DC United vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City
Audi Field — Washington D.C.
May 12 - 7:00 PM ET



D.C. United look for a second consecutive win when they host injury-riddled Sporting Kansas City at Audi Field Sunday evening in the Week 11 finale.

D.C. United (6-3-2), level on points with the Philadelphia Union atop the Eastern Conference, are coming off a 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC at home last Saturday. "LuchoRoo" teamed up to score a goal apiece in the first half and Paul Arriola added a third goal just past the hour mark to lead the Black-and-Red. 

Sporting Kansas City (2-3-4) extended a winless streak to five games following a 3-0 loss to Atlanta United at Children's Mercy Park last Sunday. Sporting could only name five out of a maximum seven players on the bench with a host of long-term injuries.

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • OUT: Antonio Bustamante (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Joseph Mora (D) - broken jaw
    • OUT: Donovan Pines (D) - knee sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chris McCann (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Griffin Yow (F)

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 surgery
    • OUT: Roger Espinoza (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Matt Besler (D) - hamstring strain
    • OUT: Gerso Fernandes (F) - broken wrist
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andreu Fontas (D) - calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:None
  • International duty: Gianluca Busio (M)

Series Matchup at D.C. United

  • D.C. United: 13 wins, 36 goals
  • Sporting Kansas City: 6 wins, 27 goals
  • 8 draws


  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Nick Uranga
  • 4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero