<strong>TIME (CT)</strong>
<div>Tue., April 13</div>
<div>Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB</div>
KC Wiz inaugural match vs. Colorado Rapids from 1996<br> (SportingKC.com/live and Sporting KC app)
Thu., April 15
MLS Roster Compliance date
<div>Sat., April 17</div>
<div>Friendly: Sporting KC II at Union Omaha</div>
<div>Season Kickoff presented by Michelob Ultra at Children’s Mercy Park</div>
<div>Sporting KC Live presented by Michelob Ultra (Bally Sports KC, Bally Sports Midwest Plus)</div>
<strong>Sporting KC at New York Red Bulls (Bally Sports KC, Bally Sports Midwest Plus, 810 AM, 1340 AM)</strong>
<div>Sporting KC post-match shows (Bally Sports KC, Bally Sports Midwest Plus, 810 AM)</div>

Sporting Kansas City’s 26th season as a founding member of Major League Soccer will begin Saturday when the club visits the New York Red Bulls for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff at Red Bull Arena.

Bally Sports Kansas City and Bally Sports Midwest Plus will provide three hours of live coverage on Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT, while listeners can catch the action on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish). The Final Whistle postgame show will also air on 810 WHB immediately afterward as Sporting takes the field for its first of 34 regular season fixtures.

To celebrate the start of the season, Sporting fans are invited to attend a season-opening outdoor watch party on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park when the club hosts its Season Kickoff presented by Michelob Ultra. Supporters can secure their free ticket to the Season Kickoff at SeatGeek.com or the SeatGeek app, with stadium gates opening at 5:30 p.m. CT and select concessions and SportingStyle locations open to guests. The watch party will utilize distanced outdoor seating in the stadium bowl with the match shown on the north and south videoboards. Face coverings will be mandatory for all in attendance.

The Season Kickoff presented by Michelob Ultra will also serve as the first opportunity for Sporting KC Season Ticket Members to pick up their STM gift packages, which includes a copy of the new commemorative book “One Club: The First 25 Years of Major League Soccer in Kansas City.” The 208-page hardback book chronicles the modest beginnings and meteoric rise of Sporting KC through the lens of club legends and passionate supporters alike, featuring untold stories, anecdotes and interviews with many of the people who shaped the course of soccer in Kansas City and led what is described by MLS Commissioner Don Garber as “one of the greatest turnaround stories” in modern sports. STM gift pickup will take place on the Mazuma Plaza.

A new episode of the Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB as hosts Nate Bukaty, Carter Augustine and Aly Trost deliver a comprehensive preview of the 2021 MLS campaign and hear from a Sporting player. The Sporting KC Show Podcast is available on Spotify and iTunes, giving supporters a weekly destination to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.

Following the Sporting KC Show on Tuesday night, Kansas City's inaugural MLS match will stream at 8 p.m. CT on SportingKC.com/live and the official Sporting KC app. The unique viewing experience will feature the original TV broadcast of the Wiz's 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Arrowhead Stadium, supplemented by retrospective commentary from players who featured in the match and pop-up facts throughout the game.

With the 2021 regular season beginning on Friday, Thursday will serve as the MLS Roster Compliance date for all 27 clubs. At this time, teams must be fully compliant with the league’s roster rules and regulations.

Led by head coach Paulo Nagamura, Sporting KC II will continue preparations for the 2021 USL Championship campaign by visiting USL League One club Union Omaha in a preseason friendly at 2 p.m. CT Saturday at Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska. Follow Sporting KC II on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for news and updates over the course of the 2021 season.

For news, videos, photos and instant updates throughout the 2021 season, follow Sporting Kansas City on TwitterInstagram and Facebook and download the official Sporting KC app.