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Five things presented by Children’s Mercy Kansas City: Sporting hit the road to take on Minnesota United | June 1, 2024


Sporting Kansas City concludes a hectic portion of its 2024 schedule this weekend with a trip against Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field on Saturday evening. It is the fifth of five matches in fifteen days, from May 18 to June 1, with Sporting losing all four league matches in that period but progressing to the quarter-finals of the US Open Cup with a 4-0 win over Tulsa at 21st of May.

Sporting returns to Allianz Field for a rematch with the Loons, just over a month after their last visit. Sporting’s active six-match losing streak began with a 2–1 loss to Minnesota on April 27. Minnesota defender Michael Boxall gave the hosts the lead just 65 seconds into the match before Tanitoluwa Oluwaseyi added a second after a tight offside midway through the first half. decision went the way of the Loons. Alan Pulido scored a goal back for Sporting before half time, but the team was unable to find an equalizer in the second half.

Sporting claimed the season series with Minnesota in 2023, winning all three games in the regular season. Sporting achieved a 3-0 victory at Children’s Mercy Park on 13 May 2023 after goals from Dany Rosero, Daniel Salloi and Gadi Kinda. Sporting then secured a rare victory at Allianz Field on September 16, 2023, after Kinda struck late in the second half to steal a 1–0 victory before the two sides met on Decision Day, as Sporting headed to a Johnny Russell-inspired 3-1. won when the Scot grabbed a brace along with a goal from Remi Walter.

Sporting leads the all-time series with the Loons 11-5-3, including a perfect 9-0-0 at Children’s Mercy Park and a 2-4-4 record on the road.