Minnesota United hosts Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in an MLS Western Conference fixture. Minnesota is sixth in the conference table at 7-6-6 on 27 points with a goal difference of -1. Minnesota is coming off a hard-fought but disappointing 1-1 draw at San Jose on Tuesday after playing against a 10-man Earthquakes side but not being able to score a winner.
Minnesota has one win, three draws and one loss in it's last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored seven goals and conceded six. The leading goal scorer for Minnesota is Robin Lod with six and five other Loons have scored two each. Emanuel Reynoso, Franco Fragapane and Lod each have three assists to lead Minnesota.
Sporting Kansas City is second in the conference table at 11-5-4 on 38 points with a goal difference of +15. Sporting Kansas City is just one point behind first-place Seattle in the conference and coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Sporting KC is unbeaten in each of its last four matches played in the MLS.
Sporting Kansas City has two wins, two draws and one loss in its last five matches across all competitions and over that span has scored eight goals while conceding eight. Daniel Salloi is the leading goal scorer for Minnesota with 12, while Alan Pulido has scored eight. Salloi is also the leader in assists with five, while Johnny Russell has four and Gadi Kinda and Graham Zusi each have three.