Los Angeles FC surprises Sporting KC with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

KANSAS CITY. Los Angeles FC had a surprising win over Sporting KC with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Arango (56') and a goal from G. Bale (82').

Los Angeles FC surprises Sporting KC with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

KANSAS CITY. Los Angeles FC had a surprising win over Sporting KC with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Arango (56′) and a goal from G. Bale (82′). Sporting KC lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the Children’s Mercy Park stadium in Kansas City on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Lukasz Szpala with the collaboration of Jeremy Kieso and Andrew Bigelow. The 4th official was Elton Garcia. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot at 32.7 degrees Celsius or 90.82 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 46%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 60 Ball Possession 40
Shots
  • 12 Total 14
  • 4 On Target 4
  • 8 Off Target 10
  • 2 Shots blocked 2
  • 127 Attack 74
  • 65 Dangerous attack 23
  • 80 Ball safe​ 82
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 7 Corners 6
Fouls
  • 11 Total 15
  • 0 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 6 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Sporting KC had a superior ball possession 60% while Los Angeles FC was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Sporting KC was more pushing with 65 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Los Angeles FC succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Sporting KC shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Los Angeles FC shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.

Cards

Sporting KC didn’t receive any yellow card. On the other side, Los Angeles FC received 3 yellow cards (K. Acosta, C. Vela and R. Hollingshead).

Match Timeline

5'
K. Acosta- Yellow
46'
E. Segura- sub ->G. Chiellini
K. Pierre- sub ->G. Zusi
46'
J. Pulskamp- sub ->T. Melia
53'
56'
C. Arango(goal)K. Opoku
C. Duke- sub ->E. Thommy
61'
65'
G. Bale- sub ->K. Opoku
65'
R. Hollingshead- sub ->F. Escobar
O. Rosell- sub ->F. Hernandez
65'
71'
C. Vela- Yellow
78'
L. Blessing- sub ->C. Vela
82'
G. Bale(goal)C. Arango
W. Agada- sub ->K. Shelton
84'
M. Tzionis- sub ->D. Salloi
84'
86'
J. Mendez- sub ->C. Arango
90'
R. Hollingshead- Yellow

Standings

After this encounter, Sporting KC will stay with 20 points to hold in the 14th place. Regarding the opposition, Los Angeles FC will have 45 points to hold in the 1st place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Sporting KC will play away against Dallas on the 9th of October with a 15-12 head to head stats in favor of Dallas (10 draws).

Los Angeles FC will host Nashville SC on the 9th of October with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Los Angeles FC (0 draws).

Sporting KC – Formation

Sporting KC started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Peter Vermes decided to play with the following team: .

Sporting KC could not rely on the presence of J. Pulskamp (injured) and O. Rosell (injured).

Substitutions

Sporting KC made 6 changes: G. Zusi for K. Pierre (46′), T. Melia for J. Pulskamp (53′), E. Thommy for C. Duke (61′), F. Hernandez for O. Rosell (65′), K. Shelton for W. Agada (84′) and D. Salloi for M. Tzionis (84′).

Los Angeles FC – Formation

Los Angeles FC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Steven Cherundolo played with: .

Substitutions

Los Angeles FC made 5 changes: G. Chiellini for E. Segura (46′), K. Opoku for G. Bale (65′), F. Escobar for R. Hollingshead (65′), C. Vela for L. Blessing (78′) and C. Arango for J. Mendez (86′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.​