MLS Preview: Los Angeles FC vs Sporting Kansas City Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 17)

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  • LAFC’s next opponent is the team from the bottom of the conference table, Sporting KC.
  • Los Angeles FC have a chance to move to the top of the Western Conference table.
  • LAFC’s attacker Denis Bouanga is playing fantastic soccer lately.

Los Angeles FC has a chance to get to the top of the Western Conference on Wednesday, May 17. For that to happen, the 2022 MLS Cup winner needs to beat Sporting Kansas City, the team stuck to the bottom of the table. Oddsmakers think Steve Cherundolo’s men will have an easy job, the same as in the last three LAFC vs Sporting KC duels.

How to Watch

  • When: Wednesday, May 17, at 10:30 p.m ET
  • Where: BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • How to Watch: Apple TV


Match ResultOdds
Los Angeles FC
Sporting Kansas City

Game Preview

LAFC is currently sitting in the No. 2 position in the Western Conference with two points fewer than the table leaders, Seattle Sounders. However, the Sounders have played two games more than the LA boys, meaning that they stand a chance to leapfrog them this Wednesday.

So, can they beat Sporting KC? The short answer is yes. A longer answer is that they should be able to do it as the reigning MLS Cup champs have a way better roster than Kansas City. Plus, the game is played on their turf, which is where Cherundolo’s team is 4-0-0 in 2023.

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They also have an almost completely clean bill of health, unlike Sporting KC, which will miss at least four first-team players.

LAFC vs Sporting KC Prediction

We have no doubt that LAFC will win Wednesday’s game. The only uncertainty here is whether they’ll score more than two goals. We suspect they will, mainly based on the recent form of their striker Denis Bouanga. This guy has scored a goal in each of his last three games in all competitions. Plus, in the 2023 MLS, he’s got nine to his name, which makes him the top scorer of the entire league.

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