Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy Scouting Report

Sporting Kc's backroom staff will be expecting yet another sell-out crowd as they welcome the LA Galaxy to LSP. Last week Sporting Kc lost 3-2 to FC Dallas in a somewhat unconvincing loss in the dying moments of the game. Now, they will have to play yet another tough game against LA on Monday. Sporting Kc may me be missing star winger Kei Kamara due to international duty and by all accounts this match looks like one of the most testing matches Sporting Kc have played all season. Except, of course, the last time they played LA.

Most Dangerous Player
Landon Donovan. The speedy USMNT winger will most likely be running at Chance Myers. Whether Myers is up to the task is yet to be decided. But who ever will start there will surely have received special instructions from the training staff on how to mark up on Donovan. Either way Landon will be running at SKC's back line all night.

Weakest Link
I hate to say it but I really can't think of a certain area on the pitch that LA are especially bad at. The whole team is really good. As you can see by simply opening up the Western Conference standings.

Football Style
Due to the sensational wingers that LA possess (Beckham, Donovan), it is easy to see why they play in a 4-4-2 or a 4-1-2-1-2.  They like to get balls in the box and often. In fact, David Beckham completes on average 7 crosses into the box per game.

Key Match-Up
Sporting Kc's full backs vs. LA's wingers. It can't be stressed enough, this game will be decided on the wings, whoever  can control those channels will be able to control most of the possession. Hopefully, Vermes will have noticed this...

Sporting Kc - 1 (Sapong)
LA Galaxy - 2 (Donovan, Keane) 

1 comment:

  1. I think that we can tie and maybe pull out a win. After the last loss and the thumping LA gave us last time I'm hoping the team has a special fire in their belly and beats LA and tells the rest of the league: We are here!