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18 April 10:21 pm

Forward Krisztian Nemeth scores his second goal of the season in the 22nd minute to tie it up at 1-1 at StubHub Center against LA Galaxy.

17 April 12:59 pm

Things are starting to heat up as we head into week 7 of the MLS season. After a week that saw nine clubs get shut out in nine games, MLS teams will look to get their offenses back on track this weekend. 18 teams are in action with the Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact postponing their match to allow the Impact more time to prepare for their CONCACAF Champions League championship showdown with Club America. Sporting KC is in action Saturday night taking on the LA Galaxy at StubHub Center. That match will kick off at 9:30pm CT with pregame coverage beginning at 9pm CT on 38 the Spot and SKCTV.

With that said, here are the nationally-televised matches that we'll be watching this weekend.


New York Red Bulls vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Friday - 6pm CT | UniMas

One of the surprise stories of 2015 has been the early success of the New York Red Bulls. Few knew what to make of the club after the departure of Designated Players Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill and head coach Mike Petke. But newly signed head coach Jesse Marsch has his team playing well and is one of two teams in MLS without a loss this year. They'll host a San Jose Earthquakes team that has also surprised pundits after six weeks. Dominic Kinnear's side is in a three-way tie for third place in the Western Conference with nine points and is tied for first with most road goals scored (4). They'll need to score a couple if they want to get out of Red Bull Arena with points tonight.

Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution - Sunday - 4pm CT | ESPN2

After losing to Sporting KC in heartbreaking fashion on April 5, the Philadelphia Union earned four points in a home-and-away series with New York City FC. The Union earned a 1-1 draw against NYCFC at Yankee Stadium on Thursday with C.J. Sapong scoring the game-tying goal in the second half. Now, Jim Curtain's side with return to PPL Park to take on the New England Revolution in their third game in nine days. After getting shutout in their first two games, the Revs are unbeaten in four straight and have only allowed one goal in that span. On the flip side, they have only scored four goals all year, two of which came from an Kelyn Rowe brace against the Earthquakes on March 28.

NYCFC vs. Portland Timbers - Sunday - 6pm CT | Fox Sports 1

Sunday night's week 7 finale features a pair of teams with plenty of offensive firepower. NYCFC's attack features World Cup winner David Villa and USMNT stalwart Mix Diskerud. Darlington Nabge pulls the strings for the Timbers offense while Fanendo Adi has emerged as one of the leading goalscorers in MLS with 12 tallies in his 30 career games.


As a reminder, all out-of-market matches and non-nationally televised matches can be watched via MLS Live. Visit live.mlssoccer.com for more details.

16 April 8:15 pm

Those cute chubby cheeks belong to Sporting Kansas City defender Amadou Dia. Did you know the 2015 MLS SuperDraft pick more commonly goes by the nickname T? Find out why by tuning into 38 The Spot with Crystle Lampitt at 7 a.m. CT on Monday morning.

15 April 5:41 pm

A new Sporting KC Show aired Tuesday night on Sports Radio 810 WHB. The weekly show was hosted by SKCTV's Nate Bukaty, Andy Gruenebaum and Carter Augustine. The trio of hosts discussed the latest news surrounding Sporting Kansas City included the recent injury to defender Ike Opara.

They were also joined by Goal.com Senior Writer and SoccerByIves.com Editor-In-Chief Ives Galarcep. The longtime MLS scribe discussed the recent trend of low-scoring MLS games and offered his thoughts on Wednesday's USMNT match vs. Mexico. Listen to the full podcast of the show below:

13 April 5:28 pm

Sporting Kansas City welcomed 13 new players to the club's roster ahead of the 2015 season. Crystle Lampitt from 38 the Spot will be getting to know a handful of these guys over the next couple of months. Krisztian Nemeth was first in the hot seat. Watch the full interview below to get to know Sporting KC's newest goalscoring threat:

13 April 3:53 pm

Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes joined Sports Radio 810 WHB host Nate Bukaty on The Border Patrol earlier today to discuss Sporting KC's scoreless draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday. The full podcast is available below:

With the draw, Sporting KC heads into week seven of the MLS regular season tied for third place with only one loss in the team's first six games (2-1-3). The LA Galaxy trail by one point in the standings and are next up to host Sporting KC. Saturday's match will kick off at 9:30 p.m. CT at StubHub Center live on SKCTV across the Midwest.

10 April 6:57 pm

With Sporting KC's 1,000th goal coming last weekend at Sporting Park in a dramatic 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union, we dove into the stats to break down Sporting KC's goalscoring achievements throughout the years.

