|Mon., Nov. 5||All day||Matchday preorders now open at SportingStyle.com|
|Wed., Nov. 7||7pm||Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB|
|7pm||USA U-20s (Jaylin Lindsey) vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Fri., Nov. 9||3pm||Diego Rubio to appear at Scooter's Coffee grand opening in Shawnee, KS|
|4:30pm||USA U-20s (Jaylin Lindsey) vs. Suriname|
|Sun., Nov. 11||2pm||Audi MLS Cup Playoffs: Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake
(ESPN, ESPN Deportes, 94.5 FM, 1480 AM)
|Midnight||Voting ends for MLS Goal of the Year and MLS Save of the Year|
Sporting Kansas City earned a 1-1 road draw against Real Salt Lake on Sunday in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals, receiving a second-half equalizer from Diego Rubio at Rio Tinto Stadium. The result brings both teams back to Kansas City on level terms as Sporting KC hosts the decisive second leg this Sunday at Children's Mercy Park. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CT with national television coverage on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, while local radio broadcasts will air on ESPN 94.5 FM (English) and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM (Spanish).
Sunday will mark Sporting KC's first home playoff game at Children's Mercy Park since Manager Peter Vermes' side defeat Real Salt Lake on penalties in the 2013 MLS Cup. A limited number of tickets for the highly anticipated showdown are available at SeatGeek.com. Sporting KC can advance to the two-legged Western Conference Championship of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs with either a win or a scoreless draw this weekend.
SportingStyle has opened matchday pre-orders for pickup at Sunday's playoff game between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake. Fans can shop a limited assortment of items between now and Sunday, including the new Claim the Cup 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.
A new episode of The Sporting KC Show will air at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB with hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine. The duo will recap a dramatic first weekend of the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, hear from multiple Sporting KC players and preview Sunday's conference semifinal second leg against Real Salt Lake.
Sporting KC defender Jimmy Medranda’s long-range stunner from April’s 6-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC is up for AT&T MLS Goal of the Year, while goalkeeper Tim Melia’s remarkable stop to deny Yordy Reyna in the same game is up for MLS Save of the Year. Fan voting in both categories is open at MLSsoccer.com through Sunday night.
After featuring in Sporting KC’s matchday squad against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, 18-year-old defender Jaylin Lindsey will rejoin the United States U-20 Men’s National Team for the resumption of the Concacaf U-20 Championship at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Lindsey, who featured in the U-20s’ 7-1 win over Puerto Rico last Thursday, will be available for the Americans’ final two group-stage matches this week. The U-20s face Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday and Suriname at 4:30 p.m. CT Friday, with both games streaming live on Concacaf GO.
All day Friday, Scooter's Coffee will celebrate the grand opening of its new cafe in Shawnee, Kansas (11002 W 75th St.) with a Day of Giving, donating 100 percent of the location's proceeds to The Victory Project. The donation day is part of a season-long collaboration in which Scooter’s Coffee raises money for The Victory Project and helps raise awareness for the philanthropic program. In conjunction with the Day of Giving, Sporting KC forward Diego Rubio will be at the new Scooter's Coffee location from 3-4:30 p.m. CT Friday to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
For news, videos, photos and instant updates throughout the 2018 season, follow Sporting KC on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (sportingkc), and download the club’s official mobile app Sporting KC Uphoria on the App Store or Google Play.