US Open Cup semi finals will see Sacramento Republic square of Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park this week. Match day schedules for July 28 at 05:30 EAT.
The hosts occupy the seventh place in the USL Championship Western Conference with 30 points after 19 matches. Sacramento Republic is on superb form currently unbeaten in four of their last six matches ahead of this game.
Sacramento Republic prepare for this fixture confident following 1-2 Open Cup success to beat Los Angeles Galaxy in their previous game. In that match, Sacramento had 15 shots with three of them on target and goals scored by Rodrigo Lopez (4’) Conor Donovan (18′ OG) and Luis Felipe Fernandes (70′). Los Angeles Galaxy got 11 shots with four of them on target.
On the other hand, things are not going so well for Sporting Kansas City, they are placed at the rock bottom of the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference standings with 20 points after 23 matches. Coming into this game, the visitors are winless in five of their last six matches with four loses against a win and a loss.
Sporting Kansas City will be looking to make amends after 0-2 MLS defeat to Los Angeles FC in their most recent encounter. In that match, Sporting Kansas City managed 60% possession, 11 shots with three of them on target. Los Angeles FC got 13 shots with five of them on target and goals by Cristián Arango (56′) and Gareth Bale (83′).
Sacramento Republic vs. Sporting Kansas City head to head
Friday’s fixture will be the first head to head encounter between Sacramento Republic and Sporting Kansas City.
- Phoenix Rising 0-0 Sacramento Republic
- Sacramento Republic 0-1 Birmingham Legion FC
- Sacramento Republic 3-3 Oakland Roots SC
- Colorado Springs Sw. 3-0 Sacramento Republic
- Monterey Bay FC 1-2 Sacramento Republic
- Kansas City 0-2 Los Angeles
- Salt Lake 3-0 Kansas City
- Minnesota 1-1 Kansas City
- Montreal 1-2 Kansas City
- Kansas City 0-1 New York
Sacramento Republic team news
Coach Peter Vermes will take to the pitch with a fully fit squad.
Sporting Kansas City team news
The visiting side as well has not confirmed any injury or suspension concerns ahead of this game.
Prediction and odds
- Goals under 2.5
- Both team to score (No)