Sporting Kansas City will be welcoming Austin FC for the MLS fixture on Sunday at 12:30 AM IST at Children’s Mercy Park. The hosts have acquired the second spot with 16 points while the visitors have occupied the 11th position with seven points.
Sporting Kansas City played eight games out of which they won five fixtures, lost twice and had a draw once while Austin FC also played as many games, they won two matches, lost four fixtures and drew once.
Sporting Kansas City will be heading into this fixture on the back of a 3-2 victory against Houston Dynamo. They have been in good form and managed to win four games in their last five games in MLS and will be aiming to clinch a victory on Sunday to equal the scores with the table-toppers Seattle Sounders FC.
On the other hand, Austin is having an underwhelming season as they just won twice so far in the tournament. They had a 0-0 draw in their previous game on Monday earlier this week. They managed to win just one fixture in their last five MLS games.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Sporting Kansas City has the upper hand as they beat Austin FC in the only game they played against each other. The last outing between the two teams took place earlier this season, Sporting Kansas City came out victorious 2-1.
Sporting Kansas City will be missing out on the services of Brooks Thompson and Alan Pulido. Thompson is sidelined due to an injury while Pulido will be unavailable due to international duties.
Hector Jimenez and Ben Sweat won’t feature for Austin FC on Sunday as they are recovering from a long term injury. Ulises Segura and Aaron Schoenfeld are currently carrying knocks and are likely to be sidelined for the game.