Competition: Major League Soccer – Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution
Venue: Sporting Park – Wednesday, May 20th – 20:00 ET (01:00 BST – Thursday, May 21st)
Match Odds: Sporting Kansas City 23/20 – Draw 23/10 – New England Revolution 12/5
The hosts have endured an inconsistent start to the 2015 campaign with a record of three wins, five draws and two defeats from their opening ten games.
SKC’s most recent game saw them earn an impressive draw away at DC United on May 9. They were set to play Colorado Rapids on Sunday, but that game was postponed due to poor weather conditions.Embed from Getty Images
New England Revolution lost their opening two games of the season but have since been on an impressive nine-game unbeaten run (W5, D4), although they are without a win in their last two after a 2-2 draw with Orlando and a 1-1 draw at home to Toronto.
Jay Heaps will be delighted with the turnaround from his side and will be desperate to return to winning ways against a side that they recorded three victories against in the 2014 MLS season.Embed from Getty Images
The most recent meeting between the two sides was an entertaining 3-2 win for the Revs on the same ground back in September.
Sporting Kansas City’s Ike Opara, Marcel De Jong and Graham Zusi are all unavailable through injury, while there’s also doubts over Chance Myers and Paulo Nagamura.
New England Revolution will be without long-term absentee Darrius Barnes and Daigo Kobayashi is out with a hamstring strain.Embed from Getty Images
Sporting Kansas City’s last five: D/L/D/W/D
New England Revolution’s last five: W/W/W/D/D
Key Stat: Sporting Kansas City haven’t suffered a home defeat so far in 2015 (W2, D3).
Key Player: Benny Feilhaber – SKC’s midfield maestro has enjoyed an impressive start to the season with five assists and two goals to his name from the opening ten games.Embed from Getty Images
Sporting Kansas City 1-1 New England Revolution – SKC are unbeaten at home and will be desperate to preserve that record, while the Revs will prove to be very tough opposition and they’re currently playing well. A draw seems the most likely result.