After a 2-1 comeback win at reigning Canadian Championship winners CF Montreal on Saturday, Sporting Kansas City (5-11-4, 19 points) will continue the club's three-game road trip this week with a pair of MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week match-ups.
Sporting will face Minnesota United FC (8-8-3, 27 points) on Wednesday in a nationally-televised Western Conference clash with kickoff set for 7 p.m. CT at Allianz Field on ESPN and ESPN Deportes before traveling to take on Real Salt Lake (8-5-6, 30 points) at 8:30 p.m. CT on Sunday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sunday's match will be locally televised on 38 The Spot with three hours of coverage beginning at 8 p.m. CT. The broadcast will also stream live on SportingKC.com and in the Sporting KC app for viewers in Kansas and Missouri (excluding the St. Louis area per MLS policy), as well as ESPN+ for out-of-market subscribers.
Both matches will air locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM. In addition, Sporting KC Pub Partners across the Midwest will be showing the matches including an enhanced watch party on Sunday in the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant at Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan., featuring food and drink specials, the largest TV in Kansas and $10 in mycash for all attendees.
FREE SHIPPING OFFER AT MLSSTORE.COM
Orders over $49 at MLSstore.com are eligible for free shipping with the code MLS49 (exclusions apply) until 10:59 p.m. CT on Monday, including the recently released Sporting Kansas City Americana tops, Unity tops and Pride tops as well as Primeblue jerseys.
ROGER ESPINOZA UP FOR GOAL OF THE WEEK
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza is one of four finalists for AT&T 5G Goal of the Week in Major League Soccer for Week 19 of the 2022 season. Espinoza scored from nearly 45 yards out in the team's 2-1 win at CF Montreal on Saturday and is now nominated for the weekly award. Fans can cast their votes on Twitter.
NEW EPISODE OF SKC SHOW ON THURSDAY
A new edition of The Sporting KC Show will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT on Thursday with hosts Nate Bukaty, Jacob Peterson and Conall McCourt. 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. In addition, Sports Radio 810 WHB will broadcast The Final Whistle post-match show following both matches.
VICTORY PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE ON FRIDAY
The Victory Project will fulfill four Emerging Sports Leaders Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each for high school seniors with post-secondary education plans at a university, college, trade or vocational school whose lives have been impacted by the sport of soccer. The scholarship opportunity is open to applicants located in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana and Michigan - all states currently served by Sporting Club Network Academy Affiliates - and Friday is the deadline to apply.
SKC II GOES FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT ROAD WIN ON SATURDAY
After a 2-0 road win on Sunday, Sporting KC II will continue the club's inaugural season in MLS NEXT Pro at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday against Western Conferences foes Real Monarchs at Zions Bank Stadium. The match will stream live on mlsnextpro.com in addition to in-game updates available from @SportingKCII on Twitter.