Know Your Opponent | Sporting KC

Know Your Opponent | Sporting KC

The Lions hit the road for the first time since their trip to Nashville SC on September 2nd. City will be facing Sporting KC on Wednesday on FS1 with kickoff set for 7:30 pm ET. Here is what you need to know about City's opponents: 

Key Transactions and Player News 

The notable additions for Sporting KC in the offseason were forward Alan Pulido from Chivas and defender Winston Reid from West Ham. They have not made an acquisition since February. 

You can view Sporting KC's full roster here

Injury Report: Felipe Gutierrez (knee injury 6/9, out for season), Roger Espinoza (not medically cleared), Daniel Salloi (not medically cleared) and Richard Sanchez (not medically cleared) are all listed as out. 

Team Form 

Sporting KC currently sits in second in the Western Conference standings with a 6-4-2 record with 23 goals for and 18 goals allowed. Since Sporting's return to play after the MLS is Back Tournament they have a 2-3-2 record.


City and Sporting KC have split their last two meetings each claiming 1-0 wins. 

Rasmussen College Fact

This will be City's first away game with fans in attendance since the trip to face Colorado back on March 7th. 


September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.