Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake Play Out Thrilling Draw in Major League Soccer Clash

The match between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake on Match Day 33 of Major League Soccer was a closely contested battle, ending in a 2-2 draw. Dániel Sallói opened the scoring for Sporting Kansas City at the 30 minute mark, before Johnny Russell doubled their lead in the 36th minute. However, Real Salt Lake would not give up without a fight, as Douglas Musovski pulled one back for them just before half time. In the 72nd minute, Albert Julio scored to equalize and earn his team a point from this fixture.


Sporting Kansas City

K. McIntosh
J. Davis (rating 7.2)
D. Rosero (rating 6.2)
Andreu Fontàs (rating 7.2)
T. Leibold (rating 6.7)
E. Thommy (rating 7.7)
N. Radoja (rating 7)
R. Walter (rating 7.3)
J. Russell (rating 8.2)
A. Pulido (rating 6.6)
D. Sallói (rating 7.2)

Real Salt Lake

G. Beavers (rating 6.3)
E. Eneli (rating 6.9)
J. Glad (rating 6.7)
M. Silva (rating 6.3)
A. Brody (rating 6.6)
A. Gómez
J. Löffelsend
N. Palacio (rating 6.3)
B. Oviedo (rating 6.9)
D. Musovski (rating 7)
D. Kreilach (rating 6.5)


Sporting Kansas City

J. Russell (M. Tzionis, 57)
E. Thommy (G. Kinda, 57)

Real Salt Lake

A. Gómez (D. Luna, 46)
J. Löffelsend (P. Ruiz, 46)
D. Kreilach (C. Arango, 46)
D. Musovski (A. Julio, 69)
N. Palacio (B. Ojeda, 79)

Ball possession:

The match between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake saw a closely-fought battle. Despite having less ball possession, Real Salt Lake made more shots on target than Sporting Kansas City, with 12 compared to 10. Dániel Sallói was the most active in terms of the number of shots for Sporting Kansas City while Cristian Arango had the most hits on goal for Real Salt Lake. In the end, it was Sporting Kansas City who took the win with 4 goals on goal compared to Real Salt Lake’s 9.


5 tackles per game.

Andreu Fontàs of Sporting Kansas City had a remarkable pass accuracy rate of 93%, completing 101 passes in total. Real Salt Lake’s Justen Glad was not far behind, with an impressive 89% pass accuracy from 76 attempted passes. Jacob Davis of Sporting Kansas City made 3 key passes, while Cristian Arango of Real Salt Lake recorded an average of 4.5 tackles per game. Both teams put in strong performances, showcasing the skill and talent on display between them.


Sporting Kansas City has had a strong defensive presence this season, as they have recorded 15 interceptions, the most in the league. Daniel Rosero Valencia leads the team with 5 interceptions, while Jacob Davis and Sporting Kansas City’s lone interception. On the other side, Real Salt Lake has made 6 interceptions this season with Marcelo Silva having the most at 2 interceptions. Diego Luna also recorded an interception for Real Salt Lake to round out their total of 1. This impressive defensive effort from both teams will be key if they want to make a run deep into playoffs this year.


The competition for ball possession on the soccer field is intense, and Andreu Fontàs and Emeka Eneli are leading the charge. Fontàs from Sporting Kansas City has won 6 face-to-face duels for the ball, while Eneli from Real Salt Lake has won 8. Both players have demonstrated their skill and determination when challenging opponents for possession of the ball, making them leaders in their respective teams.


    Yellow cards:

  • Cristian Arango (Real Salt Lake) at 67 minute
  • Pablo Ruiz (Real Salt Lake) at 87 minute

    The last five games (including this match):

    • Sporting Kansas City – DDDWW
    • Real Salt Lake – DWWWW

    Top 5 Major League Soccer scorers:

    1. Hany Mukhtar (36, Nashville SC)
    2. Sebastián Driussi (31, Austin)
    3. Julián Carranza (30, Philadelphia Union)
    4. Jesús Ferreira (28, FC Dallas)
    5. Dániel Gazdag (27, Philadelphia Union)

    Next games:

    • Sporting Kansas City will play with San Jose Earthquakes. August 27 at 00:30 (UTC), on Childrens Mercy Park.
    • Real Salt Lake will play with Los Angeles Galaxy. August 21 at 02:30 (UTC), on Dignity Health Sports Park.
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