Via Sporting KC – With just four matches left in the regular season, Sporting Kansas City find themselves with some significant ground to make up in the chase for the Supportersâ€™ Shield. But while the East leaders trail San Jose 60-55 in the overall points standings, they insist that they are still within reach of their first Shield since the then-Wizards’ MLS Cup-winning 2000 season.
â€œFour games left, we’re down five points,â€ left back Seth Sinovic told MLSsoccer.com after Tuesday’s training session. â€œAnything can happen. We’re going to keep pressing every game and see if we can get the results.â€
Sporting were within three points of the Earthquakes going into last weekend’s games, but their scoreless draw at Montreal and San Jose’s 2-1 victory at Seattle pushed the margin back to five.
And there was a more pressing consequence to the draw: Chicago also won last weekend, narrowing Sporting’s lead in the East to two points over the surging Fire heading into Friday night’s head-to-head matchup at Livestrong Sporting Park. Read more at SportingKC.com
What: Sporting KC vs Chicago Fire
When: Friday September 28, 7:30PM CDT
How: NBC Sports
10/7 3:00PM CDT at Columbus Crew Stadium
10/20 6:00PM CDT at Red Bull Arena
10/24 7:30PM CDT vs Philadelphia Union at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park