Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: Oct. 22-28, 2018

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., Oct. 22 All Day Matchday pre-orders now open at SportingStyle.com
Tue., Oct. 23 2pm Tim Melia and Graham Zusi to visit Children's Mercy
Wed., Oct. 24 6pm Jaylin Lindsey and Graham Smith at Kick Out Cancer Classic
  8pm The Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Fri., Oct. 26 6pm Gianluca Busio and Daniel Salloi to play FIFA 19 on Twitch
  5:30pm Sporting KC U-19s at Colorado Rapids U-19s
  6:45pm Sporting KC U-15s at Colorado Rapids U-15s
  7:30pm Sporting KC U-17s at Colorado Rapids U-17s
  9:30pm USL Cup Playoffs: Rangers at Phoenix Rising FC
(ESPN+)
Sat., Oct. 27 2pm Two Sporting KC players at Furniture Mall of Kansas
Sun., Oct. 28 10am Sporting KC U-15s at Real Colorado U-15s
  12:30pm Sporting KC U-17s at Real Colorado U-17s
  3pm Sporting KC U-19s at Real Colorado U-19s
  3:30pm Decision Day: Sporting KC vs. LAFC
(FS1, 94.5 FM, 1480 AM)
  5:30pm The Final Whistle Postgame Show on ESPN 94.5 FM

Sporting Kansas City (17-8-8, 59 points) vaulted to first place in the Western Conference with a 3-0 road win over FC Dallas on Sunday, clinching a top-four finish and at least one home game in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. Manager Peter Vermes' side will now battle for seeding on the final day of the regular season when the club hosts second-place LAFC (16-8-9, 57 points) on Sunday inside Children's Mercy Park.

The highly anticipated showdown, one of 11 MLS games to kick off simultaneously at 3:30 p.m. CT, will be televised nationally on FS1 and FOX Deportes as the marquee matchup during MLS Decision Day 2018 presented by AT&T. ESPN 94.5 FM (English) and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM (Spanish) will carry the game over the radio, with The Final Whistle Postgame Show airing immediately afterwards on 94.5 FM.

Tickets for Sunday's contest are available via SeatGeek.com as Sporting KC and LAFC fight for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Sporting KC will also celebrate its Fan Appreciation Match with countless prizes up for grabs exclusively through the Sporting KC Uphoria app, including a pair of 2019 season tickets, player-autographed merchandise, VIP experiences, discount offers at SportingStyle and much more. In addition, the first 5,000 fans through the stadium gates on Sunday will receive a free pop socket couresy of match sponsor PNC Bank.

Tickets for Sporting KC’s first home playoff match at Children’s Mercy Park are also on sale at SeatGeek.com. Season Ticket Members will automatically retain their seats for all playoff matches, excluding the MLS Cup final, and can contact their Client Services Executive for questions and more information.

The Swope Park Rangers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs with a come-from-behind 2-1 road win over Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday. Led by head coach Paulo Nagamura, the Rangers will continue their pursuit of a third straight Western Conference title when they travel to face Phoenix Rising FC on Friday night. Kickoff at Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex is set for 9:30 p.m. CT with a live stream on ESPN+.

SportingStyle has reopened matchday pre-orders for pickup at Sunday's game between Sporting KC and LAFC. Fans can shop a limited assortment of items between now and Sunday, including the Sporting KC monogram scarf of the match. The SportingStyle Pop-In Store is also open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Budweiser Brew House at Children's Mercy Park. Follow @SportingStyle on Twitter and Instagram for sneak peeks of all the latest club apparel.

Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia and defender Graham Zusi will make their monthly visit to Children's Mercy Hospital (2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO) from 2-3 p.m. CT on Tuesday. Melia and Zusi will participate in a variety of activities with youth patients, including arts and crafts and board games.

Sporting KC defenders Jaylin Lindsey and Graham Smith will appear at the Kick Out Childhood Cancer Game between Park Hill and Park Hill South from 6-7:30 p.m. CT Wednesday at Park Hill High School (7701 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO). Held to raise awareness and money to kick out cancer, the match will also feature a silent auction and a mascot appearance from Sporting KC's Blue.

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show will air at 8 p.m. CT Wednesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB with hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine. The duo will recap a goal-filled week for Sporting KC and look ahead to Sunday's slate of Decision Day matches, highlighted by #SKCvLAFC at Children's Mercy Park.

From 6-8 p.m. CT on Friday, Sporting Kansas City Homegrown duo Gianluca Busio and Daniel Salloi will play fans in the newly released EA SPORTS FIFA 19 video game on Twitch. To participate, players can add eSportingKC on the PlayStation Network, send eSportingKC an invite to a FIFA 19 match and watch the stream until they are selected to play.

Two Sporting KC players will participate in a meet and greet on Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. CT at the Furniture Mall of Kansas in Olathe (2125 E Kansas City Rd.), consisting of autographs and photo opportunities.

Three Sporting KC Academy teams will continue their 2018-19 U.S. Soccer Development Academy seasons this weekend in Colorado. The Sporting KC U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will face the Colorado Rapids in a Friday tripleheader at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City before meeting Real Colorado in a Sunday tripleheader at Real Colorado Soccer Complex in Highlands Ranch. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates this weekend and throughout the season.

For news, videos, photos and instant updates throughout the 2018 season, follow Sporting KC on TwitterInstagramFacebook and Snapchat (sportingkc), and download the club’s official mobile app Sporting KC Uphoria on the App Store or Google Play.

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