Children's Mercy Park: Sporting KC vs Austin Major League Soccer preview

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sat 12.June
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Children's Mercy Park (18467 seats)

A home win is expected from this fixture if the league table is anything to judge by. The Sporting KC fans are optimistic that the difference between 2nd and Austin's 11th place in the table will show on the pitch.

Insights:
  • Sporting KC have the most scored goals (15) in Major League Soccer
  • Austin have the fewest scored goals (5) in Major League Soccer

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Sporting KC form and stats

When playing at home in the Major League Soccer, Sporting KC, who have the most scored goals (15) in Major League Soccer, have managed 3 wins, 1 draw and suffered 0 defeats from 4 games. Nine out of nine points from the last three home games for Sporting KC, and the home supporters are ready to scream their lungs out to keep the winning streak alive.

Sporting KC's previous game was a Major League Soccer match also played at home, ending 3-2 versus Houston Dynamo (placed 5th). The home side are looking to build on that result. Midfielder Gianluca Busio was the best player on the team with a rating of 8.2 (out of ten) in that game. Busio scored one goal, served one assist, hit three key passes and had 72 successful passes (of 79 total).

A strong away win before that one, visiting SJ Earthquakes and winning 3-1.

Goals decide football matches and Sporting KC are scoring many of them at home; 9 on target from 4 league matches. On the other hand, Sporting KC have conceded 4 goals.

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Austin form and stats

There's been little loot from Austin's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 7 away games in the Major League Soccer. Austin, who have the fewest scored goals (5) in Major League Soccer, only have 2 wins to counter their 4 defeats and 1 draw.

Austin aren't clicking offensively as they have gone 353 league minutes without a goal. J. Gallagher was the last player to find the net.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to Seattle Sounders (placed 1st) in their previous outing. The Major League Soccer match ended in a draw 0-0. Brad Stuver was the team player of the game with the player rating of 7.63. The agile goalkeeper Stuver stopped the opponent with two saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

Prior to that match, the Austin manager J. Wolff faced defeat when travelling to Nashville SC and losing 0-1.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Austin as they have only managed to score 5 times from 7 away games in the league. 8 goals have been conceded by Austin in these games.

Head 2 Head

Sporting KC - Austin 2-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

Sporting KCG. Kinda
G. Kinda
3 goals
Sporting KCD. Salloi
D. Salloi
3 goals

Sporting KC missing players

Austin missing players

Sporting KC Austin
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
8 4 1 Played P 3 7 7
5 3 1 Won W 1 2 2
1 1 0 Drew D 1 1 1
2 0 0 Lost L 1 4 4
15 9 3 Scored S 3 5 5
10 4 0 Conceded C 3 8 8
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 86% 86%
88% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 57% 57%
75% 75% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 29% 29%
38% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 14% 14%
12% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
75% 75% 0% BTTS BTTS 33% 29% 29%
12% 25% 100% Clean Sheets C S 33% 29% 29%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 57% 57%
 
7.4 9 8 Corners for (avg) C F 5 5.6 5.6
3.5 2.8 2 Corners against (avg) C A 7.7 7.7 7.7
1.2 1.8 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.4 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
14.9 19.8 26 Shots (avg) S ( 13.3 12.7 12.7
5.5 7 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 3.3 3.3
34% 32% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 22% 22%
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • All of Sporting KC's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Austin have the fewest scored goals (5) in Major League Soccer
  • Sporting KC have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Sporting KC have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Sporting KC have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Sporting KC have scored more than double the goals of Austin.
  • Sporting KC have the most points from losing position (12) in Major League Soccer
  • Sporting KC have the most scored goals (15) in Major League Soccer
  • Sporting KC have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded.
  • Sporting KC have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Sporting KC haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Seattle Sounders 8 5 3 0 14 3 5 3 2 0 10 1 3 2 1 0 4 2 11 18
2 Sporting KC 8 5 1 2 15 10 4 3 1 0 9 4 4 2 0 2 6 6 5 16
3 LA Galaxy 7 5 0 2 11 11 4 4 0 0 8 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 0 15
4 Colorado Rapids 7 4 1 2 12 8 4 3 0 1 10 6 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 13
5 Houston Dynamo 8 3 2 3 11 12 4 3 1 0 6 3 4 0 1 3 5 9 -1 11
6 Real Salt Lake 6 2 3 1 9 7 4 1 2 1 5 4 2 1 1 0 4 3 2 9
7 SJ Earthquakes 8 3 0 5 11 12 5 2 0 3 8 8 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 9
8 Portland Timbers 7 3 0 4 9 11 3 2 0 1 6 3 4 1 0 3 3 8 -2 9
9 Los Angeles FC 7 2 2 3 8 9 4 2 1 1 6 4 3 0 1 2 2 5 -1 8
10 Vancouver Whitecaps 7 2 1 4 6 9 3 2 0 1 3 1 4 0 1 3 3 8 -3 7
11 Austin 7 2 1 4 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 4 5 8 -3 7
12 Minnesota United 7 2 1 4 6 11 4 2 0 2 3 3 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5 7
13 Dallas 7 1 3 3 8 11 4 1 3 0 7 4 3 0 0 3 1 7 -3 6

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.