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Major League Soccer – Match-day 44: Minnesota United v Sporting Kansas City

Minnesota United vs. Sporting Kansas City

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Minnesota brace themselves for the visit of League Leaders Kansas, in Sunday’s clash at Allianz Field – Kick-off 6:00pm GMT.

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

Minnesota United’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 45 points this season

Minnesota have dropped five points in their last two fixtures – a 2-1 defeat at Vancouver Whitecaps and 1-1 draw at Los Angeles FC.

Also, They currently stand eighth in the League, with 45 points for a total of 12 wins, 11 losses and 9 draws having won 12 matches, drawn nine games, and lost 11 meetings.

Playing at home, Minnesota have won nine meetings, drawn three games, and lost four fixtures.

A win in this fixture would take Minnesota United’s points to 48 in the League.

Sporting Kansas City will be under pressure to remain top of the League, going into this meeting

Peter Vermes will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders.

Also, League leaders Kansas keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight fixtures is astonishing this season. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 58 points so far this season. This means a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 7 draws having won 17 games, drawn seven meetings, and lost seven matches.

Kansas’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Minnesota. In the 15 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won eight fixtures, drawn two games, and lost five meetings.

As League leaders every game is crucial, so a victory would ensure that Sporting Kansas City stay top, whilst maintaining pressure on their rivals.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Kansas, in terms of goals scored (56). Their stand out attacking players have been Brooks, John Gregory, and Kendall Isaiah. Kansas have conceded 34 goals.

Minnesota United v Sporting Kansas City – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Kansas with a greater number of wins. In the last 14 meetings, they have enjoyed seven wins, to Minnesota’s four victories. Further, Kansas have won all six of the last 11 matches played against Minnesota. September 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Minnesota United took all three points winning 4-0.

Other players of note for Minnesota are Fred and Dayne with respectively and for Kansas are John Gregory and Kendall Isaiah with respectively.

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