Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union: 5 Things to Watch For

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Oct 10, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; Sporting KC forward Graham Zusi (8) celebrates with his teammates after scoring against the Chicago Fire during the second half at Sporting Park. Sporting KC won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

4. SKC Looking to Build Their Momentum

Sporting Kansas City will go into this match up and look to build their momentum as the regular season comes to a close. They will look to go into the playoffs with as much momentum as they can get.

They had a rough run of form throughout much of August and into the early part of September which had some people worried about whether this team will be a force come playoff time and much of the discussion was with their defense.

However, in the past couple of games, they have turned things around, most notably shutting out the Eastern Conference leaders, DC United. They have also picked up shutouts against Chivas and the Chicago Fire while only losing a hard fought battle with the New England Revolution.

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Sporting Kansas City: Determination and Maturity on the Path to the Playoffs
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  • As they close out the season with these final two games, they will be looking to finish on a positive note with two wins. Every team is fighting for that momentum heading into the playoffs. They all want to be riding a string of good results that they hope to continue right on to the MLS Cup.

    So look for Sporting Kansas City to come out strong and poised at PPL Park this Saturday night. Look for them to jump right out of the gate and try and jump out to a lead early to ease the pressure on this game as it goes on.