Sporting KC opens three-game road trip Wednesday at New England

Sporting Kansas City will begin a three-game road trip at New England on Wednesday.

The midweek match is scheduled to kick off at Gillette Stadium at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on KMCI’s 38 The Spot and on SKCTV across the Midwest. Fans can listen to the match on ESPN 1510 AM (English) and La Gran D 1340 AM (Spanish). Postgame coverage will be available on Sports Radio 810 WHB’s The Final Whistle with hosts Jonathan Kaplan and Dave Borchardt.

Sporting KC’s official watch party will be held at Turn 2 Sports Bar and Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan. Doors will open at 4 p.m.

Sporting KC boasts the most road wins in Major League Soccer with seven, including victories in five of the team’s past six road matches. The reigning MLS Cup champions are tied with Supporters’ Shield leaders Seattle Sounders FC for the best winning percentage away from home in 2014 (.583).

Sporting KC is 8-4-6 all-time at Gillette Stadium during regular season play. The team’s eight victories at Gillette Stadium are the second most of any road venue in club history, one shy of the team’s nine wins all-time at Crew Stadium.

Sporting KC’s .611 winning percentage at New England is their second best mark at any road location all-time (minimum five games played) and Sporting KC has scored more goals at Gillette Stadium (29) than any other road stadium in club history. In 2014, New England has conceded the fewest goals at home in MLS (10), while Sporting KC has conceded the fewest goals on the road (13).

The New England Revolution are undefeated in their last three matches, most recently earning a 3-0 result against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe and Teal Bunbury each tallied for the visitors to snap a five-game road losing streak.

Bunbury spent his previous four seasons with Sporting KC, scoring 19 goals during MLS regular season play and earning the Golden Boot for Sporting KC in 2011.

Sporting KC has dropped back-to-back matches: a 3-0 defeat against Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United and a 3-1 loss to rivals Houston Dynamo last Friday.

Dom Dwyer scored the lone goal for the home side in the club’s last match, moving him one shy of the club record for goals scored in a single season set by Preki with 18 in 1996.

Sporting KC will be without Dwyer and Benny Feilhaber on Wednesday as both players serve the League’s mandatory one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.

New England midfielder Scott Caldwell will also be unavailable for selection by Manager Jay Heaps as he too serves a suspension for caution accumulation.

In-game updates can be found online at or via Twitter from @SKCGameday.
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T-Bones exercise 2015 option on 20 players

The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have exercised the 2015 option on the following 20 players:

RHP Casey Barnes

LHP Hamilton Bennett

RHP Kyle DeVore

RHP Pat Doyle

RHP Derek Gordon

LHP Derek Loera

RHP Jared Messer

RHP Patrick Mincey

RHP Andy Noga

LHP Kris Regas

RHP Joe Van Meter

C Chris Bianchi

C Brian Erie

INF Vladimir Frias

INF Darrell Hudson

INF Matt Padgett

INF Danny Richar

INF Nick Schwaner

OF Robby Kuzdale

UTL T.J. Mittelstaedt

The option means that the players still need to be signed to contracts for the 2015 season, but Kansas City retains their rights.

– Story from T-Bones