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Know Your Opponent: Sporting Kansas City

In a battle of second place teams, Orlando City will host Sporting KC on Saturday night in Orlando City Stadium. That match kicks off at 7:00pm on WRDQ TV 27. 

Recent Matches

Sporting Kansas City played their most recent match over the weekend against Minnesota United, where they lost 2-0. Their overall record for their last five games is 3-2-0. They lost to both Minnesota United and FC Dallas in that stretch, while earning victories over the Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, and the New York Red Bulls.

Who’s Hot

Their defense has earned three clean sheets in their last five games and six total this season. Dom Dwyer has been their primary goal scorer, finding the back of the net four times in the team’s last five matches. However, Dwyer has been suspended due to yellow cards accumulated and he will not be playing in the match against Orlando City.

Who’s Not

Their offense wasn’t able to score in their last match against Minnesota United, and it will be even more difficult for Kansas City to find the back of the net without their top striker on the pitch. 

Power Rankings

Sporting Kansas City came in 4th place in this week’s MLS Power Rankings despite their loss to Minnesota United. 

Head-to-Head

Orlando City is 1-1-0 against Sporting Kansas City, having won against them 3-1 in Orlando’s inaugural season and losing 2-1  in Kansas City last year. 

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