Matchday Central - Western Conference SemiFinal

MATCH PREVIEW

The Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs continue Thursday when top-seeded Sporting Kansas City hosts the No. 5 seed Portland Timbers in the decisive second leg of the Western Conference Championship at world-class Children’s Mercy Park.

The monumental matchup will kick off at 8:30 p.m. CT, airing live nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and available via the WatchESPN app. Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM (Spanish) will broadcast the game locally, with 810 WHB carrying five hours of live coverage starting at 7 p.m. CT.

A limited number of tickets for Thursday’s showdown remain available at SeatGeek.com as Sporting KC aim to capture their fourth conference crown, having previously done so in 2000, 2004 and 2013. All fans in attendance are also encouraged to download the Human Video Board app from the App Store or Google Play for a special pregame light show inside the stadium.

HOW WE ADVANCE

This visual shows the scenarios in which Sporting KC will advance to the 2018 MLS Cup Final. A score-draw of any kind after 90 minutes (1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc.) would see the Timbers advance on the away goals tiebreaker. If the teams are level at 0-0 after 90 minutes, two 15-minute periods of extra time will be played in which the away goals tiebreaker no longer counts. If still deadlocked after 120 minutes, a penalty shootout will decide the winner.

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10:00AM

Box Office Opens

5:30PM

Parking Lots Open

6:30PM

Toyota Plaza and Budweiser Brewhouse Open

7:00PM

Stadium Bowl Opens

8:30PM

Kickoff

CHILDRENS MERCY PARK