This Week in Sporting - Feb. 28, 2020

This Week in Sporting presented by The Smile Generation: April 20-26, 2020

"This Week in Sporting," presented by The Smile Generation, is a regular series that highlights everything Sporting Kansas City fans have to look forward to throughout the week, from classic matches and live streams to exclusive interviews and engaging videos. To visit the series archive, click here.


DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Tue., April 21 7pm Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Thu., April 23 4:30pm Michelob Ultra Happy Hour with Manager Peter Vermes
Thu., April 23 7pm Classic Match determined by Monday fan vote
(Streaming on SportingKC.com)
Sat., April 25 7pm, 9pm Classic Match: Sporting KC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Resounding victory from April 20, 2018
(Re-airing on FOX Sports Kansas City)
Sun., April 26 6pm eMLS Tournament Special featuring Wan Kuzain and Alekzandur
(FS1 and FOX Sports app)

Tuesday, April 21: Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB

A new episode of the Sporting Kansas City Show will debut at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB as hosts Nate Bukaty, Carter Augustine and Aly Trost welcome a Sporting guest, reflect on the latest news surrounding MLS and look back at some of the best moments in club history. The Sporting Kansas City Show is available on several podcast hubs including Spotify and iTunes as well as YouTube and SportingKC.com/SportingKCShow.

Thursday, April 23: Michelob Ultra Happy Hour with Manager Peter Vermes on Facebook Live

At 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes will join club commentator Nate Bukaty for a Michelob Ultra Happy Hour exclusively on Sporting's Facebook page. Viewers can submit their questions instantaneously through the Facebook Live platform as Vermes addresses a wide variety of topics, including Sporting's philanthropic efforts in the community, the suspension of MLS matches, return-to-play scenarios, quarantine life and more.

Thursday, April 23: Classic match determined by fan vote
(Streaming on SportingKC.com)

In conjunction with Major League Soccer's 25th anniversary celebration, Sporting Kansas City is turning back the clocks with another classic match stream exclusively on SportingKC.com at 7 p.m. CT Thursday. This week's game will be determined today via fan vote on Sporting's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels. Per MLS rules, the stream will be geofenced to viewers in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

Saturday, April 25: Sporting KC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC from April 20, 2018
(Classic match on FOX Sports Kansas City)

Fans can tune into FOX Sports Kansas City or FOX Sports GO at 7 and 9 p.m. CT Saturday for a re-airing of Sporting's dominant 6-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC from April 20, 2018. The comprehensive performance at Children's Mercy Park saw newcomer Johnny Russell score a hat-trick as Sporting handed nine-man Vancouver its heaviest defeat in club history.

Sunday, April 26: eMLS Tournament Special featuring Wan Kuzain and Alekzandur
(FS1 and FOX Sports app)

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Wan Kuzain and eMLS representative Alekzandur will compete in the inaugural eMLS Tournament Special presented by Coca-Cola and PlayStation at 6 p.m. CT Sunday, televised nationally on FS1 and streaming via the FOX Sports app. Kuzain and Alekzandur will face Minnesota United FC goalkeeper Tyler Miller and eMLS player Jay Adams, respectively, in a two-legged aggregate-goal series. The winning duo will advance to meet the victor between D.C. United (midfielder Paul Arriola and eMLS player Mohamed Diop) and New England Revolution (midfielder Diego Fagundez and eMLS player John Oliveira) later that night. The winner of Sunday's four-team pod will progress to the eMLS Tournament Special final four on Sunday, May 17, when a grand champion will be crowned.

The eMLS Tournament Special will feature a total of five Sunday episodes between April 19 and May 17, all airing on FS1 at 6 p.m. CT. After each episode, MLS WORKS, the league’s social responsibility platform, and FOX Sports will make a donation on behalf of the winning club to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. A total of $50,000 will be donated to support frontline workers and feed vulnerable populations in the U.S. and Canada.

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