New York City FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 21
New York City FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
Yankee Stadium - Bronx
July 26 - 7:30 PM ET


After snapping their only losing streak of the 2019 season, New York City FC return to Yankee Stadium where they hope to start a new home winning streak when they face a Sporting Kansas City side desperate for points to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

NYCFC (8-3-8) bounced back from consecutive league losses and an early deficit to defeat the 10-man Colorado Rapids, 2-1, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Saturday night. The Cityzens trailed after six minutes on a goal by 16-year-old Sebastian Anderson set up by former NYCFC winger Jonathan Lewis.    

After back-to-back wins, Sporting Kansas City (6-8-7) suffered a crushing 2-0 loss to FC Dallas at Children's Mercy Park Saturday night. Sporting were punished for a pair of defensive miscues as Dominique Badji and Jesus Ferreira scored a goal in each half for the visitors. 

NYCFC vs. Sporting KC

Friday, July 26 at 7:30 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

Sporting KC

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Isamael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Taty Castellanos (F), Ben Sweat (D)
  • International duty:  None

Sporting Kansas City

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

Series Matchup at NYCFC

  • NYCFC: 1 win, 1 goal
  • Sporting KC: 1 win, 1 goal
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Dave Gantar
  • Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere, Richard Gamache
  • 4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
  • VAR: Jon Freemon

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