Team celebration - Sporting KC at LAFC - August 11, 2018
Olivia Brestal

#LAFCvSKC to kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT on March 3

Sporting Kansas City's 2019 MLS season opener at Los Angeles Football Club on March 3 will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT. The high-profile curtain raiser at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles was originally slated for 7 p.m. CT.

Complimentary away tickets for Sporting’s trip to LA are now available at Sporting Kansas City is proud to be the only club in Major League Soccer to provide its traveling supporters with complimentary tickets for away matches. The club actively monitors away ticket requests submitted through and strives to accommodate as many of them as possible. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and supporters can visit the Away Ticket Policies and FAQ pages for more information.

Led by 11th-year manager Peter Vermes, the longest tenured head coach in MLS, Sporting handed LAFC their maiden loss at Banc of California Stadium last season with a 2-0 victory on Aug. 11. Gerso Fernandes and Ilie Sanchez found the back of the net as LAFC, an expansion side in 2018, tasted defeat in their new home for the first time ever.