Mehdi Ballouchy

GP 189 103 127 101 91 60 73 96 127 46

FS 269 228 132 106 99 91 85 85 78 75

CAUTIONS (YELLOWS) Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave Andy Williams Will Johnson Chris Wingert Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Nat Borchers Clint Mathis Carey Talley

GP 127 105 189 91 127 101 103 121 66 60

CAUT 32 27 21 19 19 18 17 14 14 14

EJECTIONS (RED CARDS) Jamison Olave Andy Williams Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Clint Mathis 20 players tied with 1

GP 105 189 121 101 66

EJECT 4 3 2 2 2

CORNER KICKS Javier Morales Andy Williams Chris Klein Kyle Beckerman Clint Mathis

GP 103 189 43 127 66

CK 364 225 76 72 52

OFFSIDES Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis

GP 101 96 56 38 58

OFF 103 60 62 45 44

GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL GP Nick Rimando 149 Scott Garlick 31 D.J. Countess 27 Jay Nolly 7 Chris Seitz 7 Kyle Reynish 5 Brian Kamler 1 MIN PLAYED IN GOAL Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Chris Seitz Jay Nolly Kyle Reynish Brian Kamler

GS 149 31 27 6 7 4 0

MIN 13355 2745 2422 630 585 415 8

GOALS AGAINST AVG.

PLAYER GP MIN SHT SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO Nick Rimando 149 13355 669 506 163 1.10 60-49-40 54

WINNING PCT Nick Rimando

GP WON LOST TIED PCT 148 59 49 40 .537

WINS Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Kyle Reynish Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP WON 149 60 31 10 27 4 5 1 7 1 7 1

LOSSES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP LOST 149 49 27 19 31 12 7 4 7 4

SAVES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz Kyle Reynish

GP 149 27 31 7 7 5

SHUTOUTS Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Kyle Reynish Chris Seitz

GP SHO 149 54 27 4 31 4 5 2 7 1

SAVES PERCENTAGE Nick Rimando

GP 149

SVS 506 112 108 41 19 14

SAVES SOG PCT 506 695 72.8


REAL SALT LAKE @ SPORTING KANSAS CITY SATURDAY APRIL 14 2012

1

LALO FERNANDEZ

6:30PM MT

GOALKEEPER

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2

TONY BELTRAN

KC, MO

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 12/16/92 HOMETOWN: El Paso, TX ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown Player, 1/11/12 LAST CLUB: C.A. Penarol (Uruguay) PRONOUNCIATION: LAW-lo LAST GAME: yet to appear in an RSL league or reserve match

WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 10/11/87 HEIGHT: 5-8 HOMETOWN: Claremont, CA ACQUIRED: PRONOUNCIATION: BELL - trann LAST SEASON: Played 28 games (23 starts) in all competitions, scoring one goal, adding one assist LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 84 career MLS games LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/07/12 v COL (20’/57’) - ACTIVE LAST GAME: 04/7/12 - start/90’/2 assists in 2-0 W v COL

Real Salt Lake’s eye towards the future was bolstered in February with the signing of promising goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez as the club’s third-ever Homegrown Player. The addition of Fernandez marks the second dip into the Homegrown Player well by Real Salt Lake in less than a year, following on the heels of fellow RSL-Arizona Academy product Nico Muñiz (Sept. 2011) and Donny Toia (May 2011).

After playing the second-most minutes of his career in 2011, Tony Beltran again showed why he belongs in the discussion with the best outside backs in Major League Soccer. For the second time in his career the 24-year-old made more than 20 starts and helped solidify a back line that was depleted by injuries all season long – until he unfortunately suffered one of his own, limiting his minutes in the final two months of the season.

The 19-year-old Fernandez has kept busy over the last year-and-a-half, helping the RSL-Arizona Under-18 squad begin its first season in U.S. Soccer Development Academy in October 2010 and going 5-3-3 (1.00 GAA, 4 shutouts) in 11 appearances through the spring of 2011. After initially agreeing to play collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, Fernandez tacked course and tested the international waters, first spending a training stint with Mexican first division side Atlas – based in his birthplace of Guadalajara – before signing with Uruguayan power C.A. Peñarol last August.

While his staunch 1-v-1 defending continued to be rock solid, the cerebral and supremely fit Beltran has also provided more consistency when jumping into the attack, his flying runs up either flank ending with dangerous service into the area more often than during his previous two seasons of play. It can’t be long until Beltran sheds the status of one of the most underrated outside defenders in Major League Soccer, but, until then, the RSL braintrust will be more than happy to unleash the mature-beyond-his-years winger upon opponents that may underestimate the UCLA product’s considerable talent and tenacity.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Fernandez has been involved in the Youth National Team set-ups of both the United States and Mexico, playing for the Mexican Under-17s and training with the U.S. Under-20s last November. The El Paso, Texas, native’s goalkeeping skills run in the family, as his father, enjoyed a career as a professional netminder in Mexico.

