San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 8
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sporting Kansas City
Avaya Stadium — San Jose
April 20 - 10:00 PM ET


Sporting Kansas City will try and extend an unbeaten streak to six games when they head to Avaya Stadium to meet a San Jose Earthquakes side that has won just once in their first six games. 

The Quakes couldn't build momentum from a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers in Week 5 and fell to the Houston Dynamo, 2-1, last Saturday. Meanwhile, Gianluca Busio scored for a third consecutive game to secure a 2-2 home draw for SKC against the New York Red Bulls. 

Sporting won the last meeting between the Western Conference foes, a 5-1 triumph in September in which Gerso struck for a brace.

San Jose Earthquakes

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kevin Partida (D) - torn ACL
    • QUESTIONABLE: Guram Kashia (D) - lower leg injury
  • Suspended: Marcos Lopez (D)
  • Suspended after next caution: Anibal Godoy (M)
  • International duty: None

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy Medranda (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Erik Hurtado (F) - right knee surgery
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Roger Espinoza (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andreu Fontas (D) - calf injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Gedion Zelalem (M) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Earthquakes

  • Earthquakes: 16 wins, 39 goals
  • Sporting KC: 6 wins, 26 goals
  • 7 draws


  • Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
  • Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal, TJ Zablocki
  • 4th Official: Joe Dickerson
  • VAR: Kevin Stott