2019-08-04-SEA-SKC

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

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 22
Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City
CenturyLink Field - Seattle
August 4 - 10:00 PM ET

TV: FS1, TSN 1/3

STREAMING: Fox Sports GO, FOX Deportes

The Seattle Sounders host Western Conference foe Sporting Kansas City in the finale of Week 22 of the MLS regular season Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

The Sounders (11-6-5) sit in second place in the West, but trail leaders LAFC by 11 points. The Rave Green are coming off a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo, their third road victory of the season. Jordan Morris scored the lone goal, a disputed tally because Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera said the USMNT winger should have been called for a foul in the immediate buildup.  

Sporting Kansas City (6-9-7) fell six points below the playoff line in the West following a 3-1 defeat to NYCFC at Yankee Stadium last Friday. After going down two goals from a first-half strike by Anton Tinnerholm and Heber's 54th-minute tally and a man when Roger Espinoza was shown a straight red card following Video Review in the 61st minute, Ilie Sanchez pulled the visitors to within a goal in the 73rd minute. But Alex Ring, who assisted on the earlier goals, put the game out of reach four minutes later, sending Sporting to a second straight defeat.

This is the second meeting this season with Sporting winning 3-2 at Children's Mercy Park May 26 thanks to Johnny Russell's hat trick. Raul Ruidiaz and Kelvin Leerdam scored for the Sounders as both teams combined for three goals in an eight-minute span in the second half.

Seattle
Seattle vs. Sporting KC

Sunday, August 4 at 10:00 PM ET
CenturyLink Field

Sporting KC

Seattle Sounders FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear
    • OUT: Gustav Svensson (M) - left hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Brad Smith (D) - right adductor pain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Raul Ruidiaz (F) - concussion
    • QUESTIONABLE: Victor Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring strain
  • Suspended: Roman Torres (D)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kelvin Leerdam (D), Kim Kee-hee (D)
  • International duty:  None

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Cameron Duke (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Botond Barath (D) - back injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Krisztian Nemeth (F) - abdominal injury
  • Suspended: Roger Espinoza (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Benny Feilhaber (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Sounders

  • Sounders: 5 wins, 8 goals
  • Sporting KC: 2 wins, 4 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
  • Assistant Referees:  Frank Anderson, Mike Rottersman
  • 4th Official:  Baldomero Toledo
  • VAR:  Kevin Stott

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