Colorado Rapids Vs. Sporting Kansas City Live, MLS Cup Playoffs 2011: Another Injury, This Time Kosuke Kimura

At this point the Colorado Rapids are probably hoping more that they have 11 healthy players at the end of this match than they do that they win. This match is only 36 minutes old, yet the Rapids have had to make two substitutions already because two men have gone down injured. First, Caleb Folan went down after spraining his knee. Now, Kosuke Kimura had to be substituted because he was injured while sliding for a ball.

The Rapids have brought Tyrone Marshall in for Kimura, meaning he will pair with Drew Moor in the center of defense, while Marvell Wynne will slide outside and play right back. He shouldn't have too much problem with the switch considering he played right back until switching to the center last season.

Now Colorado will have to go the remainder of the match with only one substitution left. This is on top of the fact that they are playing on two days rest compared to Sporting Kansas City's seven. Advantage, Sporting.

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