Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sporting Kansas City and Colorado Rapids go head to head at Children’s Mercy Park in what is expected to be a close MLS game. The Wizards experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 7-2 loss to Portland Timbers, meaning that the lack of confidence could prove to be a big problem for the home side. Robert Voloder misses the match through suspension, while all Graham Zusi, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Jose Mauri, Gadi Kinda, and Alan Pulido are sidelined with injuries.
The Rapids, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Los Angeles FC. Colorado, though, are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. All Oliver Larraz, Aboubacar Keita, and Braian Galvan miss out through injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Johnny Russell):
After spending the greatest part of his career at Derby County, Johnny Russell joined Sporting Kansas City in 2018. Russell was born in Glasgow, the capital of Scotland, on April 8, 1990 and he started his youth career at Dundee United.
The 178-cm tall attacker was producing fine performances for the Scottish side from 2007 to 2013 when he moved to Derby County. The Rams booked their place in the Championship on several occassions, but they eventually failed to secure promotion to the Premier League. As a result, Johnny Russell decided to move to MLS, signing a three-year deal with Sporting Kansas city on January 31, 2018.
The Scotland international made his debut for the Wizards in the opening match of the 2019 season against New York City. Speaking of his debut for the national team, he played his first game for Scotland in November 2014 in a 3-1 loss to England. His main position is left winger, but he is capable of playing as both centre-forward and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Colorado Rapids):
Colorado Rapids is a Major League Soccer club and they compete in the USA professional soccer league as a member of the Western Conference. Colorado began their play in MLS back in 1996 and 14 years later they managed to win the MLS Cup trophy. The Rapids recorded a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the final of the tournament, with George John scoring the winner for Gary Smith’s team in the extra time. Colorado made it to the MLS Cup final in 1997 as well, but D.C. United proved to be a big catch for the club in the title game.
The Rapids play their home games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the venue has been Colorado’s home ground since 2007. It has to be noted that the likes of Tim Howard, Carlos Valderama, Claudio Lopez and Jermaine Jones were all part of the club in the past. Colorado’s colors are red, sky blue and white, but they were yellow shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.