Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 20
Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas
Children's Mercy Park - Kansas City
July 20 - 8:30 PM ET


Sporting Kansas City look to extend their first winning streak of the season when they host FC Dallas at Children's Mercy Park Saturday night.

Sporting (6-7-7) are coming off a convincing 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place Saturday. After an Ali Adnan own goal following a Gerso shot attempt, Gerso set up Felipe Gutierrez and then scored a late insurance goal. 

FC Dallas (8-8-5), four points in front of Sporting KC and two points clear of the playoff line in the West, are looking to bounce back off a 1-0 loss to Minnesota United at Allianz Field Saturday night. Mason Toye scored in stoppage time and then goalkeeper Vito Mannone denied Reto Ziegler's penalty kick in the dying seconds to preserve the Loons win.   

Sporting KC
Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas

Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 pm ET

Children's Mercy Park

 FC Dallas

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jaylin Lindsey (D) - torn meniscus
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
  • Suspended: Ilie Sanchez (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Benny Feilhaber (M), Felipe Gutierrez (M)
  • International duty:  None

FC Dallas

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: John Nelson (D) - abdominal strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Paxton Pomykal (M) - lower body strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jesse Gonzalez (GK)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Sporting

  • Sporting: 15 wins, 57 goals
  • FC Dallas: 9 wins, 38 goals
  • 7 draws


  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Jose Da Silva
  • 4th Official: Lukasz Szpala
  • VAR: Chico Grajeda