New edition of Behind the Shield presented by Audi provides all-access look at dramatic Open Cup win

New in 2024, Behind the Shield presented by Audi will be available after every match this season with the video series - produced by Sporting Kansas City's full-time digital storytellers - providing fans with an immersive viewing experience highlighted by exclusive interviews and all-access footage from Sporting Kansas City players, trainings and matchdays.

This week's BTS captures the sights and sounds from the club's dramatic 2-1 win in extra time against Union Omaha in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 as well as the club's disappointing 2-1 defeat to the Houston Dynamo three days later.

Fans can also hear from club captain Johnny Russell during the 12-minute episode, which can be seen on, Sporting Kansas City's YouTube channel and MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

"We're going to create chances but it's up to us and, on the other side of that, we have to stop conceding so easily," Russell says. "We know we've got a little bit of a gap to claw back at the moment and it has to start before that gap starts getting too big and we get in a territory where we're chasing to try and make up points."

Sporting Kansas City will return to the road to face Austin FC at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Q2 Stadium in the Texas capital.

Saturday's showdown will be available to watch on Apple TV for MLS Season Pass subscribers and radio coverage will air locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM with live audio streams available in the Sporting KC App. Pub partners in the Sporting Pub Network will also show ATXvSKC, including a watch party at Brooksider Sportsbar and Grill in Kansas City, Missouri.