Kansas City will be without 3 of their regular starters as they are in Philadelphia for the All Star game. Aurelien Collin, Jimmy Nielsen, and Graham Zusi are all preparing to play Chelsea Wednesday at PPL Park and will not be available tomorrow. Also not in KC tomorrow will be head coach Peter Vermes, he's in Philadelphia for league meetings, leaving assistant coach, Kerry Zavagnin in charge of the friendly. It'll be interesting to see how much time the starters will get tomorrow, in previous comments Vermes has hinted that the starters would get some time. But with the busy schedule that KC seems to be playing, it's also possible that Vermes will want Zavagnin to rest them as their busy schedule continues. In fact Vermes said the following recently regarding the game "We're looking forward to getting a week in of training because we'll have a different team on the field come Tuesday night. Then we'll do the same thing next week and I think it will be a big help to us."
So I'd expect a lot of the reserves to get the majority of the time when the teams come out. One question that is quite minor but interesting, is who is going to back up Eric Kronberg. Nielsen is in Philadelphia, and Jon Kempin is out with a broken foot. League keeper Steve Spangler, who has trained with Sporting is also injured. According to the CBA, apparently no Sporting Juniors players (like Jacole Turner) can play in the friendly. As Thad said on Twitter today, that would seem to leave a field player or goalkeeping coach, John Pascarella as Kronberg's back up. That's a little worrisome as Kronberg probably isn't completely 100% from his back injury earlier this year. While I don't think Kronberg is going to spend much time on the field this year, that could be a big blow to KC if Kronberg goes down, as Nielsen is still only 2 yellows away from a suspension.
Ellis - Olum - Markovic - Miller
Thomas - Warzycha
Aiyegbusi - Saad - Dwyer
PREDICTION - All I want are no injuries for players tomorrow. Result means nothing, just don't get hurt.