SPKC vs MU Dream11 : Second placed Minnesota United look to assert their place in the annuls of the Western Conference when they clash heads against agonising SPKC today
Placed at the opposite ends of the Western Conference, for our two opponents today, the ongoing season of the Major League Soccer couldn’t have transpired in more opposing fashion. Where Minnesota United find themselves in the solace of second place, all but assured of a spot in the ensuing round, Sporting Kansas City continue to play catch up with a spot in the top 7.
Currently placed 10th in the league with just the 8 wins from 26 encounters, Minnesota United find themselves 6 points behind seventh placed Portland Timbers, a spot they’ve been yearning for but failed to make their own. It’s been a massively disappointing season for the side, one where they find themselves unravelling as the matches go by, currently recording just two wins in their previous 5 clashes.
However what the side will be looking to garner momentum from will be their 2-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes the last time they stepped out in the middle in the league. It helped the snap out a two match losing spree, a result which sees the side stay alive in their quest to make massive strides in the ranks as we head towards the business end of the league stage encounters.
Taking on second placed Minnesota United, Sporting Kansas City will know that a win today would not only earn then three points but also act as a huge impetuous to their campaign. Despite being second in the league standings, Minnesota United have been wavering off late, wining just two of their last 5 encounters, a predicament which sees second place and fifth place be separated by just the two points.
SPKC vs MU Probable Playing 11
- Rodney Wallace and Adrian are out for SPKC for this encounter owing to respective hip and back injuries.
- Kevin Molino’s left leg injury keeps his on the sidelines for Minnesota United today.
Sporting Kansas City
Melia (GK), Zusi, Smith, Besler, Martins, Gutierrez, Russell, Feilhaber, Espinoza, Medranda, Nemeth
Mannone (GK), Metanire, Opara, Boxall, Gasper, Gregus, Dotson, Finlay, Quintero, Molino, Rodriguez
Major League Soccer
Match: Sporting Kansas City Vs Minnesota United
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 7:00am IST
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City
- Melia, Russell, Medranda, Nemeth
- Opara, Finlay, Quintero, Rodriguez
Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for SPKC vs MU Dream11
With their being a requisite need to rope in four players from Sporting Kansas City, we have decided to ring in the picks from their side by indulging in their goal-keeper. With 79 saves in his kitty, Tim Melia has been one of the best shot stoppers in the league, helping rescue the side from several embarrassing score-lines.
Defenders for SPKC vs MU Dream11
Despite having conceding a horrendous 45 goals in 26 encounters, we have still persisted with Sporting Kansas City’s rightback, Graham Zusi for this one. It’s down to his marauding run down the pitch, one which sees him get involved in his side’s attacks, an involvement which makes it extremely likely for him to come up with a goal or an assist today.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have a duo coming in with them being way the likelier side to keep a cleansheet today. We have decided to dole out the services of CB Ike Opara and CDM Hassani Dotson with Dotson in particular offering exquisite value to our side. Despite finding a role in his side’s defensive midfield setup, his classification a defender is excellent news for us, seeing him become an undoutable selection.
Midfielders for SPKC vs MU Dream11
With 8 goals and the 1 assist, CAM Flipe Gutierrez has been the highest goal scorer for his side and will be quissential to the side’s chances of registering a win today. He’s up against a defence who are in dwindling form at the moment, a backline which can be scoured past if put under immense pressure, seeing us opt for their leftwinger, Jimmy Medranda.
Elsewhere from MU we have selected Ethan Pinlay with the rightwinger having come up with three assists and two assists across the season. He’s paired alongside Robin Lod, his compatriot with the two wide attacking players expected to be heavily involved in their side’s attacking soirees today.
Strikers for SPKC vs MU Dream11
The two man duo of Angelo Rodriguez and Darwin Quintero have been the focal point of Minnesota United’s attacks, helping the side register a healthy 44 goals, one which can ensured their high ranking in the conference. Both have scored 11 goals in between them with Quintero registering 6 of them along with the 5 assists while Rodriguez has 5 in his kitty.
Erik Hurtado from the opposition completes our set of picks for this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain for SPKC vs MU Dream11
Quintero is our captain for this one while Rodriguez is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.