2019-05-29-SKC-LA

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 14
Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy 
Children's Mercy Park — Kansas City
May 29 - 8:30 PM ET


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


Coming off an emotional win over the Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City are looking for a second straight win when they take on an LA Galaxy side that welcomes Zlatan Ibrahimovic back from a two-game suspension.


Johnny Russell scored a hat trick as Sporting (3-4-5) defeated the Sounders, 3-2, to snap a seven-match winless streak with their first victory since March 30 in a wild Sunday evening showdown at Children's Mercy Park.  


The Galaxy (8-5-1) ended a four-match losing streak on Friday, winning 1-0 over host Orlando City SC in their last game without Ibrahimovic. Jonathan dos Santos scored the game's only goal in the 19th minute and David Bingham made sure the result held up, saving a Nani penalty kick later in the first half.


Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip surgery
    • OUT: Roger Espinoza (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Gerso Fernandes (F) - broken wrist
    • QUESTIONABLE: Antonio Bustamante (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andreu Fontas (D) - calf injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Wan Kuzain (M) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Graham Zusi (D) - oblique injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Daniel Salloi (F) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Matt Besler (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Krisztian Nemeth (F) - calf injury
  • Suspended: Krisztian Nemeth (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None


LA Galaxy

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Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Diego Polenta (D) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Julian Araujo (D)


Series Matchup at Sporting Kansas City


  • Sporting KC: 16 wins, 46 goals
  • Galaxy: 8 wins, 41 goals
  • 8 draws


Officials


  • Referee: Robert Sibiga
  • Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson, Adam Garner
  • 4th Official: Luis Guardia
  • VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

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