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Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 2
Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
Children's Mercy Park – Kansas City
March 7 – 8:30 PM ET

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

After a strong road performance in Week 1, Sporting KC are hoping to secure three points in their home opener against a Houston Dynamo side that earned a positive home point against the LA Galaxy to start the season. 

A pair of debutants scored their first MLS goals to lead Sporting Kansas City to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place Saturday night. Club record-signing Alan Pulido opened his account in the 17th minute and, after Jake Nerwinski leveled in the 28th minute, Gadi Kinda gave the visitors the lead on a thunderous first-time strike in the 39th minute. Erik Hurtado put the finishing touches on the road win with a second-half stoppage time strike against his former club.

The Dynamo rallied from a first-half deficit to secure a 1-1 home draw against the LA Galaxy Saturday at BBVA Stadium. Cristian Pavon gave the visitors the lead on a 13th-minute golazo, but Mauro Manotas equalized in the 54th minute, collecting a through ball from Zarek Valentin and slotting a low shot past David Bingham.

Sporting KC
Sporting KC vs. Houston

Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 PM ET
Children's Mercy Park

Houston
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Andreu Fontas (D) - Achilles surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Felipe Gutierrez (M) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jose Bizama (D) - right ankle injury
    • OUT: Marcelo Palomino (M) - back injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alberth Elis (M) - right thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Victor Cabrera (D) - right hip injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Darwin Quintero (M) - right thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Sporting KC

  • Sporting KC: 4 wins, 20 goals
  • Dynamo: 4 wins, 19 goals
  • 7 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Jason White
  • 4th Official: Lukasz Szpala
  • VAR: Chico Grajeda
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Current Form

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

Season Goal Leaders

Sporting Kansas CityHouston Dynamo
Alan Pulido1Mauro Manotas1
Erik Hurtado1
Gadi Kinda1

Season Stats

Sporting Kansas CityHouston Dynamo
1Games Played1
1Wins0
0Losses0
0Draws1
3Goals1
1Goals Conceded1
8Shots11
4Shots on Target2
13Fouls committed15
10Fouls suffered14
0Offside1
3Corners6

Goals Scored

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Goals Conceded

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