Here is our betting preview as Sporting Kansas City welcome Seattle Sounders on 24th/07/2016 to the Children’s Mercy Park Stadium We will bring you all the latest team news along with the match stats and bet predictions. Sporting Kansas City came away empty-handed as they lost out to Colorado Rapids in their last game. Seattle Sounders came unstuck as Portland Timbers hammered them 3-1 recently.
Sporting Kansas City travelled to Colorado Rapids in the hope of salvaging some points, however despite taking the game deep into the second half they were undone by a Marlon Hairston goal in the seventy-eight minute of the match. Sporting Kansas di appeal for a penalty late on as Diego Rubio was fouled by Jared Watts. However, the referee, Drew Fischer, was having none of it and waved play on. This defeat makes it back to back defeats for Sporting, and they will need to return to winning ways as quickly as possible, especially as their next opponent in Seattle Sounders are only five points behind them.
Seattle Sounders failed to close the gap on Sporting Kansas City as they lost out to a strong and well organised Portland Timbers. Portland took the lead just before half-time as Diego Valeri scored in the forty-fourth minute. Valeri made it two shortly into the second half as he scored again in the fiftieth minute of the match. Chad Marshall gave Seattle fans hope as he managed to claw a goal back in the fifty-ninth minute. However, all that hard work was soon undone as Fanendo Adi scored for Portland Timbers in the sixty-fourth minute. That was enough for Portland Timbers to see the game out to its conclusion and Seattle were left wanting again. Seattle now faces Sporting Kansas City, a team they have not beaten since March 2014. If they are to lift themselves away from the bottom of the table, then they have to do well in this game.
Sporting Kansas City is missing Nuno Coelho (left hamstring injury) and possibly Chance Myers (hamstring strain), Paulo Nagamura (left thigh strain) and Graham Zusi (hamstring strain). Jimmy Medranda has four Yellow cards to his name.
Seattle Sounders are without Roman Torres (left ACL tear). Osvaldo Alonso is suspended.
Sporting Kansas City should be the winners in this fixture, they are in better shape and have the head to head advantage over Seattle.