LA Galaxy vs Sporting KC: Pre-Match Facts

The LA Galaxy are looking to bounce back from their devastating loss to the Montreal Impact as they return home to the StubHub Center to take on Sporting KC.

The LA Galaxy have their sights set on Sporting KC as they return home for a Western Conference clash. This will be the final MLS game before the Copa America Centenario kicks off on June 3rd. This match is set to take place on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30 p.m. PST. 1. Overall Record – These two sides have met a total of 56 times and the LA Galaxy have a record 24-20-12 against Kansas City. The Galaxy have scored a total of 85 goals compared to only 67 goals from Sporting KC in the series. Los Angeles has won 16 of their 28 home games against KC.

2. Last Match – The two teams met exactly a month ago on May 1st and that match ended in a 1-1 draw. That was a hard-fought game that saw the LA Galaxy only finish with 10 men. Defender, Ashley Cole, was sent off as he was given two yellow cards in less than a minute. 3. Current Form – The Galaxy are 2-1-3 in their previous six games. Los Angeles saw their nine match unbeaten streak end last week as they lost, 3-2, at the last second to the Montreal Impact. They still sit in fifth place in the Western Conference with 20 points. Sporting KC are 1-4-1 in their last six matches. They have only won one game in their last 10 matches and lost their second match in a row last week. Kansas City most recently dropped a 1-0 result against D.C. United at home. They are currently in seventh place in the West with 17 points. 4. Leading Players – Both teams are led by great goal scorers in Giovani dos Santos for the LA Galaxy and Dominic Dwyer for Sporting KC. Each player has netted six goals one the season. They will both be looking to add to their impressive totals in this one.

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5. Missing Players – Each team will be without some key players in this match as the Copa America Centenario and Euro 2016 are set to kick off in the coming days. The LA Galaxy will be without Gyasi Zards (USA: Copa America), Robbie Keane (Ireland; Euro 2016), and Baggio Hasidic (Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kirin Cup). Sporting KC will be without Matt Besler (USA; Copa America), Graham Zusi (USA; Copa America), and Soni Mustivar (Haiti; Copa America). It will be interesting to see if the LA Galaxy can bounce back from their heartbreaking result to the Montreal Impact. Sporting KC will have something to prove in this one as they are in desperate need of a win. These two teams are only separated by three pointsin the Western Conference standings.