Goals Scorer Date Opponent
1st Vitalis Takawira 4/13/96 Colorado Rapids
100th Edmundo Rodriguez 6/21/97 D.C. United
200th Preki 7/31/99 San Jose Clash
300th Roy Lassiter 8/12/01 Colorado Rapids
400th Stephen Armstrong 7/4/03 Colorado Rapids
500th Own goal 5/21/05 D.C. United
600th Jose Burciaga 5/5/07 Columbus Crew SC
700th Own goal 6/4/09 New England Revolution
800th Kei Kamara 8/21/11 D.C. United
900th Graham Zusi 7/7/13 Chicago Fire
1,000th Krisztian Nemeth 4/5/15 Philadelphia Union
1st goal at Arrowhead Vitalis Takawira 4/13/96 No. 1 overall
1st goal at CAB Ivan Trujillo 3/29/08 No. 637 overall
1st goal at Sporting Park C.J. Sapong 6/17/11 No. 782 overall
MLS Regular Season 838 goals
MLS Playoffs 57 goals
U.S. Open Cup 72 goals
International goals 33 goals
Home 594 goals
Away 403 goals
Neutral site 3 goals

 

10 April 4:54 pm

This. This is how you react to two stoppage time goals.

10 April 2:08 pm

Week six of the MLS season kicks off tonight in Texas and ends Sunday night in southern California. And while Sporting KC will host Real Salt Lake Saturday evening at Sporting Park (Buy Tickets), here are three nationally televised matches that we'll be watching this weekend:

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids | Friday - 6pm CT | UniMas

The first match of the weekend features two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. FC Dallas has 10 points through five games and sits in second place in the Western Conference. The Colorado Rapids are winless through four games and have yet to score a goal this year. Friday's match features a plethora of attacking talent for both teams including Blas Perez, Fabian Castillo and the 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year Dillon Powers.

Portland Timbers vs. Orlando City SC | Sunday - 4pm CT | ESPN2

Two of the more passionate fan bases in MLS square off Sunday afternoon in the first game of the #SoccerSunday doubleheader. Portland are coming off an impressive 3-1 win over FC Dallas last weekend, while Orlando City have not won since March 13. Regardless of the records, both teams like to attack and with players such as Kaka, Darlington Nagbe and Fanendo Adi on the pitch at the same time, you can expect an exciting game on Sunday.

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders | Sunday - 6pm CT | FOX Sports 1

The final MLS match of the weekend features one of the better rivalries of the past five years. The Galaxy have struggled out of the gate in 2015 with only one win in their first five games, but Robbie Keane is still a top-five striker in MLS and can change a game in an instant. Seattle's attack featues Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey who combined for 55 goals and assists in 2014.


As a reminder, all out-of-market matches and non-nationally televised matches can be watched via MLS Live. Visit live.mlssoccer.com for more details.

10 April 10:39 am

Another limited-time offer from Sporting Club Uphoria is available starting Saturday when Sporting Kansas City hosts Real Salt Lake in a rematch of MLS Cup 2013.

The club's official mobile application, Sporting Club Uphoria will offer a free 8.8-oz. pack of BelVita breakfast bars courtesy of Kansas City area Price Chopper locations. Users can redeem their free breakfast bars by following the easy steps below, but be sure to act quickly—the offer is valid through the end of Sunday, April 12.

  1. If you haven't already, download Sporting Club Uphoria on the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Open Uphoria on your smartphone and register an account through Facebook, Twitter or email. Do not skip this step, or you won't receive the offer. If you have already registered, sign in via one of these three options.


  1. On the app's home screen, scroll down and click on the Price Chopper offer card.
  2. Click "Get," then click "Save for later." The offer will appear under the "Redeemed" tab on the app's home screen.


  1. Head to a Price Chopper location in the Kansas City area before the end of Sunday and select an 8.8-oz pack of of BelVita breakfast bars. At checkout, click the "Redeemed" tab on the Uphoria home screen, access the offer card and click "Use." Present the offer to the cashier—similar to a Groupon and just as easy—and enjoy.

    In addition to receiving free breakfast from Price Chopper, Uphoria users will have access to live stats, exclusive video content, Sporting Park seat upgrades and chances to win free prizes throughout Saturday's match.

Uphoria's gameday content differs every home game, so keep a close eye on the app during all matches at Sporting Park this season. Whether you're in attendance at the stadium or in the comfort of your own home, Uphoria is your comprehensive mobile companion for the club.