Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sporting Kansas City will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Seattle Sounders when they take on Dallas at Children’s Mercy Park on Sunday morning. The Wizards have been impressive in front of goal of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Dallas. Midfielder Cameron Dyke is pushing for a start, while both Gianluca Busio and Alan Pulido are on international duty. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Sporting have been in a splendid form of late.
The Toros, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. Considering that Dallas suffered a loss in each of their first seven away games, we predict that the Wizards are going to pick up all three points from the match. A man to watch in the away team will be teenage attacker Pepi, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over LA Galaxy.
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 (FC Dallas):
Despite making it to the 2010 MLS Cup final, Dallas eventually failed to win the domestic trophy. The Toros (Bulls) were beaten by Colorado in the final played at BMO Field in Toronto and you should bear in mind that the Rapids scored the winner in the extra time.
That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005. The stadium’s original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor.
FC Dallas wear red shits with white stripes when playing at home, while their secondary colors are white and blue. Former Ajax and River Plate ace Mauro Rosales, who joined the Toyota Stadium outfit in 2016, is regarded as one of the club most significant stars.