Sporting Kansas City forward Daniel Salloi was recognized today for his standout performance in Sporting’s thrilling match Saturday night against FC Dallas, earning a spot on the MLS Team of the Week Bench presented by Audi.
Salloi netted his second goal of the season, earned the penalty that led to Sporting's first goal and completed 95% of his passes as Sporting battled back to earn a point against Dallas at Children’s Mercy Park. Sporting KC’s 2021 golden boot winner, Salloi is tied for the team lead with two goals so far this season and has one assist.
In the 77th minute of Saturday’s contest, Salloi received a pass from Cam Duke, in the middle of the box, with his back turned to goal. The winger did well to generate space, turned and rolled the shot perfectly through the defense and into the lower right corner of the goal.
A Sporting KC Academy product, Salloi has been with the Sporting KC first team since his debut in 2017and has 33 goals and 19 assists in 89 starts. Last season he received eight nods to the MLS Team of the Week with this being his first so far in 2022.
Team of the Week (3-4-3, left to right): Andre Blake (PHI); Pedro Santos (CLB), Kamal Miller (MTL), Marcelo Silva (RSL), Ruan (ORL); Luciano Acosta (CIN), Carles Gil (NE), Mark-Anthony Kaye (COL), Keaton Parks (NYC), Sebastian Driussi (ATX); Patryk Klimala (RBNY)
Bench: Daniel Salloi (SKC), Andrew Tarbell (ATX), Aaron Herrera (RSL), Diego Palacios (LAFC), Darlington Nagbe (CLB), Djordje Mihailovic (MTL), Talles Magno (NYC)
Sporting KC hits the road again for a match with the 2021 MLS Cup champions, NYCFC at Citi Field in New York. The match will take place Saturday, May 7 with kickoff set for 6 p.m. CT on 38 The Spot. Sporting will return home on Tuesday, May 10 for a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 match with FC Dallas at Children’s Mercy Park.