Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(65) 42 Goals 39 (57)
(52) 32 Assists 27 (35)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
34.7 Average Age 32.9
180.6 Average Height (cm) 179.1
(1.2) 1.3 Shots pg 1.5 (1.1)
(55%) 59% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Major League Soccer.

Missing Players

Kansas City
New York City FC
No missing players.
Player Reason Status Rating
Jo Inge Berget Out 6.8

Team News

Kansas City
New York City FC
  • Peter Vermes has made a number of changes to his Sporting KC side, with one of the most significant seeing Johnny Russell join from Derby. He should start.
  • However, Sporting KC are still reliant on Diego Rubio as their centre forward. Will that be enough?
  • New York City FC will be forced to change shape slightly after the sale of wide forward Jack Harrison to Manchester City. They might be a narrower side now.
  • Jo Inge Berget, who signed in the off-season, is NYC FC's only injury concern ahead of this game.

Prediction

  • Sporting KC are always there or thereabouts, with their success in recent seasons based on their strength at the back. Keeping Matt Besler and Ike Opara for another year will help in that regard.
  • New York City FC made real progress last season, becoming real challengers. But they have lost a couple of key players this year - can they continue to keep following an upward trajectory? Can David Villa remain at the top?
  • Sporting KC tend to be strong at home and they will get at least something from this game.
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