MLS – Minnesota United face Sporting Kansas City

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Thursday at Allianz Field, as Minnesota host Kansas in the MLS.

It’s a clash of ninth vs fourteenth, as Minnesota host Kansas at Allianz Field.

Minnesota United’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 24 points this season

This match sees Minnesota looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Vancouver Whitecaps.

Also, Minnesota need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded eight losses in their last 14 matches. With 24 points, they currently sit ninth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Playing at home, Minnesota have won four meetings, drawn two games, and lost three matches.

A win in this fixture, would take Minnesota United’s points from 24 to 27, so far this season.

Sporting Kansas City arrive at this game, having secured 19 points so far this season

Peter Vermes will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Red Bulls and then Montréal, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, Peter Vermes knows that a run of 11 losses in 20 matches for his Kansas side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With a fourteenth position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 19 points in the League.

Kansas now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won two fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost seven fixtures matches on the road.

Victory for Sporting Kansas City would take their points tally to 22 so far this season.

Minnesota United v Sporting Kansas City – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Kansas with a greater number of wins. In the last 15 meetings, they have enjoyed seven victories, to Minnesota’s five victories. Also, Kansas have left Minnesota with a win on six out of 11 games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was October 2021, when The Loons walked away as 2-1 winners.

Players to watch

For Minnesota, Eric contributed with in 18 League games this MLS Season, while John Gregory is a top performing player who has scored in 20 League matches this season for Kansas.