3

DIOGO DE ALMEIDA

DEFENDER

4

JAMISON OLAVE

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 1/2/89 HOMETOWN: Piricicaba, Brazil ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft PRONOUNCIATION: dee - OH -go DAY al - MAY - duh LAST SEASON: Played 22 games (all starts) in goal for D.C. United, registering five shutouts and a 1.68 goals-against average LAST GAME: 03/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 210 DOB: 4/21/81 HOMETOWN: Medellin, Colombia ACQUIRED: March, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-miss-son oh-LAW-vay LAST SEASON: Played 31 games (all starts) in all competitions, scoring 3 goals, adding 1 assist and named MLS Best XI LAST MLS GOAL: 07/23/11 v SJ (83’) - 14 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 7/4/11 v NE (83’) - 16 games ago LAST MLS GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v COL

Real Salt Lake’s search for a naturally left-footed fit on its back line may very well have come to an end with its selection of SMU product Diogo de Almeida back in January. Other outside back options were on the board towards the start of the second round, RSL was enamored with the athletic de Almeida’s size and speed, not to mention his technical ability, which was no surprise after his progression from forward to midfielder to defender during his first three years with the Mustangs. While RSL will not expect the 23-year-old to fill in minutes right away, the Brazilian’s progress throughout the year will prove vital to the planned wing-back rotation system that could prove crucial to the Utah side’s late-season success.

It seemed to take a couple of years for MLS fans and pundits to fully appreciate the depth of talent that RSL center back Jamison Olave possessed. However, now that he’s a known commodity, the RSL center back can’t seem to stop the plaudits coming his way, the ultra-athletic center back garnering spots on the MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star teams for a second consecutive season in 2011. He began the year by not only displaying his usual defensive prowess, but also securing himself an even bigger spot in RSL lore courtesy of some offense, as it was his goal at Deportivo Saprissa that would swing the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal series the Utah side’s way. While RSL fans loved seeing “The Verb” represent the Claret-and-Cobalt against Manchester United in the All-Star Game once again, they were also left holding their collective breath after a sliding tackle sidelined him with an MCL sprain in his left knee. Success, it appeared, might come at a price. However, Olave would return after missing only a month, using his unique blend of size and closing speed – in addition to a growing sense of comfort with the ball at his feet – to keep opposing forwards on lockdown. Olave would again suffer from injury, this time a quadriceps strain, during the 2011 postseason, but the 2012 preseason sees the Colombian fit as a fiddle and ready to lead the RSL backline to more impressive and historic numbers – more specifically the ones in the “W” and “SO” columns. And, speaking of numbers, the 30-year-old Olave will hit a nice round one the next time he sees the field, as his next appearance on the fiels will mark his 100th in MLS regular season play.


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5

KYLE BECKERMAN

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 4/23/82 HOMETOWN: Crofton, MD ACQUIRED: Trade with Colorado for Mehdi Ballouchy on 6/17/07 LAST SEASON: Played 36 games (34 starts) as Captain, scoring 3 goals & 9 assists (6 game-winners), earning USMNT call-ups and All-Star consideration LAST MLS GOAL: 03/31/12 @ POR (93+) - 2 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/17/11 v KC (54’) - 7 games ago LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v COL Many players start to think about the next stage of their careers after a dozen seasons in the pros, the portion involving final contracts, farewell tours and the like. However, most players aren’t like Kyle Beckerman, whose 12th season only propelled him towards bigger heights both with his club and for his country, as 2011 saw the RSL captain go from a perennial MLS All-Star and part-time U.S. Men’s National Team performer to a legitimate league MVP candidate and First XI stalwart for Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA squad. Beckerman’s ability to step up his game in the absence of main playmaker Javier Morales showed both on and off the stat sheet, his increased leadership role on the field during an adversityfilled 2011 proving just as crucial as his career-best nine assists (including six game-winning helpers) across regular season play. The 29-year-old Beckerman is hitting his peak as he enters 2012, a year in which he’ll likely leap into the league’s all-time top 20 in games played and started while also playing an integral role for the US Men’s National Team as it begins its qualifying journey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil. While an offseason adductor strain might have slowed RSL’s heart-and-soul down temporarily, Beckerman should be ready to set the tone for the Claretand-Cobalt right out of the gates in what he hopes is a lucky 13th season in MLS.

