2018 FOX Sports KC TV schedule announcement

Sporting KC and FOX Sports KC announce 2018 TV schedule

FOX Sports Kansas City will televise 27 Sporting Kansas City matches in 2018, serving as the exclusive television home of the club for the second straight season. A detailed television schedule was unveiled today.

All Sporting KC matches not televised nationally will air on FOX Sports Kansas City or FOX Sports Kansas City Plus in Kansas, Nebraska and western Missouri and on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus in St. Louis. The vast majority of these matches will also air in the Mid-Missouri and Iowa markets on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus.

ESPN and FS1 will collectively televise seven Sporting KC fixtures to a national audience.

Like last year, viewers within Sporting KC’s TV footprint who receive FOX Sports Kansas City or FOX Sports Midwest as part of their television subscription will be able to stream Sporting KC telecasts on FOX Sports GO. To stream games, viewers must sign in with their pay-TV provider user ID and password. FOX Sports GO carries no additional charge and can be accessed with the FOX Sports GO app or at FOXSportsGO.com.

FOX Sports Kansas City/Midwest programming is also available on several live streaming TV services such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and FuboTV.

Nate Bukaty will return for his fourth season as Sporting KC’s play-by-play announcer, while Matt Lawrence — who enjoyed a 20-year playing career in his native England — will be color commentator for the second straight year. Also joining the broadcast team is sideline reporter Carter Augustine, who has called Sporting KC matches on the radio and served as the Swope Park Rangers’ play-by-play announcer for the last two seasons. Sporting KC will produce the broadcasts, including 30-minute pregame and postgame shows.

Bukaty, Lawrence and Augustine will team up later this month at the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson, Arizona, providing the live-stream call of Sporting KC’s exhibition matchups against the New England Revolution on Feb. 21 and an opponent to be determined Feb. 24.

In addition, Sports Radio 810 WHB will continue as Sporting Kansas City's radio partner in 2018. All 34 regular-season contests will be broadcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB or one of its sister stations.

The TV schedule and FOX Sports Kansas City channel numbers for major local video providers are below. Additional channel numbers can be found at FOXSportsKansasCity.com.

Sporting KC 2018 TV Schedule

Date

Opponent

Time (CT)

Network
(KC, KS, NE)

Network
(STL)

Network
(Mid-MO, IA)

Sun 3/4

NEW YORK CITY FC

6:30

FS1

FS1

FS1

Sat 3/10

at Chicago Fire

5:00

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sat 3/17

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

7:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sat 3/24

at Colorado Rapids

8:00

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sat 3/31

D.C. UNITED

7:30

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sun 4/8

at LA Galaxy

8:00

FS1

FS1

FS1

Sun 4/15

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

3:00

ESPN

ESPN

ESPN

Fri 4/20

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

8:00

FSKC Plus*

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 4/28

at New England Revolution

6:30

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 5/5

COLORADO RAPIDS

7:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Wed 5/9

at Atlanta United FC

6:30

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sun 5/20

at Minnesota United FC

1:00

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sun 5/27

COLUMBUS CREW SC

5:00

FS1

FS1

FS1

Sun 6/3

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

7:30

FS1

FS1

FS1

Sat 6/9

at Portland Timbers

9:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sat 6/23

HOUSTON DYNAMO

7:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FS Midwest Plus

Sat 6/30

at Montreal Impact

6:00

FSKC

FSMW

FS Midwest

Wed 7/4

at Real Salt Lake

9:00

FSKC Plus*

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 7/7

TORONTO FC

7:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FS Midwest Plus

Sat 7/14

at New York Red Bulls

6:00

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FS Midwest Plus

Sat 7/28

FC DALLAS

7:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sat 8/4

at Houston Dynamo

8:00

FSKC Plus*

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 8/11

at LAFC

9:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 8/18

PORTLAND TIMBERS

7:30

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 8/25

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

7:30

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 9/1

at Seattle Sounders FC

3:00

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 9/8

ORLANDO CITY SC

7:30

FSKC Plus

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus or alt.**

Sat 9/15

at San Jose Earthquakes

9:30

FSKC

FSMW Plus

FSMW Plus

Sun 9/23

at Philadelphia Union

12:00

ESPN

ESPN

ESPN

Sun 9/30

REAL SALT LAKE

4:00

FS1

FS1

FS1

Sat 10/6

LA GALAXY

7:30

FSKC

FSMW

FSMW

Wed 10/17

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

9:00

FSKC

FSMW

FSMW

Sun 10/21

at FC Dallas

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Sun 10/28

LAFC

3:30

FSKC

FSMW

FSMW

* Joined in progress on FSKC after KC Royals game
** FOX Sports Midwest Plus on DirecTV, Dish and U-verse; alternate channel on cable

FOX Sports Kansas City channel numbers

Kansas, Nebraska, Western Missouri

Video Provider

FOX Sports Kansas City

FOX Sports Kansas City Plus

 

SD

HD

SD

HD

AT&T U-verse

748 or 750

1748 or 1750

747 or 748

1747 or 1748

Centurylink (Omaha)

748

1748

749

1749

Comcast (Independence, Mo.)

48

201, 863 or 1250

925 or 1255

N/A

Comcast (Olathe)

73

201, 863 or 1250

925 or 1255

N/A

Consolidated (Lenexa)

30

649

54

696

Cox (Kansas)

34

2034

76

2076

Cox (Nebraska)

47

1047

N/A

N/A

DirecTV

671 or 671-5

671 or 671-5

671-1

671-1

Dish Network

418 or 440 to 455 or Hopper 412-08 or 412-28 to 412-42

418 or 440 to 455 or Hopper 412-08 or 412-28 to 412-42

440 to 455 or Hopper 412-28 to 412-42

440 to 455 or Hopper 412-28 to 412-42

Google Fiber (Kansas City)

205

205

206

206

MidCo/WOW (Lawrence)

36

623

172

N/A

Spectrum (Kansas City)

59

318

5

319

Spectrum (Sedalia, Warrensburg)

37

824

75

826

Spectrum (Lincoln)

37

37 or 318

 

319

Spectrum (Nebraska)

26

824

N/A

N/A

Suddenlink (St. Joseph)

38

38

39

39

St. Louis, Mid-Missouri, Iowa

Video Provider

FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest Plus

 

SD

HD

SD

HD

AT&T U-verse

748 or 750

1748 or 1750

747 or 748

1747 or 1748

Cable One (Joplin)

152

1152

170

 

Centurylink (Columbia)

748

1748

749

1749

DirecTV

671 or 671-5

671 or 671-5

671-1

671-1

Dish Network

418 or 440 to 455 or Hopper 412-08 or 412-28 to 412-42

418 or 440 to 455 or Hopper 412-08 or 412-28 to 412-42

440 to 455 or Hopper 412-28 to 412-42

440 to 455 or Hopper 412-28 to 412-42

Fidelity

54

454

72

472

Mediacom (Iowa)

40

832

22 or 34

822 or 833

Mediacom (Mid-Missouri)

32

732

22 or 126

N/A

Mediacom (Springfield, Mo.)

38

732

22 or 126

722 or N/A

New Wave

26

210

80

208

Spectrum (St. Louis)

37

824

75

826

Suddenlink (Branson)

38

38

39

39

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