SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 01: Ramiro Corrales #12 of the San Jose Earthquakes dribbles the ball away from C.J. Sapong #17 of Sporting Kansas City in the second half during an MLS soccer game at Buck Shaw Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. The game ended in a 1 to 1 tie. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Sporting Kansas City return home after a 2 game Midwestern road trip that saw them pick up just 1 point for their troubles as they let early leads go both in Chicago and Colorado. What's more worrying however is when you see that Sporting haven't won a game since the middle of April and sit in 3rd place in the East due to their poor results in recent weeks.
Their opponents on Sunday will be the newly crowned league-leading San Jose Earthquakes, a title that Sporting KC used to own earlier in the season. And although a win in front of the home crowd at LSP tomorrow afternoon won't see SKC return to their rightful place at the top of the league and take back that title, it will put them in the right direction.
I just can't really see Sporting KC getting anything else than a win in front of the KC faithful on Sunday. Granted San Jose are in the top spot in the league, but they will be with out two of their top goal-scorers and their midfield will have tired legs having played a game earlier in the week.