It will represent the proverbial rubber game between SKC and Vancouver this year. Sporting got the better of the May 16 home encounter between the clubs when Daniel Salloi scored and Alan Pulido scored twice in a 3-0 win. In the return match, this time in Canada, Vancouver won 2-1.
Despite the recent events, the long-term trend is definitely in KC’s favor. They are 5-1-1 in the last seven regular season meetings between these clubs, with the only loss being the last game. During that span, Kansas City had a goal difference of plus 16. These teams had never met in the playoffs before.