Looks like LAFC are going with a 3-5-2/5-3-2 for this game, Vela is on the bench and Blackmon is starting this one, otherwise same group as the other night.
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @SportingKC.— LAFC (@LAFC) June 26, 2021
Today's lineup is presented by @Delta. #SKCvLAFC pic.twitter.com/WwbjewaW31
Here’s who Sporting will be rolling with:
Eleven.#SKCvLAFC | #SportingKC pic.twitter.com/HAHkRn3KZF— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) June 26, 2021
LAFC will aim to take the momentum from their midweek win over FC Dallas and put it towards their next clash, on the road at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday afternoon.
LAFC got a much-needed win on Wednesday, 2-0 over FCD. Carlos Vela had a goal and an assist and the team looked like LAFC again. Long may it continue.
They’re taking on a Sporting outfit that defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Wednesday. Daniel Salloi is having a resurgent season for Kansas City, and Alan Pulido is a gamechanger who only played 45 minutes midweek and will therefore likely play a big role in this game.
Diego Palacios remains on international duty with Colombia, and Kwadwo Opoku (knee) remains out injured. Tristan Blackmon (quad) is questionable. For Sporting, Remi Walter (knee) is out, while stalwart Graham Zusi (hamstring), Luis Martins (hamstring) and Gadi Kinda (foot) are all listed as questionable.
These teams are 2-2-0 all time against each other and they haven’t played each other since 2019. While Sporting have been kind of up and down the past few years, they look pretty good this season and I think this will be a tough match for LAFC. But hey, if they play like they did against Dallas, they should have a pretty good shot of taking a result from Kansas City.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LAFC are (+175), Sporting are (+128) and a draw is (+280), so the odds are pretty close and Sporting gets the slightest of edges in a toss-up.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LAFC and Sporting KC will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, which you can watch on Fubo TV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 2:38.