Los Angeles FC host Sporting Kansas City today, August 4, at the Banc of California Stadium for Week 17 in the 2021 MLS Regular Season. Both sides are among the top teams in the Western Conferences standings. Here, check out everything you need to know about this Major League Soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
LAFC have failed to win their last two games, getting two draws against Minnesota (2-2) and the Whitecaps (2-2). The team didn’t have the best start of the season, but they have improved to standi in the 5th place of the table. Now, they will try to go back to winning ways and keep growing in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Kansas City are coming to this match after losing 2-1 to FC Dallas at home last time out. They are second in the Western Conference, and with the Seattle Sounders, the current leaders, off this weekend, they need to make their next two games out.
LAFC vs Kansas City: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
Time: 10:30 PM (ET).
Location: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
LAFC vs Kansas City: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:30 PM
CT: 9:30 PM
MT: 8:30 PM
PT: 7:30 PM
LAFC vs Kansas City: Storylines
Los Angeles FC Sporting Kansas City played 5 matches so far. Los Angeles FC won 2 of those, while Sporting Kansas City won 3 matches. They haven’t drawn. Their last match took place in June, when a late goal by Daniel Salloi gave Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 edge over 10-man LAFC at Children's Mercy Park. Kim Moon-Hwan scored early for LAFC.
The clubs will meet for the third time this season on September 3 when Sporting pays a second visit to Banc of California Stadium. Sporting, with three, is among the only three clubs to have three or more regular season wins against LAFC all-time, with LA Galaxy (5) Seattle (3).
LAFC vs Kansas City: 2021 MLS Standings
LAFC are currently 5th in the Western Conference with 23 points through 16 games. They are four points behind Colorado. On the other hand, Kansas City is second with 30 points, two behind the Seattle Sounders.
LAFC vs Kansas City: Top Scorers
Ecuadorian José Cifuentes is the top goalscorer of LAFC so far in the MLS Regular season with 5 goals in 16 appearances so far. Meanwhile, Dániel Sallói is the top goalscorer of Kansas City with nine goals in 16 appearances.
How to watch or live stream LAFC vs Kansas City in the US
The match between LAFC and Kansas City for Week 17 of the 2021 MLS Regular season to be played this August 3, will be broadcast in the US by Estrella TV, Bally Sports Kansas City+, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports SoCal, ESPN+
LAFC vs Kansas City: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, LAFC are the favorites with odds of -190. Meanwhile, Kansas City have odds of +420. A tie would result in a +270 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel