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

Sporting Kansas City vs. Deportivo Toluca
2019 Concacaf Champions League  — Round of 16, Leg 1
Children’s Mercy Park — Kansas City
February 21, 2019 — 8 pm
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In the first of what could be a few MLS-Liga MX showdowns in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League, Sporting Kansas City make their return to the competition for the first time since 2016-17 to host Deportivo Toluca at Children’s Mercy Park Thursday at 8 pm ET.

While Toluca have had a makeover of late, Peter Vermes has tweaked his squad, which qualified courtesy of their 2017 U.S. Open Cup title. Replacing Ike Opara in the center of defense is Andreu Fontas, who could be the only newcomer in the starting XI Thursday night.

Sporting Kansas City

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • Injury Report: None

Projected Starting XI
(4-3-3, right to left) 

GK: Tim Melia — Graham Zusi, Andreu Fontas, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic — Ilie Sanchez, Roger Espinoza, Felipe Gutierrez — Johnny Russell, Krisztian Nemeth, Gerso Fernandes

Deportivo Toluca

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • Injury Report: None

Projected Starting XI
(4-4-1-1, right to left)
GK: Alfredo Talavera — Rodrigo Salinas, Jonatan Maidana, Adrian Mora, Osvaldo Gonzalez — Felipe Pardo, Antonio Rios, Federico Mancuello, Enrique Triverio — Pablo Barrientos — Emmanuel Gigliotti

All-Time Series

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Sporting Kansas City and Deportivo Toluca
  • CONCACAF Champions League history: Deportivo Toluca - 3 appearances (2013/14, 2010/11, 2009/10) 14 wins, 6 losses, 8 ties (57 goals) … Sporting Kansas City - 3 appearances (2016/17, 2014/15, 2013/14) 6 wins, 4 losses, 4 ties (20 goals)

Referees 

To be announced

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