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Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 26
Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
Children's Mercy Park – Kansas City
August 31 – 8:30 PM ET

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

Sporting Kansas City will look to make it three straight wins for the first time this season when they host the reeling Houston Dynamo Saturday night at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting (9-11-7) are six points below the Western Conference playoff line, but have won consecutive games for only the second time this season after a 1-0 home win over Minnesota United Thursday night. Erik Hurtado scored the dramatic 88th-minute winner, latching onto a Johnny Russell pass and slipping past an onrushing Vito Mannone for the game's lone goal.  

The Dynamo (9-14-4) are three points behind Sporting, but are coming off a vastly different Heineken Rivalry Week result, falling to FC Dallas, 5-1, Sunday at Toyota Stadium. Memo Rodriguez scored the lone goal for the visitors, but it came after FC Dallas opened up a four-goal lead. Michael Barrios tacked on a stoppage-time gut punch as FCD took home El Capitan again and the Dynamo extended a winless run to six games.

This is the second meeting this season with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw at BBVA Stadium June 1. Alberth Elis scored the 69th-minute equalizer six minutes after Yohan Croizet put Sporting in front.

Sporting KC
Sporting KC vs. Houston

Saturday, August 31 at 8:30 PM ET
Children's Mercy Park

Houston

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Adrian Zendejas (GK) - back injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Felipe Gutierrez (M), Roger Espinoza (M)
  • International duty:  None

Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Juan David Cabezas (M), Maynor Figueroa (D), Romell Quioto (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Sporting KC

  • Sporting KC: 3 wins, 19 goals
  • Dynamo: 4 wins, 19 goals
  • 7 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Michael Barwegen, Ian McKay
  • 4th Official: Lukasz Szpala
  • VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
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Current Form

Sporting KC
L
W
L
L
W
W
Houston
L
L
L
L
D
L

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Sporting Kansas CityHouston Dynamo
27Games Played27
9Wins9
11Losses14
7Draws4
40Goals38
45Goals Conceded48
310Shots272
138Shots on Target114
341Fouls committed337
315Fouls suffered327
44Offside50
148Corners141

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SKC612432401.5
HOU78822381.4
01234+Avg
SKC353121.8
HOU246111.6
01234+Avg
SKC371201.2
HOU542111.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SKC58923451.7
HOU213633481.8
01234+Avg
SKC335121.8
HOU292101.1
01234+Avg
SKC254111.5
HOU044232.5
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