Sporting KC at D.C. United

Preview: Sporting KC at D.C. United


Sporting Kansas City at D.C. United
Saturday, October 22, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium | Washington, D.C.

English TV: KSMO-TV
Spanish TV: Time Warner Cable Channel 5
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 1340 AM
Game Notes | Watch Party | MatchCenter

Sporting Kansas City enters their final match of the 2011 regular season with a chance to top the Eastern Conference for the first time in club history, after winning the Western Conference on three previous occasions. 

Sporting Kansas City are assured of a spot in the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs and tickets for the upcoming postseason at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park went on sale Friday. Tickets can be purchased here, by calling 888-4KC-GOAL or by visiting the box offices located at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.

Saturday's contest will play a large part in determining Sporting Kansas City's position in the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs. A victory will see Sporting Kansas City crowned Eastern Conference champions and the club will then await a postseason match-up with one of the four wild card teams. A draw against D.C. United guarantees Sporting Kansas City one of the top three spots in the Eastern Conference, pending results from the Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo matches.

For a complete list of seeding scenarios and information on the 2011 MLS Cup playoff format, please refer to Sporting Kansas City’s playoff guide.

D.C. United (9-12-12) currently sits in seventh place in the Eastern Conference after being eliminated from playoff contention following a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Sporting Kansas City won the first meeting between the two sides in 2011, posting a 1-0 victory over D.C. United at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on August 27th.

Sporting Kansas City will host a watch party in the Members Club of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Admission is free and doors will open beginning at 5:00 p.m. CT. Fans are also welcome to share their thoughts on the action as it happens in a live chat on