04/18/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/18/2019 04:28
'By The Numbers' is a season-long series sponsored by The Kansas Department of Transportation, giving a statistical preview of every Sporting KC match.
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Sporting Kansas City (2-1-3, 9 points) will take a five-game MLS unbeaten streak on the road this weekend, visiting the San Jose Earthquakes (1-5-0, 3 points) on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 9 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO, Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM.
Manager Peter Vermes' side has owned the recent series with San Jose, who are coming off a disastrous 2018 campaign and have endured a slow start to the new season under first-year head coach Matias Almeyda. The Quakes have nevertheless shown signs of improvement over the last few weeks, notably smashing the Portland Timbers earlier this month, and the hosts will be eager to build on that result at Sporting's expense.
We take a statistical look at the Western Conference clash in our newest edition of By The Numbers.
San Jose Earthquakes
Recent #SJvSKC regular season meetings
|04/24/2016||L 0-1||Away||Chris Wondolowski converts controversial penalty in 59th minute|
|09/24/2016||W 2-1||Away||Sporting secures first win in San Jose since August 2000|
|10/23/2016||W 2-0||Home||Graham Zusi scores on Decision Day to seal playoff spot|
|03/18/2017||W 2-1||Home||Sporting builds 2-0 lead before Florian Jungwirth nets consolation goal|
|06/17/2017||T 0-0||Away||San Jose limited to five shot attempts, their fewest ever in a home game|
|03/17/2018||W 3-2||Home||Ilie, Zusi and Felipe Gutierrez propel Sporting past Quakes, who receive Vako and Wondolowski goals|
|09/15/2018||W 5-1||Away||Gerso nets two goals and two assists as Gutierrez and Krisztian Nemeth also strike|
Team stats (2019 regular season)
MLS rank in parenthesis (source: Opta, as of April 18)
|Category (per game)||Sporting||San Jose|
|Goals scored||2.33 (t-4th)||1.00 (t-18th)|
|Goals conceded||1.17 (7th)||2.67 (22nd)|
|Shots||15.2 (2nd)||12.5 (13th)|
|Shots on goal||5.3 (4th)||4.8 (8th)|
|Shooting accuracy||47.1 (14th)||49.2 (10th)|
|Passing accuracy||83.8 (5th)||83.2 (6th)|
|Possession||57.8 (4th)||57.4 (5th)|
|Duels won||50.2 (18th)||51.2 (15th)|
|Tackles won||9.3 (20th)||10.0 (17th)|
|Interceptions||9.2 (20th)||14.8 (2nd)|
|Clearances||18.5 (11th)||18.3 (13th)|
|Fouls committed||12.3 (9th)||15.2 (3rd)|
|Fouls suffered||11.2 (17th)||12.5 (7th)|
|Shots faced||12.5 (13th)||16.0 (22nd)|