Heineken Rivalry Week: Two classic Sporting matches to stream Thursday

In celebration of Major League Soccer's Heineken Rivalry Week, two classic Sporting Kansas City matches will stream Thursday for fans' viewing pleasures.

Heineken Rivalry Week: Sporting KC Classic Matches

  • Thursday, May 14 at 3 p.m. CT: Sporting at Real Salt Lake (July 20, 2013)
    MLSsoccer.com, MLS app, MLS YouTube
  • Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. CT: Sporting vs. Saint Louis FC (June 16, 2015)

At 3 p.m. CT, MLSsoccer.com, the MLS app and the MLS YouTube channel will stream Sporting's epic regular season victory over Real Salt Lake from July 20, 2013.

In a tantalizing preview of that year's MLS Cup, Sporting erased a second-half deficit at hostile Rio Tinto Stadium to emerge triumphant. After Soony Saad equalized in the 67th minute, defender Ike Opara latched onto Graham Zusi's corner kick in the 97th minute to give Sporting three precious points and its latest regular season goal in club history.

The rivalry action will then shift exclusively to SportingKC.com on Thursday night, with Manager Peter Vermes' side facing Saint Louis FC in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fixture from June 16, 2015.

This closely contested battle saw second-division side Saint Louis FC give the hosts a spirited run for their money, but Sporting ultimately emerged victorious and went on to hoist the Open Cup title later that fall. Per MLS rules, the stream will be geofenced to viewers in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.