This will be Inter Miami FC’s 117th regular-season MLS match, but its first against Sporting Kansas City.
Inter Miami FC, who will be without Lionel Messi due to international duty, is winless in 11 straight regular-season matches without Messi (D3 L8). Inter Miami FC’s last league win without Lionel Messi was a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on May 13.
Sporting Kansas City has lost only four of its last 17 regular-season matches dating back to the start of the beginning of May (W8 D5). Only FC Cincinnati and Orlando City SC (3 each) have fewer losses than Sporting Kansas City since that run began.
Inter Miami FC has scored 30 goals in Lionel Messi’s 11mathces since debuting for the club (2.7 match). Inter Miami FC had scored 28 goals in 26 matches in all competitions this season prior to Lionel Messi’s arrival (1.1 per match).
Alan Pulido scored his fourth brace of the season in Sporting Kansas City’s win on Saturday. Only Dom Dwyer in 2014 and Digital Takawira in 1996 (5 each) have recorded more multi-goal games in a season in Sporting Kansas City’s history.