7

FABIAN ESPINDOLA

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 5/4/85 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: fah - bee - AHN ess - PEEN - doh - lah LAST SEASON: Played 34 games (32 starts) in all competitions, scoring career-high 11 goals & 5 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 4/07/12 v COL (57’) - ACTIVE LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/31/12 @ POR (93+) - 2 games ago LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/89’/GOAL in 2-0 W v COL

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6

NAT BORCHERS

KC, MO

DEFENDER

WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 4/13/81 HEIGHT: 6-2 HOMETOWN: Pueblo, CO ACQUIRED: Feb. 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: NATT LAST SEASON: Played team-high 37 games (all starts), scoring 4 goals & 1 assist as MLS DF of the Year Finalist LAST MLS GOAL: 9/17/11 v KC (54’) - 8 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/7/11 v CHV (87’) - 26 games ago LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v COL Ever since he crashed the Colorado Rapids roster as an undrafted camp invitee back in 2003, Nat Borchers has been tough to take off the roster sheet … make that nearly impossible to take off. While missing four of 34 regular season games like Borchers did in 2011 wouldn’t be noteworthy for most players, for the “Ironman of MLS” it was more than a bit out of the ordinary. And even with that said, Borchers’ 30 starts last season allowed him to become the only player across Major League Soccer with at least 29 starts in each of the last four years. Death … Taxes … Borchers, indeed. The big story for Real Salt Lake as it approaches its season opener in Los Angeles might just be if the three-time RSL Defender of the Year winner will be in Jason Kreis’ First XI. The right quadriceps strain the 30-year-old backline staple suffered in last October’s postseason opener against Seattle has forced a cautious approach during this year’s preseason camp, but Borchers vows to be ready to go for rematch of the Western Conference Championship … a game the ever-steady center back would have certainly been a difference-maker in had he been able to give it a go.

8

WILL JOHNSON

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/21/87 HOMETOWN: Woodridge, IL ACQUIRED: July, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (30 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 2 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 07/04/11 v NE (24’) - 17 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/31/12 @ POR (89’) - 2 games ago LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v COL

Seemingly overshadowed by other forwards every since he joined Real Salt Lake five years ago, the attention turned Fabian Espíndola’s way in 2011 seemed to increase. Then again, everything involving Espíndola seemed to be ratcheted up a notch last season – his focus, an already-high energy-level and even his notoriety across the league all received noticeable bumps. However, the most important thing the fiery Argentine increased last year was his production, as Espíndola knocked home a career-best 10 goals in league play and added a goal and two assists during RSL’s CONCACAF Champions League run that allowed to Utahns to continue their historic path to the tourney’s finals.

Will Johnson was a busy guy in 2011, but when you’re depended upon to be a stalwart for both your club and country, well, that just goes with the territory. But with Johnson possessing one of – if not the best – motors in all of Major League Soccer, the industrious 25-year-old not only has the stamina to handle the added workload, but the pride and character to relish it. He also has the history to prove he can handle the added miles as well, playing at least 2,000 minutes and in at least 25 regular season contests for the Claretand-Cobalt in each of his first three full seasons … and that’s not counting the additional wear-and-tear (and pressure) endured during Cup competitions.

It’s easy to forget that Espíndola was a part of the massive rebuilding process that Jason Kreis began midway through 2007; and yet, at the same time, it seems hard to think about RSL without the passion and grit of the 26-year-old forward. Re-signing Espíndola was priority #1 for Real Salt Lake this past offseason, and when two sides were able to agree to a four-year pact you could almost hear an audible sigh of relief from Claret-and-Cobalt fans near and far. With his regular up-top running mate, Álvaro Saborío, a question mark for the start of the campaign, the scoring burden will likely fall to Espíndola – then again, that’s something the confident striker will likely pick up as well.

With another round of World Cup qualifying in store for his Canadian National Team and another run in the CONCACAF Champions League on the docket for Real Salt Lake, it’s going to be another chock full calendar in 2012 for Johnson, who will again be depended upon to man the left side of RSL’s midfield diamond. While a procedure to correct a sports hernia issue might slow Johnson down for the first few weeks of the season, the RSL faithful can rest assured his odometer will start spinning furiously sooner rather than later.


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11

JAVIER MORALES

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 1/10/80 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-vee-err LAST SEASON: Played 16 games (15 starts) in all competitions, scoring 5 goals & 4 assists in injury-shortened campaign LAST MLS GOAL: 03/10/12 @ LA (80’) - 4 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/31/12 @ POR (89’) - 1 game ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - sub/26’ in 1-0 W v MTL Perhaps no player in Major League Soccer was poised to have a better 2011 than Javier Morales. From the get-go, the Argentine midfield maestro was pulling the strings for a Real Salt Lake side on the cusp of international glory, his infectious attitude, quiet leadership and abundant skill helping a pioneering club earn plaudits from every corner of America’s soccer landscape. So while RSL’s disappointment at the end of its CONCACAF Champions League run in late April was a tough blow for the squad, it’s quite telling that the result’s effect on the team’s season paled in comparison to the loss of Morales to an ankle injury just 10 days after the stinging defeat. It is also telling that, during a stretch of two weeks when clumsy challenges like the one Morales suffered from felled some of MLS’ other brightest attacking talents, RSL’s playmaker vowed to come back before season’s end. Anyone who saw the incident must have thought Morales’ thoughts were wishful thinking at best, but they also weren’t witness to the hard work he put in day after day. While the air was sucked out of the building that day, Morales knew it wasn’t sucked out of the season, and he wanted to make sure he could help the squad finish the challenge it had laid down at the start of the year – add hardware to the trophy case.

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EMILIANO BONFIGLI

KC, MO

FORWARD

WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 4/15/88 HEIGHT: 5-10 HOMETOWN: Bahia Blanca, Argentina ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft PRONOUNCIATION: bone-FIGG-lee LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - sub/1’ in 2-0 W v COL (MLS debut)

Five years ago, Real Salt Lake brought a young Argentinean striker into its side by the name of Fabian Espíndola … and now the Utah side is hoping it has unearthed a similar talent in his countryman, Emiliano Bonfigli. The lanky striker proved worth taking a flyer on in the MLS Supplemental Draft, the 23-year-old showing more than enough finishing prowess during RSL’s opening preseason camp to earn a spot on the team’s forward depth chart. With a congested schedule ahead, expect Bonfigli to be firmly in the mix for the “spot starter” role up top alongside fellow “young guns” Paulo Jr. and Cody Arnoux.

While that goal wouldn’t come to fruition, the comeback of Morales inspired not only his teammates, but the RSL faithful as well, who could not get enough updates on the status of “Javi” and when – not if – he would return to the field. While Morales was never back to 100% during the final six weeks of the season, he showed plenty enough to make it clear that he was closer than anyone, save himself, might have thought. But, perhaps more than anything, his comeback allowed everyone the opportunity to remember a different image of #11 at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2011 – the thunderous standing ovation he received upon entering the Sept. 28 match against Chicago in front of the largest crowd in the stadium’s history. 20,762 fans, all there to pay tribute to the heart-and-soul of RSL, to see the maestro pick up his baton once again. The start of the 2012 campaign sees Morales continuing to overcome injury, an offseason procedure to clean out bone spurs in his left foot and a right quad strain suffered during the preseason limiting him during the squad’s preparations for the upcoming season. But if 2011 proved anything, it’s that Morales will be able to overcome any challenge thrown at him … and likely sooner than anyone could imagine.

14

YORDANY ALVAREZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 5/24/85 HOMETOWN: Cienfuegos, Cuba ACQUIRED: Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: jor-DONN-ee LAST SEASON: Played 5 games (4 starts) on loan from Orlando City, where he was named 2011 USL PRO MVP as championship-winner LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 7 games LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist in 7 games LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - sub/8’ in 2-0 W v COL When it came to taking advantage of an opportunity in 2011, nobody did it better than midfielder Yordany Alvarez, who parlayed his USL PRO League MVP performance for Orlando City S.C. into a quasi-starting gig last September shortly after joining Real Salt Lake on loan at the roster freeze deadline. The one-time Cuban international provided quality cover for Kyle Beckerman, whose suspensions and U.S. MNT call-ups across the last quarter of the season forced Alvarez onto the field for five contests. The 26-year-old performed well enough during the impromptu “trial by fire” that RSL sought to secure his services on a more permanent basis, and the Utah side did just that in February by coming to buyout terms with Orlando and locking up the holding midfielder via a new three-year deal. With Beckerman again slated to pull double-duty for club and country during much of 2012, fans can expect to see Alvarez back in the Starting XI mix on many more occasions.

15

ALVARO SABORIO

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 3/25/82 HOMETOWN: San Carlos, Costa Rica ACQUIRED: March 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AL-vuh-ro sabb-oh-REE-oh LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, scoring team-high 13 goals (incl. 5 game-winners) & 4 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 04/07/12 v COL (20’) - ACTIVE LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/10/12 @ LA (85’) - 5 games ago LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’/GOAL in 2-0 W v COL As a forward there’s always pressure to perform, and in 2011 the pressure seemed to be both a blessing and a curse for Álvaro Saborío, who began the year with a new contract that heaped on the added weight of becoming Real Salt Lake’s first-ever “Designated Player” (though the title was more a technicality thanks to the transfer fees involved in obtaining his full rights). The roller-coaster season saw Saborío bag goals in bunches and in some critical moments, but also included some droughts and mountains of adversity on the national team front for his native Costa Rica. A part of that ebb-and-flow of output was due to injury, as Saborío rushed back from offseason knee surgery quickly in order to help keep his hot hand in the CONCACAF Champions League going from the prior fall. While he indeed helped carry the squad to the tournament’s finals, his production and availability would suffer in the months to follow, only to ratchet back up during a torrid stretch in mid-summer. When the dust settled, “Sabo” had collected 16 goals across 32 games in all competitions, keeping pace with the 18 tallies in 36 contests the season prior. The wear-and-tear resulted in another surgery on his right knee immediately after the season, making his return to the line-up at the start of 2012 a question mark. However, the “Tico Terror” won’t be sidelined for long, as he has progressed strongly during the club’s preseason camps and is expected to be on the field and creating havoc for the opposition by April at the very latest.


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16

NICO MUNIZ

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 10/18/92 HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, NM ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown player in Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: MOON-yees LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - sub/17’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

NICK RIMANDO

17

CHRIS WINGERT

KC, MO

DEFENDER

WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/16/82 HEIGHT: 5-11 HOMETOWN: Babylon, NY ACQUIRED: Trade with COL, 6/14/07 LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, tallying one assist LAST MLS GOAL: 05/22/10 @ CHV - 45 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/26/09 v. CHV (85’) - 55 games ago LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v COL

Real Salt Lake broke new ground last fall when it agreed to terms with Nico Muñiz, making the midfielder the first RSL-Arizona Academy member to jump straight to the “big club” from Casa Grande. While technically unable to perform for the MLS outfit until the new year, the now 19-year-old Muniz joined the first team in Utah upon the announcement in September, giving him a leg up on preparations for his first professional campaign with what amounted to a seven week “sneak peek.” Muñiz started three of his six appearances (346 min.) as a regular call-up for the RSL Reserves in 2011, and the Albuquerque native should expect to see his development continue largely through opportunities in MLS Reserve League fixtures during the 2012 campaign.

18

LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 6/17/79 HOMETOWN: Montclair, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with NY, March, 2007 LAST SEASON: Played 39 games (all starts) in all competitions in goal for RSL, with 16 wins and 15 shutouts and a 1.08 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 04/07/12 v COL - ACTIVE 3-game streak LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 04/07/12 v COL - ACTIVE 205-minute streak LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/90’/1 save in 2-0 W v COL Nick Rimando would have been hard-pressed to duplicate the record-setting 2010 campaign he presided over between the posts for Real Salt Lake, but his 2011 season was not all that far behind. Once again finishing at or near the top of Major League Soccer in goals against average, shutouts and wins, Rimando’s 12th MLS season gave credence to the theory that the shelf life of the American goalkeeper is almost limitless … a good sign now that the 32-year-old Rimando is the elder statesman of the Claret-and-Cobalt after the offseason retirement of Andy Williams. That being said, it takes more than age to climb towards the top of MLS’ record books, which is exactly what Rimando has done by ranking second in all-time shutouts (87) and third in wins (121), games played in goal (288), starts in goal (also 288) and minutes in goal (26,073). Much like teammate Kyle Beckerman, Rimando’s international career has also picked up steam once again, as the Southern California native has been a regular call-up under the new regime of Jurgen Klinsmann since his appointment as USMNT’s sideline boss last summer. If Rimando can continue to produce sparkling performances like the first half he turned in against Panama in January, it will be a busy year of shuffling between club and country for the RSL fanbase’s favorite “homeboy.”

The outside back position in RSL’s 4-4-2 system is perhaps one of the most challenging spots in Major League Soccer – to call them “defenders” is simply not doing them justice. The role requires players to have the physicality to defend one-on-one, the speed and stamina to make run after run up and down the flank to provide width in attack and the technical acumen to make things happen with the ball, be it by providing crosses into the area or quick combinations with the midfield. You have to be smart, disciplined and in ridiculously good shape … in other words, you almost have to be Chris Wingert. The 29-year-old Wingert will enter the 2012 season as RSL’s longest-tenured field player, beating out his former ex-Colorado teammate Kyle Beckerman for the honor by three days courtesy of their back-to-back trades in mid-July 2007. That longevity has not only shot him up the RSL all-time rankings in numerous categories, but it’s also allowed him to master the abilities necessary to thrive on the island that can sometimes be the outside back position in Jason Kreis’ preferred line-up. To protect against the wear-and-tear that saw nagging injuries effect the three-man rotation of Wingert, Tony Beltran and the departed Robbie Russell last season, the Claret-and-Cobalt will hope Wingert can mentor whichever two players emerge in the back-up battle out wide during preseason to increase the rotation to four by midseason. If there’s anyone up for the task of mentoring it would be Wingert, a locker room leader who also has the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor from his Senior season at St. John’s in his back pocket.

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ENZO MARTINEZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 9/29/90 HOMETOWN: Rock Hill, SC ACQUIRED: 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 17th overall pick, 1/15/12 PRONOUNCIATION: ENN-zoh LAST GAME: 04/08/12 - start/45’ in 0-1 L v COL (reserves)

Some things are just meant to be, and that seemed to be the general consensus when highly-touted midfielder Enzo Martinez fell right into the lap of Real Salt Lake late in the first round of January’s MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City. Why the key cog for North Carolina’s College Cup-winning side slid to the 17th overall pick will never be known, but what is for certain is that the motivated midfielder’s savvy on the ball, mature decision-making and industrious workrate will make the native Uruguayan a perfect fit in the diamond midfield RSL has perfected under Jason Kreis. While the RSL Technical Staff gushed about the Generation adidas product’s production and ability, it was even more impressed with his maturity off the field, forcing many of the pundits who questioned where the 21-year-old might fit on the field for many teams to also admit that the Claret-and-Cobalt might just have come away with the steal of draft day.


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NED GRABAVOY

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/1/83 HOMETOWN: New Lenox, IL ACQUIRED: Waivers from SJ Earthquakes, 3/--/09 LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (25 starts) in all competitions, scoring playoff-series-clinching goal vs SEA in West Semis LAST MLS GOAL: 10/16/10 v. DAL (59’) - 30 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/31/10 v. DC (13’) - 39 games ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - sub/26’ in 1-0 W v MTL

With Williams retiring during the offseason, the versatile Grabavoy will be depended upon even more by Head Coach Jason Kreis to set the tone on the field and in the locker room as one of the team’s core members. The good news for Kreis and fans of RSL is that, thanks to a new offseason contract, the 28-year-old midfielder will put his masterful on-theball ability, vision and tenacity on display at Rio Tinto Stadium for at least the next three seasons.

JONNY STEELE

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LUIS GIL

KC, MO

MIDFIELDER

WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 11/14/93 HEIGHT: 5-10 HOMETOWN: Garden Grove, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with KC, 3/10 PRONOUNCIATION: GILL LAST SEASON: Played 27 games (16 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 3/17/12 v NY (58’) - 4 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/07/12 v COL (57’) - ACTIVE LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/82’/assist in 2-0 W v COL

During his third season in Claret-and-Cobalt in 2011, Ned Grabavoy continued to find more minutes in the platoon system with Andy Williams on the right side of Real Salt Lake’s diamond midfield, but, due to injuries and national team call-ups, the veteran also found himself at other spots in the diamond through necessity. Despite suffering from a nagging hamstring injury of his own late in the campaign, the gritty Grabavoy was able to register the second most appearances, starts and minutes of his eight seasons in Major League Soccer.

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LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 180 DOB: 2/7/86 HOMETOWN: Larne, Northern Ireland ACQUIRED: via discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST MLS GOAL: 03/31/12 @ POR (89’) - 2 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: none in 6 career appearances LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - sub/32’ in 2-0 W v COL

Jonny Steele has squeezed a career’s worth of stops into his first eight professional seasons, but the preseason pact he signed with Real Salt Lake might just allow the 26-year-old midfielder to stop and settle down for awhile … besides, there’s precedence for this sort of thing with the Utah side (see Williams, Andy). After years of hopping between second divisions clubs and indoor teams, the native of Northern Ireland has finally earned the opportunity to display his talents on the North American continent’s top stage, eight years after his stateside journey began with a trial for FC Dallas. While Steele’s presence will ratchet up the amount of bite in the RSL midfield, thinking of him as simply a “hardman” would be a mistake, as the former Wolverhampton performer didn’t win the 2008 USL-1 MVP award for the Puerto Rico Islanders on hard tackles alone.

Real Salt Lake’s philosophy for the development of Luis Gil had always been “slow and steady,” but then Javier Morales’ devastating ankle injury and a slew of national team callups hit in the spring, and the acceleration of Gil’s learning curve soon followed. RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis originally took a committee approach to replacing Morales as the summer progressed, but the rotation would eventually include a heavy dose of the then-17-year-old Gil, who indeed proved capable of rising to the challenge while also doing plenty of “on-thejob” training. While inconsistent, as most teenagers growing up in a professional league tend to be, Gil more often than not showed glimpses as to why he was coveted by some of the world’s top sides prior to joining the Claret-and-Cobalt back in 2010. The physicality of the opposition might not be as much of a problem in 2012, as Gil entered RSL’s preseason camp noticeably bigger and more confident, both on the ball and within the squad. With regular starters Morales and Will Johnson both dealing with injuries heading into the season, Gil may very well find himself a member of the starting XI when March rolls around

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PAULO JUNIOR

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/23/89 HOMETOWN: Teresina, Brazil ACQUIRED: via loan in August, 2010 (purchased Jan., 2012) PRONOUNCIATION: PAUL-low LAST SEASON: Played 13 games (5 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 4 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 04/04/12 v MTL (13’ PK) - ACTIVE LAST MLS ASSIST: 3/17/12 v NY (39’) - 3 games ago LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/64’/GOAL in 1-0 W v MTL As explosive as the fall 2010 debut of Paulo Jr. onto the Real Salt Lake scene was, it appeared that the Brazilian’s 2011 was equally as disappointing … but one look at the limited sample size of stats might just prove otherwise. While the swashbuckling striker missed exactly half of the season due to lingering hamstring and hip flexor injuries over the summer, when he was on the field he was able to produce, notching a pair of goals and five assists in what amounted to just under 600 minutes across MLS and CONCACAF play. The diminutive forward’s season got off to a sparkling start, as he recorded a goal, an assist or both during his first four overall appearances. However, the injury bug would strike soon afterwards, derailing a promising start and limiting him to substitute and spot-start duty across the last three months of the season. Despite the health concerns, Real Salt Lake recognized Paulo Jr.’s potential this past offseason and acquired the 23-year-old’s player rights from the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in February. The Utah side hopes a new three-year contract will provide the stability and confidence the still-developing striker needs in order to perform, which would result in a dangerous complement to first-choice forwards Fabian Espíndola and Álvaro Saborío.


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KYLE REYNISH

6:30PM MT

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 190 DOB: 11/3/83 HOMETOWN: Valencia, CA ACQUIRED: 2007 MLS SuperDraft LAST SEASON: Played 3 games (all starts) in goal for RSL, registering 2 wins, 2 shutouts and a 0.67 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 4/9/11 @ NE (1 career win) LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 4/9/11 @ NE – 2nd career clean sheet LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves) With the retirement of Andy Williams this past offseason, goalkeeper Kyle Reynish becomes the recipient of the “current longest tenured RSL player” title, as the netminder drafted on Jan. 18, 2007 will begin his sixth full season with the squad in 2012. As the back-up to the 2nd-longest tenured player, Nick Rimando, the UC-Santa Barbara native hasn’t had many occasions to show his stuff in recent seasons, but when he was able to in 2011 he would deliver, notching two shutout wins in his three first-team appearances. The 27-year-old ‘keeper will not only continue to be perhaps the league’s most underrated understudy, but will also be looked at to help mentor young Lalo Fernandez, RSL’s latest Homegrown addition to the roster.

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CODY ARNOUX

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 4/13/88 HOMETOWN: Wilmington, NC ACQUIRED: via special MLS lottery in March, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: arr-KNOW LAST SEASON: Played 2 games (0 starts) in all competitions for RSL, totaling 69 minutes LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/45’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves) The 2012 season can almost be considered a fresh start for forward Cody Arnoux, who was injured upon joining Real Salt Lake last February and couldn’t return to the field from injuries until the season was mostly through. However, with a year of seasoning in RSL’s system under his belt, a completely clean bill of health and plenty of work ethic in tow, the former Wake Forest standout will be ready to make up for lost time and contribute major minutes off the bench during the Claret-and-Cobalt’s busy campaign.

LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK

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SEBASTIAN VELASQUEZ

KC, MO

MIDFIELDER

WEIGHT: 140 DOB: 2/11/91 HEIGHT: 5-7 HOMETOWN: Greenville, SC ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft LAST MLS GOAL: none in 4 career MLS appearances LAST MLS ASSIST: none in 4 career MLS appearances LAST GAME: 04/07/12 - start/58’ in 2-0 W v COL

If you were not aware of Sebastian Velasquez when Real Salt Lake selected him towards the end of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, well, you weren’t alone … the plucky playmaker was the first Junior College player to be selected on draft day since Kansas City took another member of the RSL family, Yura Movsisyan, six years earlier. The Wasatch Front is a long way from Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, but when word from collegiate scouting contacts about the “diamond-in-the-Upstate” came across RSL’s attention, due diligence by assistant coach Miles Joseph paid off for the now-21-year-old midfielder via an invite to the club’s December combine in Arizona. Velasquez impressed enough there to earn the nod to the next level, where he will be allowed plenty of time to learn how pull the strings on the top of RSL’s midfield diamond behind Javier Morales and Luis Gil.

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CHRIS SCHULER

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 9/6/87 HOMETOWN: Aurora, IL ACQUIRED: 2010 MLS SuperDraft (37th) PRONOUNCIATION: SHOO-ler LAST SEASON: Played 23 games (18 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 9/3/11 v PHI (26’) - 10 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to record assist in 24 career games LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL What a difference a year made for defender Chris Schuler. After showing a glimpse of promise that was cut short due to injury in 2010, the Chicagoland native returned to the field with a vengeance in 2011, playing in 27 matches across all competitions as injuries and suspensions wrecked havoc at times on the RSL backline. Five months after breaking his foot just the day after RSL clinched a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout phase, it was perhaps fate that Schuler would be called upon to serve in place of the suspended Nat Borchers right off the bat against Columbus in the CCL Quarterfinals. The 24-year-old would pass that test with flying colors, and, as the RSL Technical Staff began to grow more and more comfortable with him, Schuler would also begin to draw assignments at outside back as situations dictated. While some may think it unfortunate to sit behind one of the best center back tandems in league history on the depth chart, it is clear during the 2012 preseason that Schuler has been soaking up knowledge from Borchers and Jamison Olave over the course of his first two pro seasons. Learning the tricks of the trade from those pillars both technically and leadership-wise will certainly pay off with even better performances when called upon down the road, which may occur just as much this season with another congested schedule on the docket for the Claret-and-Cobalt.


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LEONE CRUZ

6:30PM MT

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/13/87 HOMETOWN: Round Rock, TX ACQUIRED: Trade with Seattle, 1/17/12 PRONOUNCIATION: lee-OH-knee KRUZE LAST GAME: 3/27/12 - start/90’ in 0-1 L @ CHI (reserves)

JASON KREIS

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TERAKAZU TANAKA

KC, MO

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 5-8 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/14/85 HOMETOWN: Ibaraki, Japan ACQUIRED: via Discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: tuh-KNOCK-uh LAST MLS GOAL: no goals in 1 career game LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to record assist in 1 career game LAST GAME: 04/04/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v MTL

The path to the ranks of Major League Soccer for Leone Cruz was not a common one, but, in the end, the talented center back appears to have found a willing dance partner in Real Salt Lake the second time around. After failing to stick around with Seattle Sounders FC after being drafted by the Cascadia outfit in 2011, Cruz chose to finish up his studies at Southern Methodist University and stay soccer-sharp by playing in matches in the newly-resurrected Reserve League. Those stints included a pair of games in Claret-and-Cobalt last summer, when RSL reaffirmed its pre-draft assessments of Cruz’s skills and kept the Texas native on its radar through January, when it swung a deal with Seattle during the Supplemental Draft to bring the defender on board. After winning a spot on the roster during preseason, Cruz will be expected to form a solid bond with fellow reservist Chris Schuler – with the added benefit of being able to learn from two of the league’s best “middle men” in Jamison Olave and Nat Borchers.

HC

LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK

HEAD COACH

ALL-TIME RECORD: 62-51-43 (MLS); 77-65-52 (all comps) COLLEGE: Duke ‘94 HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE APPOINTED: May 3, 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: KRYSE LAST SEASON: 15-11-8 (MLS); CCL Finalist; lost in Open Cup Qtrs AS A PLAYER: scored 108 career goals w/ Dallas (1996-2004) & RSL (2005-07)

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis traded in his record-setting boots and captain’s armband on May 3, 2007 to become the organization’s second head coach, overhauling a previously moribund locker room to become just two seasons later the youngest Cupwinning coach in MLS history, guiding RSL to the title in 2009. Under his watch, RSL has also advanced to three of the last four Conference Finals, become the first American side to win a CONCACAF Champions League group and the first U.S. team to advance to the CCL Finals. With back-to-back 15-win MLS seasons in 2010 and 2011, Kreis’ teams have earned points in two out of every three matches they play, as the intense, demanding leader now owns an all-time 77-65-52 mark as a head coach, breaking down as follows: MLS regular-season (62-51-43), CONCACAF Champions League (6-3-3), MLS Cup Playoff (4-4-4), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2-5-1) and international friendlies (3-2-1). At the time of his hire, Mr. Kreis became the youngest active head coach in MLS at 34 years and 127 days of age. Kreis works closely with former Blue Devil and Dallas Burn teammate and current RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey regarding player acquisitions, scouting, the MLS Draft and all player personnel-related matters. The Kreis-Lagerwey partnership has resulted in the implementation of a culture where players, staff and fans work as one for the RSL shield, epitomizing a “Team is the Star” attitude. Kreis, Lagerwey and the team’s coaching staff – Jeff Cassar, Miles Joseph and C.J. Brown – compose the lone technical staff among MLS’ 18 teams comprised entirely of ex-MLS players. This distinction means that the RSL braintrust now boasts cumulative MLS experience of 74,811 total minutes, covering 923 games and including 128 goals and 22 shutouts (the equivalent of nearly 30 complete seasons of service). The RSL staff has the unparalleled ability to tap into personal experience as it guides, assists and develops RSL players.

As proof the RSL Technical Staff is committed to leaving no stone unturned in its search for talent, enter Terukazu Tanaka, an outside back prospect GM Garth Lagerwey spotted during a combine in Tokyo shortly after the end of the 2011 season. The 26-year-old right-sided defender brings five years of professional experience in the Japanese first and second divisions with him across the Pacific, a pedigree he hopes will earn him not only a spot on the RSL roster, but a regular slot in the outside back rotation alongside returning vets Chris Wingert and Tony Beltran.

AC

JEFF CASSAR

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Florida International University ‘97 HOMETOWN: Livonia, MI APPOINTED: May 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: cuss-SARR AS A PLAYER: Played 11 seasons as a goalkeeper for Dallas, Miami and New York from 1996-2006 ...

AC

MILES JOSEPH

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Clemson ‘98 HOMETOWN: Clifton Park, NY APPOINTED: February, 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Played in six MLS seasons from 1996-2001 for New York and Dallas, scoring 12 career goals in 125 games ...

AC

C.J. BROWN

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Cal-State Hayward ‘96 HOMETOWN: Hayward, CA APPOINTED: January, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Won 4 U.S. Open Cups and one MLS Cup during 13-year MLS career with Chicago Fire ... Will be inducted into Chicago’s “Ring of Fire” as part of RSL visit to Toyota Park on May 9 ...


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Eduardo Fernandez Tony Beltran Diogo de Almeida Jamison Olave Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Javier Morales Emiliano Bonfigli Yordany Alvarez Alvaro Saborio Nico Muniz Chris Wingert Nick Rimando Enzo Martinez Ned Grabavoy Luis Gil Jonny Steele Paulo Junior Kyle Reynish Sebastian Velasquez Cody Arnoux Chris Schuler Leone Cruz Terakazu Tanaka

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89; Beckerman 1 (Espindola 1)

own goal (Franklin) 73; Morales 1 (unassisted) 80; Espindola 1 (Saborio 1) Espindola 2 (Paulo Junior 1) 39; Gil 1 (unassisted) 58

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