Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy
2021 Preseason presented by Children’s Mercy
Saturday, April 3 | 2 p.m. CT
Kino North Complex | Tucson, Arizona
Live Stream: SportingKC.com/live, Sporting KC App


Supporters can get their first live look at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday when the club faces longtime rival LA Galaxy at 2 p.m. CT in a compelling preseason battle at Kino North Complex in Tucson, Arizona.


The Visit Tucson Sun Cup encounter will stream live at 2 p.m. CT on SportingKC.com/live and the Sporting KC app, geofenced to viewers within the Bally Sports Kansas City viewing area. The Sporting KC app is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play, offering fans exclusive content, personalized offers and unique streaming opportunities over the course of the season.


Kino North Complex will host a reduced-capacity crowd on Saturday and a limited number of tickets for the contest are available by clicking here. The stadium's health and safety plans include physically distanced seating, pod seating, stadium sanitation protocols, touchless entry, digital ticketing and mask requirements. A complete set of health and safety protocols at Kino North Complex can be found at FCTucson.com/medicalprotocols.


Saturday will see Sporting take the field for the final exhibition match of the club’s 2021 preseason, presented by Children’s Mercy, as the team is slated to return to Kansas City on Saturday night. Manager Peter Vermes’ side has posted a 1-1-1 preseason record thus far with a 4-0 win over Phoenix Rising FC on March 13, a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on March 20 and a 3-3 draw with the Portland Timbers on March 24 that saw Khiry Shelton, Wilson Harris and Roger Espinoza score goals.


The five-time MLS Cup champion Galaxy are led by head coach Greg Vanney, who spent seven seasons at Toronto FC from 2014-2020 before making his move to California. With Mexican internationals Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Jonathan dos Santos at his disposal, Vanney is looking to bring LA back into contention this year after the Galaxy missed the playoffs with a 10th-place finish in the West last fall.


Upon returning to Kansas City this weekend, Sporting will train for another two weeks at Compass Minerals National Performance Center before kicking off the 2021 MLS regular season at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 17, at the New York Red Bulls. The highly anticipated Children’s Mercy Park home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 23, when Sporting hosts Orlando City SC at 6:30 p.m. CT.


Tickets to Sporting’s first four regular season home matches are now available at SeatGeek.com while supplies last.


Sporting KC 2021 Preseason Schedule
(subject to change)

<strong>Date</strong>
<strong>Time (CT)</strong>
<strong>Opponent</strong>
<strong>Location/Result</strong>
Saturday, March 13
12 p.m.
Phoenix Rising FC
<a href="https://www.sportingkc.com/post/2021/03/13/preseason-recap-sporting-kc-opens-preseason-4-0-victory-over-phoenix-rising"><strong>W 4-0</strong></a>
Saturday, March 20
5 p.m.
Colorado Rapids
<a href="https://www.sportingkc.com/post/2021/03/20/preseason-recap-sporting-kc-falls-1-0-colorado-rapids-preseason-friendly"><strong>L 0-1</strong></a>
Wednesday, March 24
1 p.m.
Portland Timbers
<a href="https://www.sportingkc.com/post/2021/03/24/preseason-recap-sporting-kc-plays-3-3-draw-portland-timbers"><strong>T 3-3</strong></a>
Saturday, April 3
2 p.m.
LA Galaxy
Kino North Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)

Sporting KC 2021 Preseason Roster

<strong>#</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Position</strong>
<strong>Age</strong>
2
Jaylin Lindsey
Defender
21
3
Andreu Fontas
Defender
31
4
Roberto Puncec
Defender
29
5
Nicolas Isimat-Mirin
Defender
29
6
Ilie Sanchez
Midfielder
30
7
Johnny Russell
Forward
30
8
Graham Zusi
Defender
34
9
Alan Pulido
Forward
30
10
Gianluca Busio
Midfielder
18
11
Khiry Shelton
Forward
27
13
Amadou Dia
Defender
27
15
Roger Espinoza
Midfielder
34
16
Graham Smith
Defender
25
17
Gadi Kinda
Midfielder
27
19
Grayson Barber
Midfielder
20
20
Daniel Salloi
Forward
24
21
Felipe Hernandez
Midfielder
22
22
Kendall McIntosh
Goalkeeper
27
23
Tyler Freeman
Forward
18
24
John Pulskamp
Goalkeeper
19
25
Ozzie Cisneros
Forward
17
28
Cam Duke
Midfielder
20
29
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
34
33
Danny Barbir *
Defender
23
34
Dominik Resetar *
Forward
20
36
Luis Martins
Defender
28
46
Jake Davis *
Midfielder
19
48
Kaveh Rad *
Defender
19
54
Remi Walter
Midfielder
25
55
Gavin Krenecki **
Goalkeeper
18
57
Kayden Pierre **
Defender
18
96
Wilson Harris
Forward
21
Matt Constant ***
Defender
22
Travian Sousa *
Defender
19



* Sporting KC II player
* Sporting KC Academy player
** Unsigned MLS Super Draft pick