A colossal Western Conference showdown will unfold Saturday afternoon as second-place Sporting Kansas City (15-7-7, 52 points) visits first-place Seattle Sounders FC (17-6-7, 58 points) in a 2:50 p.m. CT kickoff at Lumen Field.

Rife with playoff seeding implications, the match will air regionally on Bally Sports Kansas City and Bally Sports Midwest and nationally in Spanish on Univision and TUDN with coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. CT. Fans can also stream the action live on Twitter at @TUDNUSA, while viewers within the Bally Sports Midwest footprint can catch the game on BallySports.com or the Bally Sports app.

Manager Peter Vermes' men are on the cusp of punching their ticket to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the 10th time in 11 seasons. They can do so with a win on Saturday or with any one of several scenarios, as outlined below.

Sporting Kansas City will clinch a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • Sporting Kansas City win vs. Seattle Sounders FC

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  • Sporting Kansas City tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC AND
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC lose or tie vs. San Jose Earthquakes

-- OR --

  • Sporting Kansas City tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC AND
  • Minnesota United FC lose vs. Los Angeles FC

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  • Sporting Kansas City tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC AND
  • LA Galaxy tie vs. FC Dallas

-- OR --

  • Sporting Kansas City tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC AND
  • Portland Timbers lose vs. Colorado Rapids AND
  • Real Salt Lake lose vs. Chicago Fire FC

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  • LA Galaxy lose vs. FC Dallas

-- OR --

  • Minnesota United FC-Los Angeles FC tie

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  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC lose vs. San Jose Earthquakes AND
  • Los Angeles FC lose vs. Minnesota United FC