This Sunday at 9:30 pm, the team led by veteran Mexican striker Chicharito will have a great challenge with his team, LA Galaxy (7-0-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) hosting Sporting KC (7-2-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) at the Dignity Health Sports Park located in Carson, California. On one side, we have the LA Galaxy who won 4 of their last 6 matches and lost 2 matches, while Sporting Kansas City won 4 of their last 6 matches, lost 1 match and 1 match ended in a draw. This match can be watched at home thanks to ESPN +.
Here are 5 interesting facts about this weekend’s Sunday duel in MLS:
- At home, A Galaxy has played 5, won 4, drawn 0, and lost 1.
- In away games, this season, Sporting Kansas City have played 5, won 2, drawn 0, and lost 3.
- LA Galaxy’s top scorer is Chicharito with 10 goals.
- Sporting Kansas City’s top scorer is Dániel Sallói with 7 goals.
- Both teams have scored at Sporting Kansas City’s ground in the last 6 matches.
Here we review each team’s current performance ahead of Sunday’s MLS showdown:
Los Angeles Galaxy: LA played San Jose in their most recent match and went home with a 3-1 final score victory. Passing-wise, they finished with a 92.7% pass received rate by completing 317 of their 342 passing targets in their last game. The Galaxy attempted 11 dribbles in this game and was able to convert 8 of those attempts for a 72.7% rate. Chicharito is a player that should impact this matchup for the LA Galaxy. Chicharito has had one starting assignment in 187 games during his professional soccer career and scores 0.63 goals per 90 minutes. The Mexican forward has totaled 127 goals scored in 18,168 minutes.
Here are the best of the last LA Galaxy match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vzjX3k5EII (Video courtesy of Major League Soccer).
Sporting Kansas: Riding the waves of back-to-back home wins last week, second-place Sporting Kansas City (7-3-2, 23 points) will look to stay hot in an exciting matchup with an Alan Pulido to keep an eye on as the Mexican-born forward has logged 14,162 career minutes and scored 70 goals. He has received 17 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a goal 23 times. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 146 games during his career.
Here are the highlights of Sporting KC’s last match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-V2LfnF8uE (Video courtesy of Major League Soccer).
Sporting: 35.1% (+145) – Goals: 1.33 – Best O/U: o3-120
Galaxy: 40.0% (+160) – Goals: 1.52 – Best O/U: u3+100
Draw: 24.9% (+265)