#MINvSKC Fast Facts

Get ready for Saturday’s match against Sporting KC with these significant stats.

  • This is the second of four meetings between the clubs this season. They will meet again next Wednesday for a fourth-round U.S. Open Cup match at Children’s Mercy Park.
     
  • Sporting KC has not lost at home this season.
     
  • Miguel Ibarra provided two assists last time out against SKC.
     
  • Prior to facing Minnesota in May, Sporting KC had conceded just three goals in eight matches. Since then, it has allowed seven goals in six matches.
     
  • Francisco Calvo was named to the Week 13 edition of MLS Team of the Week for his role in the Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Orlando.
     
  • Bobby Shuttleworth earned his fourth win and third clean sheet of the year last weekend against Orlando. He made seven saves during the match, the second time he has reached that single match total this year.
     
  • Shuttleworth has the seventh most saves in MLS with a total of 37 in the 2017 season.
     
  • Christian Ramirez scored his eighth goal of the season last week. He is tied for third in MLS.
     
  • Ramirez’s 19 shots on goal is fifth in the league rankings.
     
  • Sporting KC’s Tim Melia leads MLS with a 0.71 goals against average.
     
  • Dom Dwyer has not scored since before Sporting KC played Minnesota United. The last time he was on the scoresheet was for a brace in a May 3 win at New York Red Bulls.
     
  • Sporting KC leads MLS with 202 total shots.
     
  • Both teams score a majority of their goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Minnesota has eight in that interval while Sporting KC has six.
     
  • While playing at home, Sporting Kansas City has conceded just twice in 2017. They have not been scored on at home since April 9.
     
  • Minnesota averages 1.5 goals per game on the road. Its nine road goals have it tied for fourth in MLS.
     
  • The Loons continue to lead the league with 14 second half goals.
     
  • Neither team has lost when scoring the opening goal of a match. However, Sporting KC has lost whenever it concedes first.
     
  • Francisco Calvo and Johan Venegas were recently called up to the Costa Rican men’s national team for World Cup Qualifiers in June. The Ticos will face Panama and Trinidad and Tobago on June 8 and 13 respectively.