Los Angeles FC vs Sporting Kansas City Match Info
Date: Sunday March 3 2019
Kick-off time: 01:30am GMT Monday
Venue: Banc of California Stadium
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Los Angeles FC vs Sporting Kansas City Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
October 28 2018: Sporting Kansas City 2-1 Los Angeles FC
August 12 2018: Los Angeles FC 0-2 Sporting Kansas City
Los Angeles FC vs Sporting Kansas City Stats
- Los Angeles FC lost only once at home in their debut MLS season last year
- But their seven home draws was the highest total in the league
- Sporting Kansas City were 2018’s second highest scorers away from home in MLS
Los Angeles FC vs Sporting Kansas City Match Preview
Sporting Kansas City were agonisingly close to going all the way in the MLS Cup last year and these free-scorers away from home are worth keeping on side when they visit LAFC.
Peter Vermes’ team, who were the champions under their current manager in 2013, just missed out on last season’s final when they conceded a winner to Portland Timbers nine minutes into stoppage time.
It was a heartbreaking end for the Wizards, who towards the end of the regular campaign had enjoyed some big wins on their travels such as 5-1 in San Jose, 4-1 in Vancouver and 3-0 in Dallas.
Performances like those will stand them in good stead here, while Sporting are also unbeaten in their 2019 matches both competitive and otherwise – including in the CONCACAF Champions League.
LAFC, meanwhile, also got to the post-season in what was their first MLS campaign before losing to Real Salt Lake and have kept hold of their star men Carlos Vela and Adama Diomande.
But Bob Bradley’s side have not looked as secure as Sporting in pre-season, plus they have yet to get their competitive juices flowing unlike their opponents, so the visitors are backed to avoid defeat.
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