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Sporting Kansas City hit with injury crisis ahead of New England clash

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Sporting Kansas City have somewhat of an injury crisis to deal with as they look set to struggle to select 18 fit players for their clash with New England Revolution on Wednesday night.

SKC manager Peter Vermes has suggested that they only have 16 fit players available and that includes two goalkeepers.

“We need some bodies,” Vermes is quoted as saying by MLSsoccer.com.

Vermes has been said to be considering his options, and recalling Saad Abdul-Salaam from his loan spell with NASL side San Antonio Scorpions.

“That’s what we need at the moment. If he (Abdul-Salaam) doesn’t come back, we would only have 16 – and that includes 2 goalkeepers.”

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The current injury list includes the likes of Graham Zusi (head), Ike Opara (achilles) and Roger Espinoza (groin), who all are starters in the current squad.

Seth Sinovic (illness), Eric Palmer-Brown (international duty), Marcel de Jong (groin), Bernardo Anor (hamstring), Chance Myers (achilles) and Paulo Nagamura (back) are all expected to miss the tie too.

With an inconsistent start to the season already behind them, Sporting Kansas City will need to remain competitive during this period, and the double gameweek comes at possibly the worst time for Peter Vermes’ men.

They travel to Seattle Sounders on Saturday night after their home game with the Revs on Wednesday night.

Can Sporting Kansas City overcome their injury crisis to pick up points this week?

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