LAFC travel to Kansas City on Wednesday night to take on Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park.
This will be the last meeting between these two sides during the regular season.
These two sides met for the first time this season for the opening weekend, back on March 3rd. At the Banc of California Stadium, two second-half goals cemented the home side’s 2-1 comeback victory.
After falling behind in the 16th minute, Diego Rossi scored two minutes following the halftime restart. Then, four minutes into stoppage time, Adama Diomande scored the match-winning goal.
The visiting club currently sits atop of the Major League Soccer standings with 37 points, five ahead of the Philadelphia Union. So far this season, LAFC also have the most goals scored, 39, while also allowing the fewest, 14.
Meanwhile, Sporting KC is sitting at the opposite end of the Western Conference table. SKC, through 17 matches played, have only accumulated 19 points off of four wins and seven draws.
Key to the game
LAFC is coming off a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids, which was delayed for some time due to lightning.
What LAFC lacked in that game was cohesiveness. The squad was coming off of a nine day break. Rust was going to be expected. But now, after a few days of practice together, the team should have found their chemistry once more.
Expect that to be on full display.
What they are saying
Ahead of tomorrow night’s match, Bob Bradley talked about how he prepared the squad after their last match. “I believe in the way we work,” he said. “We believe in our football.”
“We’re getting sharp and cleaning up loose ends that we had on Friday,” Perez said after practice.
Mark-Anthony Kaye has returned from CONCACAF Gold Cup duty with Canada. However, Walker Zimmerman and Tyler Miller remain with the USMNT.
Danilo Silva continues to recover from hamstring soreness, while Javier Perez is out with an ACL Tear.
Meanwhile, both Alejandro Guido and Adrien Perez are questionable ahead of tomorrow’s match with a quad strain and ankle sprain respectively.
How to watch
The Sporting Kansas City vs LAFC match kicks off at 5:30 PM. You can watch the match through YouTube TV, KVMD, or the ESPN+ app.