Sporting Kansas City (10-4-4, 34 points) claimed a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night to take sole possession of first place in the Western Conference. Another busy week awaits Manager Peter Vermes' men, who will begin their Leagues Cup campaign on Tuesday before continuing their Supporters' Shield chase on Saturday.
LEAGUES CUP KICKS OFF TUESDAY
At 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Sporting will host Mexican powerhouse Club Leon in the quarterfinals in the 2021 Leagues Cup, a premier international tournament featuring elite clubs from MLS and LIGA MX. Tickets for the highly anticipated matchup are available at SeatGeek.com. The contest will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and TUDN, stream live on the ESPN app and air locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340, with The Final Whistle postgame show immediately following on 810 WHB.
FC DALLAS AWAITS ON SATURDAY
After hosting Club Leon, Sporting will travel south to face in-form FC Dallas (5-7-6, 21 points) in another pivotal Western Conference clash. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT with three hours of live programming set to begin at 7 p.m. CT on Bally Sports Kansas City Plus, Bally Sports Midwest, BallySports.com and the Bally Sports app. Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish) will transmit local radio calls, followed by The Final Whistle postgame show on 810 WHB.
TWO ON TAP FOR SKC II
Led by head coach Paulo Nagamura, Sporting Kansas City II (3-10-5, 14 points) will continue their USL Championship campaign with two matches this week. The club will visit Birmingham Legion FC (9-5-2, 29 points) in a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on Wednesday before hosting Atlanta United 2 (4-7-6, 18 points) in a 4 p.m. CT showdown on Saturday at Children's Mercy Park. Both games will stream live on ESPN Plus.
SPORTING KC SHOW ON WEDNESDAY
A new episode of the Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Conall McCourt will hear from a Sporting guest, recap the Leagues Cup match and look ahead to another weekend of MLS action. The Sporting KC Show Podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes and SportingKC.com, giving supporters a weekly destination to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.
VICTORY GALA ON FRIDAY
The sixth annual Victory Gala take place at 6 p.m. CT Friday at the Loews Kansas City Hotel in downtown Kansas City (1515 Wyandotte St). The flagship fundraising event for The Victory Project will feature silent and live auction items including a private jet getaway, luxury vacations, VIP experiences at Children’s Mercy Park and more. In addition to bidding on auction items, guests will be treated to dinner and live music. For more information, visit VictoryKC.org/events.
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