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Sporting Kansas City vs. LAFC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 18
Sporting Kansas City vs. LAFC
 Children's Mercy Park — Kansas City
July 3 - 8:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

After their second loss of the season, LAFC look to get back to their winning ways when they face Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park Wednesday night. 

Sporting (4-6-7) will attempt to climb out of last place in the Western Conference and rebound from 2-0 loss to Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night. Sam Johnson struck for a brace inside the opening 30 minutes to lift RSL. 

LAFC (11-2-4) had an eight-match unbeaten streak snapped with a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids Friday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. LAFC have two losses on the season, both 1-0 on the road. Danny Wilson scored the game's lone goal four minutes into the second half, rising high to latch onto a Jack Price corner and heading past Pablo Sisniega. Already without Tyler Miller, Mark-Anthony Kaye and Walker Zimmerman to international duty, LAFC also rested Christian Ramirez and Eduard Atuesta. 

This is the second regular season meeting, with LAFC winning 2-1 at Banc of California Stadium March 3. Krisztian Nemeth opened the scoring in the 16th minute before Diego Rossi leveled two minutes into the second half and Adama Diomande scored the winner in second-half stoppage time. 

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Roger Espinoza (M) - PCP sprain
    • OUT: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Botond Barath (D) - chest injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jimmy Medranda (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Johnny Russell (F) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Graham Zusi (D) - adductor injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Benny Feilhaber (M)
  • International duty:  None

Los Angeles Football Club

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Danilo Silva (D) - left hamstring strain
    • OUT: Javier Perez (M) - left ACL tear
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alejandro Guido (M) - right quad strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Adrien Perez (F) - right ankle sprain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Tyler Miller (GK), Walker Zimmerman (D), Peter Lee-Vassell (M)

Series Matchup at Sporting

  • Sporting: 1 win, 2 goals
  • LAFC: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Kevin Stott
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Garner, Jeremy Kieso
  • 4th Official: Ted Unkel
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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Previous Meetings

Current Form

Sporting KC
W
L
D
D
W
L
LAFC
W
W
D
W
W
L

Season Stats

Sporting Kansas CityLos Angeles Football Club
17Games Played17
4Wins11
6Losses2
7Draws4
27Goals39
29Goals Conceded14
180Shots238
81Shots on Target109
211Fouls committed216
193Fouls suffered234
25Offside28
83Corners95

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SKC47312271.6
LAFC32525392.3
01234+Avg
SKC212122.4
LAFC104032.5
01234+Avg
SKC261000.9
LAFC221222.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SKC26612291.7
LAFC68300140.8
01234+Avg
SKC123111.9
LAFC341000.8
01234+Avg
SKC143011.6
LAFC342000.9
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