Despite experiencing a challenging start to the MLS season, Peter Vermes has found a way to get his Kansas City team back on track, currently on a four-match unbeaten run.
Recently, Sporting Kansas City has displayed their offensive prowess at Children’s Mercy Park, scoring a combined total of 13 goals in just their first four games of the MLS season.
In the previous month, LAFC managed to secure a 1-1 tie, enabling them to secure at least a point in seven out of their last eight home matches against Western Conference rivals. The members of this team are actively participating and elevating their performance following a lackluster beginning to the season.
The Black and Gold have recently displayed lackluster performances, perhaps still feeling the sting of a CONCACAF Champions League defeat.
The defending champions of MLS Cup, the team that Steve Cherundolo took over as a coach in the 2022 season, have gone four games without scoring a goal, which is their longest goalless streak in all competitions prior to this.
In this tournament, it will mark their initial occasion accomplishing this feat in three consecutive matches, but if they are unsuccessful in scoring on Saturday, this squad had solely endured a goalless streak in back-to-back regular-season games once earlier this year.
Following their initial season in 2018, where they suffered defeats of 5-1 against Minnesota United and 5-0 against Atlanta United, LAFC has experienced another significant loss as they were defeated 4-0 by Houston Dynamo in an MLS match. This particular loss stands as the club’s most devastating domestic defeat. In fact, LAFC has been unable to secure a victory within the standard 90-minute timeframe in six out of their last seven matches played away from home.
GOAL offers you comprehensive information to help you understand how to watch, including TV channel, live streaming information, and other relevant details.
Park Mercy Children’s will kick off at 5:30 PM Pacific time or 8:30 PM Eastern time. The match on June 17th will feature Park Mercy Children’s playing against LAFC and Kansas City Sporting.
How to watch Sporting Kansas City vs LAFC online – TV channels & live streams
The MLS Season Pass for Apple TV will be available through online live streaming, but the game will not be broadcasted live on TV.
Team news & squads
Sporting KC team news
The match is anticipated to commence and Alan Pulido made a comeback from his injury just last week, however, Logan Ndenbe, Tim Melia, Kortne Ford, and Gadi Kinda are sidelined with injuries for the LAFC.
The possible initial lineup for Sporting Kansas City consists of Pulskamp guarding the goal, with Davis, Castellanos, Voloder, and Ndenbe forming the defensive line. Radoja, Walter, and Thommy occupy the midfield positions, while Russell, Pulido, and Salloi operate as the forwards.
Los Angeles team news
Not currently available and anticipated to return only in the latter part of the season, LAFC still possesses Maxime Crepeau. Having scored 10 goals, matching the tally of Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar and Dallas’ Jesus Ferreira, LAFC will once again depend on Denis Bouanga to provide goals, as he is their primary goal scorer and shares the top spot in MLS.
LAFC potential starting lineup: McCarthy; Hollingshead, Murillo, Chiellini, Palacios; Sanchez; Tillman, Acosta, Cifuentes; Vela, Bouanga.
A 1-1 draw was witnessed in the previous match involving these two teams, which occurred precisely one month ago. SKC has only achieved one victory whereas LAFC has emerged victorious on three occasions in their past five games.