Sporting Kansas City will be at home at the Children’s Mercy Park as they prepare to take on FC Dallas. This is a game between two of the top teams in the Western Conference and at this stage of the season, the result will be very meaningful. Both teams will be desperate to win and will be treating this game as a final so we can expect high-quality football from all the players involved.
Sporting Kansas City are third of the Eastern Conference a win will move them within 3 points of top spot. The home team will know that this is one of the best chances they will have of moving up the ladder and I am sure they will want to take it. July has been a very poor month for Sporting Kansas City as they have played 4 games in the MLS and have only gotten 1 point. This is not acceptable for this team and these results have caused them to slip down to 3rd position. That being said, there is tons of talent and experience in the side and they will look to bounce back strongly in this match.
On the other side of the coin, FC Dallas will look to extend their lead at the top of the Western Conference. The team from Texas has also had a shaky few weeks as they have only won 1 of their last 3 games. That being said, FC Dallas is still in first place and they will be confident in their abilities to win away from home. Kansas is not far from Dallas so I am not expecting the players to be impacted greatly by the travel.
All in all, I am expecting this to be a great game that ends in a draw. While FC Dallas are the better team, I think that Sporting Kansas City will do well enough to get a draw at home. Expect this to be a very close game with neither team taking huge risks since a loss will be a disaster for both teams,