MLS – Match-day 38: Sporting Kansas City v Portland Timbers

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Monday at Children’s Mercy Park, as Kansas host Portland in the MLS.

Seventh placed Portland will travel to Children’s Mercy Park, hopeful of rampage, as they face fourteenth placed Kansas.

Sporting Kansas City have so far accrued 23 points in this season of the MLS

Peter Vermes will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Austin and LA Galaxy.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so eight losses in 12 meetings would not make this a successful season for Kansas. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with 23 points for a total of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Kansas have won four games, drawn two fixtures, and lost six fixtures of their 12 League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Sporting Kansas City’s points to 26 in the League.

Portland Timbers arrive at this match, having secured 33 points so far this season

Toronto FC were beaten 3-1 at BMO Field, the last time that Portland played.

Also, Portland have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With 33 points, they currently sit seventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Portland’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Kansas. In the 13 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two fixtures, drawn six games, and lost five meetings.

Portland Timbers will have secured 36 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Sporting Kansas City v Portland Timbers – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Kansas and Portland have faced each other 22 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Kansas’s favour (8 – 7). Further, Portland have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Kansas in seven out of the past 12 games with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Sporting Kansas City secured a 7-2 home win.