Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 13
Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Children's Mercy Park — Kansas City
May 26 - 6:00 PM ET



Nearly two full months since their last victory, Sporting Kansas City are looking to end a seven-match winless run when they host a Seattle Sounders side unbeaten in their last six games. 

Krisztian Nemeth had a positive start for SKC (2-4-5), putting his team in front on 37 minutes, but the forward was sent off in the second half for a hard tackle on Felipe and the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps leveled late through substitute Derek Cornelius in a 1-1 draw.

The Sounders (7-1-5) produced a rotated lineup on short rest, but left Talen Energy Stadium with a point following a 0-0 draw. The big news in Seattle following the game was the announced retirement of legendary defender Chad Marshall, a three-time MLS Defender of the Year, who hung up the cleats after a storied 16-year career.

Sporting Kansas City

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
    • OUT: Andreu Fontas (D) - calf injury
    • OUT: Wan Kuzain (M) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Graham Zusi (D) - oblique injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jimmy Medranda (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Daniel Salloi (F) - groin injury
  • Suspended: Krisztian Nemeth (F) - red card
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Seattle Sounders FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Gustav Svensson (M)- left hamstring strain
    • OUT: Victor Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring strain
    • OUT: Jordan Morris (F) - right hamstring strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Nicolas Lodeiro (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Sporting KC

  • Sporting KC: 3 wins, 14 goals
  • Sounders: 4 wins, 11 goals
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Andrew Bigelow
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Jon Freemon