MLS – LA Galaxy face Sporting Kansas City

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StubHub Center sees Monday action as Galaxy take on Kansas – 3:00am GMT.

This clash sees thirteenth play eighth, as struggling Kansas visit StubHub Center to face Galaxy.

LA Galaxy arrive at this game, having secured 38 points so far this season

Galaxy’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 2-2 draw at Toronto FC and previous loss to New England Revolution, Galaxy must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so six losses in 11 fixtures would not make this a successful season for Galaxy. Their position is eighth in the League and they have 38 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.

Galaxy have won seven meetings, drawn two meetings, and lost five games of their 14 League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see LA Galaxy on 41 points.

Sporting Kansas City have 29 points to their name, going into this tie

Can Kansas make it three out of three, having turned over San Jose 1-0 and Portland Timbers 4-1 in their last two games?

Also, Kansas have now lost eight of their last 14 fixtures, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Peter Vermes. With 29 points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Kansas have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won two matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost nine games of their 14 League matches playing away this season.

Sporting Kansas City will have 32 points if they manage to secure a victory.

LA Galaxy v Sporting Kansas City – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Galaxy and Kansas have faced each other 74 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Galaxy’s favour (29 – 27). Also, Kansas have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Galaxy in nine out of the previous 16 matches with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition was August 2022 and the score line ended up with a 4-2 win for LA Galaxy.