Sporting Kansas City hosts the Seattle Sounders on Sunday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Sporting Kansas City is 12th in the conference table at 10-7-15 on 37 points with a goal difference of -12. Sporting Kansas City has been eliminated from postseason contention. Sporting Kansas City defeated Minnesota 4-1 in its most recent fixture two weeks ago.
Sporting Kansas City has not been defeated in each of its last six matches with four wins and two draws, including victories in each of the last two. Sporting Kansas City has taken as many points over the last six matches as it did in its previous 15 MLS fixtures. Johnny Russell is the leading goal scorer for Sporting Kansas City with eight, while Felipe Hernandez is tied with two others for the lead in assists with three apiece.
Seattle is ninth in the conference table at 12-4-16 on 40 points with a goal difference of +2. Seattle is five points shy of the seventh and last qualifying spot in the conference and must win each of the last two matches and receive help from others to have any hope of qualifying. Seattle was held at home to a 1-1 draw by FC Cincinnati on Wednesday. Seattle's only goal was scored by Fredy Montero in the 58th minute.
Seattle has only two victories over its last nine MLS matches with two draws and five losses. Seattle will finish the season with its fewest points ever in MLS play while its previous low was 47 in 2009, when playing only 30 matches. Raul Ruidiaz is the leading goal scorer for Seattle with nine, while Jordan Morris has scored seven. Nicolas Lodeiro is the leader in assists with nine.