WHEN/WHERE: 3 p.m. Saturday; at BMO Field, Toronto
TV/RADIO: KMCI-TV (Ch. 38); ESPN Radio (1510 AM), KDTD (1340 AM)
ABOUT SPORTING KC (9-4-7, 34 points): In fourth place in the Western Conference, Sporting KC traveled with a shorthanded lineup. The club is without midfielder Roger Espinoza (fractured left foot) and striker Dom Dwyer, who is serving a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation. Jacob Peterson is the most likely candidate to receive the start in Dwyer’s place.
ABOUT TORONTO FC (9-8-4, 31 points): In his first year in MLS, Sebastian Giovinco has taken the league by storm. He leads MLS with 16 goals, including five game winners. As a result, the team has scored a league-best 1.71 goals per match.
BOTTOM LINE: Sporting KC is unbeaten over its past five matches at BMO Field, but Toronto FC has acquired a lot of talent over the past two seasons — especially on the offensive half of the field. In addition to Giovinco, the club features two U.S. national team players in midfielder Michael Bradley and forward Jozy Altidore.
PREDICTION: Toronto FC 2, Sporting KC 1