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LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 28
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City
Dignity Health Sports Complex – Carson
September 15 – 10:00 PM ET

TV: FS1, TSN2

Desperate for three points in the hopes of moving above the playoff line in the Western Conference, the LA Galaxy host Sporting Kansas City in the Week 28 finale Sunday night. 

The Galaxy (13-13-3) are one point below the playoff line and are coming off a 2-1 midweek loss at the Colorado Rapids that extended a winless streak to four matches. Cole Bassett latched onto Jack Price's free kick and headed in the game's first goal in the 79th minute. Giancarlo Gonzalez leveled three minutes later, rising up to meet Cristian Pavon's corner kick. The winner came in the 85th minute via a Nicolas Mezquida penalty kick after Andre Shinyashiki went down in the box. Video Review was called in twice late, negating a Pavon red card and not issuing a penalty kick when Danny Wilson kicked Rolf Feltscher's head with a high boot in stoppage time.

Ninth in the West and six points below the playoff line, Sporting (10-12-7) had a three-match winning streak snapped, conceding twice late in a devastating 2-1 defeat at the Portland Timbers Saturday night. Benny Feilhaber gave the visitors the lead in the 65th minute, but Jeremy Ebobisse equalized in the 83rd minute and second-half substitute Brian Fernandez netted the 90th-minute winner 

This is the second meeting this season, with the Galaxy winning 2-0 at Children's Mercy Park May 29. Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up Favio Alvarez's first MLS goal in the 55th minute before adding a insurance goal four minutes from full time in his return from a two-game suspension. 

LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC

Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 PM ET
Dignity Health Sports Park

Sporting KC

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Perry Kitchen (M) - groin surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Rolf Feltscher (D), Favio Alvarez (M), Giancarlo Gonzalez (D), Jorgen Skjelvik (D)
  • International duty:  None

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Adrian Zendejas (GK) - back injury
    • OUT: Benny Feilhaber (M) - quad strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andreu Fontas (D) - Achilles Injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Roger Espinoza (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 16 wins, 49 goals
  • Sporting KC: 7 wins, 30 goals
  • 7 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ted Unkel
  • Assistant Referees:  Eduardo Mariscal, Mike Rottersman
  • 4th Official: Greg Dopka
  • VAR:  Dave Gantar
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Current Form

LA Galaxy
L
W
D
D
L
L
Sporting KC
L
L
W
W
W
L

Season Stats

LA GalaxySporting Kansas City
29Games Played29
13Wins10
13Losses12
3Draws7
42Goals42
47Goals Conceded47
277Shots326
132Shots on Target148
346Fouls committed364
251Fouls suffered344
69Offside44
162Corners159

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
LA761240421.4
SKC614432421.4
01234+Avg
LA228201.7
SKC363121.7
01234+Avg
LA544201.2
SKC381201.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
LA85862471.6
SKC681023471.6
01234+Avg
LA355101.3
SKC435121.7
01234+Avg
LA503521.9
SKC255111.6
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