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    30 de octubre de 2018 22:44:36 PDT

    Two teams below the red line on the Western Conference table collide Sunday, when shorthanded Sporting KC hosts the Seattle Sounders at Childrens Mercy Park. Jonny Brodzinski Jersey .The Sounders have been mired with inconsistency this season and been unable build off a recent big 5-0 win over first-place FC Dallas. Theyve dropped two games since that big win, including a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday.Weve got to buckle down, captain center back Brad Evans told the teams website after the loss to the Galaxy on Wednesday. Just keep saying the same thing every week, but thats how you have to approach it. Its a bit of a Groundhog Day, even when youre winning. Its keep doing the same thing. And when youre losing, youve got to keep doing the same things that weve talked about: put your head down, work, sacrifice yourself for the team, all the things everybodys read in the press. Weve just got to keep working and bang away some goals and hopefully that changes the outlook for us.Sporting KC (8-10-4) has experienced similar inconsistency this season and sits in seventh place, but just one point behind sixth-place Portland. They followed up back-to-back wins over New York City FC and Columbus with back-to-back shutout losses to Chicago and Colorado, and now find themselves with a rash of injuries heading into Sundays game.Sporting KC could be missing as many as five key contributors, including emerging center back Nuno Coelho, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Defender Matt Besler, an MLS All-Star, also will miss the game after suffering an injury while training this week.Hes definitely not going to play this weekend, and he wont be going to the All-Star Game, Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes told the teams site Friday. You tweak (a ligament), and it just takes time for it to shrink back to where it normally is.The injuries to Coelho and Besler leaves the Sporting KC defense depleted, but will Seattle be able to take advantage?The Sounders are 2-7-1 in their last 10 league games and have only one road win on the season. Seattle has owned the series against Sporting KC, however, going 7-3-3 all-time. Tiger Williams Jersey . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. Marian Gaborik Jersey . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas wanted TCU to have a taste of what the Horned Frogs did to the Mountaineers a year ago.Douglas had an interception to set up a touchdown and No. 12 West Virginia held TCU scoreless in the second half of a 34-10 win Saturday.It was the second straight blowout in the series after TCU won 40-10 last year in Fort Worth, Texas. Their first three games after joining the Big 12 in 2012 were decided on the final snap, including two that went to overtime.We owed them, Douglas said. No disrespect to them, but we owed them as a team.A retooled defense that has vastly improved over the past month is one reason why West Virginia (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) is off to its best start since winning its first seven games in 2006.I thought it was our most complete game, said West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen. It feels good to be 6-0. Its hard to win. So when you do, youve got to enjoy it a little bit.TCU (4-3, 2-2) had only five second-half possessions. Three ended in punts, Deante Gray fumbled away a kickoff and the final possession ended on downs.This one went the Mountaineers way from the start. West Virginia scored touchdowns in the games first six minutes after two TCU turnovers -- another fumbled kickoff by Gray and Douglas interception of Kenny Hill.West Virginias Skyler Howard threw four touchdowns passes, including tosses of 10, 22 and 11 yards to three different receivers to stake the Mountaineers to a 21-10 halftime lead. Helped by some impressive catches by his receivers, including KaRaun Whites diving 16-yard TD grab in the third quarter, Howard finished 16 of 23 passing for 231 yards.To have guys like that to bail you out, its great as a quarterback, Howard said. It makes your job a lot easier.West Virginia used scorinng drives of 11 and 15 plays in the third quarter to eat up most of the clock. Kyle Clifford Jersey. THE TAKEAWAYTCU: With a bye week to fix an offense that was lethargic in a close win at Kansas , not much worked for the Horned Frogs against West Virginia. Hill completed 18 of 31 passes for a season-low 148 yards. TCUs 300 total yards also were a season worst.TCU was saddled with its most lopsided loss since joining the conference, surpassing a 23-point setback to Texas in 2013.The bottom line is youre not going to win any ball games if you turn the ball over, said TCU coach Gary Patterson. And if you cant move the ball, you dont score.West Virginia: The Mountaineers defense, which has nine new starters this season, is fast becoming the staple of this team. In successive weeks the Mountaineers have held high-scoring Texas Tech and TCU to their lowest point totals of the season.Our kids, I tell you, I keep saying it every week. Theyre fun to coach, said West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson. They just get it. They come in and they work. These guys, they just find a way.POLL IMPLICATIONSWest Virginia could be poised to edge closer to its first Top 10 appearance since October 2012 when the AP poll comes out Sunday.SHELL GAMEWith Justin Crawford limited to one carry after sustaining a sprained ankle last week, Rushel Shell got the bulk of the work for West Virginia, finishing with 117 yards on 24 carries. It was his second-straight 100-yard effort after he had 70 yards combined in the two games before that.UP NEXTTCU hosts Texas Tech next Saturday.West Virginia plays at Oklahoma State.---More AP college football: Cheap Adidas Hockey JerseysWholesale College Jerseys Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Baseball Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Custom Jerseys China Cheap Basketball Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys China Cheap College Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys ' ' '