Bruce Arena’s LA Galaxy are back in action when they hit the road to face Peter Vermes’s Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Our Live Blog begins at 9 a.m PT/12 p.m. ET. Here are the match details, from MLSSoccer.com.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. LA GALAXY
Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, Kansas
Sunday, September 18 | Week #28 | MLS Game #291
2 pm ET (MLS LIVE, Fox)
- The night before welcoming son Cassius Cruz Dwyer into the world, Dom Dwyer netted his 13th goal of the season, though Sporting Kansas City was forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dynamo at Children’s Mercy Park.
- On the day when Landon Donovan made his return to active MLS duty, Giovani dos Santos scored a pair of goals and added a pair of assists as the Galaxy extended their undefeated streak to five games with a 4-2 win against Orlando City SC. Dos Santos has a goal and/or an assist in eight of his last 10 games, dating back to July 23, with seven goals and six assists in that span. Dos Santos has played a part in each of the Galaxy’s last eight goals.
- The teams are meeting for the third time this season, having played to draws in the first two. SKC’s Brad Davis and the Galaxy’s Giovani dos Santos traded first-half goals as the clubs finished in a 1-1 draw May 1 at Children’s Mercy Park; they reached a scoreless draw June 2 at StubHub Center.
- The Galaxy have not won in Kansas City since 2007; Sporting have won four of their eight home games since, with four draws. Sporting’s last win against the Galaxy in Carson came in 2010 – the last victory by the visiting team in the series; the Galaxy had won three home meetings in a row with KC before this year’s draw.
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