This Sporting Kansas City side arrives in Seattle to play their 3rd game in 7 days
Sporting Kansas City travels to Seattle for their third match in a week span. At the crack of dawn, they will play for a spot in the US Open Cup final so their starters are playing will these matches and can be a little tired in Seattle, since three matches in the same week can be very rough physically.
Furthermore, this trip to Seattle occurs in the better stage of the season that the team from Emerald City has had this year in the MLS, since they are on a 5-match unbeaten streak, winning 4 of those 5 as well.
The Seattle Sounders seem to finally be playing to their full potential. Their offensive quartet has great quality with Morris, Dempsey, Lodeiro and Bruin up front.
While these four keep playing together, it doesn’t seem to me like there is another attack in the whole MLS that can contest them. On this better stage, the attack has been devastating, scoring 14 goals in 5 matches, despite not scoring on one of them.
This group contributed with 8 goals, but they haven’t played all together in all of those, even because Morris was away on National team duties for example. Dempsey also missed 2 matches, but was still the biggest contributor with 4 goals.
Their midfield also has some quality, with Roldan and Alonso (despite this last one being injured). But when he returns, this squad will be one of the best teams in the MLS, at least on the last two thirds of the pitch.
Seatle Sounders vs Sporting KC Pick :
Despite Kansas City having a very solid defence (they are the best defence in the MLS with only 18 goals conceded), they will meet the Sounders in Seattle, with extra fatigue that could compromise their game plan.
On the other hand, Seattle is motivated and strong offensively.
Despite not finding this odd very tempting, even because Kansas City’s defensive records are strong, I still believe that the Sounders could score 2 goals.
They are playing well and they should have the initiative here, and I think that, with their attack in full strength, they should get 2 goals at least.