2019-03-10-SKC-PHI

Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 2
Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union
Children's Mercy Park - Kansas City
March 10 - 3:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ (US), DAZN (Canada)

Two teams looking to rebound from Week 1 defeats meet at Children's Mercy Park on Sunday afternoon, as Sporting Kansas City host the Philadelphia Union.

Thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Adama Diomande, Sporting Kansas City suffered a 2-1 defeat last weekend at LAFC. The Union saw Marco Fabian score on his debut, but visiting Toronto FC celebrated a 3-1 win as sparked by a Michael Bradley brace.

Philadelphia won the lone meeting between these two teams a year ago, 2-0, courtesy of two late strikes from Jay Simpson.

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy Medranda (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andreu Fontas (D) - hip pointer
  • Suspended: Roger Espinoza (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Mark McKenzie (D) - concussion
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Sporting Kansas City

  • Sporting 3 wins, 11 goals
  • Union 2 wins, 9 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Brian Poeschel
  • 4th Official: Rosendo Mendoza
  • VAR: Chico Grajeda