Rivalry Week - 2019 - SKC vs MIN

Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 25
Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC
Children's Mercy Park  – Kansas City
August 22 – 9:30 PM ET

TV: ESPN

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week resumes Thursday night, as Sporting Kansas City looks to continue their home dominance of Minnesota United when the Western Conference foes square off at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting Kansas City (8-11-7) rebounded from consecutive defeats to knock off the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, at home Saturday night to move to within six points of the playoff line in the West. Sporting went into halftime with a 1-0 deficit after Chris Wondolowski's 25th-minute goal. But Benny Feilhaber leveled in the 50th minute with a left-footed strike and Graham Smith scored the decisive tally in the 76th minute, his first career MLS goal. 

Second in the West, Minnesota United (12-8-6) rallied to earn a 1-1 draw against Orlando City SC at Aillianz Field last Saturday night. Nani put the Lions in front with a 70th-minute penalty kick, but Abu Danladi scored the stoppage-time equalizer as the Loons secured at least a point for the ninth time in the last 10 games.

Sporting KC
Sporting KC vs. Minnesota

Thursday, August 22 at 9:30 PM ET
Children's Mercy Park

Minnesota

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Adrian Zendejas (GK) - back injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Gerso Fernandes (F) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Felipe Gutierrez (M), Roger Espinoza (M)
  • International duty:  None

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kevin Molino (M) - left leg injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (M) - right leg injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Angelo Rodriguez (F) - right leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Chase Gasper (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Sporting KC

  • Sporting KC: 3 wins, 9 goals
  • Minnesota United: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
  • Assistant Referees:  Ian B. Anderson, Kyle Atkins
  • 4th Official:  Sergii Demianchuk
  • VAR:  Sorin Stoica

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