On the heels of a dramatic penalty shootout win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Round of 16, Sporting Kansas City has progressed to the MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinals at Walt Disney World in Florida. Awaiting Manager Peter Vermes' men in will be the upstart Philadelphia Union, which beat the New England Revolution by a 1-0 scoreline last weekend.
Thursday's quarterfinal clash will serve as a notable rematch of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, which saw Sporting edge the Union on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw through regulation at Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. The stakes are similarly high this time around, as Sporting and Philadelphia both have their eyes on a 2021 Concacaf Champions League berth that goes to the tournament winner.
Kickoff on Thursday is set for 7 p.m. CT. Here's how to catch every minute of the action.
Watch on ESPN
The game will be televised nationally on ESPN with Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman on the call. Fans can also stream the contest live on the ESPN app or catch the Spanish broadcast on ESPN Deportes.
Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM will carry the match locally. The Final Whistle postgame show will also air immediately afterward on 810 WHB.
Pregame: Sporting KC Live presented by Michelob Ultra
In the lead-up to Thursday's showdown, Sporting KC Live presented by Michelob Ultra will provide 60 minutes of pregame coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus and FOX Sports GO from 6-7 p.m. CT. FOX Sports Kansas City Plus will also air a 30-minute postgame show.
Virtual Watch Party
Fans of all ages are welcome to sign up for Sporting's Virtual Watch Party presented by Continental Tire. After filling out the online form, supporters will receive an email with a Zoom link and password prior to the match.
Updates via the Sporting KC App
Additional in-game updates and exclusive features will be available via the new Sporting KC app. Fans who download the Sporting KC app will experience a variety of unique benefits throughout the season, including the following:
- Immediate access to all Sporting news and video content
- Exclusive games and offers that can only be found in the app
- A library of all the latest and greatest Sporting gifs
- The ability to customize your own app logo
- Everything you need to know about the club, all in one place
- Trivia and predictive gaming