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Sporting Kansas City can extend his current winning streak to four games with a win on Wednesday against the San José earthquakes from Children’s Mercy Park.
The Wizards have not played since the first weekend of July when they beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0, while the Quakes have not won in their last nine games after a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids.
Peter vermes he hopes a 17-day layoff will not affect the momentum his team has built, winning three in a row against three teams currently in the top five of the Western Conference standings in the Galaxy, Los Angeles FC and the Rapids.
Alongside the Seattle Sounders, KC may be the most complete team in MLS, currently leading the league in goals (24), while on defense, they have only conceded multiple goals in a single game once in the entire 2021 campaign. .
The last time this team had such a long break between games, it struggled to find its mark in the final third, firing 32 shots against Austin FC, but only scored once in a 1-1 draw.
Staying alert and focused this time shouldn’t be a problem as they are just three points behind the Sounders for the Supporters’ Shield, and will be traveling to Seattle next Sunday, so they will want to keep up with the Western Conference leaders. in the table.
KC will be missing a few key pieces of their squad on Wednesday, but this team has been getting solid contributions from their entire roster, and they’ll need that depth to take on a team in San Jose that’s desperate for a win.
It’s been a rough couple of months for the San Jose Earthquakes after such a promising start to this season, where they won three of their first four games.
It hasn’t gone much well since its 2-1 win at Real Salt Lake on May 7; their goal scoring has dried up, they have conceded many goals and are near the bottom of the Western Conference standings with 12 points, just one point above last-place Dallas.
Matias Almeyda at least he’s seen his team earn a few points in the past two weeks, drawing two playoff teams in Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United, both on the road.
San Jose has battled KC at Children’s Mercy Park, winless in their last four games, conceding nine goals in that stretch.
As bad as things have been for this team at times, they have been a lot more clinical in front of goal lately, scoring in one of their two directed efforts over the weekend and finding the back of the net in two of their three. kicks to goal. against Minnesota.
The Wizards will be missing a midfielder Gianluca Busio Y Alan Pulido, who are with the United States and Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Remi Walter you have a knee injury, Jaylin lindsey you are caring for a hamstring problem and Gadi a little suffers a foot injury.
Expect to see a veteran Graham zusi will start on defense for the second consecutive game in place of the injured Lindsey, while the French defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin He made his first appearance of the season on July 4 as a backup.
Quakes Midfielder Jackson yueill is with the U.S. national team in the Gold Cup, while Matt Bersano Y Tommy thompson has injuries to the left knee, Carlos Fierro is questionable with an injury to the upper left leg and Judson it could be a game time decision with a lower back problem.
Almeyda made three changes in the starting 11 against the Rapids, adding Marcos Lopez to form a back five, while Yueill was in international duty and Benji kikanovic he was the only forward with Judson seated.
Striker Cade cowell became the first Earthquakes player in MLS to record at least four goals and four assists this season while leading the team in both categories, while Javier Lopez he scored on Saturday for the first time in six games.
Possible starting lineup for Sporting Kansas City:
Melia; Martins, Fontas, llie, Zusi; Hernández, Barber, R. Espinoza; Salloi, Shelton, Russell
Possible starting lineup for San Jose Earthquakes:
Marcinkowski; M. López, Beason, Marie, Nathan; Cowell, J. López, Haji, Remedi; Kikanovic, Wondolowski
Correct Score: Sporting Kansas City 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes
Even without some key additions to his midfield and attack, KC has tremendous depth at every position and has shown consistency throughout the year, as well as being undefeated at home in 2021.
The Quakes have been able to get some results on the road lately, but they still tend to burn out at the counter, conceding 23 goals so far this year, the most in the Western Conference.
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