MASL Common Season- Matchday 20

Kansas Town Comets vs Dallas Sidekicks

When: Sunday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. CST

Where by: Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, Missouri

Tickets: Ticketmaster

How To Check out: MASLtv 38 the Place (regionally)

The Kansas City Comets and Dallas Sidekicks will facial area off for 1 remaining time this period on Sunday, March 11 at Cable Dahmer Arena.

With a playoff location secured, the Comets will clinch the Central Division on Sunday if they avoid a reduction in regulation. It would be KC’s initially divisional/conference title since 2016/17.

In spite of modern slip-ups, the Comets (12-5-1 38 details) have nonetheless tested to be in a course of their possess in the Central. KC has been specifically superior at household, publishing a 7–1 document and outscoring opponents 76-38 at household.

With the present standings, the Comets (3 seed) would experience the Ontario Fury (6 seed) in a home-and-property in the very first round of the playoffs. There is continue to a great deal of time for that to transform with the seeding continue to up for grabs.

The Comets are coming from beating the Milwaukee Wave 8-6 past Friday. The playoff-clinching win was overshadowed by Leo Gibson becoming the all-time main intention scorer in KC indoor soccer history.

Steven Hamersky picked up the gain past week for KC as the Comets grew to become the 3rd workforce in the MASL to have three goalkeepers document a win. Joining from the Wichita Wings in M2, Hamersky is predicted back for Sunday. Missed in previous week’s earn was Lucas Sousa and Rian Marques the two staying held with no a place.

Players to Observe:

Benji Monreal – In his Comets debut final week, the rookie was one particular of the standout gamers and scored a fantastic purpose. Could turn into a crucial addition heading into the playoffs.

John Sosa – Previous week’s hat trick hero, Sosa also recorded his 3rd 4-issue recreation of the period. The master of restarts has 36 points from 14 ambitions and a workforce-foremost 22 helps, trailing Gibson one particular issue for the staff guide.

Mike Da-Silva – Da-Silva’s very first complete year with the Comets has been interrupted by injury, ensuing in just two targets in eight online games soon after averaging 1.6 PPG previous season. KC will have to have him and others to be out there to enjoy at a large stage in the postseason.

KC Availability Report

OUT: Henry Ramirez (appropriate knee sprain) Nacho Flores (ideal ankle sprain) Absalom Solorio (correct knee sprain) Lou Misner (appropriate rib fracture)

Uncertain: Christian Duke (proper ankle rehab)

Probable: Mike Da-Silva (right quad strain)

The Comets lead the division on the penalty get rid of, terminating 33 of 51 electricity performs.

The sequence involving these two sides has been dominated by the Comets. Dallas has under no circumstances received at CBA, but they pulled absent from KC in their most current conference on March 6 in Texas to get the 8-3 earn.

Dallas Sidekicks

Sitting 11 factors guiding the Comets, the second-area Sidekicks (9-10-1 27 points) are edging nearer to locking down a wild card location. They sit 8 factors earlier mentioned the dropoff, even though Dallas even now has a tough agenda forward with two game titles versus Milwaukee break up apart by a day with the Ontario Fury.

Sunday’s readers ended up outscored 16-5 across their two losses in Chihuahua past weekend. The Sidekicks are 2-7-1 on the road this year with both road wins coming on New Years’ weekend around St. Louis and Milwaukee.

Dallas is wanting to replicate the overall performance they experienced final time out from KC. The Sidekicks pitched a next-fifty percent shutout in opposition to KC on March 6 as they took an 8-3 get.

Dallas is backed by goalkeeper Juan Gamboa, who qualified prospects the league with 234 saves. In one particular the greatest seasons of his career, the Brownsville, Texas indigenous enters Sunday with a 9-6-1 history.

Players to Check out:

Jamie Lovegrove – Leads the Sidekicks with 2.1 factors for every game because going from San Diego. His 31 points for Dallas are from 16 plans and 15 assists.

Luiz Morales – The Rookie of the Calendar year beloved has a crew-foremost 22 targets, averaging 1.9 details per recreation. Had two aims and an guide in the win above KC on March 6.

Gustavo Piedra – The Dallas midfielder is obtaining a career 12 months in offensive generation with 11 factors from 3 objectives and 8 helps. Still has however to register a purpose from KC this year.

DAL Availability Report

OUT: Oscar Romero (chest agony) Chase Coy JJ Oteze (knee) Erik Macias (groin)

SUSPENDED: Cody Ellis (offensive, insulting, obscene or abusive language and/or gesture)

Last Predictions

Above the previous two seasons, the Comets have outscored the Sidekicks 58-24 in five video games at Cable Dahmer Arena. A targeted and disciplined Comets crew need to be in a position to take care of this Sidekicks crew without the need of an problem.

I predict a 10-5 get for the Comets on Sunday.