Real Salt Lake v Sporting Kansas City: MLS Action on Match-day 29

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Monday MLS action from Rio Tinto Stadium, as RSL take on Kansas.

As it stands, Kansas will go to Rio Tinto Stadium in fourteenth place, RSL are currently in fourth.

Real Salt Lake’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 30 points, going into this game

Atlanta United were beaten 2-1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the last time that RSL played.

Also, Pablo Mastroeni knows that a run of two losses in three fixtures for his RSL side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With 30 points, they currently sit fourth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Given Kansas’s form at this time, it will be a significant challenge for them to overturn RSL’s home record. They have won six fixtures and drawn three meetings so far this season. The prospects of a positive result for Kansas are concerning for the visitors.

A victory for Real Salt Lake would put them on 33 points.

Sporting Kansas City have so far accrued 20 points in this season of the MLS

Kansas’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 1-1 draw at Minnesota United and previous loss to Montréal, Wizards must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.

Also, Kansas have now lost 10 of their last 19 meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Peter Vermes. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with 20 points for a total of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to two victories, three darts, and seven losses, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Kansas as they travel once more.

A win in this fixture, would take Sporting Kansas City’s points from 20 to 23, so far this season.

Real Salt Lake v Sporting Kansas City – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the two teams have already faced each other 39 times with the tally being 16 wins and 10 draws for RSL. In addition, Peter Vermes’s side are on a 2-match unbeaten run in the League against RSL. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 win for Real Salt Lake.

Performance Report

For RSL, David contributed with in 20 League matches this MLS Season, while John Gregory scored in 21 League fixtures this campaign for Kansas.