Major League Soccer Preview: Austin FC vs Sporting Kansas City

Austin vs. Sporting Kansas City

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Thursday’s Major League Soccer clash between Austin and the visiting champions, kicks off at 2:00am GMT at Q2 Stadium.

Leaders Kansas are currently 12·places higher than their opponents Austin, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and thirteenth positions respectively.

Austin have so far accrued 28 points in this season of the Major League Soccer

Austin come to this fixture on the back of a 2-1 away loss against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium.

Also, suffering 14 losses in 19 matches is a terrible run of form for any club, Josh Wolff’s Austin will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. Now they have 8 matches won, 20 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of 28 points having won eight meetings, drawn four meetings, and lost 20 fixtures.

When Austin host Kansas, they will do so on the back of six wins and two draws on their own ground.

Austin will have 31 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Sporting Kansas City will be under pressure to remain top, going into the fixture

It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Minnesota United for Peter Vermes’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.

Also, With 58 points (17W – 8L and 7D), they currently sit top of the League having won 17 fixtures, drawn seven games, and lost eight matches.

Kansas’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Austin. In the 16 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won eight meetings, drawn two games, and lost six meetings.

A victory for Sporting Kansas City would be a huge boost, giving them the chance to stay on top of the table and put additional pressure to their closest rivals.

Good Attacking Performance

Kansas will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (57). Their stand out attacking players have been Brooks, John Gregory, and Kendall Isaiah. Kansas have conceded 36 goals.

Austin v Sporting Kansas City – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the teams have already played each other two times with the tally being one win and one draw for Austin. In addition, on the road, Kansas are unbeaten against Austin in one game. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was June 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Other standout players for Austin are Bradley and William Matthew with respectively and for Kansas are John Gregory and Kendall Isaiah with respectively.

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