Our prediction for this MLS match:
Children’s Mercy Park will host Sunday’s MLS game between Sporting Kansas City and San Jose Earthquakes. The Wizards suffered a massive 4-1 loss to Toluca in the League Cup, but they are still seen as hot favourites to beat San Jose on home soil. All Felipe Hernandez, Graham Zusi, Tim Melia, William Agada, and Kortne Thompson-Ford should miss out with injuries for the home team.
The Earthquakes, on the other hand, defeated Vancouver Whitecaps thanks to Cristian Espinoza’s goal in their last league match, with the team moving closer to the playoffs, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Sporting, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The likes of Jack Skahan, Judson, Will Richmond, and Nathan Cardoso are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the away side. When the two teams met at the venue last year Sporting Kansas City defeated San Jose Earthquakes 1-0.
Highlighted Team (Sporting Kansas City):
Sporting Kansas City have been competing in Major League Soccer since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2000. The club faced Chicago Fire at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington in the play-offs final and Miklos Jon Molnar scored the winner for Bob Gansler’s team. 13 years later Sporting Kansas City met with Solt Lake in the title game and they were fortunate to defeat the Royals on penalties.
The Wizards welcome their rivals at Children’s Mercy Park, but they used to play some games at Blue Valley Sports Complex, Julian Field, Hermann Stadium and Durwood Soccer Stadium in the past as well. Sporting Kansas City were founded in 1995 and the club’s original name was Kansas City Wiz.
The Wizards wear navy blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue. Former Wigan Athletic man Roger Espinosa is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players and he has been playing for the Children’s Mercy Park outfit since 2015.