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SPKC vs MU Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer – Sporting Kansas City vs Minnesota United | Major League Soccer

SPKC vs MU Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

With less than a quarter of the regular-season remaining, Sporting Kansas City FC are running out of both time and games in their pursuit for the post-season.

But even an all winning run to the end of the season may not be enough to propel them into the playoff positions. For that to happen, other teams have to stumble here and there, dropping enough points for Kansas to leverage.

Minnesota United, though, despite sitting at a respectable 2nd place in the Western Conference, are only five points adrift of FC Dallas in 8th. It's a good gap at this stage, but there are enough games to send them into a dangerous situation if results go south.

Still, Minnesota are huge favorites to qualify for the playoffs.

Match Details:

The Major League Soccer match will be played between Sporting Kansas City FC and Minnesota United at Children's Mercy Park, in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. The ground has a capacity of 18,467.
The game will start at 07:00 AM (IST), on Friday, August 23.

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Sporting Kansas City FC –
Minnesota United – L L W L L W

Sporting Kansas City FC Team News:

  • Costa Rican forward Rodney Wallace remains out with a long-term injury. The 31-year-old has played just one game this season as he continues to recover from surgery.
  • The hosts could also be without Krisztian Nemeth, Botond Barath, and Gerso as the trio are suffering from injuries.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes' side isn't deep. He is expected to pick his from the playing 11 which started the last game against San Jose Earthquakes.
  • However, a change at the left-back is possible because of the availability of Seth Sinovic. In that case, Luís Martins could lose his place in the starting 11.

Sporting Kansas City FC Probable XI:

Melia (GK), Sinovic / Martins, Besler, Smith, Zusi, Gutierrez, Feilhaber, Espinoza, Russell, Medranda, Hurtado

Minnesota United FC Team News:

  • No player is listed as out by Minnesota United ahead of this game.
  • But the participation of defensive midfielder Osvaldo Alonso is still a doubt. The 33-year-old missed the last game due to a leg injury and remains a doubt.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

With all the players available for selection, head coach Adrian Heath is expected to go with the same playing 11 as the last one.

Minnesota United Probable XI:

Mannone (GK), Metanire, Boxall, Opara, Gasper, Dotson, Gregus, Finlay, Quintero, Molino, Rodriguez

Potential Game Changers:

  • Angelo Rodriguez
  • Ethan Finlay
  • Krisztian Nemeth
  • Johnny Russell
  • Felipe Guiterrez

Likely to score:

  • For Sporting Kansas City FC: Felipe Gutierrez, Johnny Russell
  • For Minnesota United: Darwin Quintero, Ethan Finlay

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Felipe Gutierrez: Sporting problems are evidently clear that their highest goal scorer this season is the midfielder, Felipe Gutierrez.

For the team, these are not good signs when the strikers are not scoring enough, but on a personal level, things couldn't have been smoother for the 28-year-old Chilean.

This Season:

  • Games: 25
  • Games Started: 24
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 02

Johnny Russell: The Scottish has been a revelation ever since making a move from Derby County to the Major League Soccer last season.

He scored 10 goals and recorded 10 assists in his debut season and has been equally effective this season as well.

This Season:

  • Games: 21
  • Games Started: 17
  • Goals: 08
  • Assists: 06

Darwin Quintero: An experienced forward with almost a decade of experience of playing at the very top level. He is quick, full of skills and is a threat with goals and his passing.

This Season:

  • Games: 23
  • Games Started: 20
  • Goals: 08
  • Assists: 05

Krisztian Nemeth: He is listed as doubtful, but will be given every chance to prove his fitness. The 30-year-old is a technical player and is a proven goalscorer.

This Season:

  • Games: 19
  • Games Started: 15
  • Goals: 07
  • Assists: 02

More options from Minnesota:

Ethan Finlay:

  • Goals: 06
  • Assists: 03

Angelo Rodriguez:

  • Goals: 05
  • Assists: 02

Suggested combination:

To be updated!

SPKC vs MU Dream11 potential winner:
Minnesota United should at least get a draw here.

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