Preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United | MLS is Back Tournament, Group D
2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group D, Matchday 5
Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Sun., July 12 – 8:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada
STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App in Canada
SKC and Minnesota each looked dominant through Weeks 1 and 2, with Sporting thumping the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 at BC Place before shredding the Houston Dynamo 4-0 at home in their next match. A pair of newcomers led the way, as Liga MX import Alan Pulido and midfielder Gadi Kinda each shined, with Peter Vermes' group looking like a flat-out scary attacking force.
The Loons, meanwhile, took a convincing 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers at the always hostile Providence Park on March 1, before running all over the San Jose Earthquakes in a 5-2 road victory on March 7.
It was a small sample size to be sure, but both of these teams played some of the prettiest attacking soccer of the opening two games of the season, making this one of the most potentially entertaining and goal-filled matches in group play.