After a 4-1 win over Austin FC that moved Sporting Kansas City into playoff position, Sporting will host reigning MLS Cup champions LAFC at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Children's Mercy Park. Tickets for the Western Conference clash are available online at SeatGeek, including the Sporting U Pass featuring $15 Supporters' Stand tickets for college students.
Saturday's showdown will be broadcast live on Apple TV in English and Spanish for MLS Season Pass subscribers (sign up for a one-month free trial). In addition, local radio coverage will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM with streams in the Sporting KC app and all of the action will be shown by pub partners in the Sporting Pub Network.
MO ABUALNADI AND MARINOS TZIONIS ON INTERNATIONAL DUTY
Today marks the beginning of the June FIFA international window with a pair of players selected to represent their national teams in international competition. Sporting Kansas City II defender Mo Abualnadi has been called up to the Jordan U-23 National Team for the West Asia Championship in Baghdad, Iraq. Jordan will play hosts Iraq at 1:30 p.m. CT today before taking on the United Arab Emirates at 10:30 a.m. CT on Wednesday. Sporting KC forward Marinos Tzionis has joined Cyprus for the continuation of UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying as Cyprus hosts Georgia at 1:45 p.m. CT on Saturday.
DISCOUNT ON MLSSTORE.COM ORDERS ENDS TONIGHT
Fans can take advantage of 15% off all orders at MLSstore.com until 10:59 p.m. CT tonight with the code 15GOAL (terms and conditions apply), including Sporting Kansas City's One Planet jersey and Pride Pre-Match Top.
VOTING ENDS WEDNESDAY FOR 2023 MLS ALL-STAR GAME
The voting process for the 2023 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will close at 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday. A total of 15 Sporting Kansas City players appear on the 2023 MLS All-Star ballot and fans can cast their votes for 11 players online at MLSsoccer.com or via the MLS App. The 2023 MLS All-Star Game will feature the MLS All-Stars taking on 13-time English league champions Arsenal FC on July 19 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
SPORTING KC II IN ACTION TWICE THIS WEEK
Sporting KC II will continue the MLS NEXT Pro campaign with a pair of matches this week, hosting the Tacoma Defiance at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday at Rock Chalk Park before traveling to California to play LAFC2 at 7 p.m. CT on Sunday at Titan Stadium. Thursday's match will stream live on Apple TV for MLS Season Pass subscribers and tickets are available on SeatGeek. Fans can also follow @SportingKCII on Twitter for updates throughout the season.
NEW EDITION OF SPORTING KC SHOW AIRS ON FRIDAY
A new edition of The Sporting KC Show presented by Central Bank will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 6-7 p.m. CT on Friday with hosts Aly Trost Martin and Nate Bukaty. 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.
SKC ACADEMY AT MLS NEXT CUP PLAYOFFS AND SHOWCASE
The Sporting KC Academy will conclude the 2022-23 season with the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs and Showcase from June 17-25 in Dallas. The U-17s will open the playoffs against the San Jose Earthquakes at 2:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, while the U-15s face South Florida Football Academy at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday in the showcase and the U-19s play Sacramento United at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday in the showcase. Fans can follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for updates.