Kansas City was victorious in their first two league matches, while New York has won all five.
NYCFC have scored 14 goals in their last three matches, while Kansas have scored 8 in their 10 games this season. It’s possible that the match will be one-sided and we might see a tennis score.
The last time these two sides met was back in 2019 when NYCFC picked up a 3-1 win. Alexander Ring, Alexander Tinnerholm and Heber scored goals for the visitors, while Ilie Sanchez got the goal for Kansas City. Roger Espinoza was dismissed in the match for the visitors. It was an unforgettable match for Peter Joseph Vermes.
The two sides have met once outside the league, and that was in 2017 in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup. NYCFC won the game with David Villa scoring their lone goal. Kansas were once again down to 10 men in the game as Soony Saad was sent off in the final minutes.
Kansas City FC Has Shifted Gears and Is Now On The Right Track
New York City FC, the defending champions, were hoping to kick off their season with a bang after an impressive pre-season. The team had won four of five friendlies before the season, while drawing one.
They were also part of the CONCACAF Champions League, winning both legs against Santos de Guapiles. Although they won the tie 6-1, they were unable to carry this form into the league.
They lost their season’s first match after Javier Hernandez won a last-minute victory for LA Galaxy. The Mexican found the back of the net in the 90th minute, leaving the reigning champions no chance of making a comeback in the game.
They were determined to bounce back in their next match against Vancouver Whitecaps, but they were unable to do so. The Canadian team was resilient. The players were frustrated when they managed to draw NYCFC to an empty goal.
New York City won the match after defeating CF Montreal by 4-1. Alexander Callens and Talles Magno, Santiago Rodriguez, Thiago Andrade, as well as Thiago Andrade, were all on the scoring sheet. Zachary Brault Guillard scored the only goal for Canada. NYCFC lost their next two matches, however, and the win didn’t help their confidence.
Philadelphia Union dominated the game, scoring 2-0 through goals by Alejandro Bedoya (the first half) and Daniel Gazdag (halftime). NYCFC had over 70% of the ball and 18 shots at goal but only managed to get three on target none of them found the back of the net.
It was the same story with Toronto, as Jesus Jimenez & Thiago Martins gave the Canadian team the lead at halftime. Heber managed to pull one back for NYCFC, but it was in the 92nd minute and proved to be a consolation.
Things got even worse when they were knocked from the CONCACAF Champions League tournament by the Seattle Sounders. This quickly became bad news for the upcoming opponent.
Real Salt Lake was thrashed 6-1 at home by NYCFC due to the 4 goals of Thiago andrade. The Canadian team was defeated 5-4 by them in their next match. They were defeated by Toronto’s side with Thiago andrade, Thiago andrade, Santiago Rodriguez and Keaton parkss scoring. Ronny Deila’s team won a record thirteen matches with a convincing 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
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Sporting Kansas City Must Get Up Quickly
Sporting Kansas City was not expecting to win the preseason. Sporting Kansas City had lost two of the four friendly matches they played and three were drawn by them.
Their season began as expected, as they lost 3-1 to Atalanta United. They managed to surprise Houston Dynamo with a surprising win in week 2. Remi Walter was the goal scorer in the match, while Kansas City got their first point.
Sporting fought well against Colorado Rapids, but lost the match. Sporting lost 2-0 to Colorado Rapids after Diego Rubio scored and Mark-Anthony Kaye scored. Sporting had more possession than the other team and was able to score twice as many goals.
Chicago Fire won their match against Kansas City. The away team was not given any real chances apart from Roger Espinoza’s half-chance at the end of the second period. After Kacper Przybylko scoring a brace and Xherdan Shahiri getting a penalty, the home team won 3-1.
Sporting achieved a surprise result against Real Salt Lake in their next match. Johnny Russell scored the winner in the 81st minute after the home side dominated possession and attacked the away team from the start.
However, they were unable to win this match and are currently on a five-match losing streak. The team lost 1-0 against the Vancouver Whitecaps, and then were beaten by Nashville SC. This was a side with only one win during the entire season.
Sporting took an unlikely advantage against LAFC at Banc of California Stadium, but they were unable convert it into a victory. Cristian Arango and Ismael Tavouri-Shradi scored for the home team to win, while Jose Cifuentes fell further down the table.
Peter Joseph Vermes’s team has managed to end their losing streak by drawing against FC Dallas and Columbus Crew. The Crew dominated possession and they managed three shots on goal, but could not score.
They took the lead via Johnny Russell against FC Dallas in the 22nd minute of the game but were behind before halftime. Alan Velasco and Jesus Ferreira scored for the away side before Daniel Salloi managed to pull Sporting level in the 72nd minute.
They need to perform well against New York City.
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