Colorado's Pablo Mastroeni (left) has been ruled out for tonight's match against Sporting KC and Graham Zusi. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Well, here we go. Leg one of a two match series with the defending MLS Cup champions, the Colorado Rapids.
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Julio Cesar, Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, CJ Sapong, Teal Bunbury
Substitutes: Eric Kronberg, Jeferson, Soony Saad, Lawrence Olum, Michael Harrington, Omar Bravo, Davy Arnaud
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Matt Pickens, Kosuke Kimura, Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor, Miguel Comminges, Brian Mullan, Jeff Larentowicz, Wells Thompson, Sanna Nyassi, Omar Cummings, Caleb Folan
Substitutes: Ross LaBeaux, Macoumba Kandji, Andre Akpan, Joseph Nane,Tyrone Marshall, Scott Palguta, Steward Ceus
Omar Bravo won't be starting for Sporting KC tonight. Reports are that he suffered a groin strain in yesterday's practice. Sapong starts in his place.
Feel free to join the conversation as the match progresses, and Sporting Kansas City begin their journey to the MLS Cup Final (crossing fingers)....