• Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    SCCL Game Notes: Sporting KC v Central FC

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match between visiting Sporting Kansas City (blue jersey) and Central FC on August 16, 2016, in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: CA-Images)

    For official CONCACAF Game Notes for this game, click here.

    Sporting Kansas City
    Central FC
    Games Played
    Goals For
    Goals Against
    Referee - Kimbell WARD (SKN)
    AR1 - Graeme BROWNE (SKN)
    AR2 - Clifton GARNES (BRB)
    4th - Wilson DA COSTA (BAH)
    Suspended - Keion Goodridge (Central FC)
    Children’s Mercy Park – Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Game Notes

    Sporting Kansas City
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 2-2 away draw v Central FC (Seth Sinovic 51’; Kevin Ellis 70’); 0-3 away loss v Vancouver Whitecaps; 1-2 home loss v Vancouver Whitecaps (Diego Rubio Kostner 55’)
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 U.S. Open Cup
    SCCL Appearances: 3-2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Quarterfinals (2013/14)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-5; D-4; L-4; GF-17; GA-17 / Home Record: W-3; D-2; L-1; GF-9; GA-4
    Eliminated from quarterfinal contention with 2-1 home loss v Vancouver Whitecaps ... Needs win to avoid 1st SCCL appearance without a single victory ... Won at least 2 matches in each of its 2 previous showings
    Domestic Honors: MLS Cup 2-2000, 2013; U.S. Open Cup 3-2004, 2012, 2015; MLS Supporters Shield 1-2000
    Conceded 2 or more goals in each of last 4 SCCL matches (9 total) … previously had allowed multiple goals just once in first 9 SCCL games … conceded 2 goals in last SCCL home match v Vancouver Whitecaps, allowed 2 in previous 5 SCCL home games combined … trying to avoid first 3-match SCCL losing streak
    Defeated Philadelphia 7-6 on penalties following 1-1 draw in the 2015 U.S. Open Cup Final
    2016 MLS Record (6th place, Western Conference): W-12; D-8; L-13; GF-40; GA-41 … Last outing (October 16, 2016): 0-0 away draw v Real Salt Lake … Dom Dwyer’s 16 league goals leads team
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Toni Dovale (3); Claudio Bieler, Dom Dwyer, Kevin Ellis, Soony Saad (2); Benny Feilhaber, Ike Opara, Jacob Peterston, Diego Rubio Kostner, Seth Sinovic, Sal Zizzo (1)
    Central FC
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 0-1 home loss v Vancouver Whitecaps; 2-2 home draw v Sporting Kansas City (Marcus Joseph 54’; Kenwyne Jones 56’); 1-4 away loss v Vancouver Whitecaps (Sean de Silva 44’)
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2016 CFU Club Championship
    SCCL Appearances: 2-2015/16, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2015/16)
    All-Time SCCL … Record: W-1; D-2; L-4; GF-6; GA-14 / Away Record: W-0; D-0; L-3; GF-2; GA-10
    Eliminated from quarterfinal contention with Vancouver’s 2-1 away win v Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 13
    6th SCCL match against Major League Soccer opponent (W-0, D-2, L-3) … Scored multiple goals for first time in SCCL match in 2-2 home draw v SKC … conceded 9 combined goals in 2 previous SCCL away losses v MLS opposition (2015/16: 1-5 loss v LA Galaxy; 2016/17: 1-4 loss v Vancouver Whitecaps)
    Playing consecutive away matches for the first time since opening 2015/16 group stage with away losses v LA Galaxy (1-5) and Comunicaciones (0-1)
    2016 CFU Club Championship Record: W-3; D-1; L-0; GF-11; GA-1 … Results: (First Round) 6-0 win v Scholars International; 1-0 win v Montego Bay United … (Semifinals) 1-1 draw / 4:2 pens v Don Bosco FC… (Final) 3-0 win v DirecTV W Connection
    2016 CFU Club Championship Scorers: Jason Marcano, Darren Mitchell (3 goals); Michael Darko, Sean de Silva, Jem Gordon, Jamal Jack, Marcus Joseph (1)
    CFU Club Championship Titles: 2-2015, 2016 … defeated W Connection in 2015 final, 2-1
    2016/17 T&T Pro League Record (1st Place): W-3; D-0; L-0; GF-8; GA-3 … Last outing (October 15, 2016) 4-1 home win v Defence Force (Marcus Joseph 13’, 61’ pen, Jason Marcano 43’, Darren Mitchell 90’+1)
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Ataullah Guerra (2 goals); Sean de Silva, Marcus Joseph, Kenwyne Jones, Willis Plaza (1)
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