Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sporting Kansas City will look to make amends for a 1-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps when they take on New England Revolution at Children’s Mercy Park. The Wizards are stuck at the bottom of the table, but Sunday’s game could be the turning point for the home team. Marinos Tzionis is on international duty with Cyprus, while all Vujinovic, Shelton, Cisneros, Zusi, Mauri, Kinda, and Pulido have been struggling with injuries of late.
The Revs, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement, with the team extending their unbeaten run to five games against Philadelphia Union. First-choice goalkeeper Matt Turner is on international duty with USA, with Serbia shot-stopper Djordje Petrovic likely to step up. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer the two sides played out a thrilling 4-4 draw, and, taking everything into account, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
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 (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success.
